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Today's News

  • Kays Branch News: Weather continues to play games down on Branch

    We decided to cancel church on Saturday.
    The Branch had as much as eight inches of snow on the ground and it was in the low teens. Snow was piled up on each side of the road and there were icy patches all along the middle.
    John took advantage of the 20-degree weather to bring me a load of wood from the wood lot so I would have enough to last this week.
    We were ready for another week in the house. I was content. I had wood, a movie, books, a golf game and the University of Kentucky game on TV.

  • Extension Service News: Be careful of look alikes

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Three-peat bid falls short

    The Owen County High School Rebels began Monday night’s All ‘A’ championship game with a 3-point basket.
    The game would end with the team needing one more.
    Carroll County High School used a stingy zone defense and a patient offense to grind out a 42-39 win over Owen County to deny the Rebels a third straight Eighth Region All ‘A’ title.
    The Panthers will advance to Frankfort Thursday night to take on Cordia High School of Hazard in the first round of the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic.

  • Owen Co. native receives 2013 female USATF athlete of the year

    The University of the Cumberlands track and field and cross-country teams have been staple programs in the NAIA and Mid-South Conference for quite some time, displaying some of the most talented athletes in the nation.

  • Primary field starts to take shape

    With less than a week before the filing deadline for the May 20 primary election the Owen County Sheriff’s race is expected to be the most heavily contested race.
    As of press time Tuesday, five candidates, including two city policemen, had filed for the office of sheriff.
    The five candidates are current Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Owenton City Policeman Steve Miller, Owenton City Policeman Gary Alcorn, Owen County Assistant Fire Chief/City of Owenton Maintenance employee Greg Estes and former law-enforcement officer Kristopher Lang.

  • Blurred lines: Changes to precinct lines will send nearly 1,000 Owen Co. voters to new locations

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    When Owen countians head to the voting booths for the upcoming primary election nearly 1,000 will find themselves affected by recent updates to precinct boundaries.
    The Owen County Board of Elections began the process of updating the precinct boundaries following updates to the county’s magisterial lines in 2011.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said both had to be looked at due to redistricting guidelines based off population changes in the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Owenton catches another break

    Some residents and businesses in the City of Owenton experienced a second, much shorter period of time without water Jan. 15.
    An 8-inch water main break occurred on South Main Street near the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 2 p.m.
    Residents and businesses from the north side of the McDonald’s intersection to the Family Dollar Store in Owenton were affected.
    The Raisin Factory and the fire department were both without water, but the fire department had the capability of filling trucks on hydrants in town.

  • Weather shuffles tourney schedule

    Snowy weather and icy conditions have altered plans for the Boys All “A’ Tournament scheduled for this week at Owen County High School.
    Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to weather, will be played tonight (Wednesday) at OCHS.
    OCHS Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall announced the following changes Tuesday morning:
    • Jan, 22: Owen vs Eminence  7 p.m.
    •  Jan, 23: Gallatin vs. Carroll County 6 p.m.  (gym will be cleared);  Walton vs. Trimble, 8 p.m.