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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: Karsner's work deserves recognition

    I was selected to receive the donations for the Karsner Airfield Highway Marker and deposit them in the bank. I have seen firsthand how the people of Owen County and Kentucky have a heart for recording history.
    It is awesome to read the donators’ names and the notes enclosed. They come from throughout our county and state, with other states represented also, and they are so generously donating funds for the erection of a highway marker at the site where Karsner Airfield once was located. I thank you.

  • Letter to the editor: Love and faith are weapons in fight

    I’m writing this letter because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    I think this horrible disease has touched almost every family in Owen County at one time or another. It touched my family several years ago — it took our sweet sister-in-law, Sandy Davis. I just want to tell a little bit about her.
    Sandy was definitely a fighter. She lived with this disease for eight years, but she didn’t let it get her down. She still worked full-time, raised three children, and took care of my brother, Wayne.

  • Letter to the editor: Dangerous stretch of road needs attention

    I am concerned about KY 22 East of Owenton to Dry Ridge. The Grant County portion of KY 22 East is in bad need of good repair work and re-pavement. I consider this roadway to be one of the most dangerous roads in Kentucky.

  • Letter to the editor: Remember to say a simple ‘thank-you’

    As a county resident and community leader, I want to express my gratitude to those who came to the 9/11 Memorial Service at the Owen / Owenton Fire House on Sept. 11. It was a great turnout from our community to honor our county fire departments. I would like to thank our Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Mayor Doug West for expressing their gratitude to the emergency services. A special thank-you to Wayne and Teresa Kemper for donating over 300 flags in front of the fire house. A big thank-you to all the men and women who are there when an emergency arises.

  • Letter to the editor: Respect beliefs but acknowledge reality

    I’m not from Owen County, nor Kentucky. I’m married to a former Owen County woman, and Kentuckian with deep roots in the state.
    I was always puzzled by the concept of “dry” counties, although, I can appreciate and respect the religious and social mores a group of citizens believe when it comes to certain issues that affect a large swath of citizens.
    The issue I have is the belief that it’s because of religion that the referendum on alcohol didn’t pass. I followed the issue closely because of my wife’s family, and reading about it in the News-Herald.

  • Letter to the editor: Quilt picture sparks memories of mother

    It was such a joy to open The News-Herald last week and see one of Mom’s quilts. A picture was taken at the library showing her quilt hanging on the wall. We, her children, donated the “Flower Garden Quilt” to the library in 1990 in honor of her 75th birthday. She pieced quilts for so many people. She was Mrs. Clifton, Gertrude, Gertie – she had several names – and was loved by all. I hope her memory never fades.

    Linda Allnutt

  • Letter to the editor: Owen sheltered from storms

    Last week, a great storm hit Louisville, as you know. Comparatively, Owen County had very little damage. We have often been “sheltered,” when areas around us have suffered severely. It makes me doubly glad that Owen countians the sale of “demon alcohol,” last month. God is in charge of the storms.
    But, now another storm seems to be brewing. Reportedly, the British rioters plan a “Day of Rage,” Sept. 17, in New York City, according to Crosstalk Radio. They hope to ignite riots across America.

  • Letter to the editor: Yard sale helps make lasting friends

    My husband and I have just completed our seventh year of traveling to Owenton from our home state of Wisconsin, to set up and sell antiques and collectibles on the Hwy. 127 yard sale.  
    We want everyone to know just how much we love coming down each year to your beautiful state and reconnecting with our Kentucky “family” in Owen and Gallatin counties.  

  • Letter to the editor: Congratulations to girls golf team

    On Aug. 23, the Lady Rebels posted the third consecutive 8th Region all “A” championship.
    Lead by Kennedi Dermon with a low round of 77, followed by Shelby Power (81), Aly Minch (82), Lynsey Farrar (84), and Julie Spaulding (94), the team posted a winning score of 324.  They will be representing the Eighth region at the State All “A” in Paducah Sept. 10.
    Their history over the past three years has been outstanding.

  • Letter to the editor: Charities should worry less about stickers

    I worked the Owen County booth on the first day of this year’s Kentucky State Fair.
    Like many other booths, we had a fish bowl for a gift drawing.
    I was fascinated to see the majority of people who took an entry card fill out the requested information not with a pen or pencil but a return-address sticker sent to them by a service organization soliciting donations.