“Thank you for your letter of Feb. 6 concerning a situation on Ky. 7, 1.0 mile south of South Shore.
An inspection of Ky. 7 near the rockfall area was made recently to members of the District Office Staff. We agree that this area needs to be corrected. It is our intention to include it in the next Six-Year Plan for reconstruction in the near future.
We appreciate your interest in our highway system and in the safety of the traveling public.”
This work has not been done. It takes months to get the big rocks moved.
This is an accident waiting to happen.
Keen J. Fannin
South Shore, Ky.
SOCF riot play draws criticism for inaccuracies and insensitivity
It was with shock and anger that I read of the live theater drama concerning the 1993 SOCF riot.
How much profit and recognition are the two dramatists and the theater owner hoping to gain from that tragic event? I gathered from the Times article that the play leans heavily toward the riot perpetrators viewpoint. It was stated the riot resulted from the murder of Beverly Taylor. The official reason given was the proposed TB inoculation of inmates. Neither seems sufficient reason for a massacre.
In my recollection, at least two of those involved in the murders already were on Death Row. Well, they obtained at least 14 years on life. They all eventually will stand before the highest tribunal - their Creator.
Like many other people, I have had beloved pets given lethal injection to end suffering. They were innocent of any crime. If the ultra-liberal and condemned are fighting such punishment, perhaps the state should revert back to public hanging. There are very few options left.
Near the last Christmas of Bobby Vallandingam's, he was asked how things were in his job at SOCF. He replied he had to enforce the rules, would give a warning to a prisoner violating a rule and would put the prisoner on report for a second offense. Seems fair enough and typical of a fine young man.
Perhaps the playwrights should take themselves back home. The people of Scioto County, especially all those bereaved or otherwise traumatized by the 1993 riot, do not need a reminder of the horror.
Rosalind Scott Horn