Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


  • Now on film

    Filmmakers are hoping to ride Mine That Bird — one of the most unlikely thoroughbreds to ever win the Kentucky Derby — into success at the box office in much the same way as earlier film versions of the racing careers of Seabiscuit and Secretariat did for their producers

    March 20, 2014

  • On probation

    In a move that could have a negative impact on attracting top-flight students, the University of Louisville School of Medicine has been placed on probation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the entity that accredits medical schools.

    March 20, 2014

  • Kicking butts

    School children throughout Kentucky are taking a stand against tobacco today as they join in the nationwide observance of  the 19th annual Kick Butts Day. Here’s hoping young people throughout the commonwealth continue to “kick butts” long after this one-day observance ends.

    March 19, 2014

  • Alcohol sales at Carter Caves lodge now makes lot of sense

    With Olive Hill residents voting last week to legalize alcohol sales and Grayson voting to the same last year, Carter County is now a “wet” county, for all intents and purposes.

    March 18, 2014

  • A 'wet' Olive Hill

    The approval of legal alcohol sales by Olive Hill voters Tuesday surprised even Nici Raybourn, who risked becoming a target of public criticism and scorn by boldly taking a leadership role in the unnamed group of residents who first circulated petitions calling for a special local option election on alcohol sales and then worked for its passage

    March 16, 2014

  • In Your View

    Letters to the editor

    March 16, 2014

  • Harsh winter has increased the likelihood of forest fires

    Here’s an increased hazard resulting from the harsh winter of 2013-14 that does not come immediately to mind for most of us: forest fires

    March 13, 2014

  • Not this year

    The confidence we expressed earlier that 2014 would be the year the Kentucky General Assembly enacts a law to impose a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment has proved to be just wishful thinking.

    March 13, 2014

  • Denied a vote

    What is it about members of the Kentucky General Assembly that makes them so reluctant to allow voters to make the final decision on important public issues? Don’t they trust the ability of the people to have the intelligence and the ability to make the right decision?

    March 11, 2014

  • Promise Zone

    Uncle Sam’s latest effort to combat poverty in eastern Kentucky will soon begin in eight counties in southeastern Kentucky. Here’s hoping this program proves more effective at improving the economic health of this region than the programs launched a half century ago when President Lyndon Jonson came to eastern Kentucky to declare “War on Poverty.”

    March 9, 2014

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