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Today's News

  • Wife of suspect in murder case indicted

    One of the three men allegedly involved in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man, along with his wife, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the State-Journal, Joshua Hammond, 33 and his wife, Louanna Hammond, were charged after testimony from Travis Wright, a witness in the James Simons trial last month.
    Joshua Hammond, Simons, 37 and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Walmart parking lot on Leonardwood Drive in Frankfort.

  • Owen girl wins grant to help feed hungry kids

    Anna Riddle, a third-grade student from Owenton has been awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.
    The grant will support Riddle in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.
    Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Days - the largest volunteering and service event in the world.
    Riddle is using her grant to purchase food for Owen County Schools’ Power Pack Program – a program that sends food home with hungry children on the weekends, when school meals are not available.

  • City council moves ahead with pay hike for next mayor

    An ordinance that would raise the mayor’s salary for the City of Owenton was given a first reading Monday.
    If approved, the ordinance will raise the mayor’s salary from $12,000 to $18,000 per year and would allot for $300 per month in health and life benefits.
    The raise would not become effective until Jan. 1, 2015, following the Owenton mayoral race in November.

  • Owen grand jury hands down four indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down four indictments April 8.
    • Autumn L. Darrell, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1979-1989

    This is the seventh in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1979-1989

    BY KIM D. STROHMEIER

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School Honor Rolls

    Fifth Grade Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll
    Allison Bourne; Mercedes Bourne; Madison Brown; Cameron Carter; Cheyenne Coppola; Trinity Craig; Meredith David; Mary Gamm; Carsyn Inman; Tori Lykins; Jorden May; Haylee Neeley; Caitlin Sizemore; Jack Spurgeon; Maddigan Walker; Gregory Webster
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Roger Alford: Power of God is on full display every day

    One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Community events: April 16, 2014

    Cedar Hill Baptist to present Easter pageant
    Cedar Hill Baptist Church will host the “My Jesus” Easter program tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m.
    The children will present the Easter story in a unique way. A fellowship meal will follow the presentation.
    For transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • A beautiful day to shamble in Wheatley

    If you love golf, you don’t normally need a good reason to play.
    Just in case you did however, the 15th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble provided one on Saturday.
    Almost as if on cue, the sun came out just before noon on Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.

  • CHEERS! Owen cheerleaders honored at banquet

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School cheerleading banquet was held April 6.
    Although 2013-14 was the year of “runner-ups,” the effort put in by both teams was far from second best.
    The MBMS squad finished second in the Swiss Wine Festival in August and in the Eighth
    Region KAPOS regional in December.
    Academic excellence awards were given to Rachel Miller, Lindsay Gill, and Cailey Stedam. All of these students had a 4.0 GPA for the season.
    Lydia Hobbs was awarded the Sara Jane Green Award.