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Today's News

  • Clean ideas: Keep up with grime

    A grungy bathroom is not only unpleasant to look at, it’s also a breeding ground for germs, mold and mildew. Here are 12 tips to help keep the bathroom clean and sparkling on a daily basis. For a family with members with asthma, many of these best practices will help keep mold and mildew — which can trigger an asthma or allergy attack —under control.
    1. Use the bathroom fan: It can help remove the moisture that causes mold and mildew. Vacuum the vents regularly to remove any dust that might inhibit the fan’s effectiveness.

  • Kelly-Herring

    We would like to announce the upcoming wedding of Amy Kelly and Gary Herring. She is the daughter of Robert and Belinda Kelly. He is the son of Alfa Bowling and Marshall Bowling. They will be united at noon July 16, 2011, at Owenton Church of Christ. All friends and family are invited.

  • Hispanic and female farmers may be part of settlement

    If you are a female farmer or rancher or a Hispanic farmer or rancher and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because of your gender or race, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. “We want all producers in Kentucky who may be eligible to have the opportunity to participate in this claims process,” said John W. McCauley, Kentucky Farm Service Agency state executive director.

  • A crowning achievement

    Marlee Lathrem won 2011 Pre-Teen Gallatin County June 22. She will represent Gallatin County at the Kentucky State Fair Pageant in Louisville this October. She is the 12-year-old daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem and will be in the seventh grade this year at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • 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.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Summer starts with car troubles

    Summer arrived last week and I am still waiting for Spring.
    It was 67 degrees when I got home from church Sunday morning. I changed into sweats and socks and curled up with a book all afternoon.

  • Owen County District Court 6-29-11

    June 24, 2011

    Seth Allan Keith, 1980, fourth-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to July 8.
    Harold Begley, 1987, non-payment of fines, continued to June 22.
    Zachary C. Cope, 1985, first-degree possession of heroin, second-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 1, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set.
    Robert W. Gibson, 1955, second-degree disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty, bench trial set for July 8.

  • Company’s coming ... hide the deer

    A few weeks ago, I had a conservation with David Morgan and Holly Bowling about the upcoming Fan Fair and some other projects they are undertaking to promote Owen County.
    The Visioneers group, to which they belong, has worked tirelessly to organize this event and it should be pretty amazing.
    One issue that we discussed is the need to clean up some parts of the county that visitors will see on their way to the Sprint Cup race in Sparta or to our own Fan Fair.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Plenty of changes at Owen Co. museum

    Even the younger crowd would have found it difficult to keep up with our “senior” builders as they erected a large picnic pavilion in the backyard of the historical society museum. Under the guidance of foreman Darrel Baker, the expert craftsmen — consisting of Jarl Lee Harris, Jim Acton, Bobby Gibson, Oscar Jacobs, R.C. (Pete) Dawson, and Arthur Kinman — dodged rain and thunderstorms as they erected the structure in a little over a week.