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Today's Opinions

  • Transportation staff saving lives each day

    I am writing to let everyone know how thankful I am for the Owen County transportation services. I am a dialysis patient and have been receiving transportation from Phyllis Webster for almost two years.
    Phyllis is a wonderful person. She is always kind and caring. She devotes many hours of her time making sure others are where they need to be. She goes beyond just driving me to appointments; she always makes sure I make it on and off the van safely. Without the help of Phyllis and Owen County Transportation Services, I would not be able to receive the care I need.

  • Caring Hearts Backpack program becomes Power Packs but needs support

    We would like to give a big thank-you to the community for its support of the Caring Hearts Backpack Program for the 2010-2011 school year.
    The program was a success with approximately 375 students receiving food for the weekends. The program is run entirely on donations and grants, and we are blessed to say that it was fully funded this past year. Without this support from our community, many children would have gone hungry when there was no school breakfast or lunch.

  • Now that it’s over ... Respect the results of wet/dry vote

    As I write this, it’s Election Day. According to Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid, it looks like a lot of people are coming out to vote on this topic.
    The fight over the wet/dry issue wasn’t particularly bloody thank goodness.
    When I was the editor of the Times-Tribune in Corbin, the local-option issue came to a vote and it made for some strange bedfellows.

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: Let's look at the wet argument

    Over the past several weeks, I have been reading the “Letters to the Editor” over the wet/dry issue.
    I, for one, am against the issue of Owen County becoming wet but I do believe that everyone should have the right to give their own opinion about the topic. However, if people are going to give their opinion about it, they should make sure that their facts are correct.

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: Cost of alcohol is too high

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: We are better off without bars

    On April 10, 1984, I lost my father to the actions of a drunken driver.
    My father and mother had just eaten lunch. Daddy gave her a quick kiss and went outside to finish mowing the grass. He never came back in.
    At that same time, two young men had been out on the river drinking beer with some friends. On their way home, they saw Daddy and decided to scare the “old man.” Daddy was 72, in perfect health and enjoying retirement after working 41 years for the Alabama Power Company.

  • Letter on wet/dry issue: Greed is at heart of wet drive

    I have personally been affected by alcohol in my life. Those who say that alcohol isn’t harmful are not facing reality. Anything that hinders your mind from thinking clearly and makes you do things that you wouldn’t ordinarily do sober is harmful.
    Who will benefit from Owen County going wet? A few greedy people who think that they can prosper from contributing to the delinquency of a county.
    We already have a terrible drug problem in Owen County. We don’t need alcohol sales too.

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: What’s best for Owen County?

    If you have ever had a close friend or family member who suffered from alcoholism, you will definitely know you should vote “no” on July 26. We are encouraged in God’s word to not do anything to cause anyone else to stumble. (Romans 4:21) While we all fall short of that at times, why intentionally do something we know can be so destructive for our county? “Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1.