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  • Art for the river

    Kentucky American Water congratulates the winners of its recent Kentucky River Art Contest coordinated by Pam Michels, art teacher at Owen County Elementary School, and Pat Banks, an artist herself and director of the Kentucky RiverKeeper program. Kentucky RiverKeeper helps to highlight the
    Kentucky River and the protection of the Kentucky River watershed.

  • Summer with the sheriffs

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch opened for its 36th year of reaching Kentucky’s youth June 5, with boys in attendance. The 2011 camping season will run for eight weeks, serving both boys and girls, alternately, through the end of July.

  • Writing a new page

    Dozens of local citizens had the opportunity to take a glimpse into Owen County’s past during the first Owen County History Appreciation and Dedication Day Saturday.
    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Williams-Baker said 99 people attended the event and each toured the museum.
    The event was held following the passing of former Owen County resident Scott Hardin, who died in March. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hardin’s memory were sent to the Owen County History Museum.

  • Paying back

    When friends of the Columbia family found out that Isaiah Columbia had taken a turn for the worse and needed a heart transplant, they jumped at the chance to give back to a family that had offered so much to others.
    Isaiah’s mother, Katie Columbia, has been instrumental in the annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs which raises money and awareness of the struggle families and children go through when facing life-threatening cardiac problems.

  • Market on the move

    For six of its seven years in operation, the Owen County Farmers’ Market has been held on the courthouse lawn. But starting Friday, the market will have a new location.
    The Owen County Farm Bureau received an $82,419-grant for construction of a permanent structure for the market.
    According to a 2010 press release from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, the goal of the project is to increase farmers’ participation in the market, as well as provide better access for consumers.

  • California pair charged in killing of Owen man

    San Bernardino, Calif., police have arrested a man in connection with the homicide of Lafe Humble, who firefighters found dead in a burning truck June 17.
    According to a police news release, officers arrested Gerald Nance, 39, of San Bernardino, on suspicion of murder.
    He was arrested at about 5 a.m. at his home Friday.
    According to the San Bernardino Sun, police are not releasing many details on why they believe Nance killed Humble. The department said in a statement its homicide unit investigated the killing and determined that Nance was the suspect.

  • ATM withdrawal leads to arrests

    Three men from Owen County are behind bars after allegedly stealing an ATM in Franklin County.
    The incident took place June 18 when, according to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the three allegedly stole a backhoe from a construction site on East Main Street in Frankfort and used it to remove a Kentucky Employees Credit Union ATM.
    “They took the whole thing,” Melton said. “All that’s left is a concrete pad.”
    Information from an Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy led Franklin County authorities to find the ATM in Monterey three days after the theft, Melton said.

  • Coming down

    The “purple” house at 125 East Perry St. will finally come down after several years of debate.
    According to records from the Owen County Historical Society, the house was built in 1890. It has been vacant for the past eight years.
    Due to a number of complaints over the years about the deteriorating condition of the house, the City of Owenton put a lien against the property in November 2009. The owners now owe the city more than $100,000.

  • Owen County Fan Fair plans moving ahead as NASCAR Sprint Cup race date nears

    The NASCAR Nation is on its way and Owen County is working on getting ready.
    With thousands of Sprint Cup fans marking their calendar for early July, plans for the first-ever Owen County Fan Fair are progressing.
    The Owen County Visioneers, an outreach of Leadership Owen County, have been organizing the event to showcase the best the community has to offer and hopefully plant the seed that will result in more visitors through the months and years to Owen County.

  • For Isaiah

    After years of helping sick children and desperate families, a local woman and her family face tough times. Now, friends are turning out to offer them support.
    Sunday, a fundraiser will be held for Isaiah Columbia and his family. Isaiah has been the inspiration for his family to help others through the annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs that raised money and awareness of the struggle families and children go through when facing life-threatening cardiac problems.