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Today's News

  • Owen to take part in earthquake drill

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to remind residents that in the month of February, hundreds of communities throughout a nine-state region will participate in a region-wide earthquake drill during the third-annual “Great Central U.S. Shake Out.”
    At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 29, 2013

    Citimortgage Inc. vs. Julia M. Adams, motion to intervene, see order.
    Brandon S. Stephens vs. Encompass Indemnity Company, motion for protective order, submitted.
    Capital Alliance Financial LLC vs. James L. Hale, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Discover Bank vs. Marlene K. Horner, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Warren Curtis vs. Sun Healthcare Group Inc., motion for clarification of the courts, see order.
    Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co. vs. David G. Cooper, motion for judgment and order of sale, see order.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A new ‘dog house’ opens on the Branch

    The Super Bowl has come and gone for another year. I am not a great fan of football so I opted for “Downton Abby,” but I did catch the tail end of it. I got all the gory details from Fay.
    She and Jennifer taped the commercials so as not to miss Adam’s Coors commercial, but unless it was scheduled during the black out, he didn’t make the cut. Maybe it was meant for just the west coast. I’ll have to get Wanda to call him and clarify.

  • Students go from crayons to college

    On Jan. 29, Owen County Primary School held its first annual “Crayons to College” assembly to promote college readiness.
    Letters were sent to colleges all over the United States to explain the goal of promoting college readiness at a young age and to ask for donations of hats, shirts, pencils, and other items to get the kids excited for learning about their school.
    Each class will represent a college and will learn facts about their college for the remainder of the year

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Ten threes lead to district win
  • Lady Rebels close out district play with victory

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    The Lady Rebels have gotten used to winning close games. In their last four wins, including the Jan.28 contest, the team had won by an average of just 3.5 points. They needed a game that was not decided in the final minute and they got it.
    On Thursday night, Owen County traveled to Carroll County for their final 31st District game of the season. The Lady Rebels were looking to finish the regular season with just one blemish on the district schedule.

  • Plans announced for next Satterwhite charity golf scramble

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Center and the Trust for Life program invites the public to take part in the 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble.
    The event will be held at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley on April 6 with a shotgun start at noon.
    The cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, food and entertainment following the tournament.
    Participants can pick their own four-person team. A USGA handicap or average score will be required.
    The alternative date for bad weather will be April 13.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Indoor activities to teach math skills

    During the cold winter months, it is harder to find activities to do with younger children. It seems all too easy to allow a child to spend more time on the computer or in front of the television. However, these activities can get in the way of time together as a family and can even impede development of important kindergarten readiness skills. What are some ideas that families can do instead to help young children learn math skills?