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Today's News

  • Council to shine spotlight on artists during ‘Evening’

    The Owen County Arts Council is preparing for what they hope will be another successful Evening With the Artists and with more plans to showcase local artwork later this year, coordinators are hopeful community members with show their support.
    The next Evening With the Artists will be held Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Owen County Bed and Breakfast, Bruce’s Country Inn.
    Patty Petzinger, a member of the arts council said the council has chosen to hold the events at local bed and breakfasts in order to get the word out on places to stay within the county.

  • School board tax plan faces public hearing

    Members of the community will soon have the opportunity to voice their opinions on proposed general fund taxes for the Owen County School District.
    The Owen County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Owen County High School auditorium at 6 p.m., Aug. 24.
    Owen County Schools Finance Officer Sheila Miller said because the board is looking at levying a rate between compensating and 4 percent, a public hearing must be held.

  • Guilty plea in fatal crash

    An Owen County man has pled guilty to a manslaughter charge following a May DUI-related crash.
    The crash took place May 16 when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road and he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.
    Lamonte Richardson was extricated with no injuries.

  • Beverly shines on international stage

    The 2012 Junior Olympics National Championships for judo drew 663 competitors from across the United States to the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas, July 19-21.
    The 2012 International Junior Olympics were held at the same venue the following day for 249 competitors from around the world.  Competitors earn points from both events toward national ranking.
    Owen County High School students Robert Beverly, James Thompson, and Zac Widener competed in both events.
    Competition was at its toughest this year with as many as 23 athletes in some divisions.

  • Alexander takes top honors at shooting competition

    Ethan Alexander won first place in the 50 target competition and also won high overall score for the for the 50 target shoot with a score of 47 out of 50 at the 4-H District 4 Shooting Sports Trap Shoot Invitational in Berea July 14.

  • Osborne signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Owen County High School standout Stone Osborne, center, was joined by his parents as he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Patriots baseball head coach Brad Shelton is an Owen County High School graduate.

  • And the winners are ... Top exhibitors honored at fair

    Culinary
    Top Exhibitor, Elizabeth Prewitt; Adult Best of Show, Jessie Williams; Youth Best of Show, Autumn Adkins
    Canned Fruits and Vegetables
    Top Exhibitor, Connie Gayle; Adult Best of Show, Scott Johnson; Youth Best of Show, Kade New
    Garden Crops
    Top Exhibitor, Stephanie Ross; Best of Show, Amy Brumley
    Flowers
    Top Exhibitor, Kim Hunter; Best of Show, Kim Hunter and Bobette Olds
    Knitting and Crocheting Department

  • Wedding: Aldridge-Cope

    Richard and Marla Duvall and Troy Aldridge would like to invite their family and friends to celebrate the marriage of their daughter, Leslee Aldridge, to Brandon Cope, son of Betty Jo Cope and Dwaine Cope. The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Jerry and Doris Kistner, 3455 Hwy. 127 North, Owenton.
    A reception will follow the ceremony at the Owen County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building.

  • Wedding: Cook-Burke

    Larry Cook and Carol Burke would like to announce their wedding and honeymoon took place July 21, 2012, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    Larry’s daughters Jen and Kim attended the ceremony.

  • Engagement: Dews-Gambrell

    Thomas and Anna Dews are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Katherine Dews, to Rondale Wayne Gambrell, son of Rondal and Debra Gambrell.
    The couple will unite in marriage Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the residence of Mr. Bill Greene. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.