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Today's News

  • An Owen County All Star

    Several weeks ago, Bruce Wash received an e-mail and he’s glad he opened it.

    The e-mail was from family friend Jenna Gray and told Wash about a chance for his son Michael to tryout for a football team.

    But this wasn’t just any team. It would be a group of outstanding seventh-graders who would represent Kentucky on the gridiron.

     “What do we have to lose?” Bruce Wash said.

    He took his son to Manual High School in Louisville for tryouts.

  • Letter to the editor: District should follow the meetings law

    While I knew that Mr. Cleveland would have a rebuttal to my recent letter the editor, I do wish he had stuck to the truth. He knows exactly why I did not leave. The purpose of my speaking with Ms. Miller was to explain the law behind the request for the information. I’m not a legal expert, but I can read. Yes, I did have the requested documents in hand that morning, but it was a day late and a dollar short so to speak. I had requested them the day before as the law provides and was refused and told to return the following morning. That is why I was there.

  • Beach Boys rolling into Elk Creek for concert

    The summer concert series held each year at Elk Creek Winery will kick off  May 28 with a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Beach Boys.

    The concert series, which takes place at Elk Creek Winery’s outdoor amphitheater, has been bringing top musical acts to Owen County for the past three years, including country artist Sara Evans, legendary Motown group The Temptations, and blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

    Owner of the Elk Creek Winery, Curtis Sigretto, said finding acts for the concert series is no easy task.

  • Lady Rebels lose one, win one

    Last week, the Owen County Lady Rebels softball team and the stock market had something in common. They were both down one day and up the next. After opening the week with a loss to Grant County, the team finished the week on a positive note with an easy win over Pendleton County.

    Owen County welcomed Grant County to town. The Lady Rebels scored runs in the second and third innings to open up a 2-0 lead over the Lady Braves. Jensen Wainscott reached base on an error and came around to score on another miscue in the second before Courtney Waldrop homered in the third.

  • Letter to the editor: Relay for Life, new center brings hope to cancer patients

    Relay time is right around the corner. It will be held May 28 and 29 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Owen County Park. As a county, we have so much to celebrate. We have more teams than ever, fund-raising is better than ever and most importantly we just opened the Owen County Cancer Resource Center Sunday.

  • School board passes tentative budget

    After two budget work sessions and several months worth of planning, the Owen County School Board passed a tentative budget at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

    The board faced many issues since beginning work on the draft budget in January, including not knowing what the state budget would look like because the Kentucky General Assembly failed to pass a budget in April during their regular session.

    Owen County School District Superintendent Mark Cleveland said normally the tentative and final budgets are close to the same with very few changes.

  • Letter to the editor: Old people have feelings too

    Before I write this letter I want to make a statement.

    This letter is not written with malice or hard feelings. I want to say something I have witnessed quite often in the last few years.

    A lot of people seem to think that old people have no feelings. An incident that happened recently prompted me to write and say what I have on my mind – and you who know me know I say what I think.

    I have been in the Ogden family more than 65 years, and to my knowledge, this is the first election in those years that an Ogden hasn’t worked the polls.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    Owen countians may not realize it, but as they visit with friends and reminisce about the “good ole days,” or gather with relatives on holidays to celebrate family traditions, they preserve their heritage and the history of Owen County. This is most evident on Memorial Day when streets and dirt roads in the county are lined with cars, filled with people who carry flowers, crosses, and other items to place on the graves of loved ones who served their country in the armed services.

  • Voters pick Keith

    Owen County voters began making their way to the polls early Tuesday morning for the 2010 primary election.

    A close Owen County judge-executive race concluded Carolyn H. Keith, who was appointed as judge-executive in January 2009, would continue her tenure as Owen County’s top elected official.

    Keith won the election by 325 votes.

  • Relay almost ready

    With a record number of teams and over $32,000 already raised, this year’s Relay for Life could already be deemed a success.

    The 13th annual Owen County Relay for Life will be held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. May 28-29 at Actaris Field.

    Owen County Relay for life Chairperson Jenni Duncan said fund-raising for this year’s event began last year, but the official kick-off fund-raiser was in February at a Lady Rebels’ basketball game.