My name is Carly Carver and I’m the new Editor of The Greater Ashland Beacon. I’m thrilled to be part of the GAB family and I look forward to strengthening our already fantastic team.
I moved to Ashland three years ago, and it was the greatest decision I ever made. I fell in love with this place. The people. The schools. The volunteerism. The “Bright Future.” The sense of community here.
The non-profit sector is something near and dear to my heart. I volunteer for several local organizations, as well as lead one. I’m the founder and director of the Ashland Foundation for Children with Disabilities. AFCD provides financial supports to low-income families raising a disabled child, so that they can afford therapies, medications, and equipment. Advocacy for special-needs children is my passion. I’m the blessed mother of a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together, this community, my organization, and the City of Ashland are creating Kentucky’s first large-scale therapeutic garden for disabled children right in the heart of Ashland – The Central Park Sensory Garden.
Readers who have followed my career will recognize my name from The Daily Independent, where I worked as a reporter full-time since October 2018. I learned a lot from my time at TDI, and the staff there will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Transitioning to The Beacon, I’m exciting to focus on the core of our community. I want to write your stories. I want to be your voice. I want to write about the positive initiatives in our community, I want to write about your student winning a state title, I want to write about your new business, I want to write for you. In many ways, The Ashland Beacon is the heart of the community – because it’s focus is on human interest stories and positivity. There is no controversy here, there is no crime, there is no draining negativity – at the GAB there is only community and positivity, stories we can all come together to appreciate.
Looking ahead to my future as the Editor of The Greater Ashland Beacon, I have big plans. But they all start with you, Reader. Thank you for trusting me to be your Editor and thank you for trusting us to be your first choice in community news.