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Today's Opinions

  • Only in a small town

    You always hear of small town love, support and pride – but what does that really mean?

    Unlike John Mellencamp, I wasn’t born in a small town, but my family’s roots were pretty deep in one. Born and raised in Frankfort, we had the conveniences of more than a choice of either a burger or pizza and a bigger selection than the Dollar Store and Save-Way could provide.

    I guess I really didn’t understand it and fall into the mindset of loving the small-town atmosphere until I made Owen County my home in 2000.

  • Letter to the editor | Dog napping not just in Gallatin Co.

    Editor:

    The News-Herald said there were dogs missing in Gallatin County.

    Well, they are in Owen County too.

    I, Bert Wooten, had a dog taken from me in front of the county barn. A friend named Walker on Highway 22 East had one taken off the chain at his place. This needs to stop. The dogs had name plates on them.

    Bert Wooten

  • Could you rig an election in Kentucky? Experts say it would be difficult

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    Donald Trump’s rhetoric about election rigging and voter fraud might not sound so far-fetched to residents of Clay County, Ky.
    In 2010, a handful of locals including a former circuit judge were convicted in a scheme that included vote-buying and changing votes at polling machines, fraud that the FBI said impacted the outcome of local elections.

  • Republicans make good on campaign promises

    The first week of the 2017 legislative session was one for the record books. In just five days, the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives went to work hearing bills in committee and bringing votes to the House floor. Working alongside the Republican-led Senate, state lawmakers passed transformative legislation, and that will move the Commonwealth of Kentucky forward for future generations.

  • Letter to the Editor | Thank a school board member this month

    Editor:
    Our community is blessed. We have a successful public school system with incredible students in grades K-12 and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.
    A vital component of the progress of our district — and thus our community — is the leadership provided by the members who make up the Owen County Board of Education.

  • Self-Care Series: Tips for the winter months

    by Judy Hetterman

  • Make the outdoors a priority in the new year

    by Jessi Williams, Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

  • Rabbit Hash General Store on track to open in 2017

    By Sarah Brookbank
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    It has been almost a year since the beloved Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire, but driving through Rabbit Hash today, you’d hardly know it.
    Construction has been going strong on the General Store since the fall, when plans were approved. Now the walls are up and the Coca-Cola sign is painted.
    The Rabbit Hash Historical Society wants to keep the General Store on the National Register of Historic Places.