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Today's Opinions

  • A moment with "Big Jim" will never be forgotten

    I  met Jim Ware only one time.
    The occasion was an interview with Jim for information about his uncle Bill Livers. Yet my intended short visit stretched to  over an hour as I was captivated by “Big Jim’s” spell bounding talent as a  storyteller. He regaled me with colorful tales of not only his uncle, but of his own life growing up in Owen County.
    Belying his illness, Jim’s booming voice seemed to fill the room and his laughter was contagious as it tumbled from within him in loud delightful guffawing.

  • Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department News

    BY JUDE CANCHOLA

  • Take a little detour for Christmas parade

    A couple of years ago the now-editor of the Frankfort State-Journal, Phil Case, wrote a column about his accidental entry in the Owen County Christmas Parade.
    Mr. Case wrote of traveling home to Franklin County from northern Kentucky via Highway 127. Apparently, in an attempt to circumvent the parade, he accidentally fell in behind Santa Claus riding on one of the Owenton fire trucks.

  • Letter to the editor: Bess will work hard to make Owen County better

    Mark Bess should be your choice for sheriff. I have known Mark and Machelle Bess for many years. He is a Christian and will work very hard for the county to maintain safety for its citizens. He will work on shutting down the rapid drug growth that our children and grandchildren face daily. He is committed to having more police to be seen and available quickly to the southern and southeastern part of the county.

  • Letter to the editor: Former mayor says his record is being distorted

    It appears that my opposition is up to his same old tricks  - half truths, misleading information and even straight-out lies. Let’s start with the money we had in the bank when I left office four years ago. There was $1.3 million in the city coffers. That is a fact that is on record and is documented.
    The city has records and our CPA, at that time, Raisor, Zapp & Woods, have the same records. Currently the city has less than $600,000. I think the citizens of Owenton deserve to know where some $700,000 has been spent in less than four years.

  • Letter to the editor: Quarles’ record makes him the best choice

    This November, Ryan Quarles is seeking re-election as state representative for the 62nd House District. I believe Ryan is the best choice to represent Owen County. He is a life-long farmer, a conservative and the only candidate endorsed by the NRA and Kentucky Right to Life.

  • Letter to the editor: Hammond has served Owen well

    When you are considering who you will vote for to be our sheriff in the upcoming election, I ask you to remember all that Zemer Hammond has done for our county.  I’m sure he has touched many lives in a positive way, as he has ours. 
    I want to thank him for the many times he stood in the cold rain and snow, directing traffic at school for the safety of our children and to help the school bus drivers.  Thank you, Zemer, for your service, protection and loyalty to Owen County.

    Russell and Bonnie Woodyard
     

  • Letter to the editor: Vote and hold our officials accountable

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. Nov. 4 is general election day when Kentuckians will be selecting candidates for Kentucky’s General Assembly, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and many local offices. Members of Owen County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.