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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Lack of women in legislature a symptom, not a sickness

    the advocate
    messenger
    The Kentucky House of Representatives will look very different next year, as new Republican leaders take over and chart a new course for the lower chamber, which had previously been under the control of Democrats for close to a century.
    It’s a promising time for Republicans and their priorities. Based on the initial rhetoric of the incoming leaders, there’s also hope for a less divisive, more inclusive House that is willing to consider ideas from all sides.

  • New high-rise hotels remake Northern Kentucky riverfront

    By Chris Mayhew
    Ketnucky Enquirer
    NEWPORT – Posh new hotels are remaking Campbell County’s riverfront skyline.
    The new six-story Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton with 122 rooms opened Dec. 2 at 222 York St., Newport. Amenities include Northern Kentucky’s only hotel electric car chargers and an indoor saltwater pool.

  • Kentucky Department of Revenue warns of tax scams and recent schemes

    Kentucky Press News Service
    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department of Revenue said in a news release that it wants all Kentuckians to be aware of possible schemes that are designed to steal identities and important personal information. As tax season approaches, the department, along with the Internal Revenue Service, and tax industry representatives, reminds taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud.

  • Poverty still darkens lives of Kentucky kids, carries stigma

    by deborah yetter
    The Courier-Journal
    Struggling to provide for themselves and their growing family, George and Katrina Ellis found themselves on the brink of homelessness several years ago when they lost their rental home and couldn’t find another they could afford.
    “We never in a million years thought it would happen to us,” Katrina Ellis said.