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Today's Opinions

  • You can become an angel

    Where do a angels come from?

    I’m not talking about the heavenly host or female detectives from a cheesy ’70s TV show.

    The angels in question are the ones who look out for the less fortunate in our community.

    Angels don’t need the spotlight and don’t seek recognition for their good deeds.

    An angel is content to touch the lives of people in need and ease their pain through simple gestures of caring and concern.

    Are you an angel?

    I, for one, am certainly not but from time to time, I try.

  • Disappointed daughter calls for return of birdfeeder

    This letter comes to you in outrage and the very deepest disappointment.

    My mother, Paula Nye, passed away three years ago. She loved birds and had several birdfeeders strategically placed around her house so she could view them from every window of the room in which she lived out her illness.

  • Think before buying a pet

    Before buying your child or spouse a dog or cat for Christmas, please be aware that you can adopt a dog or cat from a shelter, Friends for Animals or Petsmart. They will also be spayed or neutered, wormed and up-to-date on shots. There are so many strays out there that need a home. Why purchase an animal form a breeder when there are cold, starving animals that will be destroyed or put to sleep if they can’t find a home.

  • Please leave a message

    What is your opinion of the news in Owen County?

    For decades, people have been able to react to stories and issues through the local newspaper’s Letter to the Editor section.

    From my standpoint, getting a letter from a reader is always exciting. It’s kinda like getting a credit-card bill after a long vacation. You’re never sure if you want to open it because it could either be great news or very, very bad news.

    Generally, I treat letters to the editor as an opportunity to learn something.

  • 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.