https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Honor the flag on Flag Day and every day https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/honor-flag-flag-day-and-every-day <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peggytrinkle.jpg" alt="Peggy Trinkle " title="Peggy Trinkle " align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> BY PEGGY TRINKLE | Regent, John-Guill Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter NSDAR</p> 5 bits of wisdom to the graduating class of 2018 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/5-bits-wisdom-graduating-class-2018 <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mollymug2018_0.jpg" alt="News-Herald Editor Molly Haines " title="News-Herald Editor Molly Haines " align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> The year I graduated high school just happened to coincide with the emergence of a particular brood of cicadas. I had longed for a party in my parents&#39; side yard under a towering ash tree to celebrate my entrance into adulthood. Sadly, the foul odor of dead cicadas canvassing our yard crushed my dreams. All summer long, buzzards swooped down into our yard to feast on the cicadas, and not too long after that, the once-beautiful ash tree became victim to the ash borer beetle.<br /> Senate Week in Review: Pension bill could come this week https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/senate-week-review-pension-bill-could-come-week <p> <strong>BY STATE SEN. JULIAN CARROLL<br /> </strong></p> Letter to the Editor | November 1, 2017 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/letter-editor-november-1-2017 <p> Editor:<br /> On behalf of the living soldiers and families of those soldiers now deceased, that were members of &ldquo;A&rdquo; Battery 2nd BN138th FA Carrollton National guard, we want to express how grateful we are for the community support of our reunion Oct. 14, 2017.<br /> Letter to the Editor: Local businesses, leaders make Satterwhite Shamble successful https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/letter-editor-local-businesses-leaders-make-satterwhite-shamble-successful <p> Editor:<br /> The 19th Annual Judge Charles Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble was held at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley April 22.&nbsp; After rescheduling due to bad weather, 11 teams hit the fairway for 18 holes in the sunshine followed by a first-rate feast from Big Tricky&rsquo;s Catering. The first place cash prize went to Butch Kendall, Richard Hardesty, Joe Hamilton and Ashley Bartram&rsquo;s team. Kevin Webster won the $100 draw for the longest putt donated by Triple Crown Golf Cars.<br /> Is a matching 401k plan better than a company pension? https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/matching-401k-plan-better-company-pension <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/randy_behymer.jpg" alt="Randy Behymer " title="Randy Behymer " align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY RANDY BEHYMER | Wealth Management<br /> </strong></p> Letter to the Editor: Keep special interests out of legislative process https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/letter-editor-keep-special-interests-out-legislative-process <p> Editor:<br /> Letters to the Editor | November 29, 2017 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/letters-editor-november-29-2017 <p> Editor:<br /> I would like to commend the 911 operator and Owen County EMS for their assistance on the evening of Nov. 6. My husband woke up experiencing neck, shoulder and arm pain before becoming unresponsive. I have never experienced such panic and fear in my life. However, the 911 operator was amazing as she dispatched Owen County EMS.<br />