Don’t overlook Ashland’s assets
I suppose it’s not surprising that people plowing their way through their seventh decade get sentimental from time to time. That’s what happened to me this week as I drove through Ashland streets.
I was thinking of my time working with the Ashland Police Department, and what professionals they are, from Chief Rob Ratliff down to the newest recruit.
I was thinking of the time we had a chimney fire and Ashland Fire Department answered the call, extinguished the fire and didn’t even track snow in.
I was thinking of a city whose industrial base has collapsed but whose business development department, under Chris Pullem’s leadership, has somehow come up with new businesses.
I was thinking about the mayor and commissioners who have somehow performed a miracle which keeps the streets clean and gives us this drop-dead gorgeous park to enjoy. Heck, even the garbage men are polite, gracious and professional.
Perhaps it’s not surprising that people plowing their way through their seventh decade get sentimental from time to time, but we live in a surprising place, and it’s easy to overlook it. This week, I didn’t overlook it.
J. Stewart Schneider, Ashland
Council preparing artist’s registry
Calling all artists of Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties.
The Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky is in the process of building an artist’s registry for the three counties.
If you would like to be included in this registry, please send the following information to Calling ALL Artists of Boyd, Carter and Greenup:
If you would like to be included in this registry, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org : artist name (first, last), type of art offered (portraits, murals, etc.), email contact, telephone contact.
Jeremy Grizzle, President, Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky