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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Kentucky’ doesn’t mean invincible

    The Kentucky Wildcats will lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Why? It is simple. The game will not be played in Rupp Arena.
    The joke goes that Willie Nelson got injured last week when he was playing “on the road again.” The same can be said about Kentucky only it would not be a joke. With my apologies to Willie, the Wildcats now have a new theme song. The lyrics go like this:
    “On the road again. I can’t wait to lose on the road again.”

  • Discover origins of fruits and vegetables

    We often associate certain foods with different countries. Spaghetti is Italian, tacos are Mexican, and what could be more American than apple pie?
    Did you know the very first apples ever eaten grew several thousand years ago in fertile land south of the Black Sea?
    The history and origins of different fruits and vegetables are as interesting and unique as their taste.

  • Winter gardening tips are available

    Upcoming meetings for farmers
    Winter Gardening — at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Owen County Public Library. Investigate ideas on how to extend your landscape season through the winter.
    Profit With Produce — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at at the Capstone Produce Market in Campbellsburg. Morning program will be on vegetable production practices and afternoon program focuses on food safety and marketing.

  • Local government doing a good job in bad weather

    The road crews, city and county officials are doing an excellent job in seeing that the country roads and the city streets are being cleared of snow and ice.
    Keep up the good work as it is deeply appreciated.
    George Kramer
    Owenton
     

  • Blame for shooting is in the hand of the gunman

    I’ve been listening to the radio about this tragic killing in Arizona.
    From what I’m hearing, there was a rush to assign blame.
    First it was Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to blame.
    But wait, the (suspect) did not have any connection with Palin or the Tea Party.
    In fact, to the best of my knowledge, the (alleged) killer was not a fan or supporter of any elected official. Come to think about it, why kill a 9-year-old if it was a political statement of some kind?

  • Local-option elections are complex

    Many people believe that elections only consist of voting and seeing the results of the election on the television or reading them the next day in the paper. In fact, the election process starts months before Election Day.
    Elections are a full-time job with some of the most complex responsibilities expected of an elected official. However, preparing for the election in the County Clerk’s Office is just one of the many responsibilities and duties that we handle.

  • A cancer we can eliminate

    In spite of a significant decrease in cancer of the cervix over the past 60 years, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 12,200 new cases and 4,210 deaths in 2010 of this invasive cancer. Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks fifth nationally in number of new cases of cervical cancer each year.

  • Patient grateful for ambulance service

    This letter is to let the boys at the ambulance service know just how much I appreciated the birthday cake that they made for me. It was a surprise to receive it, and it was very good.
    I want to let you know that I love you guys very much and truly appreciate the service that you are providing for all Owen County residents.
    Thanks again,
    Frances Caldwell