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Today's News

  • Driver involved in police chase passes away

    An Owen County man has passed away after he sustained injuries following a police pursuit and crash Oct. 22.

    Roy D. Austerman, 20, was pronounced dead at 8:47 p.m. Thursday at New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton.

    Austerman was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred when he was being pursued by Owenton police after he allegedly ignored directions to pull over.

    He sustained multiple injuries from the accident and was flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.

  • A Review of the 2008-2009 Rebels Basketball Season

    The 2008-2009 basketball season was full of ups and downs for the Owen County Rebels.

    A season that began with high expectations got off to a rocky start.

    Following an opening night loss the Rebels won their next two games. The win Dec. 9, 2008, over Trimble County would be the Rebels’ last win against a North American team until after New Year’s Day. Owen County defeated the Australian National Team Dec. 30, 2008, at the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Classic.

  • County adds to EMS staff

    After being shorthanded since August, the Owen County EMS now has an additional full-time employee.

    Owen County EMS Director Kevin Luther approached the fiscal court during its Nov. 10 meeting to request Larry Karsner be hired as a full-time EMT.

    Luther said one full-time EMT had been on medical leave since August and not all part-time employees were able to work on a regular basis.

    “Most EMS people have two or three jobs,” Luther said. “It’s tough times for everybody right now and we’ve been extremely busy.”

  • Local writer brings first novel out of the woods

    After returning to school as an art major, Brenda C. Watson never dreamed that an English professor would encourage her to switch majors, which would eventually lead to a published novel.

    Watson – whose first novel, “Betwixt,” will go on sale Dec. 8 – said her daughter encouraged her to go back to school.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Ellen J. Kanerva Trust to Edward B. Grady, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision.

    Earl Bennett, Christy Bennett, James C. Malcomb and Mark R. Cobb, Master Commissioner, to James C. Malcomb, Hwy. 227.

    Edward B. Grady to S.C. Altman and Ronald C. Monning, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $7,500.

    Martha Wagers to Lloyd Wagers Jr., Greenup Road.

    Anthony R. Callan, Patricia Hendren, Angela Marie Callan and Denise Lyn Bradley to Stanford and Terry Back, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $23,000.

  • Kickin’ it Old School

    It had been in the planning for months. The idea was to bring together as many people as possible who attended New Liberty School whether they graduated or not.

    On Oct. 18 at The Pines restaurant in Madison, Ind., former students gathered to celebrate and reminisce about the school that served the New Liberty area from 1908 to 1951.

    Four people spearheaded the efforts to make the reunion possible. Mary Lou Williams Hall (1951), Schirmer Riley (1946), Virginia Thompson Williams (1941) and Nancy Williams Perkins spent hours preparing for the big night.

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

    Megan Decandia, William Dempsey, Mariah Derringer, Lynsey Farrar, Madison Gamble, Keegan Johnson, Olivia Karsner, Felicia Neal, River Riddle, Justin Shelton, Julie Spaulding, Stephen Stanley, Katelyn Sutherland, James Thompson, Tyler True, Courtney Waldrop, McKenna Webster, Mark Wright

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Young Owen Co. football squads fall in Super Bowl

    The undefeated seasons of the Owen County Youth Mighty Pro and Power House football teams came to a screeching halt last Sunday. Both teams were upset in their respective Super Bowl games. The following are results from the NCKYFL Playoffs and Super Bowls:

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County – 20

    Pendleton County – 6

  • Letter to the editor: Administration needs to confront Canada on burley tobacco ban

     

    The Canadian government has enacted a law that could endanger the entire burley tobacco industry. U.S. tobacco growers need President Obama and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to ensure that the Canadians honor their trade obligations and that other countries do not follow Canada’s lead in banning American blend cigarettes.

  • Hoop and Spaulding to run at state track meet

    Before the gun sounded to begin Saturday’s Region 5A Cross County Meet, Danielle Hoop thought her biggest competition would come from Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp.

    The two have battled each other for the last couple of seasons at the regional meet.

    In the latest rankings, Snapp was ranked first in the Class A while Hoop was ranked second.

    At Trimble County Park Saturday, Hoop beat Snapp to the finish line. The only problem was that neither one was thinking about a seventh-grader from Sayre.