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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: East Perry comments put street in a bad light

    I understand that it is the media’s job to inform the public of news, crime, and entertainment. After reading last week’s paper about the East Perry “problems,” it struck me and other residents on this street as an offensive and degrading statement.

    The article had nothing constructive for the street and set a even more negative tone for it.

    East Perry is a community full of youth and diversity. What separates East Perry from any other street in this town?

    Nothing.

  • Letters to the editor: Students, staff deserve congratulations for veterans’ program

    I am writing this in regards to the OCHS Veterans Day Luncheon.

    It was a wonderful lunch and the meal was quite good.

    The ceremony for the veterans was beautiful, but what impressed me most was how well-behaved the students were. Owen County should be proud of their young people. They were very respectful and courteous to all the veterans and their families.

    They made me proud to be from Owenton and glad my grandchildren will someday attend that school in the future.

    I thank the staff and students for a wonderful afternoon of honoring our veterans

  • This fall brings unexpected success

    There are three things that are constant for the middle of November:

    The leaves have all fallen off the trees.

    The temperature gets colder.

    The Bengals are eliminated from playoff contention.

    I guess one out of three isn’t bad.

    Who would have thought that at this time of the year it would be 70 degrees and the Bengals would be 7-2 and in first place in the AFC North? 

    Let me digress for just a moment and say that if this last weekend was an example of global warming, then keep it coming.  

  • Letter to the editor: Administration needs to confront Canada on burley tobacco ban

     

    The Canadian government has enacted a law that could endanger the entire burley tobacco industry. U.S. tobacco growers need President Obama and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to ensure that the Canadians honor their trade obligations and that other countries do not follow Canada’s lead in banning American blend cigarettes.

  • Letter to the Editor: Is this a rerun from World War II?

    (I) traveled to Washington, D.C., Nov. 4-5 to encourage our congress to vote no on the health-care bill.

    There are many unhealthy proposals included in the bill including taxpayer-funded abortion and a generous portion to fund a private-sector military “Americorp” controlled by the President.

    Does this sound like a rerun from World War II? Please pray this bill does not pass the Senate.

    Already Medicare and Medicaid are in debt $42 trillion. Does this sound like another great adventure for our government to embark on? I pray not.

  • Guest editorial: Constitutional amendment will protect racing

    For too long, casino gambling has dominated the debate in Frankfort to the detriment of all other issues. Gov. Steve Beshear has advocated very little, if anything, beyond the expansion of gambling. Attorney General opinions throughout the years are divided. The Governor campaigned on “letting the people decide.” As recently as last year, members of House Democratic Leadership promoted a constitutional amendment to expand gambling.

  • Tackling a sense of costume doom

    I once knew a man who got kicked out of his Blue Christmas therapy group because he was a little bit too cheerful. I thought about him last week as I stumbled through yet another Halloween.

    For some, Halloween is all about the supernatural, the scary stuff like “the living dead” and werewolves.

  • Letter to the editor: Library offers bang for the buck

    I read with interest the opinion of Chris LeSuer (News-Herald, Oct. 14) regarding the rise in our tax bill. He seemed concerned that for every $100,000 home an extra $13 a year ($108 total) would be collected to support the library. Mr. LeSuer wanted his fellow Owen countians to be aware of this fact, stating that they could then form their own opinion as to the justification of the tax.