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Letter to the editor: Ellis announces candidacy for judge-executive

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Local government has more impact on our daily lives than any state or federal government. We look to local government for police and fire protection, ambulance service, schools, water and sanitary services, road repairs, parks and recreation programs and much more.
From a young age I was taught to take pride in my community and doing my part was instilled in me from the beginning. As a youth I was fortunate enough to learn about the work from my great-grandfather, Howard Ellis, who served as sheriff and judge-executive; and my father, Bobby Ellis, who served as an Owenton City Council member.
Now that I am a husband and father I have more appreciation of the sacrifices they made on our behalf. In continuing with the work of generations before me, I have actively volunteered in many local organizations for the past 24 years.
I served two consecutive terms on the Owenton City Council and I am currently the magistrate for Owen County’s second district. More importantly, as a lifelong resident of Owen County, a husband, father, business owner, volunteer and elected official, I am excited to continue my work for the citizens of Owen County.
One of the greatest traditions in this country is that citizens are willing to take time from their families and their work to serve their communities as elected officials. Being a fourth-generation Owen County elected official, I proudly announce that I will be seeking the office of Owen County judge-executive in 2014.
I am Robert “Casey” Ellis and I will work for Owen County.

Robert “Casey” Ellis
Support of revival and ministry appreciated

On behalf of the volunteer ministry team which was formed a few months ago to plan and implement the Dayspring/Revival at the Owen County High School Auditorium, please let me say thank you to everyone who participated and give God the praise and glory for the great outpouring of his spirit.
Many people worked behind the scenes as well as those who were leading during the services. The promotion was wonderful, the music was awesome, the facilities were perfect and the love offering was a testimony of compassionate people.  Wesley Putnam’s ministry just keeps getting better every year.
Again, thank you to everyone
Tom Olds