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Letters

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor: Wilson has earned support of voters

    In the primary election next week, I encourage Owen County voters to support B.D. Wilson for commissioner of agriculture. 
    I have known B.D. for over 30 years and respect him and his work in business and government. 
    As a farmer, former small-business owner, and judge-executive, B.D.’s credentials offer voters a candidate who has the experience and knowledge to do an outstanding job representing the interest of Kentucky agriculture.
    On May 17, please vote for B.D. Wilson for commissioner of agriculture.

    Rob Stafford

  • Letter to the editor: Church family, friends share the love

    Nadine Goldsberry must be a wonderful human being.
    On Mother’s Day, she received five small, handpicked flower arrangements. I assume they were from her church family and friends who wanted to share their appreciation for a life well-lived.
    This kind of quiet testimony is an example of Christ-like humanity that speaks volumes of a much-loved Owen countian.

    Ben Miller
    Gratz

     

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to Owen County from Alabama resident

    The devastating tornados that passed through Alabama April 27 caused so much destruction and left our little town of Arab was without power for days.
    We have received so much help from so many.
    I want to send a special thank you to the Owen Electric Company. Being a native Kentucky girl from Nelson County, I can’t tell how thrilled I was Sunday afternoon to see the caravan of trucks and men from Kentucky roll through our town. I was the one waving and throwing kisses.
    Thank you so much for your help. Words cannot express our gratitude for all you did.

  • Letter to the Editor: April is a time to take a stand against abuse

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering. In 2009, a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime. No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • Letter to the Editor: Alcohol only creates problems

    People, generally, do not desire facts. We are motivated through emotion. Our strongest emotion is fear. Many Americans are afraid that one dollar will “crash,” that the price of gas will ruin us, etc. We lack wisdom.
    So what am I talking about? A healthy fear. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” God knows “the end from the beginning,” and everything between. God cares for us.

  • Letter to the editor: People should unite against wet vote

    I would like to express my opinion about making Owen County a wet county.
    I think we need to put our trust in God to meet our needs and not depend of the sale of liquor to bring in more revenue.
    The sale of liquor only causes more problems where it is sold or consumed.
    Do you want saloons up and down Main Street to ruin our town?
    Why spend thousands of dollars to get it on the ballot?
    Let’s stand united and stop it before it goes any further. We need to think about our children so we can bring them up in a more respectable environment.

  • Letter to the Editor: More alcohol won’t help Owen County

    Many are concerned about the future of Owen County, the education of our children, and the hope of local jobs when they grow up — and at the same time – holding to our rural roots.
    In trying to do this, there needs to be a tax-base and industry to provide money and opportunity for all this to happen. Many different people worked to get the gas line to the industrial park, don’t give up on that.

  • Letter to the Editor: What are we the people going to do?

    The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States’ flag is made “to the republic for which it stands.”
    That flag represents a republic, not a democracy, not a dictatorship, and certainly not a world intrusive world empire which we have become. Progressive, Marxism (highly controlling) governments offer us nothing but hunger, torture, oppression, death and tyranny. The new world order, so highly praised by Obama, has made our nation of the sheep or as USSR Joe Stalin put it “useful idiots.”

  • Drug war is worth fighting

    I was talking to our good sheriff, Zemer Hammond, about this time a year ago, give or take a little either way. Zemer and a trooper was checking out an incident that happened just across the street from where I live. Our sheriff looked up at me and he said, “Hank, drugs are ruining this county.” I could not agree with him more, except for one little detail.