At first, it was his own personal "Holy Grail," something he dreamed about finding as a small boy, and spent more than three years and countless hours locating and removing from its protected resting place.
Now, according to Shaffer, from a statement he made in the Daily Times, it's nothing more than "a rock with graffiti on it."
He also has said this has nothing to do with laws being broken, but Kentucky is just out for revenge. What a ridiculous statement for him to make. How highly he must think of himself if he really believes this to be true.
He goes on to say he did not know the artifact was located in Kentucky, and that it would be illegal to remove it. Ignorance is no excuse for breaking laws.
As a historian, he should have known the laws covering protected historical sites, and as a historian, he should be doing everything he can to protect those sites in their original condition. Instead, he chose to remove this artifact and transfer it across state lines.
South Shore, Ky
Reader disappointed at PDT's outlook on City Center
Mr. Clark has yet another "faceless" editorial. You make us show our name and you stand behind facelessness.
You carry "the flag" for "the City Center's surge" by the majority of city government, not objectively showing both sides like a "normal," properly ran newspaper in any city in America.
The theme of your recent editorial, "Enough Talk, Time for Action" is faulty. You can be going backwards faster than if you'd tread water, as you've put it. The city's four horsemen want to take us backwards in time. That will be revealed as November gets here. People are smarter than their leaders.
There's not one iota of rational municipal planning in that "City Center's surge," except for the architect's presentations, who's hired and told of the scope of work.
"Will the city plans really work, no one knows." That says it all - the trial and error city.
The people you call negative speaking only are describing "The City Center's surge."
A hub is in one place, not in two, three or four places to bail out collapsed landowners.
R. Richard Doyle