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Guest Editorials

  • As time grows shorter, work escalates

    FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process.
    Education has been and will continue to be at the top of our priority list. In the past week, we have passed several measures out of the Senate dealing with education.

  • Statewide tornado drill will be Tuesday

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation proclaiming March 1-7, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Owen County Emergency Management recognizes March 1, 7, 2017 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • We don’t need to shuffle public money into private pockets to improve education

     insider louisville 

    The GOP-dominated Kentucky General Assembly is poised to transform the state’s public education system into a lucrative private investment opportunity with several new bills.

    House Bill 103, sponsored by Republicans Phil Moffett and Wesley Morgan, would allow private entities to skim state revenues from so-called “public charter schools” for their own profit.

  • Letter to the Editor | Council urged to modify alcohol ordinance

    Editor: 

    I am writing to urge the Owenton City Council to adopt the proposed ordinance that would modify the size of restaurants eligible for an alcohol sales license and allow sales on Sunday for restaurants that wish to do so.  

  • Leftovers provide meals in a hurry

    by Judy Hetterman, Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science 

    Leftovers save both time and money by providing already made meals in a hurry and helping to stretch our hard-earned dollar. But leftovers must be handled safely to prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to make the most out of your leftovers and prevent foodborne illness.

  • Self-Care Series: Tips for the winter months

    by Judy Hetterman

  • Make the outdoors a priority in the new year

    by Jessi Williams, Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

  • Rabbit Hash General Store on track to open in 2017

    By Sarah Brookbank
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    It has been almost a year since the beloved Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire, but driving through Rabbit Hash today, you’d hardly know it.
    Construction has been going strong on the General Store since the fall, when plans were approved. Now the walls are up and the Coca-Cola sign is painted.
    The Rabbit Hash Historical Society wants to keep the General Store on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

    the advocate
    messenger
    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.

  • New high-rise hotels remake Northern Kentucky riverfront

    By Chris Mayhew
    Ketnucky Enquirer
    NEWPORT – Posh new hotels are remaking Campbell County’s riverfront skyline.
    The new six-story Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton with 122 rooms opened Dec. 2 at 222 York St., Newport. Amenities include Northern Kentucky’s only hotel electric car chargers and an indoor saltwater pool.