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  • Owen man sentenced for illegal firearm sale

    An Owen County man has been sentenced to over two years in prison for selling firearms to a convicted felon.
    David L. Cammack, 61, was sentenced March 12 to two years and three months by a federal judge after admitting to selling one or more firearms in Owen County to a person he knew was a convicted felon on three separate occasions.
    Federal law prohibits convicted felons from legally purchasing and possessing firearms.
    According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Cammack voluntarily surrendered his FFL license and pleaded guilty in December.

  • Hopping into spring

    Owen countians came out Saturday to celebrate Easter and take part in an Easter egg hunt and a holiday bazaar to benefit OCHS Project Graduation 2013.
     

  • Pop-tab collectors honored

    With the help of two local businesses and several area churches, Owen County Primary School students recently collected enough soda pop can tabs to cover nearly 12 miles.
    The project was the brainchild of OCPS first-grade students Hannah and Rachel Howard, Davis Smith and Lake Bastin.
    The four students, known as “Primary Poppers,” participate in the school’s student technology leadership program.
    The Primary Poppers have tracked the school’s collecting process with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, created videos and slideshows.

  • Cable firm to expand services in New Columbus

    Residents of the Hwy. 607 area could soon have a new company to choose from for cable and Internet service.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Williamstown Cable and Internet already cover a portion of New Columbus.
    The company is expected to come further into the Hwy. 607 area, pending a second reading of an ordinance giving the company permission to do so.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held the first reading on the ordinance at its March 12 meeting.

  • Owen County is home to new national champion

    The Runnin’ Rebels, the Lady Rebels and the Owen County High School football team all had very successful seasons.
    There are currently three young people from Owen County - Adam Clark, Robert Beverly and Kendall Yount - chasing dreams of Olympic gold.
    But so far, none of them have been named a national champion.
    The distinction has been reserved for the competitor simply known as Meriwether.

  • Special honor: A day in Frankfort

    Kirsten and Kaitlyn Parker, daughters of Rodney and Deborah Parker, were recently invited by State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, to be his personal pages during the General Assembly session in Frankfort at the capital. Kaitlyn also had the honor of  being asked by Thayer to perform the National Anthem for the Senate before its session began.

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the March Students of The Month. Pictured are Aaron Kline (sophomore),  Chris Sutton (junior), Blaine Forsee (freshman) and Devin Ricketts (senior).

     

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Keeping your skin beautiful and healthy

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin.  Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.
    Both the sun and the tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays.  UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.  UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin.  When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Brittany Kuhn completes Army basic combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Brittany N. Kuhn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Kuhn studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field-training exercises.

  • In season: Zach Perkins

    Zach Perkins, the 10-year-old son of Marvin and Teresa Perkins, took this 8-point buck during deer season.