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Dear Editor: I write this letter as someone who had the honor and privilege of serving as the Superintendent of the Ashland City Schools from 2000-2008. I believed then as I do now that a pre-school/kindergarten center located at Central Park in the heart of downtown, plus the location of th…

First of all, the car that started the chase that started in the Catlettsburg Rite-Aid on July 7 almost clipped the car I was driving while taking my mother to an appointment. I was passing the Ashland Inn Motel when this took place.

To say I am disappointed in The Daily Independent’s “Editorial Board” would be a gross understatement. Their lazily written piece against me on July 2 missed my argument entirely. While I had an opinion regarding the motion to reduce employee raises from 4 to 2 percent, this was not the esse…

Kudos to the mayor and commissioners Marshall Steen and Matt Perkins for looking out for taxpayers and passing a 2-percent raise for city employees instead of the proposed 4 percent. I think the mayor said it best: “There’s no magic pot of money. It’s coming off of taxpayers’ backs. ... I ju…

Recently, I was included in an editorial written by the paper titled, “Silence is golden,” about the importance of recusing oneself when there is an appearance of a conflict of interest. I completely agree. That is why from day one, I asked for guidance from our city attorney on issues such …

I applaud the editorial in the Sunday Daily Independent.  I thought it was insightful and to the point concerning Commissioner Clark and the conflict of interest she created when she took a stand and voted for a pay increase for city employees that would benefit her husband and family. Havin…

After reading The Daily Independent today, I feel compelled to comment on the Ashland City Commission meeting. I am a lifelong citizen of Ashland and worked two years at water distribution and 26 years at the fire department. After retiring, I served 10 years on the Planning and Zoning Commi…

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David W. Tompkins, 78, of Flatwoods passed away Nov. 14, 2019. Mr. Tompkins was born June 5, 1941. At the request of David there will be no services. Carman Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.

Dorothy Aveline Adkins,91,of Load,Ky.,died Wednesday, November 20,2019. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Wright's Funeral Home in Greenup Ky. Burial Quillen Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m. until funeral Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences wrightsfuneralhome.com.