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Today's Opinions

  • Special message for Santa

    Dear Santa:

    Wherever you may be right now, I know that you are really busy at this time. So I will try not to take much of your time.

    I know this time of the year is the time for wishes to come true and miracles to happen. So that’s the reason for this letter.

    I am in desperate need for miracles and wishes to come true.,

  • The Golden Gobble Awards

    It seems like every time you turn on the television there is another awards show. There are the AMAs, the CMAs and the PCAs (not the Politically Correct Awards, but rather the People’s Choice Awards).

    In the spirit of award shows and Thanksgiving, I have come up with what I am calling the Golden Gobble Awards. These awards are for those individuals or groups who have acted like the biggest turkeys in 2008.

    May I have the envelopes please?

  • Only in Owenton

    One of the most striking things I have discovered about Owen County is how much Owen County people love Owen County.

    I would hazard to say that most people love their hometown. But the devotion that people here have about their home seems particularly intense.

    I stopped by Sav-A-Lot on my way home last week. My wife was visiting family in Corbin and I just needed a few things.

    For the record, I hate grocery shopping. I either wanted to grab an 8-pound steak or I shuffle through the aisles for 45 minutes wondering if Captain Crunch can be considered an entree.

  • Veteran moved and impressed by service at high school

    I enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served four years during World War II. After being honorably discharged, I returned home and met my wife, Jackie, who was two-years younger than I and still in school.

    We went to her prom, and it turned out to be the longest prom date in history, as we eloped that very evening. We enjoyed 59 years and 9 months together before Jackie passed away in January last year. Soon after, I moved to Owen County and became a permanent resident in Perry Park Country Club.

  • Garvey family appreciates classmates

    The family of Eric Garvey would like to take this opportunity to let the OCHS Class of 1988 know how appreciative we are for the living memorial in Eric’s, and other fallen classmates, memory.

    We were blessed when we read the paper and saw the pictures from the 20-year high school reunion.

    Eric would have been pleased to have known you had remembered him in such a special way.

    May God bless each and everyone.

    Ron and Diana Garvey and family

  • Volunteers made Veterans Day very special

    I would like to submit the following about our Veterans Day activities Nov. 11.

    There were several people who were responsible for putting it together who deserve recognition. Several students were involved in the activity. Those were Elaina Callahan, Cory Warren, Heather Patton, Danielle Hoop, Emma Englemann, Caleb Ashcraft, Alexa Howard, Ty Goodridge, Daniel Dauwe, Christina Johnson, Sarah Paige Tuttle and Lindsay Slayback. A special thanks also goes to Chuck D

  • The people will be watching

    Over the past couple of weeks, we have been talking to new and returning local officials following the general election earlier this month.

    Plenty of promises have been made and lots of goals and ambitions established in hopes of winning support from the public.

    In the next few months, we will monitor the progress of these issues and many others topics.

    The News-Herald will support and encourage their agendas for the betterment of the community while still working as watchdogs for the effective use of taxpayers’ money.

  • Soccer players deserve recognition

    I would like to take a moment and say ‘great job’ to all primary students who played soccer this fall.

    My son played for the first time as a first-grader and loved it. Every time they won a game, he felt so good about himself.

    They won all seven of their games. All of these kids deserve more recognition. There were no tournaments, no articles, no pictures, nothing.

    There is always something about middle school or high school sports.

    My point is even though this is park and rec. sports, these kids don’t try any less.