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Today's Opinions

  • Real ID creates some real issues

    from The News Enterprise

  • 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.

  • Pile of stones in a Kentucky mobile home park reveals link to legend of ‘Honest Abe’

    BY TOM EBLEN
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    A small, abandoned cemetery in the middle of a mobile home subdivision off Tates Creek Road near the Fayette-Jessamine county line has been found to contain the family graves of the man who gave Abraham Lincoln some of his first jobs.
    Denton Offutt was a well-known horse trainer who left Lexington for New Salem, Ill., where he hired the future president to crew a flatboat and later manage his general store and mill.

  • Students help carry on legacy of forgotten war hero

    Who will pass on the stories of our ancestors? Who will embrace the variegated colors of everyday life and leave a memorably written record of the past?
    The responsibility of sharing someone’s life story belongs to family members, friends and all those who realize the treasure of the past and its impact on the future.
    Many delightful and moving stories of Owen countians are recalled and recorded  in the “Owen County, Kentucky Family History Book,” available from the historical society for $60.

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 19, 2016

    Editor:
    On Nov. 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local 1 percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens, it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 12, 2016

    Owen Electric urging co-op members to vote

  • Donations, volunteers aid historical society

    Editor:  
      I would like to apologize to all veterans, with their families, who did not have a banner of honor at the courthouse on Sweet Owen Day.  ALL who serve and served are deserving of this kind of recognition.  Unfortunately, there are costs associated with the making and the hanging of those banners. The Owen County Historical Society cannot purchase a banner for every veteran.  

  • Audit the federal reserve | Rep. Thomas Massie

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90% of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.