Once again, half-truths have been embellished upon to make editorial fodder in The Advocate-Messenger. Friday's opinion article by Todd Kleffman is not only one-sided, it fosters the continuation of hate and discrimination against people who choose a rural area as their residence.
I have lived all of my life in Casey County and worked for more than 17 years in Boyle County and I find remarkable similarities in the people from both areas. I know good-hearted, open-minded people from both counties that judge people for what's on the inside. I also know people from both counties who discriminate against people because of their skin color, their religious beliefs, their ethnic background, and yes, even their rural background.
I challenge Mr. Kleffman to check with the Apple Festival committee to see if they "allowed them (the Klan) to set up shop and openly peddle hate." I am certain the KKK rented the booth space under the guise of some more socially palatable organization. Mr. Kleffman offers no proof that the Apple Festival committee condones the principles or behaviors of the Klan.