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Letters

  • Letter to the editor: Churches stepping up to help the hungry

    Meeting the Needs Ministry would like to thank all churches and individuals who have donated to Meeting the Needs Ministry Building Fund. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated.
    For many in our community, hunger is a daily challenge. There are children, families, and seniors who struggle to have enough food each day and your contributions to Meeting the Needs Ministry makes it possible to feed the hungry in Owen County. Thank You!

    Sullivan Runion
    Meeting the Needs

  • Letter to the editor: Turn to faith in troubled times

    I was unable to attend the county meeting on July 22 as I was in Washington, D.C. to meet with our representatives on behalf of Christians United For Israel. We need to pray for the peace in the Middle East. Especially pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is the word.
    I would have asked to speak at the meeting, but I will write my words from I Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because the Devil, as a roaring lion, walk about, seeking whom he may devour.” I pray he may not.
    I hope to see everyone out on Aug. 12.

  • Letter to the editor: Fiscal court’s decision may have far-reaching impact

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will soon decide whether or not to adopt an ordinance permitting Elk Creek Winery to sell alcohol on Sundays.
    It is my understanding that this decision is the responsibility of the four Owen County magistrates with a vote cast by the judge-executive in case of a tie.

  • Letter to the editor: WMU appreciates support of fair board

    The Owen County W.M.U. Association would like to thank the Owen County Fair Board and the Owen County 4-H  for allowing our churches to use the new concession facilities to serve breakfast to the fair workers.
    The new accommodations made our work so easy and I know the workers appreciated their meal being served on the nice tables.  The new building is truly a valuable asset to our county!
    With Appreciation,

    Judy Williams
    Secretary O.C.W.M.U.

  • Letter to the editor: Sunday alcohol sales won’t benefit public

    It has come to my attention that once again a new law has been passed to take away our right as citizens to vote on a very important issue - that being alcohol sales in our county.
    Several years ago, we voted as a county to keep our county dry. A new law has been passed saying it’s no longer left to us to vote on this issue but our leaders, our county judge-executive and magistrates.
    With due respect, are the citizens of Owen County capable to decide by vote whether we want our county wet or dry?

  • Letter to the editor: Independence doesn’t have anything to do with explosions

    Was I the only one offended by the lighted sign on Hwy. 22 for fireworks (that) read ‘It’s Time to Blow Things Up!,’?
    That’s exactly what happened across the river. Someone put an old refrigerator in a field and blew it up - with sparklers of all things. Yes, there were injuries (Channel 12 News, July 7 at 5 p.m.)
    Fireworks are to celebrate the independence of this country - not to see what you can blow up.

    Jeannette Toms
    Owenton

  • Letter to the Editor: Supporting Relay for Life helps neighbors and our community

    A Race to the Finish ... but there will be no finish until there is a cure.  So we must keep pressing on to finish this war on cancer.  
    This community has been great over the years to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
    I hope that you will continue to come out and support this event, May 23, at the Itron Field located beside the Owen County Extension Service Building.  
    The opening ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The luminaria ceremony is at 10 p.m.

  • 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.