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Today's Opinions

  • Audit the federal reserve | Rep. Thomas Massie

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90% of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Letters to the Editor | Aug. 31, 2016

    Editor:
    My heart is indeed heavy over the recent decision to ask the voters of Owen County to choose to sell alcohol, which would permit four more locations to sell packaged alcohol.
    For those who signed the petition, it will cost Owen County taxpayers $12,000 to $15,000 to have the local option election on Sept. 20.
    John Eckhardt wrote in his book, “Spiritual Warfare,” “Do not be guiled by the pleasures of alcohol and by the pervasiveness of those who promote it.”

  • Voting 'no' says yes to several benefits of being a dry county

    Editor:
    Tuesday, Sept. 20, vote no on the alcohol initiative, because it says yes to the following benefits of being a dry county.
    It saves our city and county law enforcement and an increase in workload and problems that will increase due to greater accessibility to alcohol.
    It saves many business owners an internal battle of feeling forced to sell alcohol to keep up with their competitors.

  • Trump less of a threat to U.S. than Clinton

    Editor:
    The Republican Convention tried to convince you that Donald Trump is a good man, the Democratic Convention that he is a bad man. They are both beside the point. It makes sense to vote for Donald Trump, even if you believe most of what the Democratic Convention said about him is true, because Donald Trump is less of a threat to the United States and the world than Hillary Clinton.

  • Bidding farewell to sweet Owen

    In May 2015, I was like one of many college graduates that walked across the stage, shook hands with the dean, grasped the diploma cover and walked away. But I was one of the graduates that didn’t have life figured out. I had interviewed at several places both inside and outside of our particular company and didn’t have a full-time job lined up after graduation. The interviews and numerous job applications came to an end early in September when News-Herald Publisher Jeff Moore told me about this opening. It was a glimmer of light in what was otherwise a bleak summer.

  • Letters to the editor | Aug. 10, 2016

    Editor:

    I want to take a moment and share my thoughts on how Owen County Government has changed in the past decade and the bright future that I believe Owen County is facing under the leadership of our county Judge Executive Casey Ellis and the reorganization that is continually underway.

  • Local prohibition a deterrence to visitors; Olds thankful for honor

    Editor:

    When I travel outside the Commonwealth and meet various people, two of Kentucky’s signature industries are almost always brought into conversation.

    “Do you attend horse races?” and “What is your favorite bourbon?”

    “Yes, and heck yes,” I say!

  • Stafford sacrificed for her children

    My brothers and I would like to nominate our beautiful Mama for the 2016 Mother of the Year award.

    She was born and raised in Owenton and has since spent her entire life being a contributing citizen of this beautiful county. Mom met Dad when he came to Owenton to be a 4-H agent back in the 1970s. As she does with so many, she quickly stole his heart. They married on a beautiful Kentucky fall day in October 1976. Over the next eight years, she had me (Kristin) and my two brothers, (Mike and Matt).