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  • A place to sleep

    Students from Carroll County A.T.C., using a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement bought lumber and the necessary tools to mass produce twin-sized beds for children in their community for a project called “A Place to Sleep.” The students from left to right are Wes Bayne of Trimble County, Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Nathan Jude of Owen County, Mike Gaunt of Gallatin County, Chris Cunningham of Gallatin County, and Logan Becham of Carroll County.

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    Wood carvers to be at library
    The River Valley Wood Carvers will be at the Owen County Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Public Library.
    Watch wood carving and burning demonstrations and then try it yourself.
    Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to register for this free program.

  • 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).