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December 25, 2019

December 25, 2019 December 25, 2019

• Harrison County is blessed to have riverboat funds at our disposal. If the new study on salaries (is)are not using other counties with riverboats to compare to, then I don’t see how this study can be valid.

• … numerous times throughout the year, projects come before the commissioners and council that do very little for residents but, if it makes a good photo op, the officials will swarm on it like puppies going after a bowl of warm milk and hand out $250,000 or more in the blink of an eye.

• When it comes to taking care of workers who actually keep the contry running, then it’s like the money has to come out of officials’ own pocket.

• The most valuable asset the county has are the first responders we call when things are falling apart, the highway workers are out in all types of weather to get the roads clear, office workers that take care of things, park workers who keep the parks looking nice, as well as maintenance workers and custodians that keep the buildings running and clean. I would ask the commissioners and council to get together after the first of the year and give all hourly workers a 10-percent bonus. The county has plenty of riverboat funds. It takes care of our valuable assets and, besides, it will make a great photo op for the 2020 election.

• A couple of weeks ago, I was headed to Corydon to get my vehicle worked on and I broke down on the highway on (S.R.) 135. I called Big O Tires and told them I was unable to make it and the situation I was in. They said somebody would call me right back. Within just a couple of minutes, the owner, Joe, contacted me and I told him where I was at, and he said he was on his way to pick me and my vehicle up with a trailer. Went to Corydon; got my vehicle fixed in no time. I really appreciate it. I want to thank him. I hope Joe and his family at Big O Tires and all their workers have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

• Abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

• You know, to read The Courier-Journal, you’d think Louisville and Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the country. If they’d just quit bragging on them, I think they’d be a lot better team but that beats me. And, I just can’t understand why they want to keep bragging how great they are. And, when it comes to playing good competition, what happens? They get beat.

• I am so happy to see the new junkyard ordinance. Going south on (S.R.) 135, before you get to the Kingsley junkyard, there is an old ’50s trailer with junk almost out to the highway. People parking out on the road, causing a hazard. It will be great to see this completed and cleaned up. No need for junk on the highway.

• Just moved into Harrison County earlier this year. The house we moved into we’re remodeling. We have an issue when we get really heavy rains where the culvert at the front of our property that goes under the road is so small it can’t handle the amount of water that comes through our yard. Our yard and the neighbors’ are lower. So, because it can’t handle it, it backs up and floods our yard out, floods out our crawl space. I’ve spoken with four people now at the county, and I either get no response or I’m getting the excuse that it’s because my yard is low, even though you can see in a video that’ve I’ve provided that the water is clearly going where it’s supposed to. It’s just a bottle neck and it can’t get through. So, I’ve requested a larger culvert. I’ve requested adding a culvert. And they’re just not wanting to spend the money. …

• What happened to the social worker at the Salvation Army? She’s no longer there. Can someone please tell me what’s going on with the social worker?

• I’d like to thank the commissioners for passing the junkyard ordinance. Now, I’d like to see some enforcement of this ordinance. It’s a shame people come out in the country and buy an acre of property, fill it with junk, garbage, old cars, couches and appliances then abandon it and leave it for the neighborhood to look at. …

• Last week, after many years of service, the principal of St. (Joseph) Catholic School retired. She spent many years leading the students and parents in a great educational opportunity. She’s very compassionate and kind, and I am sure that she will be missed by both the students and the parents and the community. Good luck to (Julie Crone) in retirement.

• To the person who called in correcting our honorable Lee Hamilton, for your information, the words democracy and republic are synonymous with each other.

• I’m calling about the editorial letter sent in about Mike Braun. I agree with the writer. Mike Braun is representing the people of Indiana in Washington, not representing President Trump.

• I would like to comment on Dr. Wayne Willis’ (Hope Note) in The Corydon Democrat. It is about being kind to people and, if more of us in this world would be kind to people and not say sarcastic remarks, we would all have a better circle of friends and let’s all try to be kind to each other. If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it.

• Being an out-of-town reader of The Corydon Democrat, seen in the sports section of the Lanesville ballgame, 108-12. Read the coach said she had been on the other side like that. Probably not that bad. Said she put all of her players in. Looks like she would’ve run the time clock so the score wouldn’t be so bad. I guess she had nothing to learn from this game like this. Just a sad sports story. Like fish in a barrel.

• This is stud muffin coming back with a reply to you. You sound like one of these people that go out here and buy tickets and buy records and T-shirts and everything for these people to carry on like they do on TV so they can live a comfortable life other than us. Keep on spending your money on them. They appreciate it.

• On the news the other night, they were talking about killer whales shouldn’t be in captivity. What about that bear? That lion? That giraffe? That elephant? That panda? That penguin? I don’t think any wild animal should be in captivity. I think they ought to roam the earth like they’re supposed to be like in their own environment. It can’t be healthy for that lion to be penned up all the time. It ain’t right. It ain’t humanity.