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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Commemorate King's march for civil rights

    February, consecrated as Black History Month in the United States by  
    President Ford’s Administration in 1976, is a month we should take the time  
    to remember the bad, recognize the good, and honor the heroic. There are so  
    many untold stories of resilient individuals who overcame the atrocities of  
    enslavement, segregation and the denial of basic human rights, by propelling  
    themselves and others into successes that would have been unimaginable just a  

  • Letter to the editor: Crash victim, family appreciates help

    Greetings from Lexington.
    My husband is the truck driver who had the accident on Cedar Creek Road last week in Kay’s Branch. One of his co-workers who drives the route frequently, picked up a copy of the News-Herald for us today and told us of the article about his accident.

  • Letter to the editor: Historians seek Canby stories

    Preserving the history of Owen County presents challenges especially when elderly people of Owen County pass away and their stories and remembrances are not shared with others.
    The Owen County Public Library and the Owen County Historical Society are involved in a joint effort to preserve the history of Owen County communities, the early schools and businesses, and the events that contribute to the traditions that provide a rich legacy for the future.
    Currently, we are searching for information and/or pictures of the Canby community.

  • Letter to the editor: Urge A.G. to enforce state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

     A federal district court judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway says he has not yet decided whether to defend Kentucky’s constitution by filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the federal district court judge’s ruling.

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteers can touch many young lives

    On April 22, 2014, Girl Scouts throughout the eastern half of Kentucky honored their volunteers on Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week.
    Our dedicated leaders give of their time on a weekly basis to plan and lead fun, educational Girl Scout troop meetings and field trips.

  • Letter to the editor: Think and pray about alcohol issue

    Last week, our conscientious son-in-law was late to work for the second time in 20 years. This was because of a wreck on Interstate 24 near Nashville, Tenn.
    It turned out that one lady had a flat tire on that interstate. Her 13-year-old boy was with her. He, being a Boy Scout, got out to change the tire.
    A second lady came speeding past.
    Unfortunately, the second lady was allegedly under thee influence. The influence drove her to run into the 13-year-old scout at the side of the road.
    He died before anyone could save his life at the hospital.

  • Letter to the editor: Support the excellent staff of New Horizons

    On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, I was admitted to the emergency room at New Horizons Hospital.
    What a busy place!
    The ambulances come and go 24/7.
    In spite of how busy they were, I received excellent care.  
    The doctors are outstanding and I especially appreciated Dr. Betty Mitchell and our own Dr. Christy Johnson.  
    My guardian angels were Nancy, Tink, Donna, Amy, Shari, Celia and others.  
    I got to bring Kasey home with me, and that is a blessing.  

  • Letter to the editor: Threlkeld will make excellent judge for Owen

       I am William Ford Threlkeld, the proud father of John Brent Threlkeld. My son is seeking to serve as our next circuit judge in the 15th judicial circuit that includes Carroll, Grant and Owen counties.
    I opened my law practice in 1949 and I retired in 2010. I practiced law in front of many judges you may have known - Ward Yager, Jim Ford, Charles Satterwhite and our current judge Stephen Bates - as well as countless other state and federal judges.