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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    Rep. Thomas Massie
    R-KY 4th District

  • What’s your 2015 story?

    It’s hard to believe that 365 days have come and gone since families across America huddled around televisions last year to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Now is a perfect time to reflect on everything that has happened this year and how to look forward to the next 366 days. Yes, it’s a leap year.

  • Letters to the Editor | Walker took pride in cleaning position

    Editor:

    “Unfortunately as elected officials we are forced to make tough decisions. This is one of the toughest ...” This statement was made by our Judge/Executive, Casey Ellis, in response to eliminating the cleaning position filled by Regina Walker. If it was such a tough decision why did he not choose to cut his own salary or office budget?

  • Yes, Virginia

    Editor’s Note: The following column, famously known as “Yes, Virgnia,” is the most reprinted newspaper column in any English-language newspaper. 

    DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’

  • Letter to the editor | Dec. 16, 2015

    Editor:

    I would like to invite your readers to embark on a big reading adventure, “The Kentucky 120 United Bible Reading Marathon.”

    We are asking for 120 readers to read from Genesis 1:1 on 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, to Revelation 22 ending at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4.

    All 120 counties will be reading the exact same scriptures at the same time. Our location is the IOOF Lodge on Friday, Saturday and Monday and on Sunday we are asking every church to read Ezekiel and Daniel.

  • Letters to the editor | Dec. 9, 2015

    Local Republican Party vice-chairman endorsing Carson for President

    Editor:

    Thanks to the 58 percent of Owen County Republicans, Democrats and other voters who voted for Matt Bevin. Owen County also chose all Republican candidates for state Constitutional offices and five won statewide. You’ve helped Kentucky immeasurably.

    But now, non-Republicans must decide whether to participate in the Owen County Republican Caucus, to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 5, 2016, at the Lighthouse Church.

  • 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.