Ruth Blair, retired teacher and longtime advocate for those in the Hispanic community, died Nov. 21. After her death, Hodgenville City Hall disconnected water service to two Hispanic families. Mrs. Blair had paid the deposits to have water service to the homes. Her children are embroiled in a disagreement with City Hall over what they perceive as an assault on human rights and disrespect of their mother’s work. City Hall refutes their claim, saying the decision to disconnect the water service was purely financial and no disrespect was meant to their mother.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm
I write on an issue of concern I have for the citizens within the city limits of Hodgenville. As a county-dweller, my son won’t have to worry about this when I pass away. I feel very confident that the individuals who work in the offices of LaRue County Water District #1 would never treat him as heartlessly and shabbily as my family has been treated by some employees of Hodgenville City Hall (excluding the police department) and the mayor after the death of my mother and four days before her memorial service even.
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