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Letters

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor: Support of revival and ministry appreciated

    On behalf of the volunteer ministry team which was formed a few months ago to plan and implement the Dayspring/Revival at the Owen County High School Auditorium, please let me say thank you to everyone who participated and give God the praise and glory for the great outpouring of his spirit.

  • Letter to the editor: Ellis announces candidacy for judge-executive

    Local government has more impact on our daily lives than any state or federal government. We look to local government for police and fire protection, ambulance service, schools, water and sanitary services, road repairs, parks and recreation programs and much more.

  • Letter to the editor: Addict wants to give back to community

    I moved to Owen County in 1995 at the age of 14. I played football, ran track, dabbled in basketball, and was the first male cheerleader for Owen County High School. I consider Owen County to be my hometown, although I haven’t lived here my whole life.

  • Lettter to the editor: Senior center continues to touch lives in new location

    I’ve really appreciated the activities and meals at the senior center service. I lost my job over a year ago, I was depressed and lonely. At the center, I’ve met new friends, my husband and I have enjoyed several day trips with them.
    I know a lot of seniors would come if they had transportation. Churches out in the county should consider bringing a van load to the center once a week.
    Thursday is our birthday/Halloween bash with pizza provided by Snappy Tomato. After lunch, we’ll play Bunco, which was a new game to all of us.

  • Letter to the editor: Camp organizers appreciate Hammond’s support

    The 18th Annual Owen/Carroll/Gallatin Counties Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch was held Saturday, Oct. 12 with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale, hosting the event, was a huge success.

  • Letter to the editor: Former Owen pastor to speak

    Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer and composer is known around the world as “The Master’s Storyteller.”
    An Owen County and area Dayspring-Revival with Wesley Putnam is planned for Nov. 3-6, 2013 at Owen County High School Auditorium beginning each evening at 7 p.m..
    Wesley is in his 32nd year as a full-time evangelist based in Bedford, Texas. Wesley and family lived and pastored in Owen County 1974-1978.

  • Letter to the editor: REACH touches the public at Sweet Owen Day

    We will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Café on Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.
    Scott Foster will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote substance abuse recovery. We invite anyone interested in learning more about the disease of addiction and how we can fight it to participate in this meeting. We are also working on an informational DVD and will be doing video and audio recording of this meeting.

  • Letters to the editor: Champions for a Drug Free Owen County making plans

    The Champions for a Drug Free Owen County recently met at the Wild Goose. We had 15 attendees and came up with some great ideas.
    I’m happy to report that as a result of our first meeting we had three people seek treatment and $100 was sent to Grace Happens as a donation toward the recovery of a 31 year old female from Owen County who is fighting addiction. Yay God.

    Sweet Owen Day
    We will be setting up an informational booth with REACH for Sweet Owen Day Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.