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Letters

  • Letter to the Editor: April is a time to take a stand against abuse

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering. In 2009, a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime. No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • Letter to the Editor: Alcohol only creates problems

    People, generally, do not desire facts. We are motivated through emotion. Our strongest emotion is fear. Many Americans are afraid that one dollar will “crash,” that the price of gas will ruin us, etc. We lack wisdom.
    So what am I talking about? A healthy fear. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” God knows “the end from the beginning,” and everything between. God cares for us.

  • Letter to the editor: People should unite against wet vote

    I would like to express my opinion about making Owen County a wet county.
    I think we need to put our trust in God to meet our needs and not depend of the sale of liquor to bring in more revenue.
    The sale of liquor only causes more problems where it is sold or consumed.
    Do you want saloons up and down Main Street to ruin our town?
    Why spend thousands of dollars to get it on the ballot?
    Let’s stand united and stop it before it goes any further. We need to think about our children so we can bring them up in a more respectable environment.

  • Letter to the Editor: More alcohol won’t help Owen County

    Many are concerned about the future of Owen County, the education of our children, and the hope of local jobs when they grow up — and at the same time – holding to our rural roots.
    In trying to do this, there needs to be a tax-base and industry to provide money and opportunity for all this to happen. Many different people worked to get the gas line to the industrial park, don’t give up on that.

  • Letter to the Editor: What are we the people going to do?

    The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States’ flag is made “to the republic for which it stands.”
    That flag represents a republic, not a democracy, not a dictatorship, and certainly not a world intrusive world empire which we have become. Progressive, Marxism (highly controlling) governments offer us nothing but hunger, torture, oppression, death and tyranny. The new world order, so highly praised by Obama, has made our nation of the sheep or as USSR Joe Stalin put it “useful idiots.”

  • Drug war is worth fighting

    I was talking to our good sheriff, Zemer Hammond, about this time a year ago, give or take a little either way. Zemer and a trooper was checking out an incident that happened just across the street from where I live. Our sheriff looked up at me and he said, “Hank, drugs are ruining this county.” I could not agree with him more, except for one little detail.

  • Local government doing a good job in bad weather

    The road crews, city and county officials are doing an excellent job in seeing that the country roads and the city streets are being cleared of snow and ice.
    Keep up the good work as it is deeply appreciated.
    George Kramer
    Owenton
     

  • Blame for shooting is in the hand of the gunman

    I’ve been listening to the radio about this tragic killing in Arizona.
    From what I’m hearing, there was a rush to assign blame.
    First it was Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to blame.
    But wait, the (suspect) did not have any connection with Palin or the Tea Party.
    In fact, to the best of my knowledge, the (alleged) killer was not a fan or supporter of any elected official. Come to think about it, why kill a 9-year-old if it was a political statement of some kind?

  • Patient grateful for ambulance service

    This letter is to let the boys at the ambulance service know just how much I appreciated the birthday cake that they made for me. It was a surprise to receive it, and it was very good.
    I want to let you know that I love you guys very much and truly appreciate the service that you are providing for all Owen County residents.
    Thanks again,
    Frances Caldwell

  • Anger is growing across the country

    First, my condolences to the families of those dead and injured in the Arizona shooting.
    The mean-spiritedness in this country is worse than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime (I’m 72) especially in the political arena.
    We need to question where the anger is coming from and what can be done to change it.
    I’ve always felt that America would have to endure another revolution and didn’t think I would live to see it, but I might be wrong. My only regret is that I might be too old to be a part of it.