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Today's News

  • Police say robbery was motivation in death of Owen man in California

    A recent encounter at a Rialto, Calif., restaurant resulted in the death of a former Owen County man, Lafe Humble, according to a California newspaper, the Daily Bulletin.
    Relatives in Owen County said Humble, 46, had been living in southern California for about three months and had moved there in hopes of finding a job.
    The Daily Bulletin quoted a policeman, Sgt. Gary Robertson, who said Humble became intoxicated at the El Toro Grill on June 17.
    Humble’s life came to an end shortly afterward in a field in San Bernardino.

  • Time to thank your friends, neighbors for the hard work

    There are dozens of volunteers working in the hot sun to put Owen County in the best light possible.
    These aren’t paid employees. Most of them are small business owners or just concerned private citizens who want to see Owen County grow and prosper.
    The first-ever Owen County Fan Fair opens today and will continue through Sunday.
    The event is designed to give Owen County a moment in the spotlight as people travel to the big Sprint Cup race in Sparta this weekend.

  • Fair time again

    As July gets into full swing, Owen countians can expect a beloved tradition to return beginning Saturday.
    The Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show will begin this weekend with a walking horse show Saturday.
    The event’s president, Mark Baldwin, said Owen countians can expect few changes from last year’s fair, including one of the cheapest admission prices around.
    Baldwin said $8 per person will get fair-goers in for one day, or $25 for a weekly pass. The carnival is not included in the weekly pass.

  • Ready to roll

    Over 45 vendors with dozens of volunteers will be out in force as part of the NASCAR Nation rolls through Owen County this week.
    And the first-ever Owen County Fan Fair will be there to introduce travelers to everything the community has to offer.

  • Fair time again

    As July gets into full swing, Owen countians can expect a beloved tradition to return beginning Saturday.
    The Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show will begin this weekend with a walking horse show Saturday.
    The event’s president, Mark Baldwin, said Owen countians can expect few changes from last year’s fair, including one of the cheapest admission prices around.
    Baldwin said $8 per person will get fair-goers in for one day, or $25 for a weekly pass. The carnival is not included in the weekly pass.

  • Fair time again

    As July gets into full swing, Owen countians can expect a beloved tradition to return beginning Saturday.
    The Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show will begin this weekend with a walking horse show Saturday.
    The event’s president, Mark Baldwin, said Owen countians can expect few changes from last year’s fair, including one of the cheapest admission prices around.
    Baldwin said $8 per person will get fair-goers in for one day, or $25 for a weekly pass. The carnival is not included in the weekly pass.

  • Time for another piece of paradise

    It’s almost fair time again in Owen County, which likely means the coming week will bring back many fond memories for me.
    Throughout my entire life, my dad has owned and operated his own business. While most people are beginning to wind down from a day of work at 5 p.m., sometimes it seemed like dad would just be gearing up for work. During the summer months it was come home, gobble down supper and head straight to the tobacco field or garden.

  • Wait is over

    When Kentucky Speedway opened in 2000, the goal was to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. On Saturday night the dream will be realized.
    The inaugural Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday to a sold-out crowd of 107,000 racing fans in the grandstands.
    Other fans will take in the race from the extended exterior and interior campgrounds.

  • Track team announces winners

    The Owen County track team has handed out its awards for the 2011 season.
    This year’s MVPs were Danielle Hoop and Collin Trammel.
    The Rookies of the Year awards went to Paul Banks, Collin Trammel, Andi Wash and Andrea Burford. Bobbie Mingie and Kaylynn Workman were each chosen for the 110 Percent Award.
    The Most Improved Award went to Darian Polley and Rachel Dauwe. Hoop and Burford, along with Ben Allen and Ashley Byers, were recognized for their work in the classroom with the 4.0 Award.

  • Mason family holds reunion