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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  • 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