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Today's Opinions

  • 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?

  • All I’m saying ... Fan Fair organizers in the winners’ circle

    Despite the fact there was no Fan Fair this year and it faces an uncertain future, the project was far from a failure.
    Everyone knew going in that luring people off U.S. 127 to stop in Owen County on their way to the Kentucky Speedway for the big NASCAR race would be difficult. The highway isn’t the main artery to the Speedway. Most of the traffic coming through Owenton would be people from Lexington and other areas of Kentucky who might not consider stopping for a break so close to the Speedway.

  • 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

  • Other voices: Holy cow – Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my extended family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    While I hail from Grant County now, my roots are in Owen County. My mother is Eula Smoot and my father was Buster Baker, both Owen County natives. My Granny Baker lived on Blanton Street, across from “the cheese factory” for many, many years.

  • 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