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Letters

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor | National Day of Prayer is May 5

    Editor:

    I wish to invite your readers to join us in Frankfort at noon, Wednesday, May 4, at the Capitol front terrace for prayer and again from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Owen County Courthouse in the center of town for the National Day of Prayer. Bring a song, a scripture and a prayer and join those who wish to pray for our city, county, state and nation.

    Dr. Joy Arnold-Morse

  • Letter to the editor | Dog napping not just in Gallatin Co.

    Editor:

    The News-Herald said there were dogs missing in Gallatin County.

    Well, they are in Owen County too.

    I, Bert Wooten, had a dog taken from me in front of the county barn. A friend named Walker on Highway 22 East had one taken off the chain at his place. This needs to stop. The dogs had name plates on them.

    Bert Wooten

  • Letter to the editor | Deputies should use caution when responding to emergencies

    Editor:

    Owen County deputies need some more training on how to proceed when on an emergency call.

    I was on my motorcycle Sunday with my friend on his right behind me, going north toward Sparta, right past Owen Electric.

  • Letter to the editor | More reason to vote for Carson

    On Saturday, March 5, Owen County Republicans will vote at the only location of the Owen County Republican Caucus, the Lighthouse Church, 5405 Hwy. 127 N., Owenton, between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States.

    At this point, there are five candidates: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Donald Trump.

  • Letters to the Editor | Walker took pride in cleaning position

    Editor:

    “Unfortunately as elected officials we are forced to make tough decisions. This is one of the toughest ...” This statement was made by our Judge/Executive, Casey Ellis, in response to eliminating the cleaning position filled by Regina Walker. If it was such a tough decision why did he not choose to cut his own salary or office budget?

  • Past president questions Chamber decision

    Editor:
    I was surprised to learn that Carrollton Utilities was named as Owen County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year.  
    As a past president of the Chamber and a small business owner myself, I know first hand that there are many businesses within our community that are deserving of such an honor. These are the businesses that donate their money, time and support to Owen County school activities, non-profit groups and other organizations.  

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

    Editor:
    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.

  • Letters to the editor | Oct. 21, 2015

    Editor:
    Voters who are eligible to vote for third-district vacancy for Owen County Board of Education on Nov. 3, 2015: This letter is to endorse Kae Crenshaw for the vacant seat of District 3 of Owen County Board of Education.

  • 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.