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Today's News

  • Crop planting deadlines near

    NAP and RMA Insurance participants are reminded of upcoming final planting dates for 2011 crops.
    Burley tobacco: June 20
    Corn for grain: June 15 for NAP participants
    Soybeans: June 15 for NAP participants
    For prevented planted crops, producers have until July 15 to report any prevented planted acreage, with the exception of small grains.

    Crop Certification

  • Kay's Branch News: No bragging from Expo tournament

    After 12 days of cloudless skies, we had about decided we’d prayed ourselves into a drought, but the rains did come back and we had about six-tenths of an inch last week. The dry spell gave the farmers a chance to reharrow their tobacco ground and get the plants in the ground. This is about as late as I’ve seen tobacco and corn planted. Oh, there was always the straggler who didn’t get his plants in the ground till the first part of June but that was the exception. The dry spell enabled John to get the rotten posts torn out of his screened-in porch and get it put back together.

  • Gilson graduates from leadership institute

    Katherine Gilson, health educator with the Three Rivers District Health Department, is among 25 recent graduates of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute, a year-long development program for practitioners in the field of public health.
    Gilson was awarded a certificate in public health leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in April.
    Funded by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), KPHLI is one of 35 leadership institutes located throughout the United States.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    June 7, 2011

    Adam Fender, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Kelly Kindle, 1963, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to June 24.
    Kelly Kindle, non-payment of fines, owes $2,197.95, continued to June 24.
    Kelly R. Kindle, 1963, non-payment of fines, owes $133.

  • Owen County District Court

    June 10, 2011

    Adam Fender, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Kelly Kindle, 1963, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to June 24.
    Kelly Kindle, non-payment of fines, owes $2,197.95, continued to June 24.
    Kelly R. Kindle, 1963, non-payment of fines, owes $133.

  • Registration deadline for wet/dry vote is June 28

    Don’t miss the “must-attend” event of the year July 26, 2011, at your voting poll.
    Last month on May 17, Primary Election Day, only 14 percent of the registered voters in Owen County went to the polls and voted. How to get citizens to vote is a question for people more knowledgeable about this than I.
    As your county clerk it is my responsibility to make sure that on election day the machines are ready and supplies available for the precinct workers.
    My staff and I have been busy getting ready for the special July 26 election.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kentucky history linked to waterways

    The presentation of “The Kentucky River: Memories, Myths, and Magic” was cancelled April 9 due to the fact that my husband, Tom Strassell, suffered a heart attack. He is on the road to recovery and we will be presenting the program at a future historical society meeting.

  • Foundation ready to help

    As another school year finally winds down, many high school seniors are looking toward the future with anticipation — and apprehension. The ever-rising cost of post-secondary education makes it difficult for some students to see past graduation night, especially if they are considering a vocation in medicine.

  • Weaving a world with words

    Life, family, love and heritage are explored in a new collection of poetry by Owen County native Sherry Chandler.
    Through the poems in “Weaving a New Eden,” Chandler reveals a slice of long-forgotten Owen County life.
    Chandler, who recently shared her work at a reading at the Owen County Public Library, was born near Sweet Owen along Eagle Creek and the Kentucky River.

  • A new center of town

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.
    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.
    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”
    McElroy said she was impressed with the wide range of ideas and the amount of thought people put into what they want the center to be.