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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letter to the Editor: Campaigns should focus on issues, not belittling others

    I just received my copy of the News Herald, dated May 7 and want to say I am extremely upset with the tactics that are being used by some candidates.  
    Why does one have to spread ugly rumors damaging another candidates reputation?  I’ve been a voter in Owen County since 1992 and have seen this happen in past elections; needless to say I’m sick of it.  Not only does this damage the candidates’ reputation but inquires to check out any frivolous circulating rumors of criminal activity costs taxpayer’s money ... our money.

  • Letter to the Editor: Leslie Knight will be fair on bench

    I have had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Leslie Knight, candidate for circuit judge for Carroll, Grant and Owen County. Needless to say, I found her to be a knowledgable, personable and down to earth candidate.
    It is my opinion that when she serves on the judge’s bench she will be fair and understanding of the cases presented before her.
    Support to elect Leslie Knight as our circuit judge will be appreciated.

    Mrs. Glenn (Darlyn) Waldrop

  • Letter to the Editor: Browning-Wainscott will make strong clerk

    I am Harold “Shorty” Wainscott and I am the proud grandfather (by marriage) of Marlene Browning-Wainscott.  My granddaughter is seeking to serve as our next Owen County Clerk.  My wife (Lois) and I have been married for 63 years. During that time, we owned and operated the grocery in Hesler for over 29 years and have been members of this community for 82 years.

  • Letter to the Editor: Tactics reflect on candidates

  • Letter to the Editor: Owenton police chief endorses Steve Miller

    To the voters in the upcoming Owen County Sheriff’s Primary Election, I would like to take this opportunity to support the Republican candidate Steve Miller. I believe the number one problem facing our community is drugs and the crimes associated with it. Based upon discussions I have had with many Owen countians, I am certain the majority of you feel the same.