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Today's News

  • Boys run to NCKC and Grant titles

    The Owen County High School boy’s track team went two for two last week. The Rebels won both the NCKC at Henry County on Tuesday and then won the Grant County Invitational on Friday night in Dry Ridge.
    Not only did Owen County win the NCKC but they also set nine new meet records and a new school record.
    Paul Banks set a NCKC record in winning the 100-meter dash with Cory Cannon finishing fifth. Collin Trammel set a new record in the 200-meter dash with Cannon coming in fourth.

  • Under the big top

    The National Junior Honor Society and Peer Helpers sponsored the annual spring semi-formal dance “Under the Big Top” at Maurice Bowling Middle School on April 21. The event is the biggest Relay for Life fundraiser that the two clubs will hold and there was a great turnout with over 200 students attending. The 2012 MBMS court is pictured above: eighth graders Clay Dempsey and Kirsten Parker were crown Mr. and Miss MBMS; seventh grade representatives crowned were Alex Gomez (at left) and Ashley Willis; sixth-grade representatives crowned were Wade Cammack and Kaylee Miller.

  • Owen couple invites public to strawberry field demonstration

    Many farmers are continuing to look for ideas that they can use to increase income from their farms. Here’s one possibility.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture Department has put out a demonstration plot of strawberries on the Steve and Patty Petzinger farm on Eden Shale Road.  
    They will be demonstrating what is involved in the production of strawberries in a field demonstration Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.  

  • Birth announcement - Fynlee Evin Alford

    Jordan and Elisha Alford are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Fynlee Evin Alford. Fynlee was born April 12, 2012 at St. Elizabeth hospital in Edgewood. She weighed 7 lbs. and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by her big brother Fisher. Maternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Poplar Grove. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Cathy Alford of Sweet Owen.

  • Owen Co. native offers invocation

    On April 19, Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro held its honors and awards convocation.
    Owen County native Michael Kincaid delivered the invocation.
    He was also honored by receiving several achievement awards. He received the Edward L. Beavin Award, the Gilbert P. Robertson Pre-Ministerial Award and Who’s Who among Students In American Colleges And Universities.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: April 24, 2012

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,469.94 total, to pay $100 a month, first payment due by May 31.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $7,599.66 total, to pay $200 a month, remand.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, show cause deferred, show cause deferred, owes $1,413.13, to pay $50 a month.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, adopted plea agreement.
    Jesse M. Brock, 1978, show cause deferred, owes $975, to pay $50 a month, remand.

  • Owen County District Court: April 27, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, continued to May 4.
    Justin Blackburn, 1994, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for May 4.
    Ashley Ellis, 1987, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for May 4.

  • Owen County Historical Society: At one time, stage coaches criss-crossed county

    The ride was not for the fainthearted.
    At times it jarred the bones and rattled the teeth and the constant swaying was sure to cause motion sickness in some. Depending on the time of year, one could be covered with a fine film of dust or mired in knee-deep mud. However, despite the setbacks, travel by stagecoach was part of the American scene.

  • Letter to the editor: Hammons deserves support

  • Students exercising their green thumbs with project

    Owen County High School sophomore Willie Johnson says the plants grown at the OCHS greenhouse bring happiness to anyone who purchases them, keeping the school’s greenhouse technology students focused on raising quality products.
    Students in the greenhouse technology class begin work in the greenhouse during late fall and by springtime are ready to sell vegetable plants and flowers.