Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 4, 2014

In Your View

ASHLAND — Matt Bevin offers fresh approach

In reviewing the voter registration pages, I have noticed that many people whom I know well and have not voted for Democrat in 30 years are still registered as Democrats.

These people are not allowed to vote in the Republican  primary election. Perhaps primaries have not been that important in the past, but as we go forward, they will become more important.

I suspect both parties will have multiple candidates in the next presidential election and your vote will be important.

We have a great candidate running against Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary named Matt Bevin and those who are not registered will not be able to support a new voice in Washington, D.C. if they are not registered Republican.

Mr. Bevin is very intelligent, motivated and accomplished. He has all the qualifications one needs as a senator. Mr. McConnell has served Kentucky well but has been in Washington, D.C. for 30 years and if we are to change Washington we must send new people to do it. I find it interesting that a 30- year veteran instead of running on his record continues to run negative ads full of untruths to try to win this election.

I would encourage everyone to go tho MattBevin.com to check out this fine man and get out and vote him in to office. Current polls show Mr Bevin actually running stronger against Alison Grimes than our 30-year veteran.

We desperately need new vision, dynamic leadership and a new course if we are going to right the ship of America.

Grant Stevenson, South Shore

Rulings on gays,pot criticized

Well, he did it, recognizing same-sex marriages. I pray for the judges who rule on law-making things. I hope they pray about what they do, because when they stand before God he will judge them by the Bible and the Book of Life.

Now people want to legalize medical marijuana so they can kill other people on the road.

I’m glad I’m a Christian and ready to go to Heaven. I'll continue to pray for them.

Cecil Crislip Jr., Ashland

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    May 21, 2014

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    May 21, 2014

  • Top trooper

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    May 20, 2014

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    May 17, 2014

  • Business grant

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