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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: Threlkeld will make excellent judge for Owen

       I am William Ford Threlkeld, the proud father of John Brent Threlkeld. My son is seeking to serve as our next circuit judge in the 15th judicial circuit that includes Carroll, Grant and Owen counties.
    I opened my law practice in 1949 and I retired in 2010. I practiced law in front of many judges you may have known - Ward Yager, Jim Ford, Charles Satterwhite and our current judge Stephen Bates - as well as countless other state and federal judges.

  • Letter to the editor: Travis Fitzgerald announces candidacy for magistrate

    I, Travis Fitzgerald, am excited to be a candidate for fourth district magistrate and I hope I can earn your vote May 20.

  • Letter to the editor: Dedication to community appreciated

    I would like to thank Tammy Bishop, Charlie Ellis and Carrol Ellis for their service to help the people of Owen County who are going to doctor appointments or the hospital.
    Their Christian love and kindness and prayers are awesome.
    They go above and beyond to help others.
    I feel so blessed and I’m very thankful to all who are involved in this service. They are always on time and Tammy always calls the night before to remind you!
    May we keep them in our prayers and thoughts and may God bless you.
    Michel R. Gordon
    Owenton

  • Letter to the editor: Kincaid endorses Stivers for county clerk

    I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Laurel Stivers for Owen County Clerk. I highly recommend Laurel as a candidate to serve as our county clerk.

  • Letter to the editor: Alcorn shares our values

    I just want to start out saying that our family follows all political aspects within Owen County. We have yet, but one, candidate that has cared enough to show up and share his views and outlooks for our county.
    This man is Gary Alcorn. I see how he enjoys meeting new individuals and sharing why he should be sheriff of Owen County.
    There are numerous signs of different candidates that have been through my residence and I feel that unless I meet and hear their values and outlook for our county, I may just be voting for one candidate, and that is Gary Alcorn.

  • Letter to the editor: Urge A.G. to enforce state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

     A federal district court judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway says he has not yet decided whether to defend Kentucky’s constitution by filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the federal district court judge’s ruling.

  • Letter to the editor: Historians seek Canby stories

    Preserving the history of Owen County presents challenges especially when elderly people of Owen County pass away and their stories and remembrances are not shared with others.
    The Owen County Public Library and the Owen County Historical Society are involved in a joint effort to preserve the history of Owen County communities, the early schools and businesses, and the events that contribute to the traditions that provide a rich legacy for the future.
    Currently, we are searching for information and/or pictures of the Canby community.

  • Letter to the editor: Crash victim, family appreciates help

    Greetings from Lexington.
    My husband is the truck driver who had the accident on Cedar Creek Road last week in Kay’s Branch. One of his co-workers who drives the route frequently, picked up a copy of the News-Herald for us today and told us of the article about his accident.

  • Letter to the editor: Commemorate King's march for civil rights

    February, consecrated as Black History Month in the United States by  
    President Ford’s Administration in 1976, is a month we should take the time  
    to remember the bad, recognize the good, and honor the heroic. There are so  
    many untold stories of resilient individuals who overcame the atrocities of  
    enslavement, segregation and the denial of basic human rights, by propelling  
    themselves and others into successes that would have been unimaginable just a  

  • Letters to the Editor: Poe announces candidacy for Owen Co. sheriff

    I, Rick Poe Sr. , hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Owen County Sheriff.  I have been a resident of Owen County my entire life. I am married to Lana K. Poe and together we have a daughter, Michaela who is 14. Lana and I have been married 17 years. I also have a son Ricky Jr., 35.
    I respectfully ask for your vote my fellow Owen countians.