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Today's News

  • Alleged shooting suspect apprehended in New Mexico

    The suspect in a shooting on Old Columbus Road Friday was apprehended earlier today at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico.
    Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, allegedly opened fire on James Neal, 54, and Amber Neal, 25, around 11:18 p.m., Friday.
    Following the shooting, Thomas fled the scene with 22-year-old Elizabeth Neal and their two children, ages 1 and 3.

  • SHOOTING VICTIM: 'RETURN MY GIRLS'

    UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 2 p.m.): Thomas was apprehended in Gallup, New Mexico. Both children are safe, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Community support keeps family’s spirits high

    At just 4 months old, Annastasia “Anna” Grubbs has faced more surgeries and beaten more survival odds than most people endure during their adult lives.
    Anna was born with the congenital heart defect (CHD), Coarctation of the Aorta, described as a narrowing of the aorta, restricting proper oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body.

  • Osborne named 8th region coach of the year
  • First Farmers Bank cuts checks for 3 Point Challenge
  • Many centenarians have called Owen Co. home

    What is the secret to a long life?
    According to one recent study there are currently over 500 centenarians in the state of Kentucky, and when many were asked the secret for their longevity, their answers varied.
    Some declared long life was the result of good food and exercises, while others proclaimed it was their deep abiding faith. One Kentuckian, who at the age of 104 walked two miles a day, attributed three daily beers as the special ingredient that provided her with a long life.

  • Looking Back | Feb. 22, 2017

    5 years ago
    Feb. 22, 2012
    Search begins for next high school principal

    A principal selection committee has been formed after Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne was recently named the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said he hopes the community will become involved in the selection process.

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 22, 2017

    Feb. 17, 2017

    Jerid Burford, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, dismissed; drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged, court costs, $100 public attorney fee, $85 restitution.
    James Bryant Duvall, 1970, rear license not illuminated, proof shown; careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drug paraphernalia, bench trial set for March 3; failure to produce insurance card, proof shown.

  • OCES academic team competes in governor’s cup
  • At the Library | Feb. 22, 2017

    Western Wednesday
    This month’s movie is The Searchers starring John Wayne, beginning at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Dance Away the Winter Blues

    Get moving to some music and learn the Mexican Hat Dance, the Cupid Shuffle, the Chicken Dance, the Limbo and more. Fun for all school-age children, beginning at 3:15 p.m., Thursday.