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Today's Opinions

  • One giant step ...

    The economy has caused hardship for many people this year. Lots of people are feeling the crunch in the gas tank, the grocery store, and practically everywhere else. But right now the state of Kentucky is working with Adult Education Centers to help those who need the GED to take the test free.
    Director of Owen County Adult Learning Center Veronica Gayle said education will be even more important in the future.

  • Public health fund has lasting impact on lives of Owen citizens

    Everyone knows that eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. We know that smoking puts us at risk for preventable diseases and that quitting helps lessen those risks. These facts are common knowledge today because of the decades of work local health departments and other public health agencies have done to arm us with the information and resources we need to make healthy choices.

  • Letter to the editor: Wilson has earned support of voters

    In the primary election next week, I encourage Owen County voters to support B.D. Wilson for commissioner of agriculture. 
    I have known B.D. for over 30 years and respect him and his work in business and government. 
    As a farmer, former small-business owner, and judge-executive, B.D.’s credentials offer voters a candidate who has the experience and knowledge to do an outstanding job representing the interest of Kentucky agriculture.
    On May 17, please vote for B.D. Wilson for commissioner of agriculture.

    Rob Stafford

  • Letter to the editor: Church family, friends share the love

    Nadine Goldsberry must be a wonderful human being.
    On Mother’s Day, she received five small, handpicked flower arrangements. I assume they were from her church family and friends who wanted to share their appreciation for a life well-lived.
    This kind of quiet testimony is an example of Christ-like humanity that speaks volumes of a much-loved Owen countian.

    Ben Miller
    Gratz

     

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to Owen County from Alabama resident

    The devastating tornados that passed through Alabama April 27 caused so much destruction and left our little town of Arab was without power for days.
    We have received so much help from so many.
    I want to send a special thank you to the Owen Electric Company. Being a native Kentucky girl from Nelson County, I can’t tell how thrilled I was Sunday afternoon to see the caravan of trucks and men from Kentucky roll through our town. I was the one waving and throwing kisses.
    Thank you so much for your help. Words cannot express our gratitude for all you did.

  • County Clerk's Corner: Tax and voting deadlines approach

    It’s no surprise to anyone who has spent time in and around the county clerk’s office that the clerk and staff have been busy. We are preparing for both the Primary Election May 17, 2011, and for the Delinquent Real Estate Tax Bill Sale.
    On May 17, voters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for the state offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, and State Treasurer.

  • Letter to the editor: Is there no better answer than war?

    If some were disappointed in my less than patriotic reaction to the death of bin Laden, I ask you to remember that I am 80 years old. I had just turned 11 when the Japanese had the effrontery to attack the sleeping giant and forced Roosevelt to declare war on the Axis.
    I lived with our news media — at the time, the movies — vilify the Japanese race, put Japanese Americans in internment camps and confiscate their property. Now the Japanese are our best buddies and own most of America.

  • Justice finds bin Laden

    Like most Americans, I hadn’t really given Osama bin Laden much thought in recent years.
    He had become the bogeyman that still lingered in the shadows from years ago.
    He had become an embarrassment that frustrated Americans who wanted to see justice.
    He had became a punch line in the movie “The Hangover.”
    “Thanks a lot, Osama.”
    That sentiment barely changed for me Saturday afternoon when bin Laden popped back up when I was looking through a stack of old newspapers stored in my garage.