Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

August 1, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Subdivision not place for center

The July 28 story about Recovery Kentucky coming to Boyd County is very vague in saying it is being built around the Kyova Mall. The truth is it is being proposed to be built in Cedar Knoll subdivision.

I don’t understand how this can be even considered. I live there and none of the neighbors are in favor of this. If anything, we are scared to death to think that our safe area will be invaded by this element.

 I have always been careful not to expose my children to this. That is why I purchased my home here for them to grow up safe. Now, if this is allowed, no one will be safe.

Most of these men are criminals that have been ordered by the court to either go to rehab or jail! I have also learned that this wasn’t the first site proposed  for this facility; there was another away from residences.

Why was this changed ? Why would you build a treatment center overlooking a mall with two bars if you truly wanted someone to get rehabilitation? The facilities plans for this site need to be stopped now and built elsewhere, away from our families.

William Randolph, Ashland

Spitting out gum is form of littering

Isn’t spitting out gum when you are finished chewing it littering? I’ve noticed it a lot lately, especially in front of Aldi’s, Walmart and King’s Daughters’ Heart and Vascular Center.

Don’t people know how to dispose of gum properly? You keep the wrapper it came in, and when you are through chewing, you wrap the gum in the wrapper and throw it into a trash can.

What’s that I just stepped on? What’s that on my new sneakers? Aw, come on man!

Mike Dixon, Ashland

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