Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 17, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Our nation is morally bankrupt

America is around $17 trillion in debt, but we are also morally bankrupt.

If you at least 60 years old, you can remember how things used to be. You did not see the nudity on tv that is on today, you did not hear the language that you hear today on tv.

I believe it started around 1963, when the Supreme Court ruled God was not allowed in our school or in our government business. When I was in high school, you did not worry if someone would come in our school and kill people and the doors were not locked, but God was allowed in our school back then.

Society also believed the lifestyle of homosexuality, and adultery and fornication were wrong and is a sin. The Bible says it is in Leviticus 20:13 and in the book of Romans, the first chapter.

Some people do not believe the Bible and that it is God’s message for mankind today, but I do. We now have a president and some other elected officials believe in homosexuality and want everyone to accept that it is normal and be like Sodom and Gomorrah, and we know what happened to them.

We are living in very troubling times, but to the Christian we can look ahead with great excitement knowing Christ could return at any moment. When Jesus began his ministry, He preached repentance of sin and to believe the gospel. It would be good for all to repent of sin and turn to Christ for Salvation.

Kelly Yates, Flatwoods

Seek more input from students

I recently read a story on The Independent website headlined, “Dropout age plan entices board.”

The article was very interesting and introduced one of the many ways states try to reduce dropout rates. Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday said he was working together with the Department of Education to give grants to the first 57 districts who raise their dropout age from 16 to 18. I believe that this is a very good idea.

As a sophmore at Orange High School in New Jersey, I think it is important for my fellow classmates to understand the importance of an education. If they do not, more and more students would dropout.

Although I agree with the proposed idea, I think a more effective idea is to change the way students learn in the classroom. The way to do this is by asking the students how they feel they should be taught.

Many ideas are created based on what aduls thinks is right for the students, but wouldnt it be better if you asked the students themselves? By inputing students’ ideas, students will most likely want to stay and finish high school, and probably go to college.

Kausar Ahmed, Orange, N.J

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    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.

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  • More difficult

    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.

    May 22, 2014

  • 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.

    May 21, 2014

  • 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.

    May 21, 2014

  • Top trooper

    Thumbs up to Trooper First Class Shane Goodall of Flatwoods for being named 2013 Trooper of the Year for Kentucky.

    May 20, 2014

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    May 17, 2014

  • Business grant

    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.

    May 16, 2014

  • 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.

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