• Letter to the editor | Operation Christmas Child needs your support

    Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes to let children all over the world know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Letter to the editor: Satterwhite shamble a success

    On April 11 we came together for the 16th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. I have to say, God and Judge Satterwhite gave us the best weather we have ever had in the history of our tournament.
    As always, our day of supporting the Owen County Senior Citizens’ Activity Fund and the Satterwhite Foundation would not be successful without the businesses and individuals who helped support this event, either by sponsoring a hole, donating a door prize or giving of their time to help us in some form.

  • Letter to the editor: Carroll addresses concerns from 2015 Legislative Session

    Since concluding the 2015 Legislative Session, I have had the opportunity to finish reading e-mails and phone messages from many of your readers. I appreciate everyone who shared his or her concerns with me. Below I have attempted to address some of the concerns and questions as well as respond to possible misunderstandings.
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  • Letter to the editor: Operation Preperation volunteers appreciated
  • A moment with "Big Jim" will never be forgotten

    I  met Jim Ware only one time.
    The occasion was an interview with Jim for information about his uncle Bill Livers. Yet my intended short visit stretched to  over an hour as I was captivated by “Big Jim’s” spell bounding talent as a  storyteller. He regaled me with colorful tales of not only his uncle, but of his own life growing up in Owen County.
    Belying his illness, Jim’s booming voice seemed to fill the room and his laughter was contagious as it tumbled from within him in loud delightful guffawing.

  • Oct. 29, 2014: Letters to the editor

    Not on ballot, but not out of picture

    I am being asked why my name is not on the ballot for Owenton City Council. I was in the hospital Aug. 1-21 and was unable to file for this office.
    I deeply regret not having the opportunity to represent you. It has been a great honor to be on the city council. You have been a wonderful group to represent and I thank you for the help and support you have given me.

  • Letter to the editor: Bess will work hard to make Owen County better

    Mark Bess should be your choice for sheriff. I have known Mark and Machelle Bess for many years. He is a Christian and will work very hard for the county to maintain safety for its citizens. He will work on shutting down the rapid drug growth that our children and grandchildren face daily. He is committed to having more police to be seen and available quickly to the southern and southeastern part of the county.

  • Letter to the editor: Former mayor says his record is being distorted

    It appears that my opposition is up to his same old tricks  - half truths, misleading information and even straight-out lies. Let’s start with the money we had in the bank when I left office four years ago. There was $1.3 million in the city coffers. That is a fact that is on record and is documented.
    The city has records and our CPA, at that time, Raisor, Zapp & Woods, have the same records. Currently the city has less than $600,000. I think the citizens of Owenton deserve to know where some $700,000 has been spent in less than four years.

  • Letter to the editor: Quarles’ record makes him the best choice

    This November, Ryan Quarles is seeking re-election as state representative for the 62nd House District. I believe Ryan is the best choice to represent Owen County. He is a life-long farmer, a conservative and the only candidate endorsed by the NRA and Kentucky Right to Life.

  • Letter to the editor: Threlkeld will be strong judge

    I am writing this letter to ask the people in this county to elect John Brent Threlkeld to the office of circuit court judge. In the seven years I have known him, he has grown into a very trusted friend, and I know he is the best person for this job.
    I trust him with my home. When our home caught fire in the middle of the night, he was the first person we called after 911 and my parents. He got out of bed, brought a generator and lights, and helped us sift through our belongings. He has done this for other people as well.