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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: Readers dismayed by newspaper’s coverage of arrest

    Editor:
    I was dismayed when I opened a recent News-Herald and saw a very large picture and headlines concerning the Carolyn Keith arrest.
    I would rather have seen the lead news story be about Carson Williams bringing the national spotlight to Owen County. Better yet, fill the entire front page with the story and pictures of the Williams brothers and run the Keith story elsewhere in the paper. The News-Herald missed an opportunity to showcase two young, successful Owen County men.

  • Frankfort was once capital of something fishy, fantastic

    Frankfort State Journal

  • Letter to the Editor | Drug prevention coalition invites public to get involved

    Editor:
    I am writing on behalf of the Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition. The coalition is one of many counterparts that form the Hope’s Hands Collaborative. After receiving the Drug Free Communities grant, the coalition developed specific strategies to focus on youth drug prevention.
    In the first year, the coalition proposes to increase membership of the coalition, provide training to members and target underage alcohol and tobacco use in Owen County.

  • Athletic department hall of fame seeking assistance from public

    Editor:
    As most of you know the Owen County Athletic Department started an Athletic Hall of Fame three years ago.  In those first two years we inducted individuals who already had their jersey retired or had a facility named after them.  
    Now as we move forward, the hall of fame and its committee will select and induct one male and one female student athlete each year. The hall of fame will also induct decorated coaches and instrumental athletic supporters from time to time.

  • Letter to the Editor | Thank a school board member this month

    Editor:
    Our community is blessed. We have a successful public school system with incredible students in grades K-12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.
    A vital component of the progress of our district — and thus our community — is the leadership provided by the members who make up the Owen County Board of Education.

  • Republicans make good on campaign promises

    The first week of the 2017 legislative session was one for the record books. In just five days, the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives went to work hearing bills in committee and bringing votes to the House floor. Working alongside the Republican-led Senate, state lawmakers passed transformative legislation, and that will move the Commonwealth of Kentucky forward for future generations.

  • 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.”