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November 8, 2012

News and Tribune letters: Nov. 8, 2012

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Reader thanks public employees, officials for help

Altawood is one of the oldest subdivisions in Floyds Knobs. This summer we had two major issues that required attention that, unfortunately, were major hazards for our residents.

First, after years of being not maintained, many of our culverts started to fail, leaving wide, gaping holes in the ground — some five feet deep — that people and kids could fall into.

Jeff Ramsey with the Floyd County Road Department not only took care of the culverts for us, but repaired the ground and made the area look nice. We had requested the work be done by Halloween so it would not be such a risk to children and the work was completed weeks before the kids came running down the streets.

Second, when the Paoli Pike construction was done, the electricity and water lines to our signs were cut. Unfortunately, they were never repaired and that is a main safety feature for our older homeowners — they turn when they see the lights shining on the signs at night.

Floyd County Commissioners were very understanding and assisted us in getting everything fixed so we had no wrecks or accidents. Thank you to the Floyd County Commissioners and Mr. Ramsey for helping us make Altawood a safe place to live.

— Connie Newton, Floyds Knobs

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