Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

October 18, 2012

In Your View

The Independent

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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