A Horse of Course
I would like to commend Stewart David (Guest Opinion, July 15) for his well-researched and comprehensive article on horse slaughter in the U.S. and the need for passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (H.R. 857/S. 2352). It was so thorough in fact that I can only think of two additional pieces of information that may be of interest to your readers.
Since the article focused on the racing industry, it should be pointed out that a number of Thoroughbred industry organizations have joined the vast majority of Americans in opposing the slaughter of horses for human consumption. Fasig-Tipton, one of the worlds oldest thoroughbred auction companies, as well as Churchill-Downs, Inc. and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association all support passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.
Lastly, Kentuckians should take great pride that one of their own U.S. congressmen, Representative Ed Whitfield, is a sponsor of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. I encourage your readers to contact Rep. Whitfield and thank him for taking the lead in championing this much needed legislation.
Two lanes of South Limestone St. will be closed from Virginia to Leader avenues thru Friday, Aug. 6. There will be a modified blockage from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every weekday night for pedway bridge construction. Detours will be in place.
Southland Dr. will be blocked one lane at a time from Rainbow Rd. to Nicholasville Rd. on Thursday, July 29, for street repaving. Traffic flow will be maintained or diverted when possible.
The right inbound lane of S. Limestone will be blocked at various intervals between Rose St. and Kentucky Clinic Dr. thru Friday, July 30, to replace curbs and gutters.
History to chew on
Lexington native Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth will present the Aug. 5 Brown Bag Dinner program at McConnell Springs, during its History to Chew On series, 6-8pm indoors at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane.
This segment features the life of Polly Todd Russell Wickliffe, the daughter of Col. John Todd, military leader of the Lexington Fort. Bring your own dinner; water and soft drinks will be available. Free, but limited seating. Call 225.4073.
Inside the Big House
Beginning August 1, Lt. Edye Dabney will assume new duties at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Governments Division of Community Corrections. In an announcement made earlier this week, Director of Community Corrections Ron Bishop designated Dabney as the jails Public Information Officer.
A 16-year Community Corrections veteran, Dabney is responsible for the jails Program and Classification Unit. Her new duties will include responding to press inquiries.
Up All Night, Sleep All Day
Come Saturday, Lexington bars will be allowed to stay open for an additional hour and thiry minutes.
Bars will now close at 2:30am, partly in an attempt to drum up additional business.
Sex & The City
The newly-opened Huslter store has been slapped with a violation for selling forbidden merchandise.
The forbidden merchandise includes sexually explicit videos, adult magazines, and sexual devices.
Owner Jimmy Flynt lans to fight the city's zoning ordinance on the grounds it's too vague and too strict.
The Urban County Council zoning ordinance bans adult bookstores, video stores, adult dancing and entertainment establishments at interstate interchanges.
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