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Today's Features

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t decorate or give parties on this day but it always gives me a good feeling to know the Irish are being recognized for their contribution to the settling of this country.

  • Some Maurice Bowling Middle School students are getting involved in Relay for Life a few months early.

    The MBMS Student Technology Leadership Program, led by Jenna Gray, has found a way to support the cause through technology.

    The group began working on a Relay for Life Web site in August at the beginning of the school year and have continued work throughout the year.

    Gray, who is the MBMS Relay for Life team captain and online chairman, said some students have been affected by cancer at some point in their lives, making the project that much more important.

  • After traveling from her home in Colorado to Owenton to visit her parents, Dayna Hughes set up for the U.S. 127 yard sale and decided to stay and begin a new business.

    Hughes’ father purchased the old Kindall-Riley building, and she has transformed it into the Triple-H Trading Post.

    Hughes, whose mother was raised in Owen County, brought her two daughters along with her during the 127 yard sale to spend time with their grandparents.

    “They didn’t want to leave,” Hughes said. “They really love Kentucky.”

  • God’s Special Little Hearts just keeps growing and growing.

    Saturday’s fifth-annual congenital heart defect (CHD) walk proved to be a successful event that raised nearly $9,000. The money will be donated to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology Division and God’s Special Little Hearts Inc.

    Chairperson for God’s Special Little Hearts Inc. Katie Columbia said about 400 people came out to support those with heart defects this year, an increase of almost 100 over last year. 

  • Each year, the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.

    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

    With the assistance of the Owen County High School, the John Guill DAR Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce Derek S. Ellis has been chosen to receive the Chapter’s 2010 DAR Good Citizen Award.

  • The Fifth Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs will be held Saturday,from noon until 7 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

    Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the following groups:

    Opening by Jerry Smith – Adult CHDer

    Noon – 1 p.m.: Bode McKinley

    1 - 1:45 p.m.: David Pitt

    1:45 – 2 p.m.: Capitol City Dance Studio

    2-3 p.m.:  First Baptist Church of Carrollton Praise Band

    3-3:30 p.m.: CHD survivors and Angels Recognition Walk/Jan Eldridge and Heather Marsh

  • Owen County Schools are pleased to announce Tracey Kemper has been chosen as volunteer of the month for December.

    Shelli Hedger, first-grade teacher at the primary school, made the nomination.

  • Licensed drivers in Owen County showed their support of organ donation by donating an extra dollar and placing their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry when renewing their drivers licenses in 2009.

    According to the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Owen County Circuit Court Clerk, Leigh New’s office collected the donated $1 from 61 percent of those obtaining their drivers license last year; and 28.6 percent of drivers also placed their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • There isn’t much to report this week. The “Big Storm” came as advertised. We only got about 3 ½ inches on the Branch and that came in the wee hours of Saturday morning and lasted till only about 10:30 a.m.

    The sun came out and it was a beautiful day – if you were inside. When I got up Sunday morning, it was -3 degrees on my thermometer at the front of the house.