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  • Gold hunt: Owen County taekwondo standout looking for a place on Olympic team for 2016

    One day, an Olympic gold medal may hang around an Owen County girl’s neck because she hated ballet.
    A decade after trading in pirouettes for the high leg kicks of Taekwondo, 14-year-old Kendall Yount has world championships, countless trophies and awards under her black belt.

  • Adult ed finds new home at courthouse

    Following a meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court and fear that students could lose some funding, the county’s adult education program will soon be located downtown.
    The adult education program was expected to move into the old Owen County Elementary School located at 1945 Hwy. 22 East.
    But on Nov. 13, Veronica Gayle, director of Owen County’s adult education program, approached the Owen County Fiscal Court to ask for a space in the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Search goes on: Owen County School Board weighing options as hunt for superintendent continues

    The Owen County School Board has yet to come to a decision on whether they will enlist the services of the Kentucky School Boards Association’s superintendent search program.
    The board met with Mike Oder, the superintendent search consultant for Kentucky School Boards Association, during its meeting Monday.
    In 2010, the board opted to use the service in order to find a superintendent to fill former superintendent Mark Cleveland’s vacancy.
    Owen County School District Interim Superintendent Sonny Fentress said many districts use the service in their search.

  • Businessman avoids Craigslist check scam

    With continued growth of Internet shopping and buying and selling goods on-line, an Owen County businessman recently avoided falling into a world-wide trap.
    Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications which provides cable television service for Owen County, said he was oddly suspicious after he got a quick response from an ad for tires for sale on Craigslist, an Internet site specializing in person-to-person buying and selling of items.

  • Friday fire blamed on oil heater

    Investigators are looking into a fire that took place on Old Mill Road Friday.
    Owen County volunteer firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at the 300 block of Old Mill Road, near Lusby’s Mill, at about 3 p.m.
    A neighbor to those living at the residence knocked on the door of the home to see if anyone was inside, but the neighbor got no response.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said no one was home at the time of the fire.

  • Georgia: On her mind - Even ghosts get a seat at our Thanksgiving table

  • Owen Historical Society News:Public roads helped grow and unite Owen

    It was moving day for the Orr family.
    By early morning, the household goods had been loaded into the wagon and the cow tied to the back. The rooster was separated from the laying hens and he was none too happy about the prospect of traveling alone in his cage. The horses were hitched and it is quite likely that tears clouded Loulu Orr’s eyes as her glance skimmed the yard and house she had called home for so many years.

  • Owen County District Court: Nov. 16, 2012

    Owen County District Court - Nov. 16, 2012
    Brett T. Glass, 1980, flagrant non-support, continued to Nov. 30.
    David B. Stafford, 1966, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $500, 365 days, to serve 30 days, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, court costs, operator’s license suspended for 30 months; operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, pleaded guilty, 30 days.

  • Farm Service Agency news

    County committee voting begins
    Ballots for this year’s county committee election were mailed to eligible voters Nov. 5. Voters must complete their ballots and return them to the Farm Service Agency county office by the close of business Dec. 3. If mailed, ballots must be postmarked by midnight Dec. 3.
    The voter requirements: Persons meeting requirements in 1 or 2, plus 3, below, are eligible to vote:
    1. Be of legal voting age and have an interest in a farm or ranch as any of the folowing:

  • Golden Anniversary: Gene and Beverly Mason

    The children of Gene and Beverly are proud to share in the celebration of their parent’s anniversary. On Nov. 25, 2012, Gene and Beverly Mason will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.