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Today's News

  • Don’t take it so personally

    Whatever happened to the phrase, it’s just a game?
    My son and I watched Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals the other night. Now I realize we may have been part of a small group of people from Owen County watching the game, but I don’t want to talk about the action on the ice but rather what took place following the game.

  • MBMS announces student awards

    Rotary Awards
    Sixth Grade — Rebecca Rollins, Jordan Prather
    Seventh Grade — Makenzie Davis, John Randall Towles
    Eighth Grade — Autumn Gover, Dalton Mears

    Perfect Attendance

  • Birth: Cooper Allen Carter

    Nicholas and Shelby Carter are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Cooper Allen Carter. Cooper was born May 2, 2011. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 3/4-inches long. Cooper was welcomed home by his brother, Carson Carter.

  • 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.