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  • Boy's attitude lifts parents through difficult days

    Like the saying goes, attitude is everything.
    And it’s Luke Landrum’s attitude that has made the difference for both he and his family while battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
    At 6-years-old and awaiting a heart transplant, Luke doesn’t ask many questions. When he begins to feel tired, he knows it’s time to rest and as his father Josh Landrum said, he just goes with the flow.

  • Robot invasion!

    When more than two dozen robots invade Owen County Saturday, they won’t be programmed to shoot ray beams out of their eyes, disintegrate the local population or begin the conquest of Planet Earth.
    All these high-tech servants will be asked to do is place beanbags in goals as part of a tournament sponsored by the Owen County High School Technology Students Association.
    The tournament will feature 25 teams from across Kentucky and Ohio.

  • Hemp plan passes first state hurdle

    One Owen County magistrate feels the sky is the limit for Kentucky if the federal government were to lift a ban on industrial hemp.
    Fourth district magistrate Troy Bramblett attended a Monday meeting of the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee, where lawmakers unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, which would provide an administrative framework for industrial hemp if legalized by federal government.

  • Owen County bus involved in Carroll accident

    An Owen County school bus was involved in an accident with a single-passenger vehicle on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

    The school bus carrying 12 students from the Carroll County Area Technology Center was traveling eastbound toward I-71 as the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot at a neighboring business. The two vehicles collided. The car’s driver-side sustained the most damage.

    The driver of the vehicle was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS.

  • Stafford tabbed to lead Owen schools

    A unanimous vote by the five members of the Owen County Board of Education will bring Rob Stafford back to the district where his career first began.
    This time, he will serve as the district’s leading man.
    A resident of Owen County with a long history in the district, Owen County School Board Chairman Stuart Bowling said Stafford is exactly what the district has needed.

  • CHD walk auction will feature UK tickets to highest bidder

    This year’s auction for the Eighth Annual CHD Awareness Walk will feature tickets to the University of Kentucky/Vanderbuilt basketball game for Feb. 20.
    The tickets are in section 43 of the lower level. Tickets will go to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the annual walk.

  • Police says 50 cars damaged by metal shards spilled on road

    Shards of metal scattered along U.S. 127 South Monday morning left dozens of vehicles with flat tires and a headache for the local state road crew.
    The crew received word early Monday morning that pieces of shredded metal were scattered along the road from mile marker seven to approximately 14.
    The crew began cleanup around 4:30 a.m. and vehicles with flat tires could be seen all along the stretch of highway.

  • Three-month investigation nets arrests

    A three-month drug investigation netted three arrests Saturday, with Owenton City Police hopeful there will be more to come.
    Owenton City Police Officers Steve Miller and Gary Alcorn were assisted by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell in the early afternoon roundup of three alleged drug traffickers.
    The arrests resulted in four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges.

  • Dog owner concerned over meatballs

    An Owen County man says someone tried to poison his dogs by slipping rat poison into balls of meat thrown on his property.
    Dick Reeves of 1550 227N. said he happened to be on his front porch in late January when he saw a pick-up pull into a drive adjacent to his property.
    “It was pretty weird,” Reeves said. “This person got out of the truck, started throwing stuff in my yard.”
    After the person crossed the fence over into his property, Reeves left the porch and began to approach the person.

  • Celebrating dads

    On Jan. 30, 2013, The Owen County Youth Services Center sponsored a 45-minute breakfast before school where fathers and their children met with other dads and kids in the MBMS multi-purpose room. During this time, they discussed the power of hard work, spent time together, created memories, and were equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship.
    The organizers would like to thank Kyle Riddle, All Pro Dad team captain and facilitator; Glenna Saylor; the MBMS cafeteria staff; MBMS custodial staff; and all the people who made the event possible.