'Moral' Values

I found a really good quote I'd like to share with Ace readers. I am so baffled that the the exit poll really is "morality" with what is going on in Iraq and in my humble opinion mostly our president's doing that I started pondering what morality really is. Webster's illustrates morality in one definition as "conformity to ideals of right human conduct." I don't think fighting this war is the "right human conduct." But nothing says it better than the renowned H.D. Thoreau: "Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."
Thanks for the paper!

Vicki Robinson

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Rush Hour Parade Thursday

Thursday, November 11 there will be a Veteran’s Day Parade at 6 p.m. Conveniently scheduled at Rush Hour: Short St. will be blocked between Elm Tree Lane and North Eastern Ave. from 4-6pm; and Main St. will be blocked between North Eastern & Mill and at all intersecting streets from 5:45 p.m. until the parade ends.

Broken earth

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov.15, for the first segment of Town Branch Trail at 125 Long Branch Lane. The trail, along the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek, will trace a path used by some of Lexington’s first settlers, and will provide much-needed green space close to downtown. The ceremony will be presided over by Lexington Mayor Teresa Ann Isaac and Van Meter Pettit, president and founder of Town Branc Trail—a proposed shared-use greenway trail with a paved route for pedestrians and bicyclists that will connect downtown Lexington with area neighborhoods, parks and historic sites as it follows the westward course of the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek.

Info, Zina Merkin, Vice President of Town Branch Trail, Inc., at 859.552.8385.

And the winner is....

The winner of the Tree Madness median contest was the Appian Way area with 72 votes. Second place was East Loudon Ave. with 61 votes. Harrodsburg Road at Lakespur Dr received third place with 24 votes. Tree board members will plant the trees this Saturday, November 13, in the medians on Appian Way.

Residents who live in the Appian Way area are encouraged to participate by calling 859.258.3451.

Graduation 101

This fall 38 local citizens participated in Lexington 101, a class in local government. The group met weekly at different locations to learn about government services. In total, participants spent over 15 hours learning about their local government. Class members will be recognized at the Urban County Council meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18th at 7:00pm. They will receive certificates of participation and have the opportunity to make comments to Council about the experience.

Info, 254-4175.

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