Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

February 23, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Blame Obama for missed SSI raises

This is for seniors who read this newspaper.

I suppose they know by now that for two years — 2010 and 2011 — the cost-of-living raises on our Social Security were taken from us by our president without a good reason.

It is time to send a message in the next election. While we received a raise this January, if  Barack Obama gets re-elected again, he will take our cost-of-living increase again come January 2013.

We worked 30-to-40 years to receive Social Security benefits. The president had no right to take them away. It is like he is stealing our money while he is spending money like it grows on those trees in Washington, D.C.

Marie Schmick, Morehead

Carrier’s actions save barn, horses

Rodney Opell, our local newpaper carrier, delivers our paper around 4 a.m. when most of us are sound asleep.

While delivering our paper on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Rodney saw that our barn was on fire. The barn sits off the road and behind our house and had three horses in it.

Rodney was able to get the horses out and put them in a safe place, saving their lives. He then proceeded to get the water hose. It was frozen but he beat the ice out of it to keep the fire under control. After all was secure and the firetrucks has arrived, Rodney pounded on our windows to wake us.

We can never thank Rodney enough for his bravery for rescuing the horses. Not only were the horses rescued because of this act of bravery and kindness plus having the knowledge to remove the horses from the barn, this possibly kept the fire spreading from our home and the neighbor’s home.

At a time when there are home invasions, thefts and many other acts that are against mankind, this young man acted upon a situation that many would ignore. We thank Rodney Opell for his unselfish actions.

Lee Allen and Mary Ellen May, Catlettsburg

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