Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

September 15, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

FRANKFORT — Meeting todayn on Raceland tax

For those of you living in the Raceland- Worthington School District and paying school taxes, the Raceland-Worthington Board of Education has proposed that your taxes be raised.

There is a public meeting at the old high school (gym) at 1:30 p.m. today. I sincerely encourage you to attend to hear the proposed rate increase and why the board deems it necessary.  Then you also let them know your opinion.

 Vicki Ruby, Raceland taxpayer

Trio provides lessons on safety

As a UK Extension Homemaker and chairperson of Safety & Management, I recently helped organize  “Senior Safety Day” at the extension office inviting the best trio to teach how to keep safe.

Circuit judge George W. Davis III spoke first. He went over so many ways we can be hurt, from being scammed by people who claim to be helping you to funeral scams.

Next Rocky Adkins, our awesome state representative, told us what to do and what to look for in this electronic world, the many ways we can set ourselves up for losing everything we have. For instance, a family went on vacation. They went on Facebook to let family and friends know what a great time they were having. The wrong people read it on Facebook, found out that no one was home, went in the house and stole everything. Rocky is not a big fan of this electronic age, especially Facebook; he still loves the personal touch.

The last of the trio, Lt. Terry Clark of the Catlettsburg Police Department, talked about home invasions and burglary. He had great tips on how to defend yourself. One of his favorites is pepper spray; use it to blind your assailant so you can get away. The trick is to run and get help.

I wish I could give you everything they said. Our trio of heroes all said they work for us. Rocky Adkins and our Legislature make the laws so we can take these people off the street, Judge Davis enforces the laws and makes it possible to put them away so they can’t hurt anyone again and Lt. Terry Clark is there to actually catch these bad people.

Here’s some numbers you may need. For an emergency call (606) 329-0800, (606) 329-9911, (606) 329-2191, and for the state troopers (606) 928-6421.

Linda Greene, Ashland

 

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