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  • Dry forces organizing

    Beech Grove Baptist Church Pastor Steve Delany acknowledges keeping Owen County dry will be an uphill battle. In talking to local officials, Delaney was told the ratio for people talking to magistrates in favor of going wet is 10-1. But as he spoke Monday night as part of a meeting of Citizens For A Dry Owen County, Delaney said his side could prevail. “It’s going to be difficult but this is a winnable fight,” Delaney said. “It’s not something that just a few people can do.

  • Moffett wins Owen but Williams gets nomination

    Voting in Tuesday's primary election in Owen County was light with only a 14.3 percent turnout.
    In the Republican primary for governor, Owen County bucked the statewide trend and selected the Tea Party supported candidate Phil Moffett over heavily-favored Kentucky Senate President David Williams.
    Despite the loss in Owen County, the Williams/Richie Farmer ticket went on to beat Moffett and his running mate Mike Harmon by 10 percentage points statewide.
    The Owen County race breaks down to 130 votes for Moffett; 109 for Williams; and 32 for Barbara Hosclaw.

  • Chinese delivery

    Two local residents will soon be going halfway around the world on a mission trip.
    Kasey and John Randall Towles are traveling with Betty Cutts of Morehead to southern China.
    Cutts is the founder of Blessing Hands, a faith-based, non-profit organization that supports humanitarian aid and education for children in Longfu Township, Qinzhou City, Du’an County, and Yangshuo County in Guangxi Province.
    They will be delivering medical supplies for 20 health assistants, who will be attending a 10-day medical workshop taught using the book called “Where There is No Doctor.”

  • Community Events

    Zumba for the Cure
    During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30–7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Try a different form of exercise and support a great cause. 
    For more info, contact Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

  • A grand old party

    The annual grand march prior to the Owen County High School Prom was held Saturday night at the gym. Here are some moments from the event:

  • Owen County teen riding a wave of success

    Bernie Engleman may be new to kayaking, but the 14-year-old middle school student is already paddling the white-waters like an old pro.
    Engleman’s quickly-learned skills recently won him a free kayak when he finished first in his division of 14-and-under at the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Freestyle Shootout.
    It all started in 2008 when Engleman’s dad bought kayaks for the family at Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort — Bernie then began learning the basic moves and strokes of kayaking.
    Bernie received a day’s worth of instruction from an American Canoe Association instructor.

  • Students take care of a growing concern

    If you take a look at downtown Owenton, you’re sure to see the handwork of the Owen County High School’s greenhouse technology class.
    The class has worked nearly all school year to bring flowers and vegetable plants to Owen countians, and the FFA recently donated their time and materials to barrels downtown.
    OCHS Agriculture teacher Daniel Bustle said the class has been working on some plants since November and have started plants accordingly.

  • Owen residents aim for truckload of storm relief

    A truckload of help will be leaving Owen County Friday morning.
    In the wake of historic flooding and devastating storms that crossed over the South, volunteers from Owen County will lend a helping hand and are organizing a truckload of relief for Alabama residents affected by a series of tornadoes across the state.
    Kitty Cammack, one of the key organizers of the donation drive, said this year’s efforts has roots in 2005 and Hurricane Katrina.

  • Cutbacks at city hall

  • Owen workers to aid Alabama storm victims

    Several Owen Electric Cooperative crewmen headed out early Friday morning to Alabama to aid an electric co-op with power restoration in the wake of devastating storms last week.
    Nine men, including a mechanic, construction supervisor, foremen and linemen, took five trucks to Arab, Ala., to help Arab Electric Cooperative recover from the tornado aftermath. The city of Arab is located in northern Alabama, about one hour north of Birmingham.
    Arab Electric Cooperative serves approximately 15,000 members, most without power since the storms.