Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

June 30, 2013

In Your View

(Continued)

ASHLAND — Market in park merits support

I have read a number of opinions concerning the Boyd County Extension Office trying for too long already to establish a Farmers' Market in Central Park, and wonder why the Ashland Board of City Commissioners could not have made a decision at its last meeting in favor of the market.

It appears that the majority were in favor and the public is in favor. The Park Board is an advisory board and we should always be cognizant of its input, but the final decision rests with the City Commission.

There was a comment along the way that there should not be vendors in the park. Well then please tell me why there are things sold at Summer Motion, Winter Wonderland of Lights, Art in the Park, and some other events?

Senior citizens and all residents of Ashland and Boyd County would benefit by having this in a central location. Surely one day a week from June until September during specified hours will not cause problems for the park. It would not set a precedent since each applicant must go through the same process, and the Commission and Park Board can set the times, dates, and rules to follow.

Don Maxwell. Ashland

Vincent Layman man of kindness

It was with great and genuine sadness that I read of the passing of Vincent Layman. I knew and knew about Vincent for virtually all of my life. He was among the most genuinely caring individuals that I knew.

I never heard him utter an unkind word about anyone at any time. He was truly the epitome of not saying anything if it would have been negative. His personality made it a pleasure to be around him. Vincent possessed a wisdom that came from his background and his heart.

I knew many in the Layman family and they all were and are special in their own way. Brother Jimmy was the closest thing to a father I had after mine died.

Vincent was cut from the same cloth. I saw Vincent many times as I visited my father’s and Jimmy’s graves. Vincent maintained his family’s graves with the same care that he ran his business, attentive to the last detail. He was a man capable of great love and all who knew him saw him demonstrate that love over and over to family, friends and strangers.

I have told many people over the past several years that my great fear for the city of Ashland is that we were losing our most interesting people of character. Vincent Layman was a man of great wit, love and great character. I think he is one of those men that we can’t replace. I can’t imagine the sorrow his family must feel at his passing. To them I say, I know you miss him, but be proud of his love, honesty and accomplishments. He truly was a special man who was loved and respected my many. I count myself among the many. I’m sure Heaven is enriched by his presence.

Dr. Rudy Dunnigan, Ashland

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