Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 7, 2014

In Your View

ASHLAND — 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

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