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Today's Opinions

  • Stafford sacrificed for her children

    My brothers and I would like to nominate our beautiful Mama for the 2016 Mother of the Year award.

    She was born and raised in Owenton and has since spent her entire life being a contributing citizen of this beautiful county. Mom met Dad when he came to Owenton to be a 4-H agent back in the 1970s. As she does with so many, she quickly stole his heart. They married on a beautiful Kentucky fall day in October 1976. Over the next eight years, she had me (Kristin) and my two brothers, (Mike and Matt).

  • Ellis reflects on past year, looks ahead in state of the county

    Editor’s note: Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis gave his second state of the county address July 14 at the Owen County Chamber of commerce breakfast meeting. The following is a transcription from a recording of the address.

  • Don’t miss 2016 4-H Fair & Horse Show

    Editor:

    It’s that time of year, the Owen County Fair will be held July 16-23.

    The fair will begin Saturday with baby pageants beginning at 10 a.m., with Miss Teen, Miss Pre-teen starting at 3 p.m. and Miss Owen at 6 p.m., also the Horse show at 7 p.m.

    On Sunday, the Fair Board will be showing their appreciation to all Veterans of Owen County with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office honoring our Veterans.

  • Locals recall relief from heat in swimming holes

    “Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! In the long, lazy days

    When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways,

    How plesant was the jurney down the old dusty lane,

    Whare the tracks of our bare feet was all printed so plane

    You could tell by the dent of the heel and the sole

    They was lots o’ fun on hands at the old swimmin’-hole.” - James Whitcomb Riley

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • Community groups, school supplies wanted for back-to-school event

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  • Judge Satterwhite Golf Shamble a success after initial postponement

    Editor:

    On Saturday, May 28, the 17th annual Judge Satterwhite Golf Shamble was held at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. All proceeds went to benefit Trust For Life’s Satterwhite Recipient Assistance Fund. The Fund was established in 2001 to financially assist Kentucky organ transplant recipients with expenses that they cannot afford or are not covered by insurance.

  • Road closure will only affect one city block of Owenton

    BY CASEY ELLIS
    Owen County Judge-Executive

    As we look forward to nicer weather, school being out for the summer and summer activities, I wanted to inform the citizens of Owen County about the road closure scheduled for June 1-30.

    There seems to be some confusion around this subject. The reality is one city block will be closed. That block is from the traffic light at East Adair to the Seminary Street traffic light (and just to the edge of the People’s Bank drive through).