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Today's News

  • Musical mission: Concert paves the way for Owen cheerleaders to compete on national stage

    For months, the Owen County cheerleaders were wondering how they would pay for part of their March trip to a national competition in South Carolina.
    Saturday night, they got their answer.
    Owen County native Eddie Barber, who himself is chasing a dream and performed on Nashville Star, headlined a benefit concert that raised enough money to cover the cheerleaders’ competition fees, charter bus and lodging.
    “The show was fabulous,” Jenna Gray, coach of the Owen County High School cheerleaders, said.

  • Pipeline delayed for a year

    A controversial pipeline project that the Owen County Fiscal Court took a stand against last year has been delayed.
    The announcement came Feb. 19, when the energy company Williams, one half of the partnership behind the Bluegrass Pipeline, announced its year-end 2013 financial results.
    Despite the delay, Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said the company continues to communicate with potential customers.

  • Weather extends school year to June 4

    A longer school day for Owen County students means summer won’t be delayed by much, despite missing 19 days so far.
    The Owen County Board of Education recently voted to cut spring break by three days, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said having a longer school day than some school districts has already helped students make up five of the 19 days missed.
    The last day of school for students is now expected to be June 4.

  • Cinderella’s Closet ready to help young princesses

    Feeling like a princess for prom can often become a huge expense, but through donations one organization continues to help junior and senior high school girls have an evening they won’t forget.
    Cinderella’s Closet originated as a ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, but has grown to other churches throughout the country, including locations in northern Kentucky and Frankfort.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 21, 2014

    Mary Smith, 1961, falsely reporting an incident.
    Bruce G. Tackett, 1987, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking under $500, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 28.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, first-degree criminal trespassing, continued to Feb. 28.
    Estate Of Mildred Marguerite Fedrick, continued from Nov. 15, 2013, continued to March 7.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Feb. 18, 2014

    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to April 4.
    Michael Cain, 1983, contempt hearing, bench warrant set for $10,000.
    Jame M. Conrad, 1972, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity cultivate in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, pleaded guilty, 60 days, five years probation, $1,000 fine.

  • Capital visit

    Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown recently welcomed Grant Cobb and Wade Cammack to the Kentucky House of Representatives as his legislative pages for the Feb. 14 session of the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Grant is an eighth grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, and his parents are Robin and Marie Cobb.  Wade is also an eighth grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, and his parents are Allen and Melissa Cammack.

  • Special anniversary: Wilma and Herschel Honaker

  • Open house • Opening doors

    The staff of the Owen County Adult Learning Center hosted an open house on Feb. 12 to celebrate their new location.
    The learning center is now located at 103 West Perry.  The hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,  1 to 4 p.m. with night classes offered at the library on Tuesday and Thursday night 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
    Director Veronica Gayle said the open house was a great success.

  • Noninsured crop disaster assistance deadline nearing

    The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for March1 deadline are alfalfa, clover, grass, millet, mixing., teff