Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 1, 2013

In Your View


ASHLAND — Attorney general supports crime

In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, we have seen rioting with the implication that justice was denied Trayvon Martin.

One of the jurors said that jurors had diligently considered the evidence and came to the tearful  resolution that Zimmerman had acted in self-defense in shooting Martin. Hence, justice was done.

The evidence showed only Zimmerman was beaten, having been assaulted by Martin. The juror stated they had come to the conclusion that Zimmerman’s heart was in the right place, intending only to protect his community.

The jury’s finding should be accepted by all Americans with respect to our system of justice. The Sanford Police Department released Zimmerman without charges. That decision was backed up by the acquittal.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s reaction was disappointing and unprofessional. Of all people, he should accept the jury’s decision.

Instead, he revealed himself to be one of three things: an idiot, an ignorant fool or a lying propagandist. He referred to the shooting of Trayvon Martin as unnecessary and stated “stand your ground laws” led to an exclamation of violence. The fact is that in most cases where a gun is displayed, aggressors step down and the weapon is never fired.

Holder wants people to be required to retreat even to the point of abandoning their homes to the miscreants. I’m sure the criminals appreciate Holder’s support.

Steven Little, Ashland

AARF kennel  to open Satuday

TheAshland Animal Rescue Fund (AARF) is excited! This coming Saturday, August 3, we will be opening our kennel facilities to the public. We invite everyone to come visit us as we celebrate

Our new opening hours for the public. On Fridays and Saturdays we will be open from noon to  5 p.m..

Our kennel is located at 3238 Ky. 5,  Ashland.

Our adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kitties look forward to meeting you. AARF has many beautiful, healthy animals just waiting for their family to come and adopt them.

All age ranges are available. The volunteers have worked long hours preparing for this event so that the animals can have a greater chance for a quicker adoption. AARF is a no kill  shelter.

We will have volunteer, adoption and foster forms available. We are always in great need for foster homes to help transition our furbabies to a home setting before their adoption. If you have considered volunteering or fostering, this will be a good day to ask questions about our programs. We welcome all those who love animals and want to make a difference in their lives. The rewards are immeasurable!

This Saturday we will have a bounce house on site, balloons and face painting for the younger crowd. Also there will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing  in which you do not have to be present to win. Newly designed AARF T-shirts and other AARF merchandise will be offered for sale.

We look forward to meeting you this Saturday. Come grow with AARF!!

For more information find us on facebook @ ashland animal rescue fund

Linda Becker, AARF Foster Program

Text Only
  • 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