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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor: Sheriffs’ efforts help youth across the state

    The 14th Annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch, was held Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.

  • Letters to the Editor: You can find serenity in the country

    I have always loved the peace and serenity that one finds out in the country. I suppose it stems from growing up so far back in the woods that even trackers couldn’t find us.

    There is something so refreshing to the soul about hearing the sound of birds chirping in the trees and frogs calling from the pond.

    Like so many people, even in Owen County, my life is full of hustle and bustle and I rarely find solitary moments where I can just “be.”

  • Making memories under the harvest moon

    There’s something about the fall season that makes me overly reminiscent. I’m not sure if it’s the changing colors of the leaves that reminds me that nothing ever stays the same or the crisp, cool air that makes me long for the summer months.

    Whatever it is, it keeps me in constant thought. I think about my childhood and how much my brother and I despised raking the leaves; I think about carving pumpkins with my dad each October; and Sunday afternoons in sweaters, going for a walk with my momma and grandmother.

  • Road repairs begin

    Resurfacing on several Owen County roads is expected to begin soon.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Thursday to open bids for the resurfacing of four roads.

    Mago Construction Company out of Bardstown won the bid over Ohio Valley Construction company. Mago’s bid was $171,301.

    On Sept. 22, the court voted to approve a resolution and agreement between Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and the Owen County Fiscal Court for the resurfacing.

  • Fire destroys church

    A fire has claimed the building where dozens came to worship each Sunday evening.

    The EPOCH Fellowship church, located at 1370 Hwy. 22 E., caught fire Monday morning. Apparently a coffee pot was left on throughout the night, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said.

    The Owenton Fire Department received word of the fire at approximately 7:15 a.m.

    Lilly said the fire began at the front-left corner of the church.

    “The floor was caved in where the coffee pot was,” Lilly said. “The inside was a total loss.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Youth group thanks public for support

    Macedonia Baptist Church youth group would like to thank Owen County for letting us clean up the roads. The money is used for camp in June, which everyone is looking forward to. Thank you very much.

    Elizabeth Gay

     

  • Doctor hopes to find HIV treatment in proposed Owen laboratory

    A medical research facility could be in New Liberty’s future.

    Dr. Ray C. Perkins and his daughter, Sarah Leonard, have worked for 10 years to develop effective and economical methods in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

    Perkins said these methods will also apply to many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other infectious diseases.

    If the company, known as New Liberty Proteomics, can gain enough support, Perkins is looking to establish a biomedical center in Owen County.

  • Letter To The Editor: Homeowners should examine their tax bills

    Summer is over. The kids are settling in to the new school year, our gardens have yielded their bounties, football season has begun and the county is preparing to send out its 2009 real estate and property tax bills.

    Well, three out of four ain’t bad, but once we receive our annual statement from the county, what will we find?

  • Colts cruise past Rebels, 53-0

    Friday in Lexington was opening day at Keeneland for its fall meet.

    On Friday night in Louisville, it was the DeSales Colts who did some running of their own against the Owen County Rebels.  

    The ninth-ranked team in Class 2A defeated the Rebels 53-0 on a soggy night.

    It was the second-straight week the Owen County team was shutout.  

    The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the district.

    With the victory, the Colts improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in district action.

  • Owen soccer teams enter the postseason

    The postseason is here for soccer teams 

    Both soccer teams wrapped up the regular season last week.  

    The girls finished the season with a home game Oct. 5 against Henry County.

    The Lady Rebels were looking to defeat the Lady Wildcats after the two teams played to a 1-1 tie earlier this season in New Castle.  

    Morgan Walker and Stephanie Colligan each had goals as Owen County did get a 2-0 win to close out the regular season.

    Samantha Toole recorded the shutout in goal.