Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Re­trac­tion of Walker’s Bend let­ter

This let­ter is a re­trac­tion of the com­ments noted in a let­ter pub­lished in The Cov­ing­ton News last week. I first must of­fer my apolo­gies to the par­ties named in my let­ter re­gard­ing the project at Walker’s Bend.

Dear Ed­i­tor: Only twice in my life have I taken sources at face value, and not done my own re­search. This was one of them. The other was an at­tor­ney who, in pass­ing, as I was go­ing into the court room to at­tempt to stop a lo­cal bond val­i­da­tion, told me I should use a cer­tain statute in my case, which I did. Turns out it had been re­pealed and an­gered the court. I cer­tainly got my just dessert on that one.

This Walker’s Bend is­sue has been one of con­tro­versy since its in­cep­tion. I am a light­ning rod for this type of gov­ern­ment ex­pen­di­tures and many peo­ple call on me to try and ex­pose the waste and in some cases, al­leged cor­rup­tion and crony­ism at times in­volved in these deals.

With­out hav­ing the time to fully continue to in­ves­ti­gate the de­tails of this is­sue, and the va­lid­ity of the source, prior to the ne­ces­sity to print a full re­trac­tion I hereby give all par­ties a free pass on this one and ask them to ac­cept my sin­cere apolo­gies for any mis­in­for­ma­tion which may have been a part of the let­ter. I de­test mis­in­forma- tion as much as any­one. Sa­muel M. Hay, III


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