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Letters

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor: Grandmother appreciates Storytime

    My 3-year old grandson Max  is one of the lucky children who benefits from the story hour that the (Owen County Public) library and Susan Hampton provides at the Raisin Factory Daycare.
    I want you to know, and I’m sure I speak for other parents and grandparents, that I appreciate this service that the library provides. Max says that he is “Miss Susan” while pretending to read to his 2-year-old cousin and his brother. I’ve also heard other parents tell me that their children play “Miss Susan” at home as well.

  • Letter to the editor: Second-hand smoke is still a problem

    Some people claim that smoke-free laws are government’s infringement on private-property rights. Business owners may privately own their business, but by inviting the public in, they are required by the government to ensure safe food and clean water. Similarly, government has the responsibility to regulate the indoor air we breathe, free of secondhand smoke pollution.

  • Letter to the editor: State senator seeks ideas from residents

    Under the new redistricting plan, Owen County is now part of the seventh senatorial district that also includes Franklin, Anderson, Woodford and Gallatin counties.
    I look forward to serving as your senator and, to better do that, it is important that I hear from you about the community’s needs. Your ideas and advice will be important in guiding my work in Frankfort.
    Throughout my tenure in the Kentucky General Assembly, I have had a strong record of working for significant progress in such areas as roads, education, economic development and infrastructure.