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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Satterwhite golf shamble needs public support

    We are proud to announce that we have set a date for our 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble. This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, April 6, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. Your participation over these past 11 years has been greatly appreciated. Your efforts have allowed us to raise over $110,000 for our two charitable organizations.

  • I’m just saying ... Legalizing hemp could be a boon to Owen farmers

    Americans are good at a lot of things but one trait that seems to run through most of our history is the ability to turn a bad situation to our advantage through innovation and a willingness to look outside the box.
    The weak economy and the deterioration of the tobacco market has opened the door for Kentucky farmers to once again start raising hemp as a lucrative cash crop.

  • I’m just saying ... No redistricting means Thayer will stay in Owen County for now

    It’s what they call a short session at the General Assembly.
    Since the state’s legislature started holding annual meetings instead of every two years, the odd numbered years have been limited to 30 days instead of 90.
    The state faces a lot of problems and 30 days doesn’t seem like a lot of time to address them in any realistic way.

  • Letter to the editor: Jesus was pro gun

    In recent months we have heard a lot about the right to keep and bear arms. What is our duty as Christian Americans in regard to this important matter?

  • Letter to the editor: Changes made at school to enhance student safety

    We know that everyone has been really concerned about school safety since the Newtown tragedy. Be assured that OCES is continuously thinking about our students’ safety. Owen County Elementary School practices emergency situations throughout the year.
    When our SBDM committee last met, the committee agreed on the modification of a few procedures that stood out as concerns. Below, we have bulleted the changes or modifications that will be implemented as of Feb. 1.
    As of Feb. 1:

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteers were quick to respond

    I would like to say thank you to the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department.
    They came to our house on Sunday, Jan. 13, in the cold, rainy weather. They were  at our house in less than one minute from the time we called 911 and had the  fire under control within minutes.  
    So if you see a fireman make sure you say thank you for all they do. I know I will.
    Again, thanks so much.

    Spanky, Mandi, Kayleigh and Levi Hudnall

  • Letter to the editor: Office looks for ways to better serve

    With the soaring cost of running state and county government offices, there are many cutbacks being made. Across Kentucky, the county clerk’s offices struggle to handle personnel, consumer services and operating costs into their working schedules, it sometimes becomes a decision between hours of service offered and the number of staff. Both state and county governments are searching for a solution to the dilemma.

  • I'm just saying: Just because you can doesn't mean you should

    There is an old saying in journalism that I used to share with the reporters and photographers. I usually applied it to people retouching pictures with Photoshop.
    “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” I would tell them.
    That axiom couldn’t have been more true than a couple of weeks ago when a New York area newspaper published an on-line interactive map of registered gun owners in parts of their coverage area.
    The paper obtained the names and addresses through normal public records requests.