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Today's News

  • At the intersection of life and death

    The summer I was 10, “Death” showed up uninvited at our front door and refused to leave. It wasn’t that I had not been introduced to him before. Growing up on a farm, I learned what buzzards circling in the sky meant almost before I could talk. Something was always dying, a groundhog or wild rabbit, or a ewe leaving an orphaned lamb for me to raise as a pet on a bottle. And per custom of the time and place, I tagged along with my parents wherever they went, attending more funerals in my first decade than most people do in a lifetime.

  • Engagement: Ayres-Patton

    Sarah Jeanne Ayres and Stanley Allen Patton, along with their family and friends, are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the residence of Don and Sue Ayres on Hwy. 22 East. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 in the evening, and a reception will follow.
    Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Wedding: Grider-Jones

    GlyptusAnn Grider and Mark Lincoln Jones were married June 11 at First Baptist Church of Owenton. Bro. James Craigmyle performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of James and PruAndera Grider of Long Ridge. The groom is the son of Dr. Roger and Marian Jones of Owensboro.
    Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Gabrielle Grider of Owenton, as maid of honor.

  • Engagement: Adkins-Michels

    Jeff and Pam Michels of Poplar Grove, and Junior and Brenda Davis and Lynn Davis of Wallins, would like to announce the engagement of their children: Owen Robert Michels, a 2001 graduate of Owen County High School, and Terri Michelle Adkins, a 1990 graduate of Cawood High School. The wedding will take place Aug. 20, 2011, in Wallins in Harlan County.

  • A day at the races

    The Owen County High School girls golf team volunteered in a merchandise booth in the plaza level of the Kentucky Tower during Saturday’s Sprint Cup race. Pictured are Shawn Power, Shelby Power, Jennifer Power and David Wainscott.
     

  • Office getting ready for tax-bill sale and local-option election

    The sun is bright and it is a beautiful day here in the clerk’s office. We are preparing for both the special election on July 26 and for the delinquent real estate tax bill sale July 25.
    On July 26, voters will go to the polls to vote on the question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County?”

  • Owen County District Court 7-13-11

    July 1, 2011

    Donnie J. Wright, 1974, fourth-degree assault, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., pleaded not guilty, continued to July 15.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Kenneth D. Carpenter, motion to require answer to interrogatories, complied per county attorney.
    Edward Bourne vs. Darian Carter, judgment to plaintiff for $750, plus interest and court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant set for $100.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Famous Owen family feuds will be focus of next society meeting

    Music from brass pipes echoed throughout the prop room as the air-powered calliope performed a finale for the Cincinnati Museum Center. It then slowly made its way past security to the loading dock.

  • Pleasant Ridge to celebrate milestone

    On a typical Sunday morning, the pews at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church are filled with about 200 people, some who are descendants of those who founded the church in 1836.
    This Sunday, the church will relive 175 years worth of memories through stories, pictures and videos.

  • First Fan Fair finale

    The Owen County Visioneers have deemed the first Owen County Fan Fair a “huge” success.
    The event took place July 6-10 at Owen County’s industrial park. Its goal was to introduce those attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway to the many things Owen County has to offer.
    Visitors who attended Fan Fair came from 24 different states and Canada. States ranged from Maine to Kansas, from Texas to California, as well as Florida to Wisconsin.