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Today's News

  • Be on lookout for stinging caterpillars

    I just saw the biggest stinging caterpillar I have ever seen. I had never seen a stinging caterpillar until about five years ago. More accurately, I had never really looked for them until I read an article by University of Kentucky entomologist Ric Bessin back in 2003. He wrote that we should to be wary of stinging caterpillars this time of the year.

  • Gaines’ manipulation of payroll

    After reading the Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen’s audit report dated May 8, 2008, and several news articles that have been published in the past weeks by your newspaper regarding the Gaines issue, I am compelled to write this letter.

  • MBMS remains undefeated

    It was another night and another easy win for the Bowling Middle School football team. The Rebels defeated Frankfort 48-2 last week to run their record to 5-0 on the season.

    Bowling Middle scored in all facets of the game. The Rebels scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.

  • VVDS names new president

    VVDS – a company that provides wireless Internet in Owen County – is undergoing major changes this week. The VVDS board of directors asked Russell E. Preston to step down as president and named Doug Smith to take his place.

    Smith said that Preston made poor business decisions and did not consult or advise the board about his actions; therefore, the board of directors has taken control of the company.

  • Lady Rebels Soccer notches win

    To say Devin Jouett is playing well would be a bit of an understatement. In the last five games, she has nine goals. Her last four goals came in a 5-0 win over Ludlow last week. Jerusha Toole scored the other Lady Rebels’ goal in the win.

    The win also saw Owen County produce a fine defensive effort. Coach Mike Haines credited the defensive line of Evyn White, Ciara McDaniel and Christina Johnson for playing a good game. Haines also complimented the defensive play of Mary Kennedy and Rachel Herring.

  • SWEET OWEN FEST

    This year marks the eighth annual Sweet Owen Days festival. It will be held on the Owen County Courthouse square this Saturday. As always, the festival will be a fun-filled day, which will include food and craft vendors, live music and a 5K run/walk.

  • Court News

    Property Transfers

    for July

    Barry Marston to Joseph Gibson, Elmer Davis Lake Road, $5,000.

    Robert L. Marvin and Mark R. Cobb to Pamela J. Yeary and Wayne Yeary, lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34, Eagle Creek Subdivision.

    Phillip and Rudi Megowen to Jeffery B. Megowen, lot 6A, David Lake Subdivision No. 2.

    Robert M. and Patricia Brumback Twedt to Jason W. and Trina M. Shryock, tract 2, Harrisburgh Estates Subdivision, $39,000.

  • Smokey Mountains

    In August of 1956, Daddy observed that his tobacco crop needed another couple of weeks to yellow in the fields before cutting. If my mother and I wanted, he allowed as how he could slip away from the farm work for a few days, and we could join his sisters and their families on a short vacation trip to the Smokey Mountains.

  • Wildcats Defeat Rebels

    Sports are a funny thing. One week you can feel the highs of winning only to feel the lows of losing the next. Following the victory of the first game, Friday night produced more lows than highs for Adam Fowler and the rest of the Owen County football team as the Rebels dropped a 27-6 decision to Gallatin County at Patterson Field.

  • Respect for veterans

    What does the word Veteran mean to you?

    Is it a word that you take lightly, or maybe you don’t consider the true meaning. Is it only a word you hear during War time? Or is it a word that draws near to your heart? Maybe you’ve had a loved one who has served or is serving now.

    Our country was established by young men and women who stood up for what they believed and they laid down their lives to give us freedom. Sometimes I wonder if they think we take then for granted.

    The definition of a vertern: