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Today's Opinions

  • Guest columnist - Owen County Magistrate Troy Bramblett: Sunday sales decision could boost economy

  • All I’m saying is ... One moment defines a special, loving bond

    I took a picture Saturday that you will never see.
    It was a great picture, maybe one of the best I’ve taken in a long time.
    It was from the Battle of the Bluegrass softball tournament and featured a young girl and her coach.
    In the middle of an at-bat, the coach wrapped her arms around the girl and helped her with her batting stance. With great patience, she showed the girl how to hold her arms in the correct position and reminded her to keep her shoulders up.

  • 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.