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Today's News

  • Civil Air Patrol creating future opportunities for local youth

    Integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect are the core values of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Owen County High School Juniors Emma Ashcraft and Savannah Hubbuch are putting those values into practice.
    Ashcraft is the Cadet Commander of the Great Lakes Region-Kentucky-244 (GLR-KY-244) Squadron. Hubbuch is the first sergeant of the squadron. The squadron holds 19 Cadets, four being seniors. The 224 is part of 16 squadrons in the Kentucky wing.

  • Board hears presentation on new scoreboard

    Twenty-five years of service from the Owen County High School football scoreboard may be upgraded by next football season.
    Paul Jared of Slam Dunk Sports presented to the Owen County School Board of Education on how to replace the existing scoreboard by raising money for the district through sponsorships.
    The company works to raise money for the project through business sponsorships, most of which will be local businesses.
    Jared’s presentation included a 5-year warranty for the board and a ground-up installation.  

  • Few changes for Owen during Roaring ‘20s

    The 1920s heralded an era of social and political changes in our country. For the first time since the formation of America more people lived in cities than on farms. Radios and home appliances were frequent additions to households, and Henry Ford’s Model T, priced at $260 in 1924, made travel more convenient.
    In 1925, Sears Roebuck opened its first store in Chicago and penicillin was discovered in 1928.
    To the dismay of many, American culture also changed in the Roaring ‘20s and was considered to take on a new urban and less moral direction.

  • Owen Circuit Court

    April 18, 2017

    Johnpatrick Garilao Ada, 1991, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, heroin, three years, waive fines.
    Justin W. Aylor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, trial set for Aug. 17.

  • Looking Back | April 26, 2017

    5 years ago |
    April 25, 2012
    Board agrees to maintain certification supplement

    Eight Owen County teachers will continue to receive a $500 supplement after the Owen County Board of Education voted to take it off the table as a potential cut.
    The eight teachers who receive the supplement are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    Teachers can receive national board certification by passing assessments that are reviewed by specially trained educators outside the district.

  • Beware of bargains that sound too good

    I have had to get out the winter clothes and put them back up this weekend. The weather has turned on us again. Spring in February and winter in April; I should have known not to change out my closets before June.

  • At the Library | April 26, 2017

    Remember to enter our first ever photo contest. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched — anything! There are two age categories under 18 and 18 and over.
    Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to jchancery.ocpl@gmail.com any time between now and May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact phone number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply please try again or call Jennifer at the library.

  • OCHS, MBMS announce honor roll for third nine weeks

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll: Alli Gill, Samantha Mason and Shelby York
    Ninth Grade Honor Roll: Janelle Aguazul, Elizabeth Ashcraft, Shelby Barnes, Isabella Cammack, Hailey Chamberlin, Dylan Cobb, Kailey Cram, Mitchell Culbertson, Kelsey Davis, Shannon Dezarn, Ethan Fitzgerald, Ariella Hansford, Braden Howard, Connor Jacobs, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lindsey Melford, Eva Messer, Canaan Osborne, Kevin Smith and Cailey Stedam

  • WMU collects items for REACH, seniors

    by joan kincaid
    On Saturday morning the Owen County Association WMU Spring Quarterly meeting was held at Richland Baptist Church. The meeting started with a fresh boost of sugar from the assortment of pastries, coffee and juice. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the fellowship and pastries.
    Squiresville Baptist, Anna Cook, presented the prayer calendar. Kim and Danny Duvall shared their beautiful talent by bringing the special music. It touched our hearts. Mandy Holbert blessed us with a song on her guitar.

  • Are you getting the proper amount of sleep?

    by Judy Hetterman