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Today's Opinions

  • Georgia: On her mind

    Every year about this time, I come down with a case of March Madness. You see, I absolutely love the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. If my Wildcats get knocked out of the running early for the championship, the salt goes out of living. If they do well in tournament play, euphoria lifts my flat feet until I fancy I could dance on rooftops.

  • Annual session begins to wind down

    As we enter the closing weeks of the 2010 Regular Session, the Senate passed legislation that will improve job opportunities for career and technical students, regulate methadone treatment centers, and crack down on meth traffickers. We also continued our work on the state budget, and I continued my work on more transparency in campaign finance reporting.

    The Senate passed House Bill 288, another piece of campaign finance reform legislation that I was able to improve through my role as chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

  • Letter to the Editor: Manor seeks help with Easter celebration

    On Saturday, the Owenton Manor Rehab and Nursing will be hosting an annual community Easter bash. We hope to have several thousand eggs to hide and lots of prizes. We would like to invite you to take part in the event. We are in need of candy and items to put into the eggs. If you or your business would like to be a part of this event, please contact Teresa Perry at Owenton Manor. We will be announcing all sponsors throughout the day and they will be listed on the calendar of events.

  • What does an education cost?

    Recently my mother got an invitation from Lincoln Institute to attend her high school reunion. It was the secondary school in Shelbyville area where black people sent their children “back in the day” because there was no high school available to them in the county.

    I mention this for a couple of reasons.

  • Help make Owen County a bit cleaner next week

    March 21 through 27, 2010, marks the 12th anniversary of Commonwealth Cleanup Week. Commonwealth Cleanup Week is an annual week-long event implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC), and it also kicks off the Great American Cleanup, spanning from March-May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the Commonwealth.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    This week, an old friend who lives on the other side of the continent dropped back into my life. We were classmates and sorority sisters during our college days at Transylvania, but we haven’t seen each other in over 40 years.

    Reunions are as sweet as ripe fall pears when you’ve reached our stage of life. We’ve talked non-stop about the old days, the new days, and many of the ones in between.

    But we haven’t talked about the elegant, wide brimmed felt hat I wore to the Freshman Tea. Because I can’t, even now, do so without blushing.

  • Census may mean millions for Owen Co. students

    To the people residing in Owen County:

    The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count everyone residing in the United States. It is important to count all residents - both citizens and non-citizens.

    The purpose of the census is multi-faceted, but key to the census collection is that it helps define who we are as a nation; it affects our political representation; and most important to the school system is that it directs the allocation of billions of dollars in governmental funding.

  • Make sure to get involved in primary

    In the coming days and weeks, the pages of the News-Herald will be filled with election stories, campaign advertisements and letters from you, voicing your concerns on the upcoming May primary election.

    There is no doubt that election time is an exciting time for everyone involved, even the average citizen.