Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


October 23, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Nation has turned its back on God

Our nation has turned its back on God and His Word, and we’re paying the price, and it may get much worse.

When I was younger, people were ashamed of their sins and tried to hide them, but today, sinners want to put them right in your face, and in the face of God.

Over the last forty years, millions of unborn children have been killed in the womb. They call this killing “pro-choice.”

And now, the abominations in our land have increased to include homosexual marriages taking place between two men or two women, and worse, these abominations before God are being enthusiastically supported by the current resident of our White House, as well as in the platform of one of our major political parties. 

 It's time for God's people to wake up, stand up, and boldly speak up, then, get down on our knees and pray for forgiveness for being AWOL for too long!

Winston Morris, Ashland

Women’s choice: Binders or jobs?

Hiring women became a hot topic in the last presidential debate.

Women, on what do you focus from watching this debate?  Is it binders?  Resumes might have been in binders 10 years ago, but they are in computer files today. You may want to focus on the following.

Women have lost over one half million jobs during Obama’s term.  A job may have health care benefits for you and your family. It may also provide you security and the money to purchase contraceptive medicine if you choose.

Governor Romney’s record in Massachusetts showed that he placed more qualified women in his state’s government than any other state in America.  As President Romney, he can put vastly more women back to work.

What is your focus?  Is it binders or jobs?

Ken Whiteley, Louisville

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  • By a thread

    It took some last-minute political maneuvering by State Rep. Tanya Pullin, D-South Shore and some skilled wheeling and dealing to prevent a bill important to AK Steel in Ashland from ending up on the scrapheap of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly.

    April 23, 2014

  • Along the river

    Here’s hoping the weather will be as close to perfect as possible on the evening of May 30, as members of the Paul G. Blazer High School class of 2014 gather on the banks of Ohio River for the school’s first graduation on the river that has helped fuel this community’s economy since the time when it was known as known as Poage’s Landing.

    April 22, 2014

  • Good opportunity

    Morehead State University is using a highly successful program for outstanding high school juniors and seniors at Western Kentucky University to launch a similar program beginning in the fall of 2015 on the MSU campus.

    April 20, 2014

  • What's next?

    While virtually all cities in northeastern Kentucky provide their residents with some utility services — water and sewer, mainly, and sometimes natural gas — to the best of our knowledge, Olive Hill is the only town in the FIVCO‚Äąregion with its own electrical company.

    April 13, 2014

  • 'Waited too long'

    Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.

    April 12, 2014

  • Enact HB 3

    The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is under way hundreds of miles from eastern Kentucky in Orlando, Fla., but the three-day conference which runs through Thursday, was organized by Operation UNITE, the eastern Kentucky anti-drug group that knows all too well the devastating impact the prescription drug epidemic continues to have on this region.

    April 11, 2014

  • State officials cease efforts to stop advance of ash borer

    Kentucky’s war against the tiny emerald ash borer responsible for already killing more than 25 million ash trees in the eastern United States has ended in surrender — by state officials, not the tiny insect.

    April 8, 2014

  • Demise of apparel industry in Kentucky continues

    The steady demise of the once thriving clothing industry in small Kentucky towns continues with the latest factory to announce it is shutting down being one of the largest: Fruit of the Loom has announced it is closing its last remaining plant in Jamestown, a move that eventually will see the elimination of more than 600 jobs in the small town near Lake Cumberland.

    April 7, 2014

  • None on ballot

    The 2014 Kentucky General Assembly considered an unusually high number of proposed amendments to the Kentucky Constitution on such issues as casino gambling, the restoration of voting rights for convicted felons and the elimination of state and local elected offices.

    April 4, 2014

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