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Today's News

  • Community events

    Youth soccer league to hold membership meeting
    The Owen County Youth Soccer League will host its annual membership meeting Friday at 6 p.m. at the Monterey soccer fields.
    All members are invited to attend.

    Sanders Baptist to host Sunday sing
    Sanders Baptist will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    On behalf of my seven brothers and sisters, I would like to nominate our Donna Osborne Scott for mother of the year for many reasons but the main reason is for the sacrifices she had to make for each of us as we were growing up.
    She married and had her first son at a young age and by the age of 32, she had eight kids -  Timmy, Jimmy Dale, Terry and Tom Dezarn and four girls, Teresa Perkins, Patty Sue Miller, Tina Lilly and Florence Ratliff.

  • Owen County District Court - July 18, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued first appearance, owes restitution and fees.
    Clay Couch, 1961, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for July 25.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The weather won’t even try to cooperate

    When you have nothing to say, you can always talk about the weather.
    This past week has spawned a lot of conversation.
    We set a new record on the Branch this week for a low in July. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 8 a.m. Thursday. I had already closed all the windows and doors against the cold weather on Wednesday. We didn’t need the A/C at the Smith House when we played bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
    Last week seemed like the end of September. The weatherman said the temperature would rise and we would have sun on Friday—NOT.

  • Owen Co. softball player named to All-World team

    On July 11 through 13, the KAOS team from Frankfort coached by Brian Redmond, Aron True and Rodney Parker took a trip to Crossville, Tennessee to play teams from across the United State to bring home the undefeated victory of winning the 14U Girls Fastpitch Softball World Series.
    Owen County local girl Kaitlyn Parker, the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker, is the pitcher for the KAOS team.
    Kaitlyn Parker, along with two of her teammates Katherine Mangeot and Emma Hamilton, were also named to the 14 and Under All World Team.

  • Cobb named defensive MVP while playing six different positions

    Grant Cobb, a 13-U player on the Danville Mustangs baseball team, played six positions during the USSSA World Series over the Fourth of July holiday tournament in Kingsport, Tennessee and received the tournament’s defensive most valuable player award.
    The Mustangs won the tournament by defeating a team from Fredrick, Maryland in the championship game. The USSSA tournament hosted teams from five states.
    The Mustangs also won the 13-U Nationals Tournament held in Elizabethtown, June 23-29 over teams from six states.

  • Owen players shine on diamond

    The Owen County Grey Team competed in the Rivercat Rumble July 10-12 in Carrollton.

  • Emergency management director injured in crash

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan is listed in fair condition after a two-vehicle crash Thursday.
    A 911 call was dispatched at 8:24 a.m., July 10, to the 3000 block of U.S. Hwy. 127 S., but the incident occurred at 3300 U.S. Hwy. 127 N.
    Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said because the wrong address was given, emergency units did not arrive on the scene until 8:37 a.m.

  • A pair of queens: Miss Owen County and Miss Owen County Fair crowned

    Winning the title of Miss Owen County has been a dream six years in the making for Brittany Clark, but with the sash and crown now in her possession, she hopes to be an inspiration for young girls in her hometown.
    This year’s Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show Miss Owen County Fair Pageant was open to young girls from across the state and a total of 30 girls competed in the pageant.

  • Woman faces indictment after allegedly lifting state lottery tickets

    An Owen County woman has been indicted after allegedly stealing over $2,000 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
    According to the grand jury indictment, during the period between April 24 and May 14, Betty J. Shearer, 53, allegedly stole $2,277 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
    Shearer is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more, but under $10,000.
    If convicted, Shearer could face up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.