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LETTER: City Hall: Decision protected city, estate, interest of family

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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.

 Dear Editor:

First of all, I, along with my staff, would again like to give our condolences to the family of Ruth Blair. This was done prior to any events that have been mentioned in Ms. Mather’s letter to you.  

I would also like to say that this letter, nor the actions of my office have anything to do with respect or disrespect to Mrs. Ruth Blair, but simply properly taking care of the business of the City and protecting the interest of the citizens thereof.  

I would like to simply explain our side of the story.  


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