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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor: County should check out hole before injury

    There is an enormous hole in the roadside on the south side of Sawridge Creek Road across from the Monterey Firehouse and the soccer fields and the Artifacts store.

    It’s been there a while. When things get busy, which is not too often but not rare either, people and horses fall into the hole.

    So far, no one has died or been permanently injured by the fall as far as I know (I’m not sure about the horse), but it will happen again if the problem isn’t fixed.

  • Teen’s tragedy leaves legacy

    I was 16 years old when Carl Johnson died on this ribbon of a road that winds between the river and a limestone cliff. He was not much older. We never spoke a word to each other. At least, I have no memory of his voice. But his black eyes looked out on the world through long, angel lashes and all the girls agreed that he was beautiful. If you favored delicate-boned, olive skinned boys, that is, which I didn’t, preferring taller, sturdier types.

  • Celebrate all we have to be thankful for this holiday

    In a few weeks, Owen County families, some of whom have traveled many miles to return home, will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Most dinners will feature “Mr. Turkey,” complemented by potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, and a variety of pies served in the good old-fashioned Owen County way.

  • The thoughts of an old voter

    I will be so glad when this election is over. I am sick and tired of all the political ads — on both sides. I mute them or watch DirecTV now to get away from them. Neither party of any of the races have shown themselves adult enough to be a representative of this state or any other elected position, which doesn’t mean to say I won’t vote. I have voted in every election since I got the privilege at 18. If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    The Civil War tore at the very fiber of America. And though the state of Kentucky initially declared neutral, it soon found itself embroiled in the battle, with loyalties dividing families, friends, and neighbors.

  • Letter to the editor: Owen County Adult Learning Center staff made getting GED a wonderful experience

    I would like to tell you about my experience with the Owen County Adult Learning Center and its staff.

    First, let me start off by saying that I dropped out of high school back in 1995. Needless to say, when I came into the center this past February, I was nowhere near prepared to take the GED test.

    I took the pre-test, had it explained to me where I placed, what actions to take next, and to come back on Tuesday to start classes.

  • Letter to the editor: Neese Chilton is worthy candidate for board

     I am writing to voice my support for Neese Chilton who is running for Owen County School Board for district five. I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Neese and her family personally for five years since she has trusted me to watch her son during the day time (I have known Neese for much longer but the past five years I have gotten close to her and her family).  Neese is from Owen County and lives in the Wheatley area.

  • 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.