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Today's Opinions

  • The Sisters Act thanks community for supporting Relay for Life team

    Editor:

    “The Sisters Act” Relay For Life team would like to thank you so much for supporting our annual Relay for Life Fish Fry event. It was a great turnout for the weather and a huge success due to the support of our great community.

    Each year we have asked Sisterly Touch, Tricky Ricky, and the Owen County Historical Society to help and they have always stepped up without any hesitation. Not only do they donate their time they donate their hearts to this special event.

  • Letters to the editor | May 11, 2016

    Editor:

    While there are legitimate concerns about expanding and inefficient government, little is heard about the good work performed by government employees. Last week, after the area received 2 inches of rain in a short period, employees of the state highway department cleared Highway 368 of driveway washout and cleaned culverts and drainage ditches. This work was performed efficiently and professionally. During this same week, state and local emergency personnel spent many hours in the recovery efforts of a drowning victim in Indian Creek.

  • Letter to the editor | National Day of Prayer is May 5

    Editor:

    I wish to invite your readers to join us in Frankfort at noon, Wednesday, May 4, at the Capitol front terrace for prayer and again from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at the Owen County Courthouse in the center of town for the National Day of Prayer. Bring a song, a scripture and a prayer and join those who wish to pray for our city, county, state and nation.

    Dr. Joy Arnold-Morse

  • Only in a small town

    You always hear of small town love, support and pride – but what does that really mean?

    Unlike John Mellencamp, I wasn’t born in a small town, but my family’s roots were pretty deep in one. Born and raised in Frankfort, we had the conveniences of more than a choice of either a burger or pizza and a bigger selection than the Dollar Store and Save-Way could provide.

    I guess I really didn’t understand it and fall into the mindset of loving the small-town atmosphere until I made Owen County my home in 2000.

  • Letter to the editor | Dog napping not just in Gallatin Co.

    Editor:

    The News-Herald said there were dogs missing in Gallatin County.

    Well, they are in Owen County too.

    I, Bert Wooten, had a dog taken from me in front of the county barn. A friend named Walker on Highway 22 East had one taken off the chain at his place. This needs to stop. The dogs had name plates on them.

    Bert Wooten

  • Letter to the editor | Deputies should use caution when responding to emergencies

    Editor:

    Owen County deputies need some more training on how to proceed when on an emergency call.

    I was on my motorcycle Sunday with my friend on his right behind me, going north toward Sparta, right past Owen Electric.

  • Tackett busy during first week of Legislative session after special election

    I started my week in Frankfort in the presence of family, friends and my new colleagues in the Kentucky House of Representatives by holding my hand high and swearing an oath to represent the people of Scott, Owen, and Fayette counties to the very best of my ability.

  • Apple’s battle over unlocking iPhone demonstrates fight for personal privacy

    Occasionally politicians slip up and reveal their true intentions. In DC, this is called “committing candor.” While indirectly discussing his administration’s effort in the courts to force Apple to develop a software key to unlock iPhones, President Obama recently admitted this battle is not just about a single terrorist’s iPhone in San Bernardino.