Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


November 11, 2012

In Your View

ASHLAND — Redeem yourself,Mitch McConnell

Sometime back, I remember U.S. Sen. Mich McConnell saying that his main goal was to be sure that President Obama would be a one-term president.

The results are now in and President Obama has been elected to a second term. McConnell has been shown to be a complete failure in accomplishing what he claimed was his main goal.

Now that the snator has  been exposed as a failure in what he considered his main job, perhaps he could devote a little more time and effort to the legislative process rather than sitting with arms crossed and pouting like a spoiled child.

As it turns out, the Kentuckians who elected McConnell have always thought that legislator should have been his job description rather than obstructor.

The election is over. Get to work, Senator McConnell, and redeem yourself by legislating over the remaining months of your term.

Thomas  Williams, Ashland

30 under 30 is real tribute

What a marvelous tribute and documentary to those 30 under 30 who are making great strides to live work and enjoy life here in the region!

The Insight section is a testament and tribute to the will and belief many have in resurrecting the Tri-State to what it was and what it can be for all!

I know some of those profiled and am glad to say they have a passion and commitment to the making a difference right here in the place we all chose to call home and not run off to some big city, grass-is-greener thinking place.

I applaud the efforts of the Independent for this journalistic recognition, as I myself was one of the recent 40 over 40 documented persons in the news. May we all work together and take action to make a difference for the positive future and potential progress of our region.

Vincenzo Fressola, President, Ashland Rotary Club, Ashland

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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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