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July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013: Letters to the editor

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Those in Congress who are incensed over what Edward Snowden has revealed and want him caught and tried for espionage should step back. Snowden has done a service for those of us who believe in government for the people, not over the people.

Kent Blacklidge

Kokomo

Wind farm will mar views from the fair

It’s fair time again in Howard County.

Everyone has a different favorite part of the fair, and for many people, it’s the view from the top of the Ferris wheel. The charming rural character, the beautiful view of Hoosier farmland, the fun of pointing out landmarks in the distance and figuring out if you can see your house from way up there.

However, if the proposed industrial wind turbines are in fact installed, this will be the last year the county fair will have the rural character that dominates that view. Instead of seeing miles of open fields and countryside, there will instead be well over 100 giant turbines dominating that view.

At night, the sky will be disturbed every few seconds by the synchronized blink of 124 very bright red lights. Pioneer Village will lose its quaintness having these turbines constantly turning in the background during the day and flashing at night. This would also affect the annual Fourth of July fireworks. And this won’t be a temporary thing; these turbines will be up for decades.

So I advise that anyone who wants to see the uniquely rural character and charm of eastern Howard County from the top of the Ferris wheel, make sure you visit the fair this year to do so. There’s a good chance you’ll never be able to again.

Grace Aprill

Greentown

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