• Letter to the editor: Ford property could benefit community

    It is the “eleventh” hour and the destiny of the Ford house across the street from the Owenton United Methodist Church is in the hands of the city and zoning commission. They will meet Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. at city hall.
    (Editor’ note: the planning and zoning commission meeting scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for June 25 at 6 p.m.
    They will hear comments from anyone to change zoning from residential to commercial. They will make a recommendation to the city council who will have the final vote.

  • Letter to the editor: Summer reading kicks off so share a book and earn a fair ticket

    At the Owen County Public Library, we are dreaming big.
    Join us every Wednesday in the month of June for fantastic, dream-themed programming at either 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
    Last year over 300 Owen countians participated in our programs. We hope to beat that number this year. Programming locations will vary this summer and will include the extension building, the high school auditorium and the middle achool multi-purpose room, so check our web site or ask a librarian for more details.

  • Letter to the editor: Hunger doesn’t end with school year

    We would like to give a big thank you to the community for their support of the Caring Hearts Power Pack Program for the2011-2012 school year.  The program was a success with approximately 375 students receiving food for the weekends.  The program is run entirely on donations and grants, and we are blessed to say that it was fully funded this past year.  Without your support this would not have been possible, Thank you.

  • Letter to the editor: Visioneers pulling out all the stops for next Fan Fair

    Owen County’s Second Annual Fan Fair is shaping up to be an exciting event with something for the whole family.
    June 26-30, Tuesday through Saturday, we  will have food, shopping, entertainment, and activities every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
    The Owen County Visioneers have worked hard to organize and  advertise this event with radio ads, magazine articles, Kentucky  Speedway, and Kentucky Tourism.

  • Letter to the editor: Ford house zoning change should be approved

    I’m sure that the comments and concerns surrounding zoning of the Ford property on South Main are sincere and well meant.  I am, however, troubled by what appear to be unfair and burdensome expectations placed on the property owner and criticisms of her plan to sell the property.    Classifying the property as commercial would seem to be quite reasonable considering the present disposition of Main Street.

  • Letter to the editor: Owen countians show their heart and support for history

    I wish to thank Owen countians and people elsewhere, who have Owen County roots, for their enormous monetary contributions for the erection and dedication of the highway marker for “Karsner Airfield” and “H. Clark Karsner, Owner and Operator.”
    The News-Herald paper dated Feb. 7, 1946 refers to Clark Karsner as having, “Brought aviation to Owen County” and the gospel message from his “gospel plane.” Bro. Lewis Arnold proclaimed the message.

  • Letter to the editor: Patton reflects the community

    On May 22 I would like to encourage every registered voter to “Rock the Vote” in Owen County for the largest turnout in history. I am proud to support Camilla “Kay” Patton for state representative of the 61st district.
    I have known Kay for almost 30 years and have witnessed her devotion for 24 years to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She has served in the department of transportation and the Kentucky State Police in 17 counties. Retiring at age 42, she opened her own, “B-Safe Driving School” business and my son Nate is one of her graduates.

  • Letter to the editor: Linder has a proven track record

    On Tuesday, May 22, we as Americans have the opportunity to shape our government by participating in choosing our elected officials.  With this right and responsibility I ask you to support Brian Linder on his run for state representative from the 61st District.  

  • Letter to the editor: Linder will bring values to state house

    Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines the word servant as “a person who is devoted to or guided by something.”   

  • Letter to the editor: Adkins will support Medicare

    As a citizen of the fourth congressional district along Kentucky’s northern  shore, I want to remind folks there is a Democratic primary for Congress on   Tuesday May 22, 2012.  As you read this, I want you to consider that there are issues which will impact you or members of your family that are not being  discussed by the candidates or the media.  One such issue is Medicare.