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Letters

  • Voting 'no' says yes to several benefits of being a dry county

    Editor:
    Tuesday, Sept. 20, vote no on the alcohol initiative, because it says yes to the following benefits of being a dry county.
    It saves our city and county law enforcement and an increase in workload and problems that will increase due to greater accessibility to alcohol.
    It saves many business owners an internal battle of feeling forced to sell alcohol to keep up with their competitors.

  • Trump less of a threat to U.S. than Clinton

    Editor:
    The Republican Convention tried to convince you that Donald Trump is a good man, the Democratic Convention that he is a bad man. They are both beside the point. It makes sense to vote for Donald Trump, even if you believe most of what the Democratic Convention said about him is true, because Donald Trump is less of a threat to the United States and the world than Hillary Clinton.

  • Letters to the editor | Aug. 10, 2016

    Editor:

    I want to take a moment and share my thoughts on how Owen County Government has changed in the past decade and the bright future that I believe Owen County is facing under the leadership of our county Judge Executive Casey Ellis and the reorganization that is continually underway.

  • Local prohibition a deterrence to visitors; Olds thankful for honor

    Editor:

    When I travel outside the Commonwealth and meet various people, two of Kentucky’s signature industries are almost always brought into conversation.

    “Do you attend horse races?” and “What is your favorite bourbon?”

    “Yes, and heck yes,” I say!

  • Stafford sacrificed for her children

    My brothers and I would like to nominate our beautiful Mama for the 2016 Mother of the Year award.

    She was born and raised in Owenton and has since spent her entire life being a contributing citizen of this beautiful county. Mom met Dad when he came to Owenton to be a 4-H agent back in the 1970s. As she does with so many, she quickly stole his heart. They married on a beautiful Kentucky fall day in October 1976. Over the next eight years, she had me (Kristin) and my two brothers, (Mike and Matt).

  • Don’t miss 2016 4-H Fair & Horse Show

    Editor:

    It’s that time of year, the Owen County Fair will be held July 16-23.

    The fair will begin Saturday with baby pageants beginning at 10 a.m., with Miss Teen, Miss Pre-teen starting at 3 p.m. and Miss Owen at 6 p.m., also the Horse show at 7 p.m.

    On Sunday, the Fair Board will be showing their appreciation to all Veterans of Owen County with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office honoring our Veterans.

  • Community groups, school supplies wanted for back-to-school event

    Editor:

  • Judge Satterwhite Golf Shamble a success after initial postponement

    Editor:

    On Saturday, May 28, the 17th annual Judge Satterwhite Golf Shamble was held at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. All proceeds went to benefit Trust For Life’s Satterwhite Recipient Assistance Fund. The Fund was established in 2001 to financially assist Kentucky organ transplant recipients with expenses that they cannot afford or are not covered by insurance.

  • The Sisters Act thanks community for supporting Relay for Life team

    Editor:

    “The Sisters Act” Relay For Life team would like to thank you so much for supporting our annual Relay for Life Fish Fry event. It was a great turnout for the weather and a huge success due to the support of our great community.

    Each year we have asked Sisterly Touch, Tricky Ricky, and the Owen County Historical Society to help and they have always stepped up without any hesitation. Not only do they donate their time they donate their hearts to this special event.

  • Letters to the editor | May 11, 2016

    Editor:

    While there are legitimate concerns about expanding and inefficient government, little is heard about the good work performed by government employees. Last week, after the area received 2 inches of rain in a short period, employees of the state highway department cleared Highway 368 of driveway washout and cleaned culverts and drainage ditches. This work was performed efficiently and professionally. During this same week, state and local emergency personnel spent many hours in the recovery efforts of a drowning victim in Indian Creek.