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Today's Opinions

  • Owenton Rotary Club hosts variety of guest speakers

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Each Owenton Rotary Club meeting begins with someone leading the Owenton Rotary Club #3744 in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, reciting the Four Way Test and prayer.
    Our guest speaker for Dec. 5 was Assistant Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, Brandon Porter. Porter discussed the Kentucky Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • March is American Red Cross Month

    March is American Red Cross Month. This is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life’s emergencies. During Red Cross Month, we thank you for your tremendous support.
    March has been recognized as American Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All our American Presidents have designated March as American Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.   

  • As time grows shorter, work escalates

    FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process.
    Education has been and will continue to be at the top of our priority list. In the past week, we have passed several measures out of the Senate dealing with education.

  • Statewide tornado drill will be Tuesday

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation proclaiming March 1-7, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Owen County Emergency Management recognizes March 1, 7, 2017 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • We don’t need to shuffle public money into private pockets to improve education

     insider louisville 

    The GOP-dominated Kentucky General Assembly is poised to transform the state’s public education system into a lucrative private investment opportunity with several new bills.

    House Bill 103, sponsored by Republicans Phil Moffett and Wesley Morgan, would allow private entities to skim state revenues from so-called “public charter schools” for their own profit.

  • Letter to the Editor | Council urged to modify alcohol ordinance

    Editor: 

    I am writing to urge the Owenton City Council to adopt the proposed ordinance that would modify the size of restaurants eligible for an alcohol sales license and allow sales on Sunday for restaurants that wish to do so.  

  • Leftovers provide meals in a hurry

    by Judy Hetterman, Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science 

    Leftovers save both time and money by providing already made meals in a hurry and helping to stretch our hard-earned dollar. But leftovers must be handled safely to prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to make the most out of your leftovers and prevent foodborne illness.

  • Republicans make good on campaign promises

    The first week of the 2017 legislative session was one for the record books. In just five days, the new Republican majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives went to work hearing bills in committee and bringing votes to the House floor. Working alongside the Republican-led Senate, state lawmakers passed transformative legislation, and that will move the Commonwealth of Kentucky forward for future generations.