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Today's Features

  • Doug Schwartzman had put a lot of miles on his old bike.

    He had been living in Florida for several months, making a humble living playing the guitar and hustling pool when he decided to go home to Pontiac, Mich.

    Schwartman, 51, gathered up his few possessions, bought a bus ticket and made plans to head home.

    But his plans suddenly changed.

    He missed his bus.

    Instead of catching the next one, Schwartzman said he decided to hit the highway under his own power. He loaded up his bicycle and headed out.

  • Owen countians have already begun seeing PHI Air Medical’s helicopter in the sky, rushing to provide quick medical assistance. And they’re sure to see a lot more of Owen County’s newly-based medical crew.

    PHI’s modular building, that once sat in Williamstown, has been moved to Owenton. Crew members are looking forward to responding from their new base.

  • I played bridge last week and got home about 5 p.m., just in time to get the car into the garage and close the garage door before the lights went out.

    The electricity flicked on and off several times before giving up the ghost and going off completely. I scrounged around in cabinets and closets and found all the candles and placed them strategically around the house in case the power didn’t come back till after dark. I have a gas range, so heating soup for supper was no problem.

  • My truck is running again. Chris came after work and put his heavy duty battery charger on it. I had fixed his supper and he ate while it was charging — and then watched TV with me while he waited. Wanda came about 8:10 p.m. to watch Dancing with the Stars with me. She had wanted to see the show because she enjoys dancing so much. She mentioned she had just come from her belly dancing class. Oops, another mistake: I said last week that she had joined a ballroom dancing class. There’s a good deal of difference.

  • Owen County Schools is pleased to announce that Queena Gross has been selected volunteer of the month for September. This is Gross’ first year volunteering in Owen County. She is working in the primary school with the pre-school classes.

    “I wanted to volunteer to help out the teachers and to help the children learn routines to get them ready for kindergarten,” Gross said.

    Gross floats in three different preschool classes throughout the week, performing various tasks such as helping with reading groups, snack time, and rubbing backs during nap time.

  • First Nine Weeks

    Ninth-Grade

    Super Honor Roll

    Jarrod Ball, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, William Johnson, Leah Johnson, Haley Minch, Kayla Miles, Kayleigh Shaw, Hannah Strohmeier, Kristen Swigert, Tucker Trenary

    Regular Honor Roll

  • A musical Phoenix is hoping his career will take flight starting with a Friday night gig at Pit Stop in Sparta.

    Owenton resident Clayton Phoenix Smith has been honing his musical attributes for years, and his long road has led him back to a community where his grandfather grew up.

    The journey started in Smith’s hometown of South Philadelphia, where he worked in small venues while developing his talent. His father also cut some records while living in Philadelphia.

  • It was 20 degrees on my thermometer Sunday morning. By the time we got out of church, it had risen to 53 degrees. We got the last of the wood cut, hauled in and stacked last week. We got two loads cut and split for Ann, too. We hauled it up to her house Nov. 2. She was off a half day to vote.

  • I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Seems like people are really getting into decorating for Halloween these days. In fact, I believe it to be Lori’s favorite holiday.

  • When local veterans are honored next month at Owen County High School for their service to the country, a new young leader will be behind the scenes making sure the event goes off with military precision.

    The annual Veteran’s Day program at OCHS will be held Nov. 11. All veterans are invited to stop by the high school at 11 a.m. for a special lunch provided by the students. At 1 p.m., a special recognition program – which is open to the public – will honor the veterans.

    All guests are asked to RSVP by calling 484-4173.