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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court

    June 3, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, preliminary hearing set for June 10.
    Christopher Miller, 1966, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve two, conditionally discharged balance, court costs.
    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged, court costs.
    Jacob E. Stivers, 1976, fourth-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

  • Monterey Matters: Back from the beach and ready to write

  • Owen Historical Society News: Early businesses were key to Owen County economy

    Since the formation of Owen County, entrepreneurs have established businesses and brought prosperity to the area.
    The first store in Owenton was established in 1820 by a Virginian named Bruce, followed by a second one run by George and Willis Roberts. Although these early establishments had limited supplies, nevertheless they provided necessities to early residents.

  • Taking the lead

  • Class of 2011 senior honors

    Departmental Awards
    Woman’s Club Scholarship - Tina Day
    Rotary Award - Haley Bishop and Dylan Wright
    Gene Ray Dusch - Sarah Griffith and Jared Fitzgerald
    Nutritional Science - Adrian Wilson
    FACS Life Skills - Adrian Wilson
    KOSSA Certificates - Jonathan Gentry, John Bibb, Kaylan Glass and Kelsey Johnson
    Music - Taylor Cummins
    Forensic Science - Geremy Robinson
    Anatomy and Physiology - Danielle Hoop
    Biology II - Danielle Ransdell
    Spanish II - Mary Alford

  • Senior Celebration

    Hundreds filled the gymnasium at Owen County High School Saturday to watch 99 students receive one last round of applause as the graduating class of 2011.
    The 2011 class president Gray Grisham opened the ceremony and welcomed the guests.
    Brittany DeCandia delivered the devotional.
    Following an introduction by Danielle Hoop, the class valedictorians Krista Power and Morgan Forsee took their fellow classmates on a walk down memory lane with a list of 10 lessons learned during their time at OCHS.

  • Gearing up

    With thousands of people expected to roll through Owen County for Kentucky’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup race, a group of concerned citizens are hoping to put the spotlight on Owen County during the first-ever Fan Fair.
    David Morgan of the Owen County Visioneers, an extension of the Leadership Owen County group, said the potential of having thousands of visitors is too big an opportunity to miss.

  • Boys hope ‘war’ will help dream come true

    Following two successful fund-raising events, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students are now hoping to bring two counties together to help secure funding for their dream skate park.
    After approaching the Sparta City Council in September 2010 with their idea to improve the skate park, Colton Matt and Logan Bailey requested the council match whatever money the two raised.

  • Rain delay

    Once it started, it seemed as though it would never end.
    Torrential downpours, thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes ripped across Kentucky for two months, leaving farmers way behind.
    As farmers across Owen County saw several days of sunshine and warm weather last week, Owen County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Kim Strohmeier said many farmers are just now getting their tobacco in the ground.

  • County plans tire amnesty

    In an effort to rid Kentucky’s landscape of waste tires, Owen County officials are getting ready for the 2011 tire amnesty.
    Owen County’s waste tire amnesty will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-18.
    During this time, Owen County residents will not be charged when they drop off unwanted tires at the Kentucky Transportation Department Maintenance Barn on Old Sweet Owen Road.
    The tires are recycled to become products like tire-dervived fuel or crumb rubber, which can be used as mulch in playground areas.