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Today's News

  • True love of growing into a business

    Are you a Kentucky farmer or home gardener who grows your own fruits, vegetables, nuts or herbs and would like to sell you jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods and other home-processed products at local farmers markets?
    If so, the home-based processing and microprocessing program offers a way for you to do just that.

  • Kay's Branch News: Friends can always be found here

    It’s a lovely day to be alive. The sun is shining, the birds are singing - yes, the birds are beginning to come back. I saw a beautiful blue bird fly across my viewing area as I drove down the road this past week.
    Ann reports that the skunks are out too. The groundhog did not see his shadow, anywhere in the eastern part of the U.S. and Easter Sunday is early this year, so I am expecting an early spring this year. You heard it here first. Now watch it snow a blizzard on Easter Sunday.

  • Relay For Life to hold team captain meeting

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Owen County invites team captains to the monthly team captain meeting scheduled for Feb, 19 at 7 p. m. at the Owen County Public Library.
    This monthly meeting will last for one hour and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event progress.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 8, 2013

    Feb. 8, 2013
    Paul Beverly, 1990, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, appointed public attorney, continued to Feb. 22.
    Darian T. Carter, 1973, three counts of second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 15.
    Tony Carver, 1986, receiving stolen property under $500, continued to Feb. 22.
    Marvin Keith, 1986, third-degree escape, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14 days, credit time served, conditionally discharged for 351 days, court costs.

  • Damon Thayer: No changes planned for teacher retirement

    The General Assembly reconvened on Feb. 5, to a full agenda of committee meetings, the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address and the passage of several important pieces of legislation, including Senate Bill 2, the public employee pension reform bill.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Snakes be wary of Owen Co. ladies

    Many may recall the old saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” After spending the afternoon celebrating the 96th birthday of Monterey resident and historical society member Lela Maude Hawkins, I discovered there is more than one way to kill a snake.

  • Postal Service had little choice on its decision

    With a multibillion dollar deficit, it appears there was little the U.S. Postal Service could do to thwart its plan to discontinue Saturday mail delivery.
    The Postal Service announced last week that beginning in August, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices would remain open on Saturdays.
    The cutback is expected to save the agency $2 billion annually.

  • Third-annual poetry reading hosted by Owen County Arts Council to be held Friday evening

    Take a break from the winter and stop by the Wild Goose Cafe for its third-annual poetry reading.
    Opening acts from the aspiring young poets of Owen County middle school and  high school. Our featured artists this year include poetry from George  Tisdale and Mark Schaemmler, music from Mandy Holbert and special guest Maureen Moorehead, the appointed State Poet and Laureate for Kentucky.

  • City council won't support net-profit tax, mayor says

    Despite an auditor’s suggestion that the city begin collecting a controversial net-profit tax on local businesses, Owenton Mayor Doug West doubts the move will gain any traction with the Owenton City Council.
    The tax was dropped from the city’s books in early 2011 after some local business owners said they were not aware of the tax.
    The 1-percent levy on net profit from businesses conducted in the city by a resident or a nonresidential business entity was established under former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

  • Boy's attitude lifts parents through difficult days

    Like the saying goes, attitude is everything.
    And it’s Luke Landrum’s attitude that has made the difference for both he and his family while battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
    At 6-years-old and awaiting a heart transplant, Luke doesn’t ask many questions. When he begins to feel tired, he knows it’s time to rest and as his father Josh Landrum said, he just goes with the flow.