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Today's News

  • Now that it’s over ... Respect the results of wet/dry vote

    As I write this, it’s Election Day. According to Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid, it looks like a lot of people are coming out to vote on this topic.
    The fight over the wet/dry issue wasn’t particularly bloody thank goodness.
    When I was the editor of the Times-Tribune in Corbin, the local-option issue came to a vote and it made for some strange bedfellows.

  • Johnny may still be there with berries and chiggers

    I used to think that grass chiggers stalked everyone’s childhood, but to my amazement, I’ve run into people from other parts of the country who don’t know about them. By rights, the chigger should be our official state insect — if we must have one. After all, the epicenter of the parasite’s international breeding grounds lies in Kentucky, possibly on our Owen County farm. But no, Kentucky bestows that dubious honor to the Viceroy butterfly, an elegant bug, I admit, but why should personality and good looks dominate every election?

  • Community Events

    El Bethel’s VBS is tonight and Aug. 3
    El Bethel Church will host “Gold Rush” vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 3. Toddlers and children ages 3 through fifth grade will learn lessons, enjoy music and dramas, crafts, and snacks. If you need a ride or more information, contact Darlene at 484-2556 or 514-3223.

    Circuit clerk’s office will be closed Saturday
    The Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Saturday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday.

    Class of ‘81 reunites Saturday

  • Council working to change status

    The Owenton City Council recently voted to begin the procedure of switching from a fifth-class to a fourth-class city, but a population requirement may make the process a difficult one.
    According to a “Kentucky League of Cities Research Report” on the classification of cities, a fourth-class city has a population requirement of 3,000 to 7,999.
    In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau, listed Owenton’s population as 1,387.

  • Two local post offices could close

    Two local post offices could shut their doors under a plan released Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service.
    In a news release, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will “be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs.”
    The closures would affect the Jonesville and Perry Park post offices.

  • New field house on the horizon for Owen Co.

    Two construction projects are currently in the works for the Owen County Board of Education.
    The board met July 21 when architects for the upper-elementary school, Ross-Tarrant Architects, discussed renovations to the old middle school and a new field house.
    Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said a $500,000 building-fund has been designated for the field house.

  • Franklin Co. grand jury indicts trio in ATM heist

    Three Owen County men were recently indicted in Franklin County after allegedly stealing an ATM machine from a parking lot in Frankfort.
    The incident took place June 18, when according to Commonwealth Attorney Larry Cleveland, the ATM was taken from the parking lot on Reilly Road in Frankfort.
    “They stole this back-hoe and they used the back-hoe to dislodge the ATM and get it onto a trailer and then they hauled it off on the trailer.”
    The ATM was later found in Monterey.

  • Owen voters just say No

    The voters of Owen County have rejected a proposal that would have expanded alcohol sales.
    The final tally was 1,522 votes cast for expanded alcohol sales and 1,792 voting no, a difference of 270 votes.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she expected a 53-percent turnout early Tuesday. When all the results were official, only 44 percent of registered voters cast their ballots.
    Steve Delaney, one of the leaders of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, said he is pleased with the margin of victory.

  • Kemper joins Tisch Real Estate

    Peggie Tisch-Rollins, owner/broker of Tisch Real Estate is pleased to announce that Melissa Kemper rejoined the company as managing broker.
    Kemper has had a successful career in real estate since 2004 and has weathered the storm of the slow market.

  • Golden anniversary - Bruce and Pat True

    Bruce and Pat True will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2011