Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 14, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — 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  acofneky@gmail.com : artist name (first, last), type of art offered (portraits, murals, etc.), email contact, telephone contact.

Jeremy Grizzle, President, Arts Council of Northeastern Kentucky

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  • PAUL CHITWOOD: Ruling on same-sex marriage defies state constitution

    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.

    July 8, 2014

  • 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

  • 05/18/2014 — This Week in the Tri-State

    Local news

    May 18, 2014

  • Magolene S. Fraley 1929-2014

    Magolene Spears Fraley, 84, of Wurtland, died Saturday in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

    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.

    May 13, 2014

  • In Your View 5/13/14

    Letters to the editor:

    May 13, 2014