Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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  • In Your View

    letters to the editor

    February 13, 2014

  • Breaking ranks

    State Rep. Jill York, R-Grayson, has been sharply criticized by Republican leaders in the Kentucky House of Representatives for having the audacity to break from the official party line by voting for the bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.

    February 12, 2014

  • In Your View

    Letters to the editor

    February 12, 2014

  • Getting better

    More Kentucky high school students than ever are taking Advanced Placement classes with many of them earning college credit as a result of the scores they receive on the end-of-course exams for AP classes. In fact, the percentage of Kentucky students who score a 3 or higher on AP exams has more the doubled since 2003

    February 12, 2014

  • Birthday party

    The historic Thomas Edison House in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville is using the occasion of the 167th birthday of the famous inventor and scientist to throw a five-hour party that, among other things, will remind of Edison’s little known Kentucky connection.

    February 12, 2014

  • In Your View

    Letters to the editor

    February 11, 2014

  • Fair warning

    Kentucky State Police have issued a warning for residents to beware of a telephone scam that so far has only been reported in Harlan County, but if it works in bamboozling innocent people out of their money there, it is a certainly it will expand to other counties.

    February 11, 2014

  • Getting closer

    Although it is far from being a “sure thing,” there are growing indications that the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly will enact a law banning most smoking in public throughout the commonwealth.

    February 10, 2014

  • Another hazard

    With scores of water line breaks leaving hundreds of area residents unable to get the essential resource they need to wash their clothes, take a bath or shower, flush the commode and safely drink, power lines falling from the weight of ice and snow resulting in thousands of other area residents being without electricity, and area school systems missing so many days that it may be the middle of June before this school year ends, what other bad things can possibly happen as a result of this harsh winter?

    February 7, 2014

  • Unnecassary

    A little more than a week after the Republicans leadership in the Kentucky Senate delayed a vote on a constitutional amendment  to abolish the office of state treasurer because it lacked the votes to send the bill to the House of Representatives, the Senate has approved the bill by a vote of 23-15 with one Republican and all Democrats opposing it.

    February 6, 2014

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