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Today's News

  • OCYSL takes on state at Bluegrass Games

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League sent two teams to the Bluegrass State Games. Here are the results:
    July 16
    United as One – 4 vs. O.C. Galaxy – 0
    Titans – 3
    vs. O.C. Galaxy – 2
     
    The U10 Galaxy entered the Bluegrass State Games with a 5-4 record. Members of Galaxy were Katie Hensley, Emma Herdman, Isabella Herdman, Cody Dempsey, Courtney Dempsey, Mason Marlette, Jonah O’Banion and Cody Brummley. Galaxy lost 4-0 to United as One.

  • Special birthday: Lucy Hall

    Lucy Hall, who was born July 30, 1912, will be celebrating her 99th birthday with a reception at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Owen County Extension Building.
    All family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be food, music and fellowship and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.
    For more information, call Joan Luther at (502) 229-1233

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Some good things came from Depression

    Owen countians who lived during the Great Depression leave us a legacy of memorable stories to share with future generations. Generations of citizens who seem to have an over-abundance of material wealth, might find it difficult to imagine the great economic changes wrought by this devastating time in American history.

  • Birth: Makayla Grace Courtney

    Michael and Amy Courtney of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Grace Courtney. She was born June 10, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center weighing 5 pounds, 14 3/4 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

  • Wedding: Callaghan-Criswell

    John Criswell and Kara Callaghan, along with family and friends, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding Saturday, July 30, 2011. Festivities and food will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at their residence with the ceremony to immediately follow. Everything is outdoors, so dress casually and comfortably. There will be no formal invitations mailed.
    Their home is located off Hwy. 22 W at 1505 Morgan Lane.
     

  • Wedding: Gibson-Barnett

  • The ‘Grandma Scam’

    Attorney General Jack Conway is alerting Kentucky consumers to a resurgence of the “grandparent’s scam” targeting senior citizens. General Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection has received nearly a dozen complaints this year related to the “grandparent’s scam” with victims reporting losses of nearly $40,000. Four of the complaints were received within the last month.

  • Owen County District Court 7-22-11

    Derrick Dempsey, 1989, second-degree burglary, $25,000 cash bond set, continued to Aug. 5.
    April Harmon, 1974, theft by unlawful taking, $5,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5.
    Seth Allan Keith, 1980, motion to revoke probation, continued to July 29.
    Seth Allan Keith, fourth-degree assault, $2,500 cash bond set, continued to July 29.
    Douglas Tuggle vs. Andrea Brackin, eviction hearing, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.
    Capital One Bank vs. Theresa A. Risch, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • 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?