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Today's News

  • Owen County Mother of the year nomination: Love and strength are hallmarks of my mother

    I would like to nominate my mother Bonnie Woodyard for the 2013 Mother of the Year award.
    Mom was born and raised in Owen County. She attended Lusby Mill School during her elementary years. She graduated from Owen County High School in 1960 at the age of 16. Mom married my father in 1961. They have been happily married for 52 years. Mom drove a school bus for the Owen County School System for almost 40 years. She also worked alongside my father to operate a dairy and tobacco farm. She has been a Sunday school teacher for as long as I can remember.

  • Birth announcement: Mason Bradford Lilly

    Mason Bradford Lilly was born at 10:27 a.m. May 28, 2013, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He is the son of Brad and Lorrie Lilly. He weighed 6 pounds 15 and a quarter ounces. He is welcomed to the world by his maternal grandparents, Sheila Miller and Mike and Lisa Mason of Owenton; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Angie Gaines and Jeff Lilly of Owenton. He is the great-grandson of Ralph and Loretta Mason; Danny Miller and Patricia Spicer; and Russell and Bonnie Woodyard and the late Charles and Joyce Lilly.

  • Birth announcement: Connelly Layne Humbert

    Jared Humbert and Stanley Gail Perkins-Humbert would like to announce the birth of their daughter. Connelly Layne Humbert was born at 5:07 p.m. on June 21, 2013, at Central Baptist in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Clyde Dougherty and Linda Perkins Dougherty of Williamstown. Her paternal grandparents are John and Donna Humbert of Crittenden. Her maternal great-grandparents are Duard and Mary Bramlett of Owenton.

     

  • Birth announcement: Miles Matthew McNally

    Miles Matthew McNally arrived April 15, 2013. Lucas and Lyndsi McNally welcomed baby Miles along with his big brother Maximus.

  • Special birthday: Lucy Smoot Hall

    Family, friends and neighbors of Lucy Smoot Hall are invited to celebrate her 101st birthday. A birthday bash in her honor is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Owen County Extension Office. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and help Hall, a native of Owen County, celebrate this milestone.

  • Breaking bread with friends

    The Owen Senior Activity Center would like to thank the congregation of Hesler Assembly Of God for their donation of $75 a month to help provide breakfasts on Tuesdays for the seniors. Local churches provide Bible studies following the meal. Pictured are Hesler Assembly Of God Pastor Jerry and Cheri Peters, Frances Cozine Steurer manager of OSAC, and Gladys Stewart, assistant.

  • Owen native serving as summer intern for Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation

    David S. Beck, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced that Kyle Kelly, an Owen County native, has been hired as an intern for the summer.
    As the organization’s summer intern, Kelly splits his time working with the organization, operations and communication divisions of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    Kelly assists the organization division with preparations for the young farmer program’s summer activities and KFB’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders.

  • Owenton plant official named Kentucky’s Operator of the Year

    Kentucky American Water Chief Operator Doug Brooks has been recognized with the 2013 Operator Meritorious Award from the Kentucky/Tennessee section of the American Water Works Association. Brooks received the award during the Kentucky/Tennessee Water Professionals Conference recently held in Louisville and attended by more than 1,400 water and wastewater professionals.
    The award recognizes operators who demonstrate excellence in their profession, an exemplary commitment to the water utility industry and dedication to quality service.

  • Young rebels take title
  • Runnin’ Rebels to host golf event for Florida tourney

    The defending 31st District champion Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels basketball team will be hosting a fund-raising golf scramble Sept. 28 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    The proceeds from this event will help support the Rebels as they travel to Orlando, Fla. this upcoming season for a holiday basketball tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.
    The event will include a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and other prizes.
    Mulligans will be available.