Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Don’t judge all by the words of some

    Ms. Mason, it sounds to me as though you have judged all Christians. Maybe you talked to or heard five or 10 saying something. I believe there are thousands of Christians that don’t say such things.

    I am a sinner saved by Grace. I’m not a model Christian or a Bible scholar, but Jesus said, “Judge not that ye be not judged” Matthew 7:1-2.

    Did you open the door. We are to separate ourselves from such.

  • Letter to the editor: Election should rebuff corporate greed

    I hope that four to five years from now, we’re on our way to a strong recovery, based on the fact that a record number of voters embraced their rights and made an informed decision at the voting booth in 2010.  

    There couldn’t be a more important election than this one.

    The corporate power behind many of the candidates is not out of generosity, but out of greed and the need for control. 

  • Letter to the editor: Bramblett deserves support in fourth district

    To the voters in district four:

    Troy Bramblett is running against Ray Smith for Owen County fourth-district magistrate in the Nov. 2 General Election. 

    Our district includes the areas of Wheatley, Monterey, Gratz, Pleasant Home and Perry Park.  There is a crucial need to have new blood to represent our district.

    On Thursday night, Oct. 14, a district-four forum was held at the Monterey Fire House for the purpose of meeting and asking questions to the incumbent Ray Smith and Troy Bramblett.   

  • Letter to the editor: Geoff Davis treats his constituents fairly

    John Waltz in campaign literature claims that Congressman Geoff Davis “refused to help him get treatment he needed from the VA.” When an experimental anthrax vaccine caused Waltz health problems.

    There is no record to tell us what Congressman Geoff Davis did, or did not do for Waltz, just the claim to by Waltz, who is running for congress against Geoff Davis.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

     She claimed she was not a historian but a memoirist; yet the words of Georgia Green Stamper, guest speaker at the Owen County Historical Society meeting Thursday, skillfully took on the cadence of the color, life, and movement of Owen County history.

  • Guest Editorial: Animals deserve compassion too

    I have noticed in the News-Herald that many animals in several counties in Kentucky are being mistreated. Many dogs and puppies are being abandoned in our area. The Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. — (502) 514-1439 — has several dogs for adoption. They do a wonderful job taking care of homeless dogs, but financial help is needed. Please help “Man’s Best Friend.”

    The following by an unknown author was found on the Internet:

    A Dog’s Plea

  • Reaching for the stars and ending in a puddle

    Annelise wants to be a spaceman, she told me, so that she and I can fly to the moon.

    “What will we do when we get there?” I asked, not telling her that the astronauts had found the moon to be a cold, dark place.  I sank deeper into my easy chair, though, in case she had any ill-timed illusions of leaving the earth’s atmosphere that afternoon. My bones have been achy lately, and I wasn’t sure I was up to spur of the moment space travel.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    At the beginning of time — so the stories went — my people decided to leave the faraway land of Virginia, and made a great pilgrimage across the mountains, and through the gap, seeking our “Promised Land.” It was the singular most extraordinary event in our history. Our people became legends, our stories myths, our places hallowed.

    With these words, columnist and Kentucky author Georgia Green Stamper, who will be the special guest of the historical society Thursday evening, describes her forefathers’ journey from Virginia to Owen County, Kentucky.