Parking across sidewalks poses public safety issue

Published 10:00 am Sunday, June 19, 2011

For many years I have seen driveways throughout town, with vehicles jutting out over the sidewalks.

It is bad enough when adults must go into the street in order to get by. I always hoped that no child would get hit by a car when they are forced to use the street to get around these improperly parked vehicles.

It seems absurd for our city government to recently pass legislation making this practice legal.

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There is no good reason for passing this law and I thoroughly hope they do not end up with blood on their hands!

Richard Price


Run By The River sets top mark despite poor weather

It may have rained on us, but the 34th annual Run By The River, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County, Ky., was the biggest and best race in history.

As director of the race, I would like to thank each of the 293 runners and walkers and the 20 sponsors who made the 5K and 10K races possible. At the end of the day we raised more money for Kiwanis civic projects than ever and that will enable our club to continue scholarships to Key Club seniors, food baskets at Thanksgiving, Shop With A Cop, the Terrific Kids program at Wurtland Elementary, the Builder’s Club at Russell Middle School and other needs as they arise.

The following businesses and individuals signed on as sponsors: Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland-Bellefonte Cardiology (Dr. Charles M. Rhodes), AAA Travel, Kentucky Farmers Bank, General Heating and Air Conditioning, McKinney Tire Warehouse, Tri-State Lawn Care and Construction, McDonald’s, Bob Clyse Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Dr. James T. Brom, O.D., Giovanni’s Pizza, Home Federal Savings & Loan, PNC Bank, Super Quik, First & People’s Bank and Trust Co., Tres Hermanos Nunez, LLC, Money Concepts Financial Planning Centre, Great Lakes Minerals LLC, Tanya Pullin, state representative, and Carman Funeral Home.

We received invaluable assistance from the Russell and Worthington police departments and other donations from Jordan Ice, Pennington’s Foodfair, Toro Loco, the Paramount Arts Center, Ashland Alliance, Ashland Vicitors and Tourism Bureau, Cash Express, OLBH and Fazoli’s. And we appreciate the coverage in The Tribune.

Next year’s Run By The River is set for Saturday, June 9, 2012, and our club promises to work to make it even better than this year’s.

Tim Gearhart

race director

Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County

Flatwoods, Ky.