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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor: Youth group thanks public for support

    Macedonia Baptist Church youth group would like to thank Owen County for letting us clean up the roads. The money is used for camp in June, which everyone is looking forward to. Thank you very much.

    Elizabeth Gay

     

  • Letter To The Editor: Homeowners should examine their tax bills

    Summer is over. The kids are settling in to the new school year, our gardens have yielded their bounties, football season has begun and the county is preparing to send out its 2009 real estate and property tax bills.

    Well, three out of four ain’t bad, but once we receive our annual statement from the county, what will we find?

  • Small-town charm still has a home

    I love a parade.

    If you spend your whole life in Owen County, you might not realize the quality of life that so many people here enjoy.

    In many larger communities, the idea of a high school football homecoming parade has faded into memories.

    With more population, the idea of closing down a few streets for a hour of so on a Friday afternoon would trigger angry protests and a lot of calls to the police, the mayor, the city council, the dog warden, ministers, deputies, homeland security and Girls Scout troop leaders.

  • Letters to the Editor: Beck helps explain issues facing the nation

    I watched Glenn Beck when he was on Headline News. Now he is on Fox News. We watch him every night. I do not feel like exploits fear. My opinion is he makes me angry (because) of the way our country is being run. The way he uses the chalk board and pictures helps us to know who is who.

    Now about health care. A lot of people think it is going to be free or better care. If the government-run health care is so great, then why are people coming from other countries to seek our health care? Due to long waits for tests or surgeries that is why they are coming.

  • Letters to the Editor: Library does a good job educating the masses

    The Owen County Library is one of the best resources we have in the county for educating the masses. Open to the public, it provides a diverse menu of programs for all ages and many interests. Whether you are interested in gardening or quilting, music or rug making, the library can point you in the right direction.

  • A challenge to the Rebels to show they care

    Football players are supposed to be tough. They play a game where the object is to hit your opponent as hard as you can. They play despite injuries or sickness. They wear orange, black, silver and gold. They are called Steelers and Raiders. The last thing you would expect to see any of them wearing would be … pink.

    Yet on Sunday, that is exactly what many of them did.

    That’s right, players in the National Football League wearing pink cleats, pink sweatbands and pink towels. Why?

  • Health care and a daily dose of Fox News

    I received some good feedback this week from my column concerning health-care reform.

    Although not every person agreed with me, (it was 50 percent in favor of what I said and 50 percent against) every response was polite, well-meaning and intelligent. I’m pretty happy about that. It shows that a good dialog can exist even when some people say we are entering an age where civility is an outdated concept.

  • Words from the Owen County Public Library

    October is National Book Month, and we’re celebrating here at your public library with lots of new books and a whole lot more.

    Last week, I shared with you a sampling of all of the different services your library offers to the community. Whether you’re a parent, student, jobseeker, professional, historian or senior, we have something to offer you. And we’re so happy to report that you are taking advantage of the library. Here are just a few quick facts about library use this year: