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Today's News

  • High winds smashes backyard pool

    For many years, the backyard pool has been a gathering place for John and Betty Ducker’s grandkids and some of the neighborhood kids looking to cool off from the summer heat.
    But this year could be different after a freak wind rolled up from the valley behind their house on Ellis Road and demolished the family’s swimming pool early Friday morning as the couple slept.
    “It was a horrible sound,” John Ducker. “I wasn’t sure what had happened.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Newspapers reflected a prosperous community

    “To look at the (news) paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.”

    These words by Swiss author Alain de Botton described the undeniable influence a newspaper has upon its readers.
    Newspapers have been a part of our daily life for centuries. They were not only an avenue of advertisement and of distributing information to the public, but were also a means of providing entertainment through satire or storytelling.

  • Ryan Quarles: New budget includes teacher, state pay hikes

    This past Monday, I was proud to vote for a responsible biennial budget which includes higher funding for Owen County schools and pay increases for our hard working state employees as well as our teachers.  
    As the 2014 General Assembly winds down, the budget process yielded a two year plan that raises the K-12 education SEEK base from $3,827 to $3,981 by 2016.  The budget also provides funds to increase internet bandwidth and school safety.

  • Owen County District Court - March 28, 2014

    Autumn L. Darrell, 1993, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing held, probably cause found to transfer to grand jury.
    James House, 1977, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.
    James C. House, 1977, theft by unlawful taking, continued to April 10.
    Trellises vs. Jimmy Boling, motion for default judgment, granted.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Three students from Owen County schools received distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble event held March 22 at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence. Noah Malcomb, right, a seventh grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, received the rating for his French horn performance.  Freshman Nicole Walker, center, was distinguished on her clarinet, while sophomore Kirsten Parker, left,  received the same honor on flute.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Three students from Owen County schools received distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble event held March 22 at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence. Noah Malcomb, right, a seventh grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, received the rating for his French horn performance.  Freshman Nicole Walker, center, was distinguished on her clarinet, while sophomore Kirsten Parker, left,  received the same honor on flute.

  • OCHS band member is consistently excellent

    The Owen County High School Rebel Band program and Owen County High School are proud of the accomplishments of Kirsten Parker, a sophomore flute player in the band.
    Parker, who takes private lessons from Jana Flygstad of Georgetown, was selected to the Northern Kentucky High School Select Band for the second year in a row. This is Kirsten’s third consecutive year of participating in the select band, as she was selected to be a part of the middle school select band her eighth-grade year. 

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1966-1978

    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1966-1978

    BY DORIS GILL and KIM STROHMEIER

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cat fans suffer and rejoice

    Remember I told you I lost the last paragraph of Wanda’s news last week? Well, it popped up when I opened the computer on Tuesday morning. I don’t know where it went, nor how it came back but here it is.
    Wanda went to the wedding of Jessie and Doug Luscher’s daughter Sandi. They were old friends of Wanda and Danny’s when they went to Camp Pleasant Church years ago.

  • Georgia - On Her Mind: Say goodbye to Livingood

    Did you hear about Zee Livingood? She passed away last week from complications of good health, the coroner says!
    I was so upset when we got the news that my husband had to shove a gluten-filled doughnut into my mouth and put me to bed with a Diet Pepsi.