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Opinion

  • The subject article I read in the Ky Enquirer dated Sept. 25 was a real eye opener with inclusive information provided by the Ky Enquirer reporter. The news article, which most of Owen County residents are aware of, stated that two Owen county officials have been charged with stealing public money and a third has ben charged with allowing it to happen. I agree with auditor Crit Luallen that “It is a sad day whenever public official are accused of breaking the public’s trust.” Everyone is also aware that the Deputy Judge-Executive has resigned.

  • On Sept. 4 Owen County had a great opportunity to learn about substance abuse from the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force. Dwayne Rolfson showed us samples of the drugs confiscated from individuals throughout northern Kentucky and informed us about the ways these drugs are being distributed in our area. However, the main bit of information that I want to share with readers is about the dangerous method of producing methamphetamines in two-liter bottles.

  • After reading the Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen’s audit report dated May 8, 2008, and several news articles that have been published in the past weeks by your newspaper regarding the Gaines issue, I am compelled to write this letter.

  • What does the word Veteran mean to you?

    Is it a word that you take lightly, or maybe you don’t consider the true meaning. Is it only a word you hear during War time? Or is it a word that draws near to your heart? Maybe you’ve had a loved one who has served or is serving now.

    Our country was established by young men and women who stood up for what they believed and they laid down their lives to give us freedom. Sometimes I wonder if they think we take then for granted.

    The definition of a vertern:

  • The purpose of this monthly article is to better inform the citizens of Owenton and Owen County of all the events, activities and specifically the precedings of our monthly City Council meetings.

  • Many landowners are concerned about the fate of their land beyond their lifetimes. Cherished farms, forests and the family histories they hold are often lost to development when subsequent owners need to settle a divorce, pay bills, or divide up an inheritance. Being able to pass land to the next generation with the knowledge that it will stay intact is a legacy many landowners would welcome.

  • A few years back, some of our forefathers decided to establish a new country based largely in part to get away from religious persecution. Things seemed to be going fairly well until some of those same fathers started “losing their religion” due to what they perceived to be too much taxing by ol’ King George without receiving something for such taxation. Even though we had a little rebellion against the King, we still, to this day, don’t care too much for the idea of being taxed by anybody.

  • Mr. Robert “Bobby” Robbins, 61, of New Liberty, died at his home July 29, 2008. Funeral arrangements are pending at Graham-Dunn Funeral Home in Carrollton. Friends may call (502)732-4244 for more information.

  • After much haggling in Congress, it’s finally here: The newest incarnation of GI education benefits has been signed into law. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act replaces the Montgomery GI Bill and nearly doubles the dollar amount of benefits. This new benefits package guarantees full four-year (36 month) scholarships at any public state university for those who’ve served for three years since Sept. 11, 2001.