Today's Opinions

  • Slow down and eat the turkey first

    I’ve debated sharing my opinion about the rush of the Christmas season and skipping Thanksgiving.
    The Christmas lights going up in town last week was the icing on the cake for me.
    It’s a shame that Thanksgiving is nearly forgotten, with early Christmas sales and the rush to save a few dollars
    I’m not that old, but I can remember when the earliest you put a Christmas tree up was three weeks before Christmas and Thanksgiving Day was an entire day spent with family eating and having good, quality time together.

  • Letter to the editor | Operation Christmas Child needs your support

    Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes to let children all over the world know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Georgia On My Mind: 'Swag Money' fires incompetent cyber-assistant

    I fired my personal assistant. I got worried she was a spy for the CIA using my ho-hum life as a front. Bumbling around working for me, a Kentucky grandmother on Medicare, she was respectably dull and invisible, ready to take on any ISIS terrorists who may have penetrated the frozen foods section of my local Kroger.
    If not an undercover agent, however, she certainly was the most incompetent assistant in history. Or maybe the most impertinent.

  • Despite SSNK closure, local services will continue without interruption

    CASEY ELLIS | Owen County Judge-Executive

  • Reliving a cold and rainy 1988 Breeder's Cup

    The Breeder’s Cup gallops into Lexington next weekend for the first time in history. Since it’s about the biggest do in horse racing, our town is putting on its company best. From abundant flowers to stunning street murals, to charming sidewalk cafés and gourmet food trucks, we’re looking good. We’ve even gilded the lily, and made  Keeneland – already one of the prettiest places in America – more lovely and accommodating.  

  • Tombstones in local cemetery often symbols of deceased’s life

    “Held for a moment. Loved for a lifetime.”
    These words, etched into the tiny white tombstone, had been been pulmetted by the elements and passage of time. Yet, they whispered across the years and told the story of a heart-rendering loss.
    A small cast angel lay upon the ground in front of the small marker, its outspread wings somehow giving the impression of a protective covering for its tiny charge.

  • Steamboat captain cemented his place in Owen history

    The aged photograph revealed a steamboat captain whose chiseled features were accentuated by a neatly trimmed beard.
    Gazing at the image one could imagine a slim, energetic figure pacing the deck of a steamboat as he barked orders to his crew and guided his vessel to an Owen County landing in the late 1800s.
    Captain Samuel Sanders was born in 1813, and when not on the Kentucky commanding one of his packet boats, he could be seen roaming the hills on his farm in Monterey.

  • Letters to the editor | Oct. 21, 2015

    Voters who are eligible to vote for third-district vacancy for Owen County Board of Education on Nov. 3, 2015: This letter is to endorse Kae Crenshaw for the vacant seat of District 3 of Owen County Board of Education.