• Letter to the editor: Government made the mess and must clean it up

  • Owen High made bad parade decision

    I always thought homecoming was a tradition of students, past, present and future, so I’m shocked and disappointed to learn that this year everyone except the high school is excluded from the homecoming parade.  I’m especially disappointed that the undefeated MBMS Rebel football team and the youth football teams, which are the feeder program to the high school football program are excluded from this tradition.

  • Letter to the editor: People helped make Owen our new home

    Walking is both good for the body and serves as a good time for reflection. There is nothing like viewing a place from the ground level, so when moving to Owenton a little over a year ago, it was natural for me to put on my walking shoes and do some exploring. What I saw was both beautiful and disheartening. Yet, the Lord had brought my husband Bill and I here for a purpose so I was determined to go beyond the obvious issues clearly seen in the aging buildings and look a bit further.

  • Letter to the editor: Environmental damage should be reported

    I have read with great interest the letter by Dr. Dwight Wallace concerning the damage that is being done to Mill Creek in Owen County by a specific motor sports business. This kind of activity truly concerns me since my husband and I also own property that has creeks on it. We have also experienced in past years, individuals on our creeks with four-wheel ATVs, cutting our fences, trespassing and destroying our property.

  • Letter to the editor: Horse Shoe Bend patrons are good stewards of land

    I’ve read a number of disturbing (letters to the editor) written attacking Horse Shoe Bend and as a frequent patron of this establishment, I feel compelled to respond.
    First of all I think it’s extremely important to do your research before forming an opinion on any issue, so I challenge concerned citizens to visit Horse Shoe Bend Off Road Park, participate in one of their events, and meet the owners before making a judgment call.

  • Letter to the editor: Visit a church this Sunday

    One of the most exciting times during a ball game to me is when the team huddles together just before the game begins.
    Many times, you will hear one of the members of the team ask a very important question: “What time Is It?”
    Then the team as a group responds by saying “Game time.”
    Friends, in the life of the church there is not a more appropriate question.  
    As believers and followers of Christ Jesus, “It’s Game Time.”

  • Letter to the editor: No one has right to damage environment

    No one has the right to irresponsibly damage and destroy a stream of water. The fish, plants, and all the living creatures of the creek come together to form a beautiful ecosystem designed by the creator of all nature.
    There is damage and destruction occurring at Mill Creek in Owen County. A company called Horse Shoe Bend Motor Sports is being investigated in connection with the damage.

  • Letter to the editor: Help change the lives of children

    Can you imagine being at the age of 13 and just receiving your first gift ever? Hear how one simple gift changed the life of a 13 year old in Central Asia.
    Timur Nesbitt was abandoned at birth and grew up in an orphanage knowing nothing of unconditional love. That changed when at 13 he received a shoe-box gift through Operation Christmas Child. Three years later, Timur was adopted by an American family from Iowa. He now attends Southern Seminary in Louisville and is excited to share how one simple shoe-box changed his life.

  • Letter to the editor: Former resident participating in art competition with $200,000 prize

    I lived and grew up in Owen County for 18 years before moving away to pursue other ventures.
    I am competing in Artprize 2012, an open art contest in Grand Rapids, Mich. that takes place from Sept. 19 to Oct 7. It has a  grand prize of $200,000.00 and is based off of popular vote. Voting can be  accessed and take place online.
    I still have family and friends in the community, I thought this may be something of interest.

    Jen Bihl

  • Letter to the editor: Voting yourself more money drastic measure?

    The Owen County School Board should not raise property taxes.  
    Our schools will have to make due with less money like everyone else in Owen County.  The easy way out for the superintendent is to ask that taxes be raised, (Let the citizens of our community who are struggling for every dime in this Obama recession find a way to get by) rather than face what he proposes we all do – cutting our budgets.