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Today's Opinions

  • Heroin bill would have addressed state’s epidemic

    Sometimes doing nothing is the worst plan of all.  When it comes to the scourge of heroin in our community, the Kentucky House of Representatives chose to do nothing this past session to combat the deadliest drug epidemic to hit the district in years.  
    With several overdoses in the past few weeks in both Owen and Scott counties, I am disgusted with how House Leadership left Senate Bill 5, the Heroin Bill, out to dry in the final moments of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Session.

  • Letter to the editor: Turn to faith in troubled times

    I was unable to attend the county meeting on July 22 as I was in Washington, D.C. to meet with our representatives on behalf of Christians United For Israel. We need to pray for the peace in the Middle East. Especially pray for the peace of Jerusalem. It is the word.
    I would have asked to speak at the meeting, but I will write my words from I Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because the Devil, as a roaring lion, walk about, seeking whom he may devour.” I pray he may not.
    I hope to see everyone out on Aug. 12.

  • Letter to the editor: Fiscal court’s decision may have far-reaching impact

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will soon decide whether or not to adopt an ordinance permitting Elk Creek Winery to sell alcohol on Sundays.
    It is my understanding that this decision is the responsibility of the four Owen County magistrates with a vote cast by the judge-executive in case of a tie.

  • Guest columnist - Owen County Magistrate Troy Bramblett: Sunday sales decision could boost economy

  • All I’m saying is ... One moment defines a special, loving bond

    I took a picture Saturday that you will never see.
    It was a great picture, maybe one of the best I’ve taken in a long time.
    It was from the Battle of the Bluegrass softball tournament and featured a young girl and her coach.
    In the middle of an at-bat, the coach wrapped her arms around the girl and helped her with her batting stance. With great patience, she showed the girl how to hold her arms in the correct position and reminded her to keep her shoulders up.

  • Letter to the editor: WMU appreciates support of fair board

    The Owen County W.M.U. Association would like to thank the Owen County Fair Board and the Owen County 4-H  for allowing our churches to use the new concession facilities to serve breakfast to the fair workers.
    The new accommodations made our work so easy and I know the workers appreciated their meal being served on the nice tables.  The new building is truly a valuable asset to our county!
    With Appreciation,

    Judy Williams
    Secretary O.C.W.M.U.

  • Letter to the editor: Sunday alcohol sales won’t benefit public

    It has come to my attention that once again a new law has been passed to take away our right as citizens to vote on a very important issue - that being alcohol sales in our county.
    Several years ago, we voted as a county to keep our county dry. A new law has been passed saying it’s no longer left to us to vote on this issue but our leaders, our county judge-executive and magistrates.
    With due respect, are the citizens of Owen County capable to decide by vote whether we want our county wet or dry?

  • All I’m saying ... Fan Fair organizers in the winners’ circle

    Despite the fact there was no Fan Fair this year and it faces an uncertain future, the project was far from a failure.
    Everyone knew going in that luring people off U.S. 127 to stop in Owen County on their way to the Kentucky Speedway for the big NASCAR race would be difficult. The highway isn’t the main artery to the Speedway. Most of the traffic coming through Owenton would be people from Lexington and other areas of Kentucky who might not consider stopping for a break so close to the Speedway.