Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 10, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Shuttle service free at KDMC

For the people who are not aware that even though King’s Daughter Medical Center’s valet service no longer exists, there is a service available that’s just as good for patients and visitors.

It is a free shuttle service on a private lot that waits on people to pull in and park their car, get out and get in the shuttle. They are then taken to whatever building they need to be taken to so they don’t have to walk.

When you leave, there is a shuttle available to take you back to your car. This service is available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and you couldn’t ask for better people to transport you. They are all very friendly and helpful.

If you need your car after 4:30 p.m., security is available to take you to your car. This lot is past the new parking garage with signs marked “shuttle service.”

Becky Wadkins, Ashland

Sequester affects Native Americans

Is there anybody in Congress, of either political party, who has compassion for the plight of our country’s Native Americans? Mostly white settlers from European countries brought their rifles to America and ran roughshod over the Indian tribes who occupied the land.

In other words, the settlers stole the land and eventually herded the Indians onto reservations in some pretty desolate places. How moral was that?

Now, the sequester is affecting our needy Indian population’s health care negatively via funding cuts. It is morally imperative the government maintains its longstanding obligations and commitment to Indians even in this sequester time. In good conscience, it should be a top priority for the richest nation in the history of humankind. We owe it to our Indian brothers and sisters and their children.

Paul L. Whiteley Sr., Louisville

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