Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 2, 2012

In Your View

The Independent

ASHLAND — Concerns over alcohol unfounded

I’m concerned with the lack of progress Ashland city leaders have made in developing it into a more desirable community to live, work and play. Millions of tax dollars have been invested in a riverfront which is basically used for three days in July for Summer Motion. 

One area of concern is the sale of alcohol beverages at events, one which I find to be quite unfounded. I’ve attended concerts on the river in Huntington where many of the audience members brought wine or other alcoholic beverages. On all occasions there were never any instances of irresponsibility demonstrated.  

There are many other issues of concern such as good neighborhoods with neglected areas.  Has Ashland made progress in the past 10 to 20 years?  I see little. 

Hopefully our new mayor will be forward thinking. I plan to vote for those who will be so as well.  Vote on Tuesday for progress.

Marcia Salisbury, Ashland

Time to register for yule parade

It is not too late to register to participate in the Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival annual Christmas Parade to be in downtown Ashland on November 20 at 7 p.m.

Application forms and the rules may be obtained by web site: www.winterwonderlandoflights.com; Facebook; or by calling the Ashland Alliance Chamber of Commerce, (606) 324-5111; or you may stop by the office, 1730 Winchester Avenue; or email: paulam@inicity.net. The last day to register is November 13.

Please note the lineup location for fire trucks and emergency vehicles; it will be on 17th Street between Central and Carter Avenues. Also, high school band buses will turn onto 16th Street from Central Avenue and proceed to Winchester Avenue.

For additional information contact Paula Mayo, (606) 324-5111.

Paula Mayo, Ashland

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