• Creek damage affects wildlife in Owen Co.


    Another paradise lost. There was once a beautiful stream where the beaver built their dams, where deer would drink and play, where ducks would swim the day away, all the while the bald eagle would watch from his nest.

    Now the beaver are dead, the dams are gone and the eagle has left.

  • Franklin: Thanks to all for Miss Kentucky aid


    I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of individuals who made my journey to Miss Kentucky 2012 a huge success.

    First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents, my brother and the rest of my family, and my boyfriend, for always supporting me 100 percent and being there for me, no matter what the circumstance.

  • ‘Spinner’ story shows compassion of group


    Thank you for your coverage of the “Spinner” story. It was heartwarming and so good to know there are still some genuine compassionate humans out there.

    This group is outstanding as they have little or no support from the county and what they do is out of pocket. It would be so helpful if the paper would be generous enough to help the group out with the ads showing the adoptable animals.

    Thank you all for what you do to help.

    Mollie C. Lanham

    Sebastian, Fla.

  • Damage to Owen Co. stream concerns writer


    I read with great interest the letter by Dr. Dwight Wallace concerning the damage that is being done to Mill Creek in Owen County by Horseshoe Bend Motor Sports. This truly concerns me, because my husband and I also own property that has creeks on it.

    We also have experienced in past years individuals running in our creeks with four-wheel ATVs, cutting our fences, trespassing and destroying our property.

  • Family thanks those who helped with Poker Run


    We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many local businesses and friends who donated to the William Meadows Poker Run and Hog Roast.  We would like to especially thank the band, Kentucky Chrome, for donating their time and Don and Joanie Smith of DJ’s Tavern for letting us use their facility.  Without all the time, love, and support, the Poker Run and Hog Roast would not have been such a success.

     Thank you,

    The Meadows Family


    Ghent, Ky.

  • Colorado tragedy should not be politicized


        Shame on you, Jarrett Boyd, for jumping on the bandwagon of people who want to politicize the tragedy in Colorado.  And yes, using the phrase “gun control” makes it political.  Now is not the time for political hand-wringing.  It is time to allow the families of the victims of mass-murder to grieve, and offer the survivors our sympathy and support.


    Forrest Poland

    Ghent, Ky.

  • Crusade was a success


    As another successful Crusade for Children comes to a close, I would like to personally thank all those that helped in some way with our fundraising efforts during our 10th annual Crusade Golf Scramble.

  • Felons should not gain voting privilege


    After reading your “Views Across Kentucky” ‘Kentucky’s backward policy on ex-felon voting should change’  from the Lexington Herald-Leader, I felt that the other side of the coin should also be presented, a real rarity in your publication.

  • Action needed to stop environmental harm


    No one has the right to irresponsibly damage and destroy a stream of water.

    The fish, plants and all the living creatures of the creek come together to form a beautiful ecosystem designed by the creator of all nature.

    There is damage and destruction occurring at Mill Creek in Owen County, Ky.

  • Parents thank those that helped care for son


    We would like to thank the Carroll County EMS and Carroll County Memorial Hospital staff for taking care of our son and the kindness they had for a 16 year old boy.