Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 29, 2012

In Your View

The Independent

ASHLAND — Ban alcohol at riverfront concerts

Ashland’s Riverfront is a source of pride in our community, and while the debate goes on regarding alcoholic beverages at concerts, the real issue we read is an “economic” one.

Now an exhaustive study on the subject of alcohol would include enough material to write a book. For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that serving alcoholic beverages would be a positive step toward the economy. What have we really gained?

Have we hindered our influence upon others? It is a known fact that alcoholic beverages not only hinder us but brings much sorrow, suffering, pain and poverty to many. I hope, like everyone else, the economy improves, but not at the expense of hurting the lives of others who simply want to relax, enjoy a concert without problems associated with alcohol.

Kathleen Chamis, Ashland