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Today's News

  • Golden anniversary - Bonnie and Russell Woodyard

    The children of Bonnie and Russell Woodyard would like to invite you to join them in celebrating their parents – as they celebrate 50 years of marriage. The celebration will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. June 25 at the Owen County High School cafeteria.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A fun-filled weekend across the county

    Sunday was my 62nd wedding anniversary and Mike Raisor’s birthday. He was getting himself born while I was getting married.
    We had another one inch or so of rain this weekend. Bruce and Fay had just gotten started cutting when some of their equipment broke down and set them back a couple of days, then the rain started again. She did say they got their garden plowed and it was looking good.

  • Owen County District Court 6-22-11

    June 17, 2011

    Carrie Burgener, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, falsely reporting an incident, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 24.
    Adam Fender, third-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty; receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, $5,000 bond set.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty; receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, $5,000 bond set.

  • Georgia on her mind: Fortunately, I didn’t raise any sociopaths

    After reading a parenting expert’s column in the newspaper that makes it sound so easy, followed by phone calls from my daughters who make it sound so hard, I realized, in retrospect, that I was a mess of a mother. I plucked tacky plastic Halloween costumes off the rack at Kmart for my children. Fed them un-organic anything. Dressed them in environmentally destructive polyester because it didn’t need ironing – well, it’s a miracle my kids didn’t turn out to be sociopaths.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Saturday is a day to celebrate and reflect

    A stone bench, engraved with a frontier scene, rests beneath a dogwood tree — both are new acquisitions that grace the yard at the Owen County Historical Society Museum. Given in honor of Scott Hardin, the dogwood tree was provided by Pat and Emerson Jones; and the bench was given by Scott’s son, Michael Hardin. Our thanks to both parties.

  • Owen County Fan Fair plans moving ahead as NASCAR Sprint Cup race date nears

    The NASCAR Nation is on its way and Owen County is working on getting ready.
    With thousands of Sprint Cup fans marking their calendar for early July, plans for the first-ever Owen County Fan Fair are progressing.
    The Owen County Visioneers, an outreach of Leadership Owen County, have been organizing the event to showcase the best the community has to offer and hopefully plant the seed that will result in more visitors through the months and years to Owen County.

  • For Isaiah

    After years of helping sick children and desperate families, a local woman and her family face tough times. Now, friends are turning out to offer them support.
    Sunday, a fundraiser will be held for Isaiah Columbia and his family. Isaiah has been the inspiration for his family to help others through the annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs that raised money and awareness of the struggle families and children go through when facing life-threatening cardiac problems.

  • Arson is suspected in F&N fire

    A fire that caused smoke damage throughout a local restaurant has been ruled as arson by investigators.
    The fire was in the F&N Family Restaurant, located at 945 Gratz Road, It was reported at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    Owen County Volunteer Firefighter Greg Estes, a commander on the scene, said the fire was mainly contained to the basement area and that there was no fire on the first floor or in the attic.
    Estes said every fire department in the county was on the scene, as well as police officers.

  • IRS revokes tax-exempt status for five groups

    The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of nearly 3,200 organizations in Kentucky including five from Owen County.
    According to a release from the IRS, the organizations had not filed IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ for each of the past three years.
    The Owen County organizations that lost their tax-exempt status are Owen County Summer League, the Truth Ministries of Owen County, the Andana Arboritum Inc., the Friends of Owen County Parks and Recreation and the South Owen County Volunteer Fire Department.

  • School board makes middle-school renovation a top priority

    Plans are moving ahead for the renovation of the old Maurice Bowling Middle School, with third- and fourth-grade students expected to move in by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.
    The Owen County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and after reviewing bids for the renovation project chose, Ross Tarrant — the new middle school’s architect — as architects for the project.
    The board also voted to move the renovation project from a “priority two” to a “priority one” on its facility plan.