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Today's News

  • A helping hand to a banker brother in Dubia

    Greetings From Dubai,

    This message might meet you in (utmost surprise), however, it’s just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from United Arab Emirates and currently holding the post of director auditing and accounting unit of the bank.

  • Letter to the Editor: Arts council appreciates support from public

    The members of the Owen County Arts Council would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those who helped make our Sweet Owen Days fund-raiser a success.

    We’d especially like to thank the artists who donated items for this raffle — without whose generosity we could not have succeeded.

    Your interest and support mean so much and is a source of great encouragement.

    Thanks again,

    The Owen County Arts Council

    Patty Petzinger

    Barbara Duvall

    Joan Goderwis

  • Owen grand jury hands down six indictments

    On Sept. 14, 2010, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

     

    •Lloyd C. Jones, 26, on the charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to the indictment, he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely fence posts and tools, with a value of $500 or more, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

    If convicted he could face up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Pleaded not guilty.

  • Lady Rebel golfer smacks rare hole-in-one at Fairway

    If the chances of getting struck by lightning are greater than that of making a hole-in-one, then Shelby Power may want to stay inside during the next thunderstorm.

    While playing golf earlier this month  at Fairway Golf Course, Power, using a seven-wood, aced the fifth hole.

     “I couldn’t believe it at first,” Power said. “When I realized I had just made a hole-in-one I was excited.”

    Power is a member of the Owen County girls’ golf team.

  • Rebels spoil one homecoming and prepare for another

    Friday night was a good example of how things generally happen in threes. To prove the point, here are three examples.

    The first quarter saw the Owen County Rebels have three possessions. They ended in a punt, a fumble and a turnover on downs.

    In contrast, the second quarter saw the Rebels score three touchdowns.

    In the end, the team headed back home with win number three.

    Owen County traveled to Bedford Friday to take on Trimble County on Trimble County High School‘s Homecoming.

  • Blackhawk down safely

    An accident involving a U.S. military helicopter briefly knocked out electricity in some parts of Owenton and other communities in the region.

    According to Lt. Col. Mike Ferguson, U.S. Army aviation facility commander of Frankfort, a Blackhawk UH 60 helicopter was on a training mission focusing on the use of night-vision goggles.

  • Letter to the Editor: Church made the tough but correct choice

    This is in response to Teresa Biagi’s letter to the editor last week. First of all, I would like to say I am writing this as an individual and not as a representative of First Baptist Church. I am a proud and active member of Owenton First Baptist and it was the collective membership of the church that made the decision to take down the Morgan house as opposed to spending a great deal of money to restore the building. I love historical homes. I grew up in one on North Adams Street and hated to see the Morgan house’s life come to an end.

  • Library settles on site

    A site on Hwy. 22 East, near the Hi-Y-Inn is expected to be the location of the new Owen County Public Library.

    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert said the library board made a final decision on the site last Friday and plans to purchase it for $175,000 within the next few weeks.

    The 4.3 acres of land is currently owned by Blue Moon Investors.

    During its August meeting, the board voted unanimously to take the compensating tax rate.

  • Owen judicial center begins to take shape

    When Owen County debuts its new $10 million judicial center in the fall of 2011, officials say it will feature state-of-the-art safety devices and exceed the most sensitive environmental standards.

    Nearly four years after initial groundwork was laid, the 33,000-square feet building is taking shape on Ky. 22, less than a mile east of downtown.

  • BYE BYE BURLEY

     In the not so distant past, anyone traveling through Owen County could look out their window and see field after field of tobacco – the plant that for so many years provided local farmers with the luxuries of life.