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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor | More reason to vote for Carson

    On Saturday, March 5, Owen County Republicans will vote at the only location of the Owen County Republican Caucus, the Lighthouse Church, 5405 Hwy. 127 N., Owenton, between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for the Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States.

    At this point, there are five candidates: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Donald Trump.

  • Recent Senate legislation would provide additional death benefits for first responders

    FRANKFORT – Now that we are in the second half of the session, we will see some of the legislature’s biggest issues – like the state’s biennial budget – brought to the forefront. For us, this means late nights and hard decisions as we work to reach a consensus on the most fiscally-responsible way to keep our state moving forward.

  • Seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marks halfway point

    The seventh week of the 2016 General Assembly marked the halfway point of the 60-day session and saw the passage of a contested education measure that would change the evaluation method of the Kentucky Academic Standards.

    Critics have characterized the current standards as bureaucratic burdens that have kept teachers from teaching. Furthermore, the standards were misaligned with student assessments.

  • Senate week in review: Celebrity sighting at the state Capitol

    A celebrity sighting in the state Capitol as an award-winning Hollywood actress shared her passion for early childhood education was a highlight of the sixth week of the 2016 General Assembly.

  • Davis will serve as N-H student correspondent

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Hello, everyone. My name is Makenzie Davis and I am a senior at Owen County High School. I’m excited to join the News-Herald team as the High School Correspondent for the remainder of the school year.

    Check for my articles and pictures every week to see what’s going on in the high school through the eyes of a student: in-school events or activity highlights, organizations and club featurettes, and spotlights on succeeding students.

  • Senate week in review: New bill targets habitual drunken drivers

    The major task of the General Assembly this session is to pass a $20 billion financial plan to carry Kentucky through the next two years. On Tuesday, the governor will present his budget recommendations through a joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate.

    While state senators wait to receive the general and transportation budget bills, they have used the first three weeks of the 2016 General Assembly to pass a series of other bills. This allows for discussion on those bills before the budget debate overshadows the remaining weeks of the session.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint committed to Owen’s healthcare

    For this first quarterly article of 2016, I wish to update you on the current situation with our local hospital, clinic, EMS service and the availability of quality healthcare in Owen County.

  • What makes being a fireman so great?

    The great radio talk host, Paul Harvey, once did a segment on firefighters. In his deep, monotone voice, he said that no one could really understand the mentality of a firefighter, not even a fireman.

    When most people are running out of the burning building, firefighters run in. Wives hate the hours and children love the noise and lights. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, yet it’s the job that has the most early clock ins prior to the beginning of a shift.