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Today's Opinions

  • Owen countians no stranger to harsh winters

    Long before modern instruments were available to make weather predictions, animals and farmers observed their surroundings in order to prepare for a hard winter.
    Squirrels rushing about to store an abundance of acorns was an early sign of a hard winter. The small woolly worms also gave clues about what to expect in the upcoming winter season.
    If the orange band encircling the middle of the worm was narrow, most certainly heavy snow was on the way, and if the woolies were bigger and fatter than usual, bitter cold was in the forecast.

  • Past president questions Chamber decision

    Editor:
    I was surprised to learn that Carrollton Utilities was named as Owen County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year.  
    As a past president of the Chamber and a small business owner myself, I know first hand that there are many businesses within our community that are deserving of such an honor. These are the businesses that donate their money, time and support to Owen County school activities, non-profit groups and other organizations.  

  • Slow down and eat the turkey first

    I’ve debated sharing my opinion about the rush of the Christmas season and skipping Thanksgiving.
    The Christmas lights going up in town last week was the icing on the cake for me.
    It’s a shame that Thanksgiving is nearly forgotten, with early Christmas sales and the rush to save a few dollars
    I’m not that old, but I can remember when the earliest you put a Christmas tree up was three weeks before Christmas and Thanksgiving Day was an entire day spent with family eating and having good, quality time together.

  • Letter to the editor | Operation Christmas Child needs your support

    Editor:
    Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, uses simple gift-filled shoeboxes to let children all over the world know that they are loved and not forgotten.

  • Tombstones in local cemetery often symbols of deceased’s life

    “Held for a moment. Loved for a lifetime.”
    These words, etched into the tiny white tombstone, had been been pulmetted by the elements and passage of time. Yet, they whispered across the years and told the story of a heart-rendering loss.
    A small cast angel lay upon the ground in front of the small marker, its outspread wings somehow giving the impression of a protective covering for its tiny charge.

  • Despite SSNK closure, local services will continue without interruption

    CASEY ELLIS | Owen County Judge-Executive

  • Reliving a cold and rainy 1988 Breeder's Cup

    The Breeder’s Cup gallops into Lexington next weekend for the first time in history. Since it’s about the biggest do in horse racing, our town is putting on its company best. From abundant flowers to stunning street murals, to charming sidewalk cafés and gourmet food trucks, we’re looking good. We’ve even gilded the lily, and made  Keeneland – already one of the prettiest places in America – more lovely and accommodating.  

  • Letters to the editor | Oct. 21, 2015

    Editor:
    Voters who are eligible to vote for third-district vacancy for Owen County Board of Education on Nov. 3, 2015: This letter is to endorse Kae Crenshaw for the vacant seat of District 3 of Owen County Board of Education.