Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 18, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Cancer ‘infiltrates’ many individuals

I am writing in response to Oct. 16 letter regarding “Pink Awareness.”

While reading how the “pink campaign against cancer has infiltrated and imposed itself on football,” I couldn’t help but think how cancer “infiltrates” and “imposes” itself on people —  football fans, non-football fans, “radical feminists” as well as aunts, grandmothers, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends.

Let’s keep our eye on the ball (pardon the pun) and work together to find a cure for every type of cancer, because it will affect each one of us or someone we love during our lives. 

 Bev Fields, Ashland

Biden’s ‘smirking’ cause for concern

The recent debate with Vice President Joe Biden caused me great concern when I consider that he is second in line to the presidency. His laughter and smirking at times during the debate when the topic was most serious seemed more than strange to me.

This is a 69-year-old man who has been in Washington almost all of his adult life and one would think he would be able to comport himself more respectfully.  But neither President Obama nor Biden are good for the country.

Their policies are detrimental and their beliefs are contrary to most Americans. God help us if they are re-elected.

Glenda Wellman Conn, Ashland

Spriggs’ record earns his support

No one should need to be reminded of the difficult economic times that are present in Ashland and the surrounding area. It must also be clear how important it is to elect the right people. We have several good candidates, but I endorse one in particular. Cheryl Spriggs has served as a city commissioner before and did so with distinction.

I was told by the census office more than 15 years ago that Ashland eventually would be a city of 15,000 residents. It seems it was right. It is incumbent upon our elected officials to make this the best city of 15,000 that it can be. This transition will require many changes in the operation of city government, which will require difficult decisions. I’m convinced Cheryl has the intelligence, diligence and courage to make those decisions.

Rudy Dunnigan, Ashland

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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