Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

August 13, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Write the facts, not an opinion

The Pathways representatives were not ambushed at the Boyd County Fiscal Court meeting. The Boyd County residents were almost ambushed by the recent events.  The articles have been onesided. Cedar Knoll residents investigated the matter by researching the impact on property values, crime rate, the treatment program, and success rate. We were provided information from Pathways. 

A treatment center may be needed. However, I have not seen any neighborhood offering to have this treatment center in their front door (unless the author of theeditorial or Pathways representatives wants it in their neighborhood). 

Maybe The Independent needs to ask more questions for an article setting forth all facts.

When was this location selected?  Was it before or after the spring purchase by the current owners?  Who selected the location and why?

Why was the location not appropriate at East Park?

How many locations were considered? 

How many men will be sent there from the Department of Corrections?  What type of crimes will they have committed?

How often will the residents be drug and alcohol tested?

How many men at other centers have committed crimes during their stay?  What type of crimes?  What has been the impact on crime rate near the centers?

What type of security will be there for our community?

How many employees will be on each shift?

What will be the impact be on our home values in Cedar Knoll? How will that impact the property taxes for Boyd County?

The Independent failed to write an article regarding this matter representing all issues before the meeting.  Maybe if it had, then the “ambush” would not have been a surprise. How could anyone not anticipate that there would be the neighborhood outcry?  Instead of an opinion article, write an article including all facts.

Michelle Randolph, Boyd County

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