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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Could you rig an election in Kentucky? Experts say it would be difficult

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    Donald Trump’s rhetoric about election rigging and voter fraud might not sound so far-fetched to residents of Clay County, Ky.
    In 2010, a handful of locals including a former circuit judge were convicted in a scheme that included vote-buying and changing votes at polling machines, fraud that the FBI said impacted the outcome of local elections.

  • We don’t need to shuffle public money into private pockets to improve education

     insider louisville 

    The GOP-dominated Kentucky General Assembly is poised to transform the state’s public education system into a lucrative private investment opportunity with several new bills.

    House Bill 103, sponsored by Republicans Phil Moffett and Wesley Morgan, would allow private entities to skim state revenues from so-called “public charter schools” for their own profit.

  • Letter to the Editor | Council urged to modify alcohol ordinance

    Editor: 

    I am writing to urge the Owenton City Council to adopt the proposed ordinance that would modify the size of restaurants eligible for an alcohol sales license and allow sales on Sunday for restaurants that wish to do so.  

  • Leftovers provide meals in a hurry

    by Judy Hetterman, Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science 

    Leftovers save both time and money by providing already made meals in a hurry and helping to stretch our hard-earned dollar. But leftovers must be handled safely to prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to make the most out of your leftovers and prevent foodborne illness.

  • Republicans make good on campaign promises

    The first week of the 2017 legislative session was one for the record books. In just five days, the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives went to work hearing bills in committee and bringing votes to the House floor. Working alongside the Republican-led Senate, state lawmakers passed transformative legislation, and that will move the Commonwealth of Kentucky forward for future generations.

  • Letter to the Editor | Thank a school board member this month

    Editor:
    Our community is blessed. We have a successful public school system with incredible students in grades K-12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.
    A vital component of the progress of our district — and thus our community — is the leadership provided by the members who make up the Owen County Board of Education.