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Today's Opinions

  • All I am saying is: Good news and some pandering in laws

    In this week’s News-Herald, you can read a story outlining some of the new laws that will soon go into effect in Kentucky on June 25.
    From my days covering the General Assembly, I learned that some laws are simply passed to appease a certain group or to make a political statement.
    This year, the General Assembly enacted several new laws that will truly help the people of the commonwealth.
    Here are some of my thoughts on some of the new laws:

  • All I am saying is ... Watch what you say and you can stay free

    Are people outraged the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people stunned the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people even somewhat surprised the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

  • Letter to the Editor: More Facebook pages on local schools added

    The Facebook webpage “Owenton - KY Elementary School” has received a lot of  attention from News-Herald readers and I would like to thank the paper and supporters.
    There are two additional pages I have recently created: Owenton -  KY High School” and “Owen County - KY High School.”
    These are works in progress, which will be more interesting when the pages   are visited regularly, people make comments, and share their school   photos online. Many articles and pictures from the News-Herald have been  used.

  • Lettter to the Editor: Corinth firefighters may survey residents

    The Corinth Rural Fire Board and Volunteer Fire Department have received a $100,000 FEMA grant for the purchase of a new 2,000 gallon water transport truck. The new equipment should be in the fleet within the next 45 days.
    In addition, the above groups are working with Grant County Fiscal Court in preparation of a $200,000 grant to construct a new six bay firehouse. The building will have one bay devoted to house an ambulance to serve local area residents.

  • Lawmakers work to help and remember our military men and women

    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    President George Washington

    Memorial Day is upon us, a time when we gather to remember those who have fought and in some cases died for our country, and to celebrate their service and sacrifice that makes the United States a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world.

  • All I am saying is ... Celebrate your mom this Sunday and every day

    Having a mother for most of my life, I think that I’ve garnered some insight into the dynamic between mother and son.
    After my dad passed away, my mom took on two roles but she was best at simply being my mom.
    Being the “baby” of the family with only an older sister to compare to, I think I had a pretty great relationship with my mom. Being the only boy also allowed me a fair amount of latitude because I could always play the “boys will be boys” card.

  • Letter to the editor: Youth and church grateful for chance to learn responsibility

    On behalf of Corinth Community Worship Center, we would like to say thank you for the opportunity to serve Owen County.
    Our youth group picked up 10 miles of trash that stretched from the county line on Hwy. 330 to the bridge by Duncan Hill.
    This was a learning experience for our youth in being responsible and not littering, and they also learned how important it was to work together as a team.
    We take pride in knowing that our roads are clean and that we could be a part of it.

  • Letter to the editor: Oklahoma disaster reminds us all to be prepared

    The recent events in Oklahoma have shown the spirit of the community residents.
    When people lose their home and are hurt or missing, people rush to the scene and send money or supplies to help strangers.  Watching on TV and the Internet, you see how people turn bad into good. The need for the community to be resilient is an ongoing subject throughout disasters. Planning for natural and man-made disasters is on the Internet and TV. You see plans for what items you should have ready in case of disaster and where you should go.