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Today's News

  • Timber from district’s farm structures to preserved

    Timber from approximately three structures on the Owen County School District’s farm, some of it dating back to the 19th century, is expected to be preserved following an Owen County Board of Education meeting Monday.
    The board voted to give Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford authority to advertise and manage the demolition of the structures after Stafford said a demolition proposal from Ross Tarrant Architects came in much higher than expected.

  • Linder named to public pension oversight board

    House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, has announced the appointment of Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge (61st District) to represent the Kentucky House Republican Caucus on the newly created Public Pension Oversight Board.
    “Rep. Linder has proven to be a valuable member of our caucus, and an outstanding legislator since being elected to serve the people of the 61st District,” said Leader Hoover.  “It’s why I selected him to represent House Republicans and help provide legislative oversight and guidance on this new board.”

  • Owen County District Court: Aug. 16, 2013

    Paul Wallick, 1978, to show completion of alcohol assessment treatment program, motion to revoke probation, probation violation admitted, 17 days revoked.
    Paul Wallick, 1978, motion to revoke probation, probation violation admitted, 17 days revoked concurrent.
    Paul Richard Wallick, 1978, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged for two years, no further offenses, consume no alcohol for two years, random PBT testing by local law enforcement, complete alcohol assessment with R.E.A.C.H. and follow recommended treatment, court costs.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Another summer is nearly done down here

    We’re going in to the last week of summer and Labor Day weekend is upon us.
    I know the calendar says summer doesn’t end till Sept. 21, but the “be all, end all” of weather, Bill Meck, says Labor Day ... it’s Labor Day Weekend.
    He also said it would be hot, hot, hot this week. But then, he said that all week last week and I postponed John’s birthday supper for Friday till his real birthday Sunday afternoon so I wouldn’t have to heat up the kitchen cooking.

  • Birth announcement: Rosalie Ann Lenear

    Rosalie Ann Lenear was born July 5, 2013. She weighed 6 lbs. and 5 ounces. She was 19 inches long. Her parents are Robert Lenear and Bobbie Jump. She has one big sister, Gracie. Her grandparents are Johnny Jump, Jason and Angie Weddle and Bobby and Billie Lenear.

  • Meeting to address addiction problems

    On Aug, 26 from 6 until 10 p.m.,  the public is invited to the Wild Goose Café to enjoy gourmet coffee, tea, fellowship and a forum of people sharing information about the disease of addiction.
    If you have ever struggled with addiction or are interested in learning more about how you can help others who have the disease, come out to hear testimonies, success stories and find great resources that may help.  

  • Long walk continues

    Kim Morgan recently completed her fourth three-day, 60 mile breast  cancer walk. She is a five-year survivor. She participated in the Chicago area  walk this year. This is the second time she has completed the Chicago walk. She has also walked in Michigan and Tampa, Fla.  Kim is the daughter of  Lawrence and Phyllis Riddle.

     

  • Lady Rebels golf team defeats Lady Bearcats

    The Owen County High School girls golf team picked up a win on the links last week.
    The Lady Rebels defeated Walton-Verona on Thursday at Sugar in a nine-hole match.
    Shelby Power led Owen County with a 38; Grace Chilton shot a 49; Lydia Merrifield, 50; Morgan Woodyard, 54; and Laura Duke, 58.
    Earlier last week, the team traveled to Twin Oaks Country Club to take part in the Notre Dame Academy Invitational.
    The Lady Rebels finished ninth as a team.

  • Boys' cross-country team poised for big year

    It could be a big year for the Owen County High School boy’s cross-country team.
    As a team, they are coming off a year where they finished second in the Region 5 meet.
    Individually, they saw Hunter Trenary win the NCKC Championship, finish second in the region and fourth in the Class A State meet.
    As they enter 2013, Trenary and the team are hoping for more.

  • Rebels to depend on youth

    If the coaching staff wanted to put a sign on the door leading into the Owen County High School football locker room, it might read “no experience necessary.”
    As the Rebels get ready to kickoff the season on Friday night at Western Hills, they will be doing it with an almost completely revamped lineup.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler will have to figure out how to replace almost all of his starters on both offense and defense from a team that has gone 17-6 over the past two seasons.