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Letters

  • Letter to the Editor: Campaigns should focus on issues, not belittling others

    I just received my copy of the News Herald, dated May 7 and want to say I am extremely upset with the tactics that are being used by some candidates.  
    Why does one have to spread ugly rumors damaging another candidates reputation?  I’ve been a voter in Owen County since 1992 and have seen this happen in past elections; needless to say I’m sick of it.  Not only does this damage the candidates’ reputation but inquires to check out any frivolous circulating rumors of criminal activity costs taxpayer’s money ... our money.

  • Letter to the Editor: Leslie Knight will be fair on bench

    I have had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Leslie Knight, candidate for circuit judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen County. Needless to say, I found her to be a knowledgable, personable and down to earth candidate.
    It is my opinion that when she serves on the judge’s bench she will be fair and understanding of the cases presented before her.
    Support to elect Leslie Knight as our circuit judge will be appreciated.

    Mrs. Glenn (Darlyn) Waldrop

  • Letter to the Editor: Browning-Wainscott will make strong clerk

    I am Harold “Shorty” Wainscott and I am the proud grandfather (by marriage) of Marlene Browning-Wainscott.  My granddaughter is seeking to serve as our next Owen County Clerk.  My wife (Lois) and I have been married for 63 years. During that time, we owned and operated the grocery in Hesler for over 29 years and have been members of this community for 82 years.

  • Letter to the Editor: Tactics reflect on candidates

  • Letter to the Editor: Owenton police chief endorses Steve Miller

    To the voters in the upcoming Owen County Sheriff’s Primary Election, I would like to take this opportunity to support the Republican candidate Steve Miller. I believe the number one problem facing our community is drugs and the crimes associated with it. Based upon discussions I have had with many Owen countians, I am certain the majority of you feel the same.

  • Letter to the editor: Facebook page to honor Owen Co. servicemen from the 1950s

    I have created a Facebook page of 1950s Owen County servicemen photos and  news from the News-Herald.  The address is www.Facebook/owenmilitaryphotos-1950s or you can type in the Facebook browser these words:  Owen County, KY Servicemen photos - 1950s.
    I have been pleased to hear recently from several old Owenton friends and classmates.  My email address is:  owen58wolfe63@yahoo.com

    Bobby Bickers
    Downey, Idaho

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteers can touch many young lives

    On April 22, 2014, Girl Scouts throughout the eastern half of Kentucky honored their volunteers on Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week.
    Our dedicated leaders give of their time on a weekly basis to plan and lead fun, educational Girl Scout troop meetings and field trips.

  • Letter to the editor: Think and pray about alcohol issue

    Last week, our conscientious son-in-law was late to work for the second time in 20 years. This was because of a wreck on Interstate 24 near Nashville, Tenn.
    It turned out that one lady had a flat tire on that interstate. Her 13-year-old boy was with her. He, being a Boy Scout, got out to change the tire.
    A second lady came speeding past.
    Unfortunately, the second lady was allegedly under thee influence. The influence drove her to run into the 13-year-old scout at the side of the road.
    He died before anyone could save his life at the hospital.

  • Letter to the editor: Support the excellent staff of New Horizons

    On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, I was admitted to the emergency room at New Horizons Hospital.
    What a busy place!
    The ambulances come and go 24/7.
    In spite of how busy they were, I received excellent care.  
    The doctors are outstanding and I especially appreciated Dr. Betty Mitchell and our own Dr. Christy Johnson.  
    My guardian angels were Nancy, Tink, Donna, Amy, Shari, Celia and others.  
    I got to bring Kasey home with me, and that is a blessing.  

  • 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.