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Today's News

  • Relay Revelry

    Cancer survivors were met with cheers as they made their way around the track at Itron Field Friday during the annual Owen County Relay For Life.
    The yearly event raises money for the American Cancer Society and this year’s Relay committee members say they expect to reach their goal of $49,000 later this year.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Lasting legacy of literacy lives on

    It all began in Kentucky.
    Rowan County lies amid steep hills, and its hollows are nestled deep within their folds. In 1911, before electricity came to shed light on the area,  the night was navigable only when the moon was visible.
     It was in the Rowan community of Farmers that a young woman’s dream was fulfilled as she concentrated her efforts in fighting adult illiteracy.

  • All I am saying is: Good news and some pandering in laws

    In this week’s News-Herald, you can read a story outlining some of the new laws that will soon go into effect in Kentucky on June 25.
    From my days covering the General Assembly, I learned that some laws are simply passed to appease a certain group or to make a political statement.
    This year, the General Assembly enacted several new laws that will truly help the people of the commonwealth.
    Here are some of my thoughts on some of the new laws:

  • Wedding announcement: Scott-Sparrow

    Ms. Pamela Scott and the late Mr. Edwin Scott of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rene Scott, to Joseph Alexander Sparrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sparrow of Owenton. The bride graduated from Western Kentucky University with a masters degree in social work and a bachelor of science. The groom received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A July 2013 wedding is planned in Shelbyville.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - June 11, 2013

    Michael Cain, 1983, motion for contempt, continued to July 9.
    Darian T. Carter, 1973, shock probation in felony convictions, submitted, denied.
    Geraldine Fraley Cuneo, 1967, diversion completion, continued to June 10.
    Bridget L. Day, 1971, theft by unlawful taking, motion to void defendant’s pretrial diversion, admitted, order to follow.
    Isaac L. Goemaat, 1994, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Aaron Jones, 1989, second-degree robbery, continued to June 25.

  • Taking aim at History Day

  • Kentucky offers a summer archery checklist

    June is the halfway point on the calendar and is highlighted by the longest day of the year: the official start of summer on Friday, June 21 this year.
    For Kentucky’s 90,000 plus archery deer hunters, the Summer Solstice seems to trigger another seasonal phenomenon - the need to get ready for the upcoming hunting season.
    Kentucky’s 136-day archery deer season opens in late summer, this year 15 days before the first day of fall. The season dates are Sept. 7, 2013 through Jan, 20, 2014.

  • MBMS announces track award winners

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School track team recently honored some it best.
    Andrew Banks and Audrey Hager were recognized for scoring the most points.
     Ross Ford and Allison Burford were both named rookie of the year while Westley Johnson II and Conner Jacobs were presented the Coaches Award.
     Ford, Hager, Jacobs, Cameron Morgan and Soloman Teehan were each recognized for their work in the classroom with the GPA Award.
    Several students were honored by receiving their letter, insert and a  bar.

  • Celebrating dear old dad

    Guests at the Owen Senior Activity Center celebrated Fathers Day on June 13 with a potluck. It was well attended all the fathers ate well and took home a goody bag. Delois Clifton, Kenneth Wainscott, Nellie Smith and Elaine Barnett enjoy the special potluck dinner.

  • Pair of Owen countians named to BCTC dean’s list

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recently announced that two students from Owen County has achieved dean’s list honors for the 2013 fall semester.
    David Cooper and William Ohmer Jr. were named  to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.