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Today's News

  • New champion

    After finishing second a season ago in the Region 5 Class A cross country meet, Hunter Trenary had one goal – to return this year and win.
    On Saturday at Winchester’s Lykins Park, not only did the Owen County senior win the Region 5 championship,  Trenary also set a new course record along the way.
    Trenary’s time of 16:38.03 was fast enough to finish ahead of second-place finisher Nicholas Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington. Waltman came into the meet as the defending champion.

  • Brian Blair: Guys - toss away the razors

    I am growing a beard.
    Why should you care that I am growing facial hair? If you are a man, you should care a lot about it.
    In 2004, a charity called the Movember Foundation was started in Australia and New Zealand. The idea was for men to grow a mustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and depression.
    In 2007, the idea spread to the United States.

  • In season

    Noah Hunter, 9, took his first deer on Oct. 12. The deer was a four-point buck.
     

  • Huge trophy

    Cailey Stedam, daughter of Frank and Lisa Stedam, was drawn for the 2013 youth elk hunt. She harvested a 3X3 bull on opening weekend.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll - Nov. 6, 2013

    12th-grade super honor roll: Jarrod Ball, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Hatchett, Dakota Humphries, Kasey Hunter, Kayla Miles, Morgan Neace, Shelby Power, Richard Swigert and Sarah Wotier.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to catch up on news

    IT WASN’T MY FAULT.
    I didn’t drop it or anything, The little blue light just quit blinking and I was cut off from the outside world.
    Well, I do have a phone, but did you ever have to dictate a full-page column via phone?
    My Hughes Net internet provider went out late Thursday. I thought I could get it fixed on my own. It had been acting a bit hinky for a while but I always managed to get the lights to come on again.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen countians marched to freedom’s beat

    “The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
    The soldier’s last tattoo;
    No more on Life’s parade shall meet
    That brave and fallen few.
    On Fame’s eternal camping-ground
    Their silent tents are spread,
    And Glory guards with solemn round,
    The bivouac of the dead.”

     – Theodore O’Hara’s poem Bivouac of the Dead was composed after the Mexican War to honor the Kentuckians who lost their lives in that conflict.

  • Extension service news: Don’t forget that everyone needs ‘me’ time

    You spend a lifetime making time for others - parenting, caregiving, volunteering, working – but how often do you take a personal timeout?  To keep a healthy body, mind, and spirit, try to do something for yourself each day for at least 10 minutes.  The following tips can help you take time for yourself.
    • Get to know you.  What makes you, you?  To help you answer this question, think about the things you believe in, the values that guide your life and the passions that motivate you.

  • Birth announcement: Bransen Allen McKillop

    Bransen Allen McKillop was born Aug. 23, 2013, to Brittany Allen Waldrop and Jared Allen Bransen McKillop of Fairfield. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19.25 inches long. He is welcomed to the world by his proud grandparents, Karen and Glenn Todd Waldrop of Frankfort and Tracie Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; his great-grand parents, Darlyn and the late Glenn Waldrop of Owenton, Carol Saylor or Sarasota, Fla., Bob Allen of Mason, Ohio; and the McKillop families of Ohio and Missouri.

  • Owen County seniors hold monthly meeting

    On Oct. 23 the Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Sharon Miskell.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason led the pledge to the flag.
    Roll call was given by secretary Ethel Hammond with 12 members present.
    In old business, there was a discussion on money that was made at Sweet Owen Day.
    The group also talked about the trip to the Robinson show that was enjoyed by everyone.
    In new business, the election of officers who will take office in November was discussed.