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Today's Opinions

  • Guest columnist Julian Carroll: March was a reminder of our history

    Many lawmakers and myself joined thousands of Kentuckians gathered along Capitol Avenue Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,’s March on Frankfort.  Dr. King led 10,000 others in a march up to the front door of our Capitol on March 5, 1964 in support of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and I was there too.  

  • Letter to the editor: Urge A.G. to enforce state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

     A federal district court judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Kentucky’s Attorney General Jack Conway says he has not yet decided whether to defend Kentucky’s constitution by filing an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the federal district court judge’s ruling.

  • Letter to the editor: Historians seek Canby stories

    Preserving the history of Owen County presents challenges especially when elderly people of Owen County pass away and their stories and remembrances are not shared with others.
    The Owen County Public Library and the Owen County Historical Society are involved in a joint effort to preserve the history of Owen County communities, the early schools and businesses, and the events that contribute to the traditions that provide a rich legacy for the future.
    Currently, we are searching for information and/or pictures of the Canby community.

  • Letter to the editor: Crash victim, family appreciates help

    Greetings from Lexington.
    My husband is the truck driver who had the accident on Cedar Creek Road last week in Kay’s Branch. One of his co-workers who drives the route frequently, picked up a copy of the News-Herald for us today and told us of the article about his accident.

  • Letter to the editor: Commemorate King's march for civil rights

    February, consecrated as Black History Month in the United States by  
    President Ford’s Administration in 1976, is a month we should take the time  
    to remember the bad, recognize the good, and honor the heroic. There are so  
    many untold stories of resilient individuals who overcame the atrocities of  
    enslavement, segregation and the denial of basic human rights, by propelling  
    themselves and others into successes that would have been unimaginable just a  

  • Letters to the Editor: Poe announces candidacy for Owen Co. sheriff

    I, Rick Poe Sr. , hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Owen County Sheriff.  I have been a resident of Owen County my entire life. I am married to Lana K. Poe and together we have a daughter, Michaela who is 14. Lana and I have been married 17 years. I also have a son Ricky Jr., 35.
    I respectfully ask for your vote my fellow Owen countians.

  • Letter to the editor: Visioneers are important to Owen County

    As a 2014 candidate for Owen County Property Valuation Administrator, I would like to thank the Owen County Visioneers for sponsoring the Meet Your Candidates reception on Feb. 13 at the Owen County Extension Building.

  • Letter to the editor: Livers was a great fiddler and better friend

    I, Jim Ware, would like to defend myself against John Harrod or anyone else that read the article about my uncle Bill Livers.
    I was not the one that made a negative statement about his ability to play.
    I thought he was a great fiddler and a greater friend and uncle.
    Any time anyone sees, reads or hears a negative statement or remarks about Bill Livers, go and bet the farm that statement or remark did not come from Jim Ware.
    Jim Ware
    Owenton