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
Write the facts, not an opinion
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.
05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State
Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014
Magolene Spears Fraley, 84, of Wurtland, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
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.
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.
In Your View 5/13/14
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