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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  • By a thread

    It took some last-minute political maneuvering by State Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore and some skilled wheeling and dealing to prevent a bill important to AK Steel in Ashland from ending up on the scrapheap of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.

    April 23, 2014

  • Along the river

    Here’s hoping the weather will be as close to perfect as possible on the evening of May 30, as members of the Paul G. Blazer High School class of 2014 gather on the banks of Ohio River for the school’s first graduation on the river that has helped fuel this community’s economy since the time when it was known as known as Poage’s Landing.

    April 22, 2014

  • Good opportunity

    Morehead State University is using a highly successful program for outstanding high school juniors and seniors at Western Kentucky University to launch a similar program beginning in the fall of 2015 on the MSU campus.

    April 20, 2014

  • What's next?

    While virtually all cities in northeastern Kentucky provide their residents with some utility services — water and sewer, mainly, and sometimes natural gas — to the best of our knowledge, Olive Hill is the only town in the FIVCO‚Äąregion with its own electrical company.

    April 13, 2014

  • 'Waited too long'

    Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.

    April 12, 2014

  • Enact HB 3

    The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is under way hundreds of miles from eastern Kentucky in Orlando, Fla., but the three-day conference which runs through Thursday, was organized by Operation UNITE, the eastern Kentucky anti-drug group that knows all too well the devastating impact the prescription drug epidemic continues to have on this region.

    April 11, 2014

  • State officials cease efforts to stop advance of ash borer

    Kentucky’s war against the tiny emerald ash borer responsible for already killing more than 25 million ash trees in the eastern United States has ended in surrender — by state officials, not the tiny insect.

    April 8, 2014

  • Demise of apparel industry in Kentucky continues

    The steady demise of the once thriving clothing industry in small Kentucky towns continues with the latest factory to announce it is shutting down being one of the largest: Fruit of the Loom has announced it is closing its last remaining plant in Jamestown, a move that eventually will see the elimination of more than 600 jobs in the small town near Lake Cumberland.

    April 7, 2014

  • None on ballot

    The 2014 Kentucky General Assembly considered an unusually high number of proposed amendments to the Kentucky Constitution on such issues as casino gambling, the restoration of voting rights for convicted felons and the elimination of state and local elected offices.

    April 4, 2014

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    April 3, 2014