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Today's News

  • A fond farewell: Cook follows calling to serve military families

    They say that if you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. They also say choose a major you love and you’ll never work a day in your life because that field probably isn’t hiring.
    Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but I say, follow the calling of God and you’ll always know you’re where you’re supposed to be exactly when you’re supposed to be there.

  • Itron closing inspires world civ. project

    In any classroom, you’ve heard it 100 times — “When am I ever going to use this?”
    World Civilization students at Owen County High School will be able to answer just that through a new economic project inspired by the closing of Itron’s Owenton facility.
    World Civilizations teacher Jenny Urie has been working for months to put her training in project-based learning to use for students and was inspired by reading of the Itron closing.

  • ‘Miss Susan’ brings prestigious award back to Owen County

    Thursday morning, Owen County Public Librarian Susan Hampton walked into work and found a jar of pickles on her desk. To the rest of the community, a jar of pickles may seem like just a sweet present from a friend’s garden, but to the library community, the gift symbolized a prestigious award.

  • Owen County home to Purple Heart recipients

    Perhaps it was the letters written by her great-aunt Bea that inspired Marlene Browning-Wainscott to record stories of Owen County veterans. Aunt Bea had lost her husband in the war, and years later, her correspondence with Marlene provided a link to the past and a treasure of cherished memories
    Marlene Browning-Wainscott has devoted much of her life the past few years interviewing Owen countians who served in World War II. She felt an urgency to record the stories of these vital freedom-fighting Americans before they were lost.

  • April 2017 Property Transfers

    Robert and Joyce Clifton to Elizabeth Paige Clifton, two tracts of land in Owen.
    Jimmy and Joyce Browning to Jonathon Zach Waller, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    Elizabeth May and Charles Catron to West Lex LLC, land in Owen County, $95,000.
    Karen S. and David R. Creamer to David R. Creamer, lot 16, Perry Park Subdivision.
    John W. True, Vivian Darlene True and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, John W. True and Vivian Darlene True, Farm No. 1 and Farm No. 2, Wild Deer Lake Farms.

  • What more could a mother want?

    The weather is finally starting to look like spring. Saturday was a beautiful day for mowing, pulling weeds and sprucing up the outdoors. John brought Liam down to play in my yard with Jessie and to play in the creek. There is very little water in the creek at the moment, only puddles here and there but just right for a 2 year old to manage.

  • Proper etiquette grandmother’s wish for young granddaughter

    The letter was tucked inside an old book in the historical society collections, and the book, titled “The Charm of Fine Manners,” illustrates the high regard placed upon proper etiquette in the 1900s.
    The letter, which was penned almost 100 years ago, was dated December 24, 1922, and was signed “Grandmother.”
    “Grandmother” was an Owen counitan who wrote this lovely note to her granddaughter, Helen; and its contents illustrates the significant impact of grandparents upon the lives of their grandchildren.

  • Derby Day Hospice event another success

    Derby Day and graduation was the big news this past weekend. UK had their graduation ceremonies.

  • Wedding: Wash-Fitzgerald

    The families of Andrea Layne Wash and Jared Wayne Fitzgerald would like to extend an invitation to share in their children’s joy and celebration of marriage. The couple will be married at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Owenton. The reception will be hosted in the family life center immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are welcome.
    Formal invitations are being sent to out of town guests only.
     

  • Sports briefs | May 10, 2017

    Baseball team washed out by weather
    The Owen County baseball team lost every game they had scheduled last week. Not to another team but to the weather.