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Local News

  • Wagner earns degree from Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.
    Local EKU graduates include Cody H. Wagner of Sparta with a degree in art.
    The new degree holders join more than 137,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

  • Owen girl named Little Miss Kentucky

    Adi Rose Bowling, the 8-year-old daughter of Craig and Holly Bowling, was crowned 2014 Little Miss Kentucky June 28. She competed against 22 other girls for the title. Little Miss Kentucky is the title for ages 3-8 in the Miss America system.

  • Program prepares the next generation of volunteers

    Since its inception in the early 1980s, Owen County’s junior volunteer firefighter program has taught teens the importance of camaraderie, trust and building lifelong relationships -- but most importantly, how to save lives and property.
    Today there are only four junior firefighters county wide, a number that Owen County Volunteer Fire Chief Robb Chaney, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Volunteer Fire Public Information Officer Jude Canchola hope to see rise this summer.

  • Davis named agency manager for Farm Bureau

    Jeff Davis has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at Owen County Farm Bureau. Davis’ appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

  • Owen Co. Emergency workers prepare for the big shake up

    For the last week, the Owen County Emergency Management has been preparing for a big shake-up.
    On June 16, Kentucky Emergency Management and its partners kicked off a week-long earthquake exercise.
    The exercise, designated as Capstone 14, was designed to strengthen partnerships between local, state and federal governments and the private sector.

  • AG warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Owen County District Court - June 20, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, set bonds for amounts owed.
    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to July 11.
    James B. Duvall, 1970, manufacturing methamphetamine, cultivate in marijuana, possession of marijuana, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 18.

  • MBMS End of the Year Awards 2013-2014

    Rotary Awards
    Fifth Grade  - Madison Brown, Cody Anderson
    Sixth Grade  - Andrea Wilson, Ryson Neeley
    Seventh Grade - Lisa Messer, Jared Prather
    Eighth Grade - Heather Perkins, Bradley Prather

    Perfect Attendance
    Fifth Grade:  Cody Anderson, Jayden Bevis, Allison Bourne, Mercedes Bourne, Austin Caldwell, Brandon Combs, Cheyenne Coppola, Kaleb Epperson, Meg Gamm, Carsyn Inman, Savannah Kinster, Tori Lykins, Allen Mason, Shelby Sams, Brayden Woodley

  • 4-H News: Exciting leadership opportunities exist for Kentucky 4-H’ers

     Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers its members prime opportunities to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role, young people can develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making future decisions.
    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.

  • 4-H News: Exciting leadership opportunities exist for Kentucky 4-H’ers

     Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers its members prime opportunities to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role, young people can develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making future decisions.
    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.