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Aug. 05, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

Will government forgive other loans?

Well, Senator Manchin has a plan for people with student loans. After 20 years of payments, the balance is forgiven. How about when you get one student loan, you can't get another one until that one is paid for!

I drove a city bus for a while. One fellow told me I might as well go back to school. I'm 55, can't find a job. You can't find a job staying at the bus center on Fourth Avenue all day and night. Another person was 70-some going to Mountwest.

Well, I'm 70. Maybe if I live until I'm 90, he'll forgive my house payments.

Lonnie Bledsoe


It's time for mayor to forget Veolia

Kenova City Council members voted 3-2 not to accept Veolia. It's a dead issue mayor -- move on. If you haven't corrected these problems (water, sewage) in 14 of your 16 years of service, I wouldn't worry about it now.

What you have shown: The residents that must cover your hiney when you goof up, whether by special excise taxes or added surcharges to our water and sewage bills.

You've lost the faith of many residents with the commingling of funds (per PSC), selling city property and not using to pay off city debts -- instead always putting in general funds where easily accessible. Firing of six city employees, causing problems to residential services! (Was this a precursor to Veolia?) Rehiring Goshen Enterprises this same company flubbed up on Kenova's sewage lines. Is it true residential lines weren't connected to newer sewer lines? Or how about hiring city officials without proper credentials? How many times have your circumvented the council in hirings?

Your tantrums, intimidations and harassment will no longer work.

Bravo Bias, Spry and Rakes. Continue on!

Carol Ramey




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