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  • Girl with Owen roots carries U.S. flag at event in China, brings home gold

    As the sole American representative of her sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Owen County resident Kendall Yount knew it would be tough to push aside the distractions of a long trip, another language and another country.
    By the end of the games, Yount stood alone again. This time, she stood atop the podium as she was honored for winning four-straight taekwondo matches to take a gold medal.
    But before she competed, Yount had the singular honor of presenting the flag of the United States in the opening ceremonies parade.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday

    The 13th annual Sweet Owen Day will kick off the fall season in Owen County this Saturday with a variety of vendors and entertainment all around the courthouse square.
    The day will begin at 7 a.m. with the Owenton Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast will continue through 11 a.m.
    A 5K “fun run/walk” will begin at 8 a.m.
    The run/walk contact is Gabrielle Welsh at 502-750-3532 or email at gabrielle.grider@gmail.com.

  • Sisters share history with community

    The Owen County Historical Society is so glad that members Jerry and Doris Kistner were at the old courthouse last week when two ladies from Louisville were visiting Owenton.
    These twin sisters - Carolyn Borie Stevens and Louise Borie Ray - had come to Owenton bearing a gift. The gift was an original bound Atlas of Owen County dated 1883.
    Jerry and Doris graciously accepted this gift on behalf of the Owen County Historical Society.
    It now resides in the T. A. Perry Research Room of the Owen County Historical Society Museum, located at 206 N. Main St.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cooler weather brings more events and fun

    We have finally gotten the roof on the new shed and started splitting and stacking wood.
    We worked at Ann’s over the weekend. The weather has been great for the job - chilly with sunshine. You can dress in layers and peel as the temperature warms.

  • Weaving a new skill

    There werer several participants in the recent basket-weaving class held at the Owen County Public Library enjoyed learning a new skill.  Ken Hanson directed the class as they learned how to construct a Cape Cod Blueberry basket.  Hanson has baskets on display in the Kentucky History Room at the library.  The library is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

     

  • Chisholm wins: Owen County student to compete at Disney World

    Veronica Chisholm, 17, daughter of Tim and Rhonda Chisholm of Owenton, has been selected to represent Kentucky at the 2014 Miss American Teen Pageant.
    As the Miss Kentucky Teen, Chisholm will be attending the national pageant for her age group in Florida at Walt Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • Emergency official urges public to have a plan

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, Owen County Emergency Management is urging Kentuckians to “be aware - be prepared - have a plan.”

  • Take a tour: Woman’s Club tour of homes

    The home of John and Crystal Lilly at 320 Green Acres will be featured on the Woman’s Club tour of homes from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 5.  The three bedroom, two bath home with a full basement and two car garage was built in 2006.  This attractive home, built on a sloping lot, has beautiful landscaping and an inviting front porch.  This is a must see.  Tickets available from members, library or day of tour.

     

  • Descendants of Reese-Holbert hold family reunion

    The descendants of Farmer Reese and Nannie Bell Holbert met for their annual reunion on Sept. 14.
    Everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with good fellowship and a delicious meal.

  • Owen High student honored in school-promotion contest

    An Owen County student’s project has been recognized as one of the best by judges as part of the annual “Promote Your School” essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
    Makenzie Davis of Owen County High School received an honorable mention certificate for her project.
    A junior at the Somerset Christian School was named winner of the competition.