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Today's News

  • County moving ahead with blacktopping plans

    Several county roads will receive blacktopping after the Owen County Fiscal Court approved a bid for asphalt surface at its Sept. 11 meeting.
    The fiscal court received three bids for the surface, one from Rigler for $50.50 per ton; one from Mago for $61.50 per ton, and one from Ohio Valley Ashphalt, LLC. for $62 per ton.
    Although Mago did not have the cheapest price, the court opted to accept their bid for the asphalt.

  • Owen grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury issued the following indictments:
    • James R. Thomas, 52, on the charges of first-degree bail jumping, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Music, food and stories of past highlight picnic

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 14, 2012

    Brandy Wilhoite, 1982, four counts of theft by deception, pleaded guilty, restitution and costs.
    Hank W. House, violation of E.P.O./D.V.O., pleaded guilty, 60 days to serve, credit time served.
    Billie K. Kincaid, 1971, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $350, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, 120 days, to serve seven, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served, operator’s license suspended for 12 months; failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Kay's Branch News: Branch is getting ready to party

    We on the Branch have been enjoying beautiful, picture perfect weather this week.
    Fay and Bruce have been busy going up and down the road cutting hay for Wanda and myself, making the fields look as good as the cut grass on our lawns.

  • Talent Time

    Project Graduation 2013 would like to thank all the participants in Owen’s Got Talent and to thank all those who came out to support this event. Kaitlyn Parker won forth place. Ashley Smith won third. JD Chappell was the second-place winner. Mandy Holbert and Dustin Ellis won first place with a song Mandy had written. Organizers would like to express a special thank you to the judges and to the emcee for this event Dave Stowe.

  • Owen Extension Service News: New studies find link between energy drinks and heart disease

    Energy drinks are flying off the grocery shelves and are becoming increasing popular with teens.
    Medical experts are concerned with the long-term consequences of these beverages, especially relating to the heart.  Energy drinks contain large amounts of stimulants, such as caffeine, which has been shown to boost both blood pressure and heart rate.  In some study participants, they caused heart palpitations.  Young adults who drank two cans a day for one week saw their blood pressure and heart rate increase about 10 percent for several hours after drinking.

  • 4-H News: First time 4-Her ice-cream social

    Are you 9 years old? Is this your first year in 4-H? Come out to the Owen County Extension Office and enjoy some ice cream as we introduce you to all of the opportunities the 4-H program has to offer you.
    The event will be held Oct. 9  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the extension office.
    There will be information available about the Livestock Club, Horse Club, Shooting Sports Club, New Columbus Community Club, Spring Break Project Day, Flower and Vegetable Project,  4-H Summer Camp, 4-H Sewing and many more.
    The deadline to register is Oct. 5.

  • Reese/Holbert family comes together for annual reunion

    The descendants of Farmer Reese and Nannie Bell Holbert met Sunday, Sept. 16 at Owen County Extension Center for their family reunion. All those that were able to attend enjoyed reminiscing about happy times together in the past.   

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 11, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complic drug paraphernalia, violation of conditions of release, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 9.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 9.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, jury trial set for Oct. 12.