Guest Editorial - Kentuckians for Progress (3/25/11)
We've been talking about bridges for a long time in this community. So long, in fact, that it was 1969 when our regional planning authority said we should build the east end bridge on an accelerated timeline. Well, I don't have to tell you that after 42 years, STILL no more bridges than in 1969 is not accelerated.
Why are we in this situation?
Much of the delay can be attributed to River Fields, a group of environmental extremists who have filed lawsuits to delay, and thus stop, construction.
After more than four decades and countless studies, River Fields wants even more studies and further delays.
This small group of elitists has caused one delay after another - and their latest lawsuit could put the project on hold for years.
Our community can't afford to let a handful of people selfishly stop progress to the detriment of the community.
We must come together to get this project back on track. After 42 years, it's time we finally build this bridge.
Take action today by calling River Fields at 877-857-8074. Tell them to stop holding back progress and tell them to drop the suit.
To learn more about the efforts of Kentuckians for Progress and to get involved, visit drop the suit dot com.
I'm Rebecca Jackson and that's my…Point of View.