Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 22, 2013

In Your View

The Independent

ASHLAND — She’ll gladly pay her fair share

I am 78 years old. I was born on Lee Street in Fairview. My parents had five children. All five graduated from Holy Family School. We are Catholic and were the only Catholic family in Fairview at that time.

The two oldest had to attend Fairview school, the oldest for two years, the fourth oldest for one year. Then Fairview got bus service and we were enrolled in Holy Family.

My parents had to tighten their belts to pay tuition at Holy Family and still paid Fairview school tax.

I have three children. They also graduated from Holy Family, and we tightened our belts and got a loan each year to pay tuition. That was our choice, but we still paid Fairview school tax.

Now our children are 57, 56 and 51, so we have a choice once again. We will not vote for the Fairview school utility tax. The children need a new school.

We live on Social Security and two small pensions. My husband retired in 1980. There was not much pension then. I retired from King’s Daughters Medical Center where I worked for 15 years.

If you ask the question whether you want your children to go to Paul Blazer or Boyd County High, which would you want? Fairview has come a long way in education and sports. I think the children that attend Fairview deserve a new school, and we will gladly pay our fair share for your children.

Bernadette M. Slusher, Westwood

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