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Today's Opinions

  • Community news vital to paper

    Publisher and journalist Henry Luce once said, “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”
    I’ve found the same to be true about myself, except my world is contained to a rural county in northern Kentucky with a little over 10,000 residents.
    The past three months have been a learning experience for me. There have been a few tears here and there, but luckily I’ve had our readers by my side to help guide and encourage me.

  • Oct. 29, 2014: Letters to the editor

    Not on ballot, but not out of picture
    Editor:

    I am being asked why my name is not on the ballot for Owenton City Council. I was in the hospital Aug. 1-21 and was unable to file for this office.
    I deeply regret not having the opportunity to represent you. It has been a great honor to be on the city council. You have been a wonderful group to represent and I thank you for the help and support you have given me.

  • If Heaven has a front porch ...

    The day I graduated from high school, my grandfather was sick. There was debate as to whether or not my grandparents would be able to attend this momentous occasion in a young person’s life.
    But I knew “BeBoss,” as his grandchildren affectionately called him, and I knew he would be there.
    “I knowed ol’ P.Q. when she didn’t have a louse on her,” he would say of his youngest grandchild.

  • May 6, 2015 letters to the editor

    Relay team appreciates community support

  • No 'mama' is perfect, but each one is a hero

    There’s a scar on my shin that tells a story about me that most people don’t know.
    It’s the story of how one little girl had only one wish for her adult life -- and that was to be just like her hero.
    The scar came about after a trip to my mama’s closet, where I took out a pair of her old high heels. I slipped them on my tiny feet and walked carefully through the house, trying my hardest to be as graceful as mama when she walked through the church doors on Sunday mornings.

  • Letter to the editor: Satterwhite shamble a success

    On April 11 we came together for the 16th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. I have to say, God and Judge Satterwhite gave us the best weather we have ever had in the history of our tournament.
    As always, our day of supporting the Owen County Senior Citizens’ Activity Fund and the Satterwhite Foundation would not be successful without the businesses and individuals who helped support this event, either by sponsoring a hole, donating a door prize or giving of their time to help us in some form.

  • Congressman calls for legalization of industrial hemp

    BY THOMAS MASSIE

  • Letter to the editor: Carroll addresses concerns from 2015 Legislative Session

    Since concluding the 2015 Legislative Session, I have had the opportunity to finish reading e-mails and phone messages from many of your readers. I appreciate everyone who shared his or her concerns with me. Below I have attempted to address some of the concerns and questions as well as respond to possible misunderstandings.
    •    State Employee Compensation: