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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Ellis announces candidacy for judge-executive

    Local government has more impact on our daily lives than any state or federal government. We look to local government for police and fire protection, ambulance service, schools, water and sanitary services, road repairs, parks and recreation programs and much more.

  • Other Voices: What to do when the holidays are not happy

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching.  For some, this time of year is not met with happy anticipation. Some families are faced with the realization that a loved one is no longer present to enjoy the celebrations. Grief does not go away just because the holidays arrive and, in fact, the feelings may intensify.
    Here are some ideas to make this holiday special:
    Share a story – spend time talking about your loved one. Recall the ways they used to celebrate the holidays.  

  • Letter to the editor: Shoe boxes bring Christmas love to needy children

    Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let children all over the world know that they are loved and not forgotten.
    Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, collecting just 23,000 shoe boxes. To date, we’ve collected over 100 million shoe boxes that have been delivered to needy children in more than 130 countries. That represents less than 5 percent of the children currently in the world, which is where you come in.

  • Letter to the editor: Addict wants to give back to community

    I moved to Owen County in 1995 at the age of 14. I played football, ran track, dabbled in basketball, and was the first male cheerleader for Owen County High School. I consider Owen County to be my hometown, although I haven’t lived here my whole life.

  • Lettter to the editor: Senior center continues to touch lives in new location

    I’ve really appreciated the activities and meals at the senior center service. I lost my job over a year ago, I was depressed and lonely. At the center, I’ve met new friends, my husband and I have enjoyed several day trips with them.
    I know a lot of seniors would come if they had transportation. Churches out in the county should consider bringing a van load to the center once a week.
    Thursday is our birthday/Halloween bash with pizza provided by Snappy Tomato. After lunch, we’ll play Bunco, which was a new game to all of us.

  • Letter to the editor: Camp organizers appreciate Hammond’s support

    The 18th Annual Owen/Carroll/Gallatin Counties Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch was held Saturday, Oct. 12 with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale, hosting the event, was a huge success.

  • Letter to the editor: Warriors to help fight addiction with young evangelist

    Calling all prayer warriors to the former Saveway parking lot on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.
    THRIVE is a youth group led by 17-year-old Logan Armstrong from Richmond, who have been called to Owen County to pray for God’s deliverance from the disease of addiction for our community and especially our youth.
     If you are a prayer warrior and believe that God can still work miracles, we invite you to stand with us on the promises of Matthew 7:7; 18:20 and join us on our knees to pray for Owen County.

  • Lessons in leadership: Being a leader is about dedication to a cause

    The Owen County Community Leadership Program organized by the Owen County Extension Council, had its fourth meeting last week.