moneygrubber, a sport
caving hater, and a bad guy. As I said, I could no longer sell
in good conscience.
Instead, I have taken up a different profession. I am a cave gate
locksmith. I am adept at helping cavers enter gated caves, mostly
clandestine means after dark such as internally threaded hinge pins,
designing tunnel by-passes with rockpile concealment, and sometimes by
use of the winch on my Hummer. I have not had to use chemical
yet, but I can learn.
If you have a cave gate you need “serviced”, please call me. I’m
available most nights. And if you want to attract extinct bats
your favorite cave, I’m cultivating 27 varieties of noxious bugs that
you can release around your cave next spring. Bats love
suggest you wear a head net when releasing my bug packet. It will be
shipped postpaid after a week of 50-degree F weather. The price
only $234.77 for three pounds.
Celebrating the Karst
and Natural Beauty of Pulaski and Laurel Counties Not the smartest
place for a new interstate highway!
An Editorial by Hilary Lambert.
A version of this
article is appearing in the March 2006 issue of The Cumberland,
newsletter of the Sierra Club in Kentucky.
If you look at a map of south-central Kentucky,
you’ll see what some regard as a “gap” in interstate highway coverage
and Somerset. The wild and
stretch between the two cities
is presently served with the more than
four- and two-lane KY
Highway 80. Well-placed political powers want to build an
interstate highway across this “gap,” as a link or segment of I-66, a
coast-to-coast interstate highway that would begin on the west side of
Washington D.C. and end at the California coast. (Note: There is no
connection between this project and the original legendary Route 66.)
Although deemed “infeasible” by the
feds in the mid-1990s,
the I-66 project is touted as buildable, segment by segment, as
needed” highway projects within each state along the route. It is spun
an evacuation route from D.C. and as a road to bring the nation’s
“closer to its national parks.” A darker opinion wonders if this would
toxic and nuclear waste interstate transport system. The Sierra Club’s
has been and remains that “segmenting” a
scientist Dr. Ralph Ewers and local landowners, the Taylors, at Short
Creek Cave, Pulaski County, directly adjacent to the I-66 corridor.
Photo H. Lambert)