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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: Lang announces candidacy for Owen County sheriff

    Let me introduce myself. I am Kristopher Lang and am declaring my candidacy for Owen County Sheriff. I am a former narcotics detective who came to Owen County in 2012 with plans to live a quiet life with my companion, Wanda, in a residence reminiscent of my childhood home.
    Shortly after moving to our new home on Herman Green Road it became apparent there is a serious drug problem in the community. Unfortunately, I also quickly learned that a plea for help from local law enforcement falls on deaf ears if the call is received after “business hours.”

  • Letter to the editor: Rotary recognizes heroes during crisis

    Starting Jan. 5, Owen County was faced with extreme cold temperatures which caused some major waterline breaks that affected the county’s public water system.
    The extreme temperature made it very difficult to isolate, locate and repair the breaks. The obstacles at hand caused the repair time and the loss of water currently in the infrastructure of the water system to be much greater then normal.
    The county was faced with almost a complete depletion of water and had entered into a crisis situation.

  • Letter to the editor: Community will benefit from gift to library

    The Board of Trustees of the Owen County Public Library gratefully acknowledges a gift of $15,000 from the estate of Dorothy Stewart.  It was her wish that the library use the interest accrued from the deposit to purchase books for the library’s collection.  We know that the citizens of Owen County will appreciate this resource for years to come.

    Richard Matthews, Kae Crenshaw, Gene Allen Thomas, Kathy Resetar and Renelle Sparrow, OCPL Board of Trustees
    Jennifer Nippert, Director

  • Letter to the editor: Estes announces candidacy for sheriff

    I, Greg Estes, am announcing my candidacy for sheriff. I’m a 41-year-old lifelong resident of Owen County. I’m married to Jennifer (18 years), with two children, Adam, 17 and Cagan, 13. I’m the son of Porky Estes and Judy Goodrich Estes. I’ve been employed by the City of Owenton for nearly three years and am in my third year as assistant chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department and am a member of the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad.

  • Letter to the editor: Help during water crisis is appreciated

    I would like to say thanks to all the volunteers that called, came by to bring me water and checked to see if I needed anything.
    By being handicapped you will or should appreciate any volunteer service that is offered. I did and do.
    I will not name names because I might forget someone, but you know who you are that checked on “Big Jim.” So thanks again, God bless you. Also, the calls letting us know how things were going.

    Jim Ware
    Owenton

  • Letter to the Editor: Owen Co. should be thankful for divine help

    I would like to thank everyone who worked and are still working on our waterline breaks. I heard talk of some complaints and some that were just awful. We take things for granted this day in time. I remember when all you had was water heated on a stove. A pan of water and wash rag to take a bath. When we were little a wash tub was our bath tub. Most of us have life easy now, some still don’t and I hope they will.

  • Letter to the editor: Are you a CEO?

    Those who are “twice-a-year church goers” is so common place in our society that today’s Urban Dictionary has given such people a name.  They’re called “CEO’s” (Christmas & Easter Only).

  • Letter to the editor: There are better uses of tax money than a wet/dry vote

    I’ve been reading God’s word for about 40 years and studying deeply for half that time.
    I have heard it said many times that Jesus turned water into wine. That’s true, he did. But I would like to say that he did not give alcoholic drinks to the people at the wedding and feast.
    If you really know our savior, Lord Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for each of us, because he was and is the only perfect sacrifice – you would know that is not the character of Jesus Christ.

  • Letter to the editor: Evans announces candidacy for Owen County judge-executive

    My name is Fred Evans and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Owen County judge executive. As most of you know I have spent my 42 year career in the insurance industry, including the last 18 years as the manager of Owen County Farm Bureau.
    My wife Linda and I have been married for 48 years. We have three daughters and six grandchildren.
    I am a Vietnam veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

  • Letter to the editor: Former pastor looking for old friends

    I was pastor at Greenup Fork and Pleasant Ridge, and when Pleasant Ridge wanted to go full-time I went with them full-time. I had a wonderful time with the people at both churches and would be happy to renew friendship with anyone who remembers me, and make new friends with anyone else there who wishes to do so.