Today's Opinions

  • May 6, 2015 letters to the editor

    Relay team appreciates community support

  • No 'mama' is perfect, but each one is a hero

    There’s a scar on my shin that tells a story about me that most people don’t know.
    It’s the story of how one little girl had only one wish for her adult life -- and that was to be just like her hero.
    The scar came about after a trip to my mama’s closet, where I took out a pair of her old high heels. I slipped them on my tiny feet and walked carefully through the house, trying my hardest to be as graceful as mama when she walked through the church doors on Sunday mornings.

  • Wild ride comes to an end

    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
    Thank You!
    I cannot say those words enough.

  • Letter to the editor: Satterwhite shamble a success

    On April 11 we came together for the 16th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. I have to say, God and Judge Satterwhite gave us the best weather we have ever had in the history of our tournament.
    As always, our day of supporting the Owen County Senior Citizens’ Activity Fund and the Satterwhite Foundation would not be successful without the businesses and individuals who helped support this event, either by sponsoring a hole, donating a door prize or giving of their time to help us in some form.

  • Congressman calls for legalization of industrial hemp


  • Letter to the editor: Carroll addresses concerns from 2015 Legislative Session

    Since concluding the 2015 Legislative Session, I have had the opportunity to finish reading e-mails and phone messages from many of your readers. I appreciate everyone who shared his or her concerns with me. Below I have attempted to address some of the concerns and questions as well as respond to possible misunderstandings.
    •    State Employee Compensation:

  • Letter to the editor: Operation Preperation volunteers appreciated
  • A moment with "Big Jim" will never be forgotten

    I  met Jim Ware only one time.
    The occasion was an interview with Jim for information about his uncle Bill Livers. Yet my intended short visit stretched to  over an hour as I was captivated by “Big Jim’s” spell bounding talent as a  storyteller. He regaled me with colorful tales of not only his uncle, but of his own life growing up in Owen County.
    Belying his illness, Jim’s booming voice seemed to fill the room and his laughter was contagious as it tumbled from within him in loud delightful guffawing.