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Today's News

  • New life for old school

    Life could soon come back to the recently-abandoned facility that housed Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years following the Owen County Board of Education’s approval of a $1.6 million building and grounds plan.
    The document came before the board after the district’s local planning committee decided to keep the existing district facility plan, which outlines reconstruction of the old middle school in order to move the Owen County Elementary students there.

  • Dry forces organizing

    Beech Grove Baptist Church Pastor Steve Delany acknowledges keeping Owen County dry will be an uphill battle. In talking to local officials, Delaney was told the ratio for people talking to magistrates in favor of going wet is 10-1. But as he spoke Monday night as part of a meeting of Citizens For A Dry Owen County, Delaney said his side could prevail. “It’s going to be difficult but this is a winnable fight,” Delaney said. “It’s not something that just a few people can do.

  • Moffett wins Owen but Williams gets nomination

    Voting in Tuesday's primary election in Owen County was light with only a 14.3 percent turnout.
    In the Republican primary for governor, Owen County bucked the statewide trend and selected the Tea Party supported candidate Phil Moffett over heavily-favored Kentucky Senate President David Williams.
    Despite the loss in Owen County, the Williams/Richie Farmer ticket went on to beat Moffett and his running mate Mike Harmon by 10 percentage points statewide.
    The Owen County race breaks down to 130 votes for Moffett; 109 for Williams; and 32 for Barbara Hosclaw.

  • One giant step ...

    The economy has caused hardship for many people this year. Lots of people are feeling the crunch in the gas tank, the grocery store, and practically everywhere else. But right now the state of Kentucky is working with Adult Education Centers to help those who need the GED to take the test free.
    Director of Owen County Adult Learning Center Veronica Gayle said education will be even more important in the future.

  • One giant step ...

    The economy has caused hardship for many people this year. Lots of people are feeling the crunch in the gas tank, the grocery store, and practically everywhere else. But right now the state of Kentucky is working with Adult Education Centers to help those who need the GED to take the test free.
    Director of Owen County Adult Learning Center Veronica Gayle said education will be even more important in the future.

  • Public health fund has lasting impact on lives of Owen citizens

    Everyone knows that eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise are crucial to a healthy lifestyle. We know that smoking puts us at risk for preventable diseases and that quitting helps lessen those risks. These facts are common knowledge today because of the decades of work local health departments and other public health agencies have done to arm us with the information and resources we need to make healthy choices.

  • Church News for July 20, 2011

    Canby Tabernacle
    Canby Tabernacle is hosting vacation Bible school for ages 5-15 next week from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 25 through July 29.
    For information, call (502) 484-0316.

    Elk Lick Baptist

  • Owenton livestock report

    May 4, 2011
    Receipts: 608
    Last week: 393
    One year ago: 625

    Compared to the previous Wednesday sale, slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher; feeder steers were steady to $3 lower — weights over 700 lb. not well-tested last week; and feeder heifers $1 to $4 higher.

  • Season continues for youth soccer league

    Under 8
    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Team Dynamite – 3 vs. Dynamo – 0
    Playing in the rain, Team Dynamite finished on top, defeating Dynamo. Scoring was evenly spread among Jackson Spurgeon, Tori Lykins and Charlie Bauman.
     
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Wildcats – 3 vs. Rebels – 0

  • Owen runs strong at NCKC meet

    The Owen County track team took part in the NCKC Conference Championships May 3 at Henry County. The team had several outstanding performances on both the boys and girls team.
    Danielle Hoop won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.14 and the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:26.00. She also finished third in the 800-meter run. Haley Decandia finished third in the high jump.