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Today's News

  • Avoid problems by winterizing your home, Owen official says

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, would like to remind residents to take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips:
    • Have your heating system checked by a professional annually.  This will ensure that your system is working safely and efficiently which, in turn, will save you money.  If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove.
    • Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire.

  • Owen Co. Circuit Court - Oct. 29, 2013

    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, continued to Nov. 19.
    Kenneth Gabbard, 1974, show cause deferred or installment payment, owes $10,100.79, to pay $100 a month.
    Zachary T. Harrod, 1986, third-degree complicity burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Nov. 11.
    Benjamin Christopher Hellard, 1979, third-degree complicity burglary, second-degree assault, continued to Nov. 12.
    William Kelley, 1989, manufacturing methamphetamine, continued.

  • Young leaders

    Owen County Elementary School is proud to announce the creation of an upper elementary student council. Student members were nominated by their teachers and selected by a panel of district employees.

  • Extension Service News: Celebrate the holidays with a safe party buffet

    A great way to celebrate the holidays is to invite family and friends to a special party buffet.  Keep your holiday guests safe from foodborne illness by following these buffet safety tips:
    • Always wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds before and after handling food.  Clean kitchen surfaces, dishes, and utensils with hot, soapy water.  Use clean plates to serve cooked food - never the ones that held the raw meat or poultry.

  • Owen County Senior Center activities for Nov. 6-12, 2013

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant. Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., games/cornhole tourney.
    Nov. 7: 8:30 a.m., Christmas shopping and eating; 1 p.m., cards.
    Nov. 8: 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., Gentiva Bingo.
    Nov. 11: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., cards/Thanksgiving craft.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Storm rolls through

    The most exciting thing that has happened on the Branch this week is the high winds and rain we had on Wednesday night and Thursday night last week.
    We had an inch of rain on Wednesday and another on Thursday, but I’m not sure that inch actually hit the ground. The wind was blowing a gale. Luckily there was very little damage here. I had to pick up a lot of small limbs and trash on the yard and one larger limb blew off the tree in the front yard, but it was blown halfway down the yard away from the house.

  • Rebels’ playoff journey begins Saturday in Newport

    If the Owen County High School Football Rebels are to have success in the 2013 Class 2A state playoffs, they will have to do it on the road.
    After back-to-back years where the Rebels hosted first-round playoff games, the team will travel on the opening weekend this year.
    The bus will take them to a familiar place.
    Owen County will play at Newport Stadium on Saturday afternoon against the Newport Central Catholic. Kickoff against the defending 2A state champs will be at 1 p.m.

  • New champion

    After finishing second a season ago in the Region 5 Class A cross country meet, Hunter Trenary had one goal – to return this year and win.
    On Saturday at Winchester’s Lykins Park, not only did the Owen County senior win the Region 5 championship,  Trenary also set a new course record along the way.
    Trenary’s time of 16:38.03 was fast enough to finish ahead of second-place finisher Nicholas Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington. Waltman came into the meet as the defending champion.

  • Brian Blair: Guys - toss away the razors

    I am growing a beard.
    Why should you care that I am growing facial hair? If you are a man, you should care a lot about it.
    In 2004, a charity called the Movember Foundation was started in Australia and New Zealand. The idea was for men to grow a mustache to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostrate cancer, testicular cancer and depression.
    In 2007, the idea spread to the United States.

  • In season

    Noah Hunter, 9, took his first deer on Oct. 12. The deer was a four-point buck.