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.


    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

  • Students help carry on legacy of forgotten war hero

    Who will pass on the stories of our ancestors? Who will embrace the variegated colors of everyday life and leave a memorably written record of the past?
    The responsibility of sharing someone’s life story belongs to family members, friends and all those who realize the treasure of the past and its impact on the future.
    Many delightful and moving stories of Owen countians are recalled and recorded  in the “Owen County, Kentucky Family History Book,” available from the historical society for $60.

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 19, 2016

    On Nov. 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local 1 percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens, it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor | Oct. 12, 2016

    Owen Electric urging co-op members to vote

  • Donations, volunteers aid historical society

      I would like to apologize to all veterans, with their families, who did not have a banner of honor at the courthouse on Sweet Owen Day.  ALL who serve and served are deserving of this kind of recognition.  Unfortunately, there are costs associated with the making and the hanging of those banners. The Owen County Historical Society cannot purchase a banner for every veteran.  

  • Voting 'no' says yes to several benefits of being a dry county

    Tuesday, Sept. 20, vote no on the alcohol initiative, because it says yes to the following benefits of being a dry county.
    It saves our city and county law enforcement and an increase in workload and problems that will increase due to greater accessibility to alcohol.
    It saves many business owners an internal battle of feeling forced to sell alcohol to keep up with their competitors.

  • Trump less of a threat to U.S. than Clinton

    The Republican Convention tried to convince you that Donald Trump is a good man, the Democratic Convention that he is a bad man. They are both beside the point. It makes sense to vote for Donald Trump, even if you believe most of what the Democratic Convention said about him is true, because Donald Trump is less of a threat to the United States and the world than Hillary Clinton.