Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 20, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Kappes column greatly enjoyed

My wife and I very much enjoyed the Aug. 19 column by Keith Kappes headlined, “Solving the case of granny’s missing vehicle.” I thought it was told in good taste and in no way reflected badly on the elderly.

It does tell the story so vividly of the growing elderly population in our country and the unique problems children caretakers have to deal with.  I know, I took care of my aging 91-year-old mother until she died last November. 

With God’s help we were able to keep her in her own home by herself with checking on her daily.  The column was one of the best personal interest stories I have read in our paper putting a little needed humor on a very serious issue. Thanks.

Doug Spillman, Flatwoods

Service lacking at medical center

Based on our experience, it is no wonder King’s Daughters Medical Center is losing patients. I took my husband there for a simple surgery. For two years, we tried to get the surgery done. He was put through a lot of pain for no reason.

The last time, his appointment was at 11 a.m., but they kept giving others my husband’s appointment time. We sat there all day. When they finally did call him, it was late in the evening. I guess they had run out of other people to call by then. They played around wiuth his blood pressure to pass the time. When we finally found out they were not going to do the surgery at all, we walked out. My husband had gone without medication, water and food all day.

After two years of trying to get the surgery  done at KDMC, we went to another hospital. There, he was called on time and had his surgery. I just hope the delay did not cause it to turn into cancer.

Betty Haney, Grayson


1952 Raceland class to gather

The Raceland High School class of 1952 is planning its 2013 class reunion for Sept. 7 at Greenbo State Resort Park.

The class will meet at 1 p.m. for a shrimp party under the trees to enjoy reviewing friendships. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with games played until midnight. We will have a farewell breakfast at 9 a.m. Sunday with class members paying for their own meals.

The $18.50 cost of the reunion includes the shrimp party, dinner and games. Members of other classes are invited to join us.

The contact person for the class of 1952 is Dan Kearns at (606) 836-3037, (606) 922-2954 or (606) 922-8003. We have 15 rooms reserved at the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo. Members should make their reservations if they plan to stay at the park.

This will mark 61 years since we graduated.

Dan Kearns

Raceland High School

class of 1952

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