Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 16, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — Greed is ruining his Boyd County

I’ve always been Proud to be a Boyd County resident. That is, until now!

Our new claim to fame: having the largest landfill in the state!

I was so glad to read about the new railroad spur that would allow more out-of-state garbage to stink up our county!  Just drive out U.S. 60 any evening and get a “whiff.” It would gag a maggot on a gut wagon!

The future students of the new Boyd County High School will really be glad to be in school. They won’t be able to stand it outside!

Another thing that hurts me about living here is our gasoline prices. I just drove through Grayson this evening and their fuel prices were more than 30 cents a gallon cheaper. I guess we live too close to the refinery!

I love this county but hate to see it ruined by “greed”!

Keith Holbrook, Boyd County

CSX caboose is needed, not N&W

I am a retired engineer from the C&O/CSX Railroad. I worked for this company for 42 years, working at 34th Street in Ashland and the Manifest out of Russell that went through Ashland.

It stated in the Wednesday, June 12, Independent that Ashland was a railroad town, and I agree with that. However, it is not a N&W town.

I do not agree with putting a N&W caboose in Ashland when the C&O/CSX paid the city of Ashland millions in taxes over the years and N&W did not run service through this town and paid no taxes to the city.

I am sure that if the city would have contacted CSX, it would also donate a CSX or C&O caboose to the town. Putting a caboose in the city is a good idea, but it needs to be a caboose from a company that actually serviced the town, not to menion paid taxes to the city.

A.V. (Ott) Ratliff, Raceland


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