Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

Opinion
  • 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

  • In Your View

    Letters to the editor

    March 9, 2014

  • Teaching welders

    We offer a somewhat belated congratulations to Derek Hazlett, a welding instructor at the Carter County Career and Technical Center, for being one of only two recipients of the 2013 Carl J. Schaefer Memorial Award that honors career and technical education teachers.

    March 4, 2014

  • In Your View

    Letters to the editor

    March 4, 2014

  • Heroin is here

    Just a few years ago, few could have ever imagined hosting two public forums on heroin use in Bracken County, the mostly rural county located along the Ohio River between Mason and Campbell counties. After all, at the time heroin was a drug problem in major cities like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles but not in peaceful small towns like Brooksville and Augusta.

    February 27, 2014