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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: What is the true cost of going wet?

    From a financial perspective, Owen countians are committed to coughing up approximately $25,000 for the upcoming special election on July 26.
     If the county votes to go “wet,” we may need to hire an alcohol administrator — another salaried employee with benefits. This position could be handled by the county judge-executive, but it is very time-consuming and other counties have found that they eventually had to hire another person.

  • Letter to the editor: Weak people don’t need additional temptation

    I am writing this letter in response to a previous letter in the June 22 News-Herald.
    While I realize that the people, not alcohol, cause problems, I feel that when you mix alcohol and human weakness, it creates a multitude of problems.
    I came from a family of five children with an alcoholic father. As a result of this, each of the five children was raised by different families.
    While people make the choice, the choice is easier to make when you don’t have a beer joint or package liquor store down the street.

  • Letter to the editor: Going wet - is it worth it?

    The title of the letter to the editor published in last week’s paper was “Adults, not alcohol, are responsible for actions.” Very true, that is, if you are limiting the discussion to revolve around adults only. In that same edition of the newspaper, there were nine charges listed in the District Court news that involved “operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.” One of those nine charges was against an underage person.

  • Letter to the editor: Family history forever linked to Owen County

    I’m a granddaughter of Grace Natalie Spiers Newton. A few years ago in the Calistoga, Napa County, Calif., museum, I found an area dedicated to the Spiers of Kentucky. This perked my interest in my grandmother Grace, who passed away when I was 2. My search took us from Placerville, El Dorado County in California to Monterey.
    I had a book written by Mrs. Margaret Murphy so I called someone with the Owen County History Museum who graciously put me in contact with Margaret, who turned out to be my fourth cousin.

  • Letter to the editor: Adults, not alcohol, are responsible for actions

    Alcohol has never beaten a person or abused a child. The people who abuse alcohol have.
    It’s not Alcohol Anonymous, it’s Alcoholics Anonymous.
    It’s not Mothers Against Distilleries and Breweries, it’s Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

  • Letter to the editor: Power of the press can damage families

    In reference to our meeting of June 2 concerning the person in question in your June 1 publication of the May 24, 2011, Owen Circuit Court report. I have received calls from individuals that knew different and saw your paper and even an attorney questioning what was going on.

  • Letter to the editor: Community should do what is right and vote ‘no’

    When I read the “Dear Editor” letter for a child last week about selling beer and alcohol, it broke my heart. If anyone who calls themselves Christians read this letter and doesn’t vote “no,” I know they will have to answer someday for their actions. Please just vote “no.”
    If a small child pleads to vote no because of Dad yelling at Mom, throwing stuff and cussing her out because of drinking, it has to be right to vote “no.”
    If someone has it more handy to buy, you know it would be worse. Please for the sake of our children, please vote no

  • Letter to the editor: Letter reveals child’s concern over alcohol sales in Owen County

    I’m writing this editorial to share my view on the wet/dry issue. My main concern is for the children of Owen County. What is best for them? I have seen children in our county schools who live with tough situations at home. I believe that allowing stores to sell alcohol in our county will compound some of the problems these children have to deal with daily.

  • Letter to the editor: Going wet sparked Danville economy with plenty of new growth

    As a former commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Local Government, I am familiar with the Owen County’s community leadership.
    As a descendant of an Owen County family who migrated to my native Calloway County in the 1830s, I appreciate Owen County’s history.
    As president/CEO of the Danville/Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, I understand the challenge of development in a county on the U.S. 127 corridor distant from interstate access.
    I wish to provide my perspective on Danville’s recent success in expanding alcohol sales.

  • Letter to the Editor:Bullying demands serious action

    When I was younger and there was trouble on the bus, our bus driver would either stop the bus and sit there for a while or take the kid off the bus and bust their butts. When the child got home their parents would do the same thing. I understand that is now against the law, but no serious action is being taken. Now days the bus driver puts the troubling kid up front and sometimes they will get ISD, but very rarely. Being a bus driver is hard enough, but adding the screaming, yelling, profanity and name-calling makes it a lot harder. Our bus monitors also have a hard job.