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Today's News

  • KSP seeking information on damages to Severn Creek bridge

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced last week that the Highway 355 bridge over Severn Creek could remain closed until spring 2018 after the bridge received significant structural damage last month.
    The bridge was originally given a weight restriction, though engineers inspecting the bridge decided to close it shortly after due to multiple vehicles violating the weight requirement posted on the bridge, according to a transportation cabinet news release.

  • iLEAD Academy students to set up shop for Christmas

    Pop up shops are becoming a new trend as businesses and organizations set up shop at various locations for only a day or two. While a majority of these shops pop up in bigger cities, one will be bringing Christmas spirit closer to home.
    iLEAD Academy is an ever-growing career academy that aims to help students achieve college and career readiness. Along with helping students inside the classroom, iLEAD Academy is also looking for more ways to help students outside of the classroom.

  • At the Library | December 13, 2017

    The annual Christmas ornament commissioned by the Friends of the Library for their annual fundraiser is available at the library. This year’s ornament was created by Ellie Petzinger and is a ceramic depiction of our logo. A great gift for someone who loves the library.
    December is amnesty month. As our gift to you, we ask that you bring back any overdue books and you will have your late fees wiped out. Merry Christmas!

    Storytime

  • Eagle Creek man jailed after deputies seize meth

    A 53-year-old Eagle Creek man is behind bars after two Owen County Sheriff’s deputies seized over two grams of meth and paraphernalia from the man’s home.
    The sheriff’s office received information on a subject possibly making or trafficking in meth, according to deputy Marvin Goodrich.
    Goodrich, along with deputy Daniel Tracy and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Meredith, went to the residence of David Wilkerson at 680 Eagle Creek Circle Nov. 24.

  • District working to improve classroom and student life

    Members of the Owen County Board of Education discussed much more than the agenda at the Nov. 20 meeting as Director of Curriculum and Instruction Reggie Taylor and Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline spoke about the November 2017 Board of Education Report.

  • At the Library | December 6, 2017

    The annual Christmas ornament commissioned by the Friends of the Library for their annual fundraiser is available in the library. This year’s ornament was created by Ellie Petzinger and is a ceramic depiction of our logo. A great gift for someone who loves the library!
    December is Amnesty Month

    As our gift to you, we ask that you bring back any overdue books and you will have your late fees wiped out. Merry Christmas!
    Christmas Back in Time

  • Early Owen countians lived frugally, persevered during hard times

    The currency commonly used in Colonial America was the British pound or Spanish coins called “pieces of eight,”so named because the coins could be cut into smaller denominations of eight pieces.

  • January property transfers

    Ronald Scott Goodin and Darlene Goodin to Ronald Scott Goodin Jr., two parcels of land.
    Susan Jones to Ernest L. Ligon and Dana Ligon, lots 4 and 5 and 12 and 13. Eagle Creek Campground, $17,500.
    Norse Land Farm LLC to Freestone Foodbank Inc., five tracts of land in Owen County.
    Allen Grimes and Rosemary Grimes to Greg S. Grimes and Michele Grimes, tract 4, Literell Farm Division, $150,000.
    Peggie P. Tisch, Peggie Tisch Rollins and Michael D. Rollins to Bonnie L. Cooke, part number two in the subdivision. Parkway Addition, $61,500.

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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