Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


February 13, 2014

In Your View

ASHLAND — We’re all entitled to our own beliefs

In regards to the Ph. D who wrote the “In Your View” letter published Tuesday, Feb. 11, the D stands for "dumb" as he has the right to say anything that he wants to about Christanity. This individual is so “smart,” he can tell God he didn't create the Universe.

While may have come from a slime pit, I was created in the image of God. We all have our own beliefs about everything. However, I believe in God and Jesus Christ. If I am wrong, then at death I have lost nothing. However, however those that haven't received him as their personal Savior will forever perish in an ever lasting lake of fire.

You choose what you want in this life, and l chose what the word of  God says. Have a good day in this life, it won't be in the next..

Homer Campbell, Ironton Ohio


‘Love apples’ can give you a boost

Did you eat your love apple today? This powerful nightshade, once thought to be poisonous, can actually give your bod a boost.

Of course, “love apple” is the translation of the French word for “tomato.” Tomatoes contain high amounts of lycopene, which make them good for your heart and your love life. Lycopene is a key antioxidant, helping reduce the risk of prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease — both big contributors to erectile dysfunction.

So if you share a big plate of pasta with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, pile on the tomato sauce, but skip the fat-filled meatballs or cholesterol-laden parmesan. You’ll want to keep your blood pumping and your arteries open for romance.

Meghan Jardine, Associate Director of Diabetes  Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee for  Responsible Medicine

Letters invited

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  • 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.

    July 8, 2014

  • More difficult

    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.

    May 22, 2014

  • 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.

    May 21, 2014

  • 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.

    May 21, 2014

  • Top trooper

    Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.

    May 20, 2014

  • 05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State

    Local news

    May 18, 2014

  • Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014

    Magolene Spears Fraley, 84, of Wurtland, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

    May 17, 2014

  • Business grant

    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.

    May 16, 2014

  • 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.

    May 13, 2014

  • In Your View 5/13/14

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    May 13, 2014