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Resignations in order over local boondoggles

By MITCH BARKETT Paducah

EDITOR:

How many more financial boondoggles can the city of Paducah make without a resignation?

We have a multi-million dollar marina project with numerous cost overruns for a facility I predict few will use and if we have another flood like 2011 it will end up somewhere downstream.

Paducah Power, which formerly had the most affordable electric rates, now soaks us with surcharges I call the "stupid tax" we all have to pay for management's misguided decision to buy into an Illinois power plant that was touted as a lower-cost alternative to TVA. They gave up a reliable supplier of power for promises and forces beyond our control, which is the definition of Illinois.

And lastly we have Comcast, you know the most recent company to be named the "most hated" corporation in America. I pay $84 per month for their service and all their boxes that I have paid for about a hundred times and I don't even have high definition. So given all the other miscalculations by our city leaders is it any surprise they would give a contract to supply cable service to a company like Comcast?

One of our elected officials recently told me there are other cities in Kentucky charging approximately $30 for the same service I pay $84 for. Paducah residents need to remember the mismanagement come next election and in the meantime I believe resignations are in order.

MITCH BARKETT

Paducah

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