Hamilton County is safe once again. After a dark, dreary two weeks where Hamilton County citizens were deeply concerned about being invaded by Kentucky or a foreign country via the Ohio River, Sheriff Leis has saved us from this potential disaster. Thanks to the Sheriff's power of persuasion, David Pepper and Todd Portune voted to allow Leis to get his $99,000 fishing boat. If there is anything that will deter a foreign invasion against our county, the site of Simon Leis on a fishing boat is it.
We applaud Sheriff Leis and Commissioners Pepper and Portune for this wise use of taxpayer dollars. If there is anything Hamilton County needs, it's another boat. We trust Pepper, Portune, and Leis when they say a fishing boat is the best possible use of this money for Hamilton County.
We condemn County Commissioner Greg Hartmann for voting against this addition to the Simon Leis Navy. If we didn't get this fishing boat Leis would only have 4 boats to patrol the Ohio River and that would be a disaster! We are putting Hartmann on warning. He is not to question Leis again. When Leis says he wants something, he should get it no questions asked.