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Today's Opinions

  • Mistakes shouldn’t define a career

    It’s amazing how quickly mistakes can destroy a career.

    In case you haven’t heard, Jim Joyce,  the Major League umpire who called a runner safe when he was obviously out, cost Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Armando Galarraga one of the rarest feats in all professional sports – a perfect game, 27 batters up and 27 batters down.

    With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Joyce, who had a clear view of the play at first base, called the batter, Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians, safe.

  • Letter to the Editor: Barkley and Ratliff running for Owen Electric board

    Two candidates running for the Owen Electric Cooperative’s board of directors envision a local utility open to its members’ ideas and active in providing affordable energy options that also create good, local jobs.

  • Traveling across time and history

    As far as we can tell, Nancy and I aren’t kin, not even a smidgen. However, my cousin’s grandmother (that would be Uncle Ed Hudson’s wife who was a Davis) is her great-aunt. Thus, in the exacting way of computers, her Google quest for roots led her to my Hudson Family tree posted on the Internet.

  • Letter to the Editor: Will rose thief enjoy flowers?

    I planted knockout roses on the graves of my parents, grandparents and late husband last year. I visited their graves at the first of the month to see how they were doing and to trim them up a bit.

    Imagine my surprise when I went to decorate my loved ones’ graves this weekend and found one of them had been dug up, the hole filled and leaves spread over the now vacant spot where it once stood.

    Did you think I wouldn’t notice that I was missing one rose?

    Did you, perhaps think it might grow better in your yard and rescued it.

  • Six years and still lost

    Much has happened over the last six years. My family has grown by two. Kentucky has seen three different basketball coaches, my VCR has been replaced by a DVR and my Internet is now wireless.

    Something else has been happening for a little more than half of the last decade. My wife and I became fans of a little television show called Lost. You may have heard of it. If not, indulge me for a second and let me recap it for you.

  • Letter to the editor: Supporters helped make Sweet Owen Arts in the Park a success

    The Owen County Arts Council would like to thank everyone who came out to support the second annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park. We had a great day with more than 660 people in attendance.

  • Leadership Owen County

    The Leadership Owen County 2010 Team continued our tour of the community May 5.

  • Letter to the editor: Sacrifices of veterans should be remembered

    It’s me again, Margaret A. Murphy.

    Enthusiasm for the New Liberty Archives with a family research center and the vision for tourism is on the increase within the minds of our people of Owen County. Discussion and your thoughts revealed is good.

    Now, let’s consider adding a veterans memorial – a notable and enduring memory of their service for our country at the same location.