Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor: Monterey Homecoming Fair was a wonderful festival

    It had been a few years since I had attended, but on Saturday, Oct. 5, several of us drove up from Frankfort to attend the Monterey Fair.  We were so pleased at the festivities.  Great live music, good variety of food vendors and artisans with handcrafted goods, people playing games and strolling   about, informational booths, politicians stumping for themselves, silent auctions and local Monterey history museum.  In spite of it being a cool, blustery day, it was a wonderful gathering with hundreds present while we attended.

  • Letters to the editor: We need a man like Mitch McConnell in Senate

    Allison Grimes’ ads with negative comments about Mitch McConnell tempted me to write this letter.
    Ms. Grimes sure did a 180 when her popularity fell. She had always supported President Obama’s Democratic agenda but when her little platform started to crumble, she made several comments that she doesn’t support this or that of Obama’s. Now she is trying hard to divorce herself from anything Obama says or does and is attempting to stand on her own merits.

  • Letters to the editor: Support Mark Bess for Owen County sheriff

    I am writing to encourage you to vote for Mark Bess as sheriff of Owen County on Nov. 4.
    He is offering his service to help make this county a better place where we can live in peace and safety. He is a man of proven integrity and is trained and experienced in law enforcement.
    I ask you to give him your support and prayers.

    Jesse Bourne

  • Letter to the editor: McConnell will help defeat gay agenda

    America does not have to drift into godless communism.
    Mitch McConnell as minority leader fought tirelessly President Obama’s anti-Christian destruction of the U.S. Constitution.
    As majority leader, Mitch can do more than slow down implementation of President Obama’s promise to “fundamentally change” the American form of government.
    As majority leader, Mitch McConnell will have the power to return America to being a constitution republic, because the majority leader decides which bills get to the floor for a vote.

  • Letter to the editor: Leslie Knight should be next circuit judge

    To the voters of the 15th Circuit, Grant, Owen and Carroll counties:
    I wish to thank all of you whole voted for me in  the May primary election for circuit judge. I am honored and grateful for your support. My family and I worked hard, and a special thanks to my daughters Klaire, Alyssa, Darcy and Lauren for walking so many miles and knocking on all those doors.

  • Letter to the editor: West points to city’s accomplishments

    I would like to announce my candidacy for re-election for mayor of the city of Owenton.
    I have done what I said I would do four years ago and more.
    We have resurfaced 21 streets. We have had 12 houses torn down, one of which had been condemned since 2005 plus one car garage and one small building.
    We have cut our regular budget by $100,000 a year plus some salaries that were too high.
    Six sections of land have been annexed into the city limits in the last 20 years that are now certified at the secretary of state.

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteers appreciate community’s support of Morgan tournament

  • Letter to the editor: Sipple will focus on family as councilman

    My name is Milford Sipple and I’m announcing my candidacy for Owenton City Council.
    I have lived most of my life in Owen County and have raised my family here. My eldest daughter Stacey Sipple Long is the director of the Owenton Senior Center. My youngest daughter, Robbyn Sipple Wainscott, is the accounts payable clerk for the Owen County Board of Education. I also have two grandchildren who attend the Owen County School System.