Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


  • 0624foodcol-cherryweb.jpg Lee Ward: Fresh fruits and veggies are something to celebrate: 6/24/14

    One of the many great things about the summer months is fresh fruits and vegetables.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Boom went the wall

    I believe it was the poet Robert Frost who wrote that good fences make good neighbors.

    June 23, 2014

  • Let’s go fly a kite

    Are you concerned that too many kids today are preoccupied with handheld electronic devices and don’t know how to play outdoors?

    June 22, 2014

  • Seeking suggestions, salad envy and adults only

    I was sitting in the drive-thru line at McFood’s on a hot day last week, patting my big belly and bemoaning my ever-expanding girth, when I had a bit of an epiphany or sudden, striking realization.

    June 21, 2014

  • Summer activities that won’t break the bank

    If you really can’t afford to go on a trip right now, and want something fun to do, remember July 4th is coming, which means Summer Motion is too.

    June 21, 2014

  • RONNIE ELLIS: Senate race pumps up Fancy Farm

    It’s almost time for the 134th annual Fancy Farm, a unique political spectacle you can find nowhere else. The annual fundraiser for St. Jerome’s Parish in far western Kentucky is also the world’s largest picnic.

    June 20, 2014

  • Your Kentucky is showing

    There are many things that make Kentuckians different from the rest of the country, but what truly makes us unique is the way we are received by others when we travel outside our borders.

    June 19, 2014

  • John Cannon: Looking back on the family’s first River Sweep: 06/18/14

    I have reached that point in my life when just about everything I read reminds me of something that occurred many years ago. I suppose this is another sign of old age and knowing that my past likely stretches back for far more years than my future stretches forward. While I don’t know exactly when my time here on Earth will end, I am confident that the years I have left are far fewer than those I have lived. Thus, I find myself looking at life though a rearview mirror and that always stirs up memories.

    June 17, 2014

  • Ah, back in the day

    Vacation Bible School season is here once again, bringing back memories from my own days as a VBSer. Back then, though, Bible School lasted two weeks and took place all day.

    June 16, 2014

  • Old ways, old days sometimes look better

    Dr. Jack Ellis, Morehead’s senior resident historian and a dear friend, sent me a copy of a clipping from the Jan. 24, 1935, issue of the Rowan County News, now called The Morehead News.

    June 16, 2014