Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Courier-Journal shows its anti-rural bias again

For the last three days, the Courier-Journal has run a series of stories and editorials slamming Kentucky's push to build Interstate 66 through rural sections of extreme western and south-central and southeast Kentucky.

Today they followed that up with a story ripping the Transportation Cabinet's decision to expand a highway safety improvement project in Cumberland County. (Incidentally, that story quoted new Transportation spokesman Chuck Wolfe, confirming our post of last night that he would be appointed to that position).

We could reply with a long angry rant and try to educate the masses on why these projects are needed for safe travel and economic development in rural Kentucky, but we won't.

Instead, we'll just say that the C-J wouldn't utter a peep about this situation if Hal Rogers was earmarking millions of dollars for the East End Bridge, or if a change order was issued to straighten out Hospital Curve.

Hard to believe, isn't it, that David Hawpe as rural roots, given the bias he's shown against rural Kentucky?


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