Keelin has been excellent sheriff
A few weeks ago I made a visit to the Boyd County Sherriff’s Department to make sure our taxes were paid as my wife couldn’t find the bill during the busy pre-Christmas season. Fortunately, we had already paid the bill in October. What a great oversight to experience.
Now, I don’t visit the sheriff’s office often. However, I do keep up with what the sheriff and his deputies are doing. They are doing criminal investigations and making drug arrests in our community. Good for them. We need to keep the drug users and the drug dealers at bay. I believe they’re doing an outstanding job and I’m certain the excellent law enforcement and office management starts at the top. And that would be Sherriff Terry Keelin.
I’ve lived in Ashland all my life and I’m certain we’ve had some great sheriffs in our community going back to the late George Hall, but Terry Keelin has raised the bar of performance as a sheriff to an all-time high.
His office staff is pleasant. They show you they are there to assist the taxpayer. During my recent visit I noticed the drive-thru window allowing citizens to pay their taxes from their vehicle.
Sheriff Keelin accomplished this and I asked myself, why this didn’t happen decades ago. This was a great move by the sherriff’s office.
Terry has announced publicly that he will not seek re-election. I can understand that. He served as an outstanding member of the Kentucky State Police for several years and after retiring from the KSP, he sought the job as sheriff and has made it his final career in our community. We will miss Terry Keelin and his efficient management. I wish Terry and his family the best.
Frank Salisbury, Ashland
Keelin has been excellent sheriff
PAUL CHITWOOD: Ruling on same-sex marriage defies state constitution
News that U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn once again usurped the will of Kentucky voters is tragic and disappointing. By declaring gay marriage legal in the commonwealth, Heyburn defied the essential, foundational governing document that ensures order and justice, the Constitution of Kentucky.
In a state like Kentucky with the number of adults who have not graduated from high school is much higher than the national average, undereducated adults have been encouraged to earn high-school equivalency degrees by studying for, taking and passing the General Educational Development (GED) test.
Primary election sends messages
The voters — or at least the minority who took the time to go to the polls Tuesday — have spoken, with Boyd County voters sending mixed messages in the county-wide races that gathered the most attention.
Click it or Ticket
"Click it or Ticket” is a phrase used so often in recent years most of us hardly give it a thought.
Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.
05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014
Magolene Spears Fraley, 84, of Wurtland, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Morehead State graduate student Kayla Keeton, who received her undergraduate degree from MSU last spring and is now studying for her MBA at the school, has received a $5,111 grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to help her start Belles of the Bluegrass, a high-tech wedding planning business.
Recovery Fest celebrates kicking addiction
The wet weather no doubt impacted the size of the crowd at Saturday’s Recovery Fest 2014 at Veterans Riverfront Park in Ashland, but there were plenty of reasons for addicts who are now drug free to celebrate and for speakers like State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, and others to talk about the impact the prescription drug epidemic has had on this region and for others to distribute literature and offer words of encouragement that could convince some to seek help in their battle with their drug addictions.
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