Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Love sparked 'no' vote

    I thank God that we still have the freedom to vote in America. It is a privilege not shared by many countries whereby the people’s voice can be heard. Many Owen County voters exercised that privilege on Tuesday, July 26, to speak out on an issue that could profoundly affect our county and residents for years to come. I, for one, am very glad they did.

  • Letter to the editor: A special 100th birthday message to Bill Livers

    Howdy Livers:
    I want you to know that I did not forget your cool 100th birthday.
    As long as I can remember, you were going to live to be “a cool 100.”
    Livers, you’ve been gone 23 years and the ones who knew and loved you still misses you. Every so often someone will say, “Big Jim, tell me a Bill Livers story.”

  • Lodge honors memory of Marvin Ogden

    Faith Rebekah Lodge #123 whereas, it has pleased God in his infinite wisdom to call from labor on Earth to his reward on high, our true and beloved brother, Marvin Collin Ogden, who departed this life Jan. 6, 2011 therefore be it resolved, that Faith Rebekah Lodge #123, in testimony of his loss, drape the charter in mourning for 30 days and whereas, he having been a true and faithful member of our order, therefore be it resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family, a copy sent to the News-Herald and a copy to spread on the minutes of our lodge as a memorial to him.

  • Transportation staff saving lives each day

    I am writing to let everyone know how thankful I am for the Owen County transportation services. I am a dialysis patient and have been receiving transportation from Phyllis Webster for almost two years.
    Phyllis is a wonderful person. She is always kind and caring. She devotes many hours of her time making sure others are where they need to be. She goes beyond just driving me to appointments; she always makes sure I make it on and off the van safely. Without the help of Phyllis and Owen County Transportation Services, I would not be able to receive the care I need.

  • Caring Hearts Backpack program becomes Power Packs but needs support

    We would like to give a big thank-you to the community for its support of the Caring Hearts Backpack Program for the 2010-2011 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 this support from our community, many children would have gone hungry when there was no school breakfast or lunch.

  • Now that it’s over ... Respect the results of wet/dry vote

    As I write this, it’s Election Day. According to Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid, it looks like a lot of people are coming out to vote on this topic.
    The fight over the wet/dry issue wasn’t particularly bloody thank goodness.
    When I was the editor of the Times-Tribune in Corbin, the local-option issue came to a vote and it made for some strange bedfellows.

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: Let's look at the wet argument

    Over the past several weeks, I have been reading the “Letters to the Editor” over the wet/dry issue.
    I, for one, am against the issue of Owen County becoming wet but I do believe that everyone should have the right to give their own opinion about the topic. However, if people are going to give their opinion about it, they should make sure that their facts are correct.

  • Letters on wet/dry issue: Cost of alcohol is too high