Unable to vote on Sunday sales
I listened to the news on WSAZ. I was appalled by what I heard.
Thank God for the Rev. Floyd Paris for standing up for God, our Lord Jesus Christ and Christians who believe in God and live for God.
Why were we not able to vote on allowing Sunday sales of liquor in the two Ashland precincts? Why was the voting only to be in those two precincts? Why?
People must not be reading the same Bible that I am. Is not the selling of liquor six days a week enough? Must the sellers of liquor have our Sabbath, too?
I know that a lot has changed in our town. God help us.
Second Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
It is time for Christians to stand up for God, The Bible says, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess ...” Now is the time to do that.
P.L. Estep, Ashland
Tim Preston story merits praise
I enjoyed reading “Revival still sending ripples,” a story about a revival in a Martin County church where 103 people were saved in 34 nights of revival.
I thank Tim Preston for ignoring the “funny looks” of his co-worker, as he stated, and making it possible for this refreshing story to be in our Sunday edition of The Independent.
He said it may not have been front page news, but I believe the newspaper may have gotten more attention if that story and headline were on the front page instead of a story about the Tuesday election about Sunday alcohol sales.
Hattie Baldridge, Ashland
‘Joseph’ at ACTC called awesome
Those are two words one could use to describe the performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the J.B. Sowards Theater at Ashland Community & Technical College this past weekend.
With a cast of 35 or so students from elementary, middle and high schools in our community, Edward Figgins and his volunteers, Paula in costumes, the stage crew, the talented orchestra and Karen Curnutte in particular did an exemplary job in developing a local stage production with the quality of a Broadway show.
When you add a dozen or so behind the scenes stage staff, there were approximately 50 young people working and enjoying themselves in a very healthy and rewarding atmosphere. They testified to their wonderful experience by giving Mr. Figgins an autographed version of the Technicolor Dreamcoat that each cast member signed.
These young people, these kids, had a great time. You could see it in their dancing, their acting and hear it in their singing. My 5-year-old granddaughter was grinning from ear to ear and dancing in her seat during the entire two hours of the performance. She, along with my wife and I, had a marvelous time witnessing these young people reach new heights of creativity.
To think our little community college theater could produce such a wonderful show with local volunteers, teenagers and children is amazing. If I had one adjective to describe what I experienced at the J.B. Sowards Theater, it would be wonderful.
Thank you to all the performers, their families, the orchestra, the stage workers and the children. They entertained a lot of people and made their day just a bit brighter.
Frank Salisbury, Ashland
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Unable to vote on Sunday sales
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It’s certainly good news that a new report by Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has found the economic impact of tourism grew by 5.2 percent in eastern Kentucky in 2012, outpacing the overall statewide growth rate. However, we would be more excited bout the report if we had more confidence in how tourism spending is calculated by state government.
After the crash
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High price tage
Much has been said and written about the rapid and dramatic decline of air passenger service at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Much less has been said and written about the tremendous economic impact the loss of air service has had on the entire region.
Return of pencils
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If you live in Boyd and Lawrence counties and are thinking of burning trash, wood, leaves or other debris outdoors, here’s a word of advice: Don’t even think about lighting that match. If you do, it could cost you dearly.
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When the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly approved a bill banning texting while driving and cellphone use for drivers younger than 18, there was widespread public support for both restrictions.
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergran Grimes has launched a statewide tour to gauge public support for allowing more voters to cast their ballots before Election Day. While other states have enacted laws to allow early voting, the biggest obstacle to the proposal in Kentucky is the state’s history of widespread voter fraud.
We agree with Larry Brown, the lone member of the Ashland Board of City Commissioners to oppose a motion requesting City Attorney Richard “Sonny” Martin to draft an ordinance changing the time for all commission meetings to noon
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