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Today's News

  • Court News | May 25, 2016

    Owen District Court | May 20, 2016

    William Barker, 1987, second-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 27.

    Lonnie Gay Coghill, 1957, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 26, transfer case to Carroll County.

  • Looking back | May 25, 2016

    Marshall urges burglary suspect to turn himself in
    May 25, 2011 | 5 years ago

    A Nicholas County man was recently arrested at the Owen County Sheriff’s Office following alleged thefts.

    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Larry B. Gaines, 29, of Carlisle, was located May 13 by a U.S. Marshall and was told it would be best if he turned himself in at the sheriff’s office.

    Gaines allegedly broke into a storage building at 3040 Pleasant Grove Rd. and stole Snap-on tools valued at $3,500.

  • Memorial Day allows family to reunite

    Sunshine, glorious sunshine. I was beginning to think we would never see it again. I have been trying to keep ahead of the yard but it has been a chore. I mow and the grass is so thick, it leaves great piles of clippings that turn into hay. There has been very little actual hay cut this spring. Bruce is hoping he can get some cut this week, but the weatherman says the rain is coming back on Wednesday, but enough about the weather. I did go over most of the yard Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I still have a bit more to do when the grass dries this afternoon.

  • At the Library | May 25, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year; fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us Wednesday, beginning June 1, for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log. Summer fun is going to be cool at the library this year.

    Library Staff Day

  • Senior Activities | May 25-31, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    (Today) Wednesday, May 25: 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Extension office – crafts.

    Thursday, May 26: Noon, birthday bash; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • Section of Pete Towles Rd. to receive water main

    Kentucky American Water will begin in June the installation of a water main along a section of Pete Towles Road in Owen County that will bring tap water service to new customers and enhance performance of the existing water distribution system.

  • Owen Electric to once again help sponsor Special Olympics

    Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are once again proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the 2016 Special Olympics State Summer Games.

    The statewide games take place June 3-5 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, and will include competitions in track and field, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce and flag football. Along with sponsorship, several Owen Electric employees will volunteer to work at the event.

  • Mason to travel to Athens on research award

    University of Louisville sophomore Miranda Mason has received an Etscorn International Summer Research Award to travel to Athens to explore socialized health care and the impact of Greece’s difficult economic situation on public health.

    She will intern at Evaggelismos Hospital (public) and Iaso Hospital (private) in Athens. The $4,000 scholarship was awarded to Mason by the College of Arts and Sciences and another $1,000 came from the university’s study abroad office.

  • Successfully growing sweet potatoes in the backyards of Ky.

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Once again we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville in late May and by early November we had 4 nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods! 7 months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive. We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes; just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables.

  • Controlling summertime mosquitos near the home

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Controlling mosquitos is challenging to say the least. You may even think you are fighting a never-ending battle. With mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home environment. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.