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Today's Opinions

  • Barkley would serve community well on board

    You may have heard of Tona Barkley because she and her husband, John Harrod, are local musicians who perform throughout the region. Another reason you may know her is because she is on the ballot to serve as a director of Owen Electric Cooperative.

    We have known Tona for over 30 years. She is an intelligent, hardworking and honest person. She retired from KET in Lexington and has the time, energy and interest to serve the members of our electric co-op and help Owen Electric as it moves into the future.

  • Ann Bond has earned place on board

    I am writing this letter in support of Ann Bond to the Owen Electric Board of Directors.

    I have known Ann all of my life. She is a life-long resident of Owen County. Ann is just an all around good person and has served Owen County well over the years. She welcomes your questions and concerns regarding Owen Electric.

    I am asking members in her district to come out and support her on June 25 at the annual meeting. It is held at Grant County High School in Dry Ridge. The voting is held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and you are allowed one vote per household.

  • Letter to the Editor: Barkley is best candidate for co-op board

    One of the lessons we all should have been learning through the last couple years is that large corporate enterprises can run extremely askew from the public interest. We have even seen them operate against their own best interests as their executives helped themselves to personal financial rewards while steering their companies into devastating circumstances.

  • Letter to the Editor: Community support of Relay For Life is always appreciated

    I would like to take an opportunity to thank everyone who participated in Relay 2010 for all their hard work. Relay has grown to something that is bigger than a steering committee, bigger than team captains, bigger than participants – it has become a community in and of itself. As a community, we have raised over $71,000, in spite of other events and some weather challenges. What a huge accomplishment for a community our size.

  • Letter to the Editor: Bond seeks to continue to serve on co-op board

    My name is Ann Bond and I have served on the Owen Electric Cooperative Board of Directors for eight years. In that time, our cooperative has increased our renewable energy to 8 percent, more than any other utility in Kentucky. I have always been available for questions and concerns from our members. During my service, I have worked hard to keep the price of electricity to a minimum for you, our members, and I would like the opportunity to continue serving you.

  • 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.