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Today's News

  • County looks to beef up security

    Because some computer-security problems surfaced earlier this year, the Owen County Judge-Executive’s Office will soon receive updated computer equipment.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said several people had checked the judge’s office computers and agreed that stronger security was needed. She said many of the computer problems were related to viruses.

  • Georgia: On her mind

    Every year about this time, I come down with a case of March Madness. You see, I absolutely love the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. If my Wildcats get knocked out of the running early for the championship, the salt goes out of living. If they do well in tournament play, euphoria lifts my flat feet until I fancy I could dance on rooftops.

  • Softball opener delayed

    If the weather would have cooperated, the Lady Rebels would have begun their season Monday at Western Hills but rain forced the cancelation of the season opener.

    Owen County finished the 2009 season with a 12-14 overall record. The team played in the 31st district championship game where they fell to Henry County. They then advanced to the 8th region tournament where they dropped their opener to Oldham County.

    The Lady Rebels return their four leading hitters from last season as well as their top pitcher.

  • Baseball is almost back

    The Owen County Rebels are back on the diamond ... almost.

    The Rebels were scheduled to open up the 2010 season Monday night at Harrison County before returning home to host Anderson County. Rain cancelled the game against Harrison County.

    Owen County finished 2009 with a 12-16 record. The team did have a 7-5 record at home.

    Owen County Head Baseball Coach Kevin Webster will have to replace six seniors from last year’s squad.

  • Annual session begins to wind down

    As we enter the closing weeks of the 2010 Regular Session, the Senate passed legislation that will improve job opportunities for career and technical students, regulate methadone treatment centers, and crack down on meth traffickers. We also continued our work on the state budget, and I continued my work on more transparency in campaign finance reporting.

    The Senate passed House Bill 288, another piece of campaign finance reform legislation that I was able to improve through my role as chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

  • Board rejects request

    The Owen County School Board may be looking for ways to take a school bus down Big Twin Creek Road after a concerned parent approached the board during its March 15 meeting.

    Natasha Culver of Big Twin Creek Road approached the board asking for consideration of bus transportation for her child.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said taking a bus down Big Twin Creek Road would be dangerous.

  • County receives KACo dividend

    The 2010-2011 county budget will receive an extra boost in the amount of $11,183.

    The money is a dividend distributed by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and will be officially given to the county July 1.

    Larry Denney, agent for the KACo All Lines Fund, presented Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith with notice of the upcoming dividend payment Friday.

  • Post-season honors
  • Owen County Spring Clean Week continues

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be held through Friday across the commonwealth.

    About 1,100 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,800 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

    Currently, only about 6 percent of eligible Owen County highways are adopted.

  • Letter to the Editor: Manor seeks help with Easter celebration

    On Saturday, the Owenton Manor Rehab and Nursing will be hosting an annual community Easter bash. We hope to have several thousand eggs to hide and lots of prizes. We would like to invite you to take part in the event. We are in need of candy and items to put into the eggs. If you or your business would like to be a part of this event, please contact Teresa Perry at Owenton Manor. We will be announcing all sponsors throughout the day and they will be listed on the calendar of events.