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By Special to The Sun

Dear Editor,
I am a long time volunteer for the Central Kentucky Community Theatre. After attending this weekend’s performance of “Man of La Mancha” I can honestly say in my years of attending plays here that this is the best performance to date. I have seen this musical on Broadway and I enjoyed this production better than the one in New York.
From the lighting, the costumes, and especially the actors this is the Fatizzi’s best production that I have witnessed. The sound system and the voices are a special treat.
I urge the community to come out this weekend to support our local theatre. You will not be disappointed.
Janice Thornton
Bowling Green

Dear Editor,
As the school bus driver of Tick Creek Road, it is with sincere gladness that the bridge is complete and the road is now open! It has been a challenging few months, but through patience and working together, we have prevailed.
I would like to take a moment to show some people appreciation. First of all, the students and parents on my route were very understanding, as I had to change pickup and drop-off times more than once in the past few months. My students were very understanding and cooperative while dealing with a longer bus ride than usual. Morris Sweazy, the magistrate for Tick Creek Road, stayed on top of things in getting the bridge completed as quickly as possible so that all of us could get things back to normal as soon as possible.  You do a lot of work for our county and a tremendous amount of extra work in getting the bridge completed. Terry Williams was gracious in granting the county a right-of-way through his property so all of us could have a shorter passage around the bridge without having to go Texas-Mackville Road. It was nice of you to give your land for the convenience of others, it certainly saved me and others a lot of time. Judge Settles, you played an important role in getting the bridge replaced and widened. The new bridge is so much better and your hard work and dedication to our county is noticed. Finally, I want to recognize the citizens of Washington County who have shared the back roads with me while the bridge has been out. We have met in some very tight places on Texas-Mackville Road, the backside of Tick Creek Road and Hagan Lane, but thankfully now that the bridge is complete, we won’t have to share those narrow roads anymore.
Carol Carney
Bus driver

Dear Editor,
Since spring has arrived, wonderful motorcycle weather is here! I’d like to put out some reminders to help make motorcycling safe.
Please do not buy your teenager a crotch rocket (sport/racing bike) or any other kind of bike until he/she takes the Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program. Without proper training, these bikes can be death machines.
The program is offered at all colleges and community colleges. The basic rider course is for the beginning rider. The rider can practice on new motorcycles of different styles to determine which is most comfortable. There are only 12 people in the class. It lasts one weekend, and after you pass the test at the end of the course, you receive a certificate to get your license. It is practice in all basic and emergency maneuvers. With these skills, proper protective gear, especially helmets, a rider is ready to gain valuable experience in riding on roads.
The Experienced Rider Course can be taken annually with your own bike. It lasts six hours and offers practice, again, in all basic and emergency maneuvers. Both courses are very valuable to riders, and I highly recommend them. For more information, call 1-800-396-3234. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Web site is www.msf-usa-org. Sign up early as these classes fill up fast!
Here are a few safety reminders: If you have road frontage, remember that roads are made of a good surface for traction. Grass clippings, especially when wet, and gravel compromise the safeness of the road surface. Please, when mowing roadsides, make sure you throw the grass clippings away from the road surface. If you have gravel washing onto the roads, please take a moment to sweep it off and make the road safe. You may save a life by doing these two kind services.
When pulling out onto a road, look both ways and look again! Motorcycles are often not seen. A major cause of bike accidents is vehicles pulling out in front of them.
One more reminder: Please do not tailgate a motorcycle. Give that bike space for unexpected stops. Use the rule of thumb, one car length for every 10 mph you are traveling, or at least the three-second rule.
We are lucky to live in an area where there are so many beautiful, scenic roadways. Let’s enjoy them this year with safe riding/driving experiences.
Mary Ann Ohsol