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Letters

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 19, 2016

    Editor:
    On Nov. 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local 1 percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens, it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 12, 2016

    Owen Electric urging co-op members to vote

  • Donations, volunteers aid historical society

    Editor:  
      I would like to apologize to all veterans, with their families, who did not have a banner of honor at the courthouse on Sweet Owen Day.  ALL who serve and served are deserving of this kind of recognition.  Unfortunately, there are costs associated with the making and the hanging of those banners. The Owen County Historical Society cannot purchase a banner for every veteran.  

  • Letters to the Editor | Aug. 31, 2016

    Editor:
    My heart is indeed heavy over the recent decision to ask the voters of Owen County to choose to sell alcohol, which would permit four more locations to sell packaged alcohol.
    For those who signed the petition, it will cost Owen County taxpayers $12,000 to $15,000 to have the local option election on Sept. 20.
    John Eckhardt wrote in his book, “Spiritual Warfare,” “Do not be guiled by the pleasures of alcohol and by the pervasiveness of those who promote it.”

  • 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.