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  • Candidates come calling

  • Showing love for Lenora

    Numerous contributions to her community, service as a volunteer and a role model for future generations – these are just a few of the reasons why Owen County’s Lenora Kelly Olds was one of nine to receive this year’s William R. Markesberry Senior Star award.
    The award is given every year by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation. The foundation recognizes and honors seniors who have remained engaged in an active lifestyle and looks for those who have been an inspiration to communities across Kentucky.  

  • 911 call leads to arrest of Owen man

    A 911 call from a juvenile led to the arrest of an Owenton man Friday.
    Jesse Brandenburg, 33, was arrested on the charge of incest.
    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb said the call was received at 1:27 p.m.
    “Incest implies the relationship of a family member,” Webb said. “These situations are obviously unfortunate because what has (allegedly) been done is sick, and we want the public to be aware of these acts, but we can’t release a lot of information.”

  • Florida mission to help Owen Co. needy

    Two day’s worth of events will soon take place at Owen County Fairgrounds. The events are designed to reach out to youth of all ages and to bring the community together as one.
    The “Love Out Loud” events are being sponsored by “Just for Him Ministries,” which has partnered with local churches and businesses to show support and concern for the community.

  • Owen countian to show goat at international livestock expo

    Sawyer Williams of Owenton has an entry in the Boen goat division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition.
    NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 23,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 5-18, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Go green and save money this Halloween

    With all the costumes, candy, and decorations, Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can be costly — not only to your pocket book but also to the environment. Think green this Halloween
    These tips will help you treat your pocket book and Earth right on the spooky night.
    • Reuse costumes or design new costumes using clothes and materials you already have.
    • Hold a costume swap party. Trade costumes from previous years with friends and neighbors.

  • State creates site to help businesses open and operate efficiently

    In an effort to better serve the business community across Kentucky, state and government leaders Monday launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
    The Kentucky Business One Stop — onestop.ky.gov — is an interactive web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective services to businesses.

  • Area’s ‘no burn season’ continues through Dec. 15

    Even through the area has had some precipitation, it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    All Owen countians need to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the “no-burn” season goes through Dec. 15.
    During that time, people must not burn anything within 150 feet of a woodland, and must not burn anything between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

  • Court looks at current ambulance contract

    After years without being seen by the Owen County Fiscal Court, an ambulance-service contract was reviewed and re-approved during the court’s Oct. 11 meeting.
    The contract is between the court and New Horizons Health Systems.
    “The contract with New Horizons has been in effect for years,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “The court just hadn’t seen it in a long time, and we felt it was necessary to update it.”

  • Rebels capture district crown

    Homecoming is about crowns.
    Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.
    The win also propelled the Rebels to 3-0 in district play clinching their first district championship since 1981. The win also assures the Rebels a home game in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.