A lot of men and women have left their marks on Owensboro through the years.
In My View
As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the road to Kentucky’s economic recovery will no doubt be longer than we would prefer, but the length of the journey will ultimately be decided by how we address three key issues: unemployment insurance, legal liability and the education and car…
At a time when Owensboro, like communities across America, is engaged in dialogue about its history and public symbols, I believe one often-overlooked former resident belongs squarely in the discussion.
When we work together, there are no limits to what we can accomplish. I have witnessed firsthand the power of community and collaboration throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am grateful for the outpouring of support that has been given to Owensboro Health — and the entire healthcare comm…
This month, we’ll see a rare double header with political conventions.
It would be an understatement to say that the last few months have been difficult. For me personally, it has been mentally exhausting to keep spirits up for my family and employees at our firm. However, these efforts have strengthened many of my personal relationships, while also showing our…
There are two good reasons to remove the Confederate statue from the courthouse lawn. The first is obvious. The Confederacy stood for slavery. Yes, the South argued for state’s rights. But the right to own slaves, the foundation of the South’s economy, was clearly the most important right. T…
A little over a year ago, a group of caring adults got together to talk about how to change the conversation for at-risk youth from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
A better world is possible now, but it takes all hands on deck
Thank you, Theresa Rowe, for so eloquently expressing the views of evangelical Christian, patriotic Americans, in your column in the Saturday, July 25 Messenger-Inquirer.
There was an article published July 12, 2020, by James Mayse in the Messenger-Inquirer about a past Daviess County jailer that current Daviess County Jailer Art Maglinger would like to have remembered.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth to this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Daviess County Fiscal Court intends to vote Aug. 6 on a resolution to remove the Confederate monument from the courthouse lawn. But, if approved, where would it go? Judge Executive Al Mattingly and commissioners aren’t saying.
Trump oblivious to what’s going on
Statue pays homage to lost American lives
Protesters seeking justice should not have been charged
I totally agree with Cass R. Sunstien’s opinion, "We need to build new statues, not just tear down old ones," which appeared in the Wednesday, July 8 Messenger-Inquirer.
Regarding Owensboro’s Confederate Monument: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!
Just to paraphrase a recent message I saw during these “trying times.“ Even on Gilligan's Island, they trusted the professor rather than the millionaire!
In my experience, I have never met an actual person who admitted that he or she is racially prejudiced. But I have heard many deny that they are racially prejudiced. The fictional movie 'Driving Miss Daisy,' starring Morgan Freeman, is instructive and representative.
I read with interest Bishop Medley’s letter (July 9, Messenger-Inquirer) urging removal of the Confederate statue from the courthouse because some find it offensive.
Gov. Beshear shows real leadership
I am a longtime Owensboro resident who is moving back here following my company’s embrace of remote work. I lived in Northern Virginia, which has fully embraced simple preventative measures like face masks, a wider availability of hand sanitizer and crowd restrictions.