Today's Opinions

  • Historical Society News: Flood of '37 a favorite topic for holiday party chat

    Dressed in her finest Christmas attire, she patiently awaited the arrival of her guests; and as they entered her decorated doorway, her rooms echoed with laughter and camaraderie.

  • Letter to the editor: Unite in prayer and meditation for World Peace Day

    World Peace Day is a global event celebrated at noon Greenwich Mean Time or 7 a.m. EST on the last day of each year.

    At this time, people the world over gather together for an hour of prayer and meditation for world peace.

    Stop for a moment and think how profound this really is. People the world over set aside personal issues and step into the moment, coming together to be of one mind, of one place, of one time, aware that as they combine their thoughts and energies, they create opportunities for positive changes to manifest in the world.

  • Letter to the editor: Help make a girl’s prom dream come true through Cinderella Closet

    It may be hard to think past Christmas, but before we know it prom season will be here. 

    Some students think about it the whole school year, planning what they will wear, who might ask them to go, and looking forward to that rite of passage. 

    Others dread thinking about prom because they know that a fancy dress or tux is a luxury that their family cannot afford. 

  • Letter to the editor: Woman wants to share dream of new care facility

    In college, I was asked to write an essay about what I would do if I won the lottery and the paper turned out to be more of a business idea that is still my dream today.

    My long-term vision is for Owen County to have a daycare center adjoining an assisted living facility where the children and the elderly of our community will have access to the best-possible care.

    My short-term  goal is to partner with caregivers who currently provide childcare services in their homes to establish a state of the art daycare cooperative.

  • Are we at the end already?

    Not to sound too cliched, but it’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of the first decade of the new millennium.

    The changes this community, this nation, and this world have gone through in the past 10 years are way too many to even consider listing.

    But that’s OK.

    Americans and Owen countians need to look forward while remembering the past. We find ourselves at a different place than we did at the beginning of the 2000s.

  • Become an angel to others

    Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, two more turkeys have been pardoned by the President, and now we’re on the downhill slope to Christmas.

    The other day I glanced at the clock on the wall and noticed the second hand was moving at a rapid pace. “There must be something wrong with the clock,” I thought. A few minutes went by till I glanced at it again, and it seemed to be moving even faster this time. I mentioned it to our copy editor, Richard. His response was, “It’s because you’re getting older.”

  • Start planning the exploitation

    They should start showing up sometime around 4 p.m. July 8.

    They will be coming in trucks, campers, mini-vans and RVs.

    For them, it’s more than a weekend trip. It’s something more akin to a pilgrimage.

    They will roll across the region with a singular site in mind. Two things will be on their minds — having fun and racing.

    After years of wrangling,  the top echelon of professional auto racing will be coming to northern Kentucky.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when the weather was brisk and the promise of cold air and clear skies remained for several days in a row, Owen County families prepared for the annual event of “hog-killing.” All year, efforts were made to fatten these delectable creatures whose succulent meat was the mainstay of many a winter meal.