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Looking Back | Oct. 26, 2016

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Oct. 26, 2011
5 years ago
Showing Love for Lenora: Foundation honors Owen countian for contributions to community

Numerous contributions to her community, service as a volunteer and role model for future generations-these are just a few of the reasons why Owen County’s Lenora Kelly Olds was one of nine to receive this year’s William R. Markesberry Senior star award.
The award is given every year by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation. The foundation recognizes and honors seniors who have remained engaged in an active lifestyle and looks for those who have been an inspiration to communities across Kentucky.
Olds was nominated by Robbyn Wainscott, who is a member of Owen County Extension Office’s administrative support staff.
“I’ve known her for eight and a half years,” Wainscott said. “She has been part of so many community events, and when I got the information for the award, I felt like it was something she really deserved.”
Deaths: Steve Dempsey, 51; Sue Francis Goodrich, 82; Joyce Glenn Kingkade Lilly, 78.

Oct. 25, 2016
10 years ago
Fiscal court adopts litter program

The streets of Owen County will start to look a little cleaner next year.
Fiscal Court members adopted a roadside litter program at its most-recent meeting that will allow nonprofit organizations to clean up county roads for $100 a mile. Trimble and Grant counties have the program in place already.
Dan Logan, road supervisor and solid waste coordinator for Owen County, originally brought the idea to the court. He read about the program in an e-mail.
Now that it’s been adopted, he said he wants to get the word out.
“(The program) helps put ownership on the roads,” Logan said, “and hopefully it will deter people from littering.”
Deaths: Cathryn Whobrey, 83; John Stewart, 74; Clifford Allen, 55; Cassandra Beach, 24; Bonnie McCauley, 46; Billy Gaines, 66; Fred Morley, 75; Shirley Jones, 69; Donald Wainscott, 74.

Oct.  23, 1991
25 years ago
Owen Board Approves School Facility Plan

The Owen County School Board last week finalized its long-range facility plan for the school district.
Officials say that the construction and renovation plans, approved by the board during its Oct. 14 meeting, will mean a much brighter future for the school system.
“We are very happy with the plan and I believe that in the long run it will not only be the children of the county who benefit but the entire community,” said School Superintendent Dr. Carl Banks.
Deaths: Charles A. Beverly, 92; George Griffin, 91; Ransdell Jones, 81.

Oct. 27, 1966
50 years ago
Owen County Tourism Potential Growing

The Wheatley neighborhood has a recreational complex underway somewhat akin to the Glenwood farm resort plans reported last week. Cook brothers have constructed 14 lakes during the past few years and began operation of a modest camp and public fishing operation on the banks of Eagle Creek last spring. Their plans don’t stop here however.
A bait house was completed last this summer. More than 40 tent and trailer camp sites have been staked out in a grove of black jack oaks near the center of the 600-acre creek-bottom complex of lakes. More are in the planning stages.
The owners, Obbie and Leonard Cook Jr. plan construction of rustic cabins, a central shower house for the camp site, running water and lights, with building to begin during the winter months as farming slacks off a bit.
Deaths: Mrs. Frances Samuel Landram, 65; Frank McNeal, 69; Miss Trixy Lusby, 86; Howard Lee Godby, 35; Clarence Swango, 66, James Allan Keith, 4 mo.; Charles Wilson, 63.