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Today's News

  • Second burglary suspect faces indictment

    A second suspect in an alleged theft that took place in May was recently indicted along with the original suspect.
    Christy L. Gaines, 28, was indicted June 7 along with Larry B. Gaines on the charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property with a value over $500 and receiving stolen property (firearm).
    The two allegedly broke into the home of Russell Hinkle on Mountain Island Road.

  • History takes spotlight at dedication day

    After almost being forced to shut down because of financial problems, the Owen County Historical Society Museum is back on its feet and planning a day of history appreciation as a way of giving back to the community for its generous donations.
    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Williams-Baker said an Owen County History Appreciation and Dedication Day will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25.

  • Pets die in blaze

    A fire that started in an electrical power box led to the demolition of an Owen County home.
    The fire took place Friday morning at 375 Old Arlon Road, off Mountain Island Road.
    South Owen Fire Chief Brian Perry said those living at the home had problems with the electrical box the night before.
    “The next day they left and had been gone about 20 minutes when their neighbors noticed a fire,” Perry said.
    The South Owen Fire Department received the call a little before lunchtime, Perry said.
    The fire caused a total loss and two dogs and a rabbit died during the fire, Perry said.

  • Church News June 15, 2011

    Cedar Hill Baptist 

    Bro. Craigmyle’s morning message was from Acts 2 on Pentecost. Thanks to Maudie Williams for sharing with us in song in the evening service. Congratulations to our graduates as we celebrated with them Sunday evening.
    Children join us tonight at 6:30 as we honor our fathers with craft, lesson, and game. If you need a ride or have questions call 484-5236 or 514-1594. Bible study/prayer meeting is also at 6:30.
    SonSurf V.B.S. starts at 6 June 26. Make plans now to attend.

  • Wash returns to all-star game

    While most kids are just beginning to enjoy summer break from school, one outstanding Owen County football player will be hitting the gridiron.
    For the second-straight year, Michael Wash will be taking part in the Kentucky versus Tennessee All-Star Football Game. The game features the top middle-school players from both states in a game for bragging rights.
    Wash tried out for the team in April, and once again was placed on the 42-man roster. He will be playing linebacker and wide receiver.

  • Hoosier heroics

    On May 21, three Owen County Judo Team members competed in the 2011 Indiana Open State Judo Championship, which was held at Jay County High School in Portland, Ind. Chelsae Smith, left, brought home second place in the 13-14 girls middle-weight division and second place in the 13-14 girls heavyweight division. Madison Lubbe, right, brought home the first-place award in the 13-14 girls heavyweight division. Doug Tyler (not pictured) captured third place in the senior men brown/black belt division.

  • Sanchez signs

    Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebel standout Luis Sanchez signs a “letter of intent” to continue his education and playing career by attending Pikeville Community College. Pictured are (standing, left to right): Owen County High School Athletic Co-director Jeff Sutton, Head Football Coach Adam Fowler, and friend Randy Bishop. Seated with Sanchez are friends and family: Tony Curtis, Susanne Wright and Jeremy Wright.

  • Stone Osborne selected for all-star game

    An Owen County High School baseball player has received a big honor.
    Junior Stone Osborne has been selected to play in the East/West Junior All-Star Baseball Game.
    Osborne will be a member of the West All-Stars.
    According to a press release, only the top juniors in the state are selected to participate.
    The game will be played June 21 at the University of Kentucky.
    Before the game on that day, Osborne will have an opportunity to workout in front of college coaches and professional scouts.
     

  • Engagement: Gaines-Walker

    Gary Gaines, Amanda Gaines and Barbara Daniels are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Robbin Gaines, to Michael Walker of Carrollton.
    Michael Walker is the son of Jeff Walker and Marcie Wiess. The couple resides in Carrollton, where Michael is employed by NAS.
    A wedding is planned for 2 p.m. June 11 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Invitations have been sent, but everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Big news for beef and grill lovers

    All Owen County cattle producers and their families are invited to attend the next Cattlemen’s Association meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension office.  
    The program, “A Taste of Beef,” will focus on the end use of the product you sell. Supper will include an assortment of beef recipes, so if you enjoy eating beef, you’ll love this program.
    However, it’s going to be important that we know how many folks to prepare for, so today you will need to call the extension office for reservations at (502) 484-5703.