Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


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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    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

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    May 22, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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