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Today's News

  • Gilson graduates from leadership institute

    Katherine Gilson, health educator with the Three Rivers District Health Department, is among 25 recent graduates of the Kentucky Public Health Leadership Institute, a year-long development program for practitioners in the field of public health.
    Gilson was awarded a certificate in public health leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health in April.
    Funded by the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), KPHLI is one of 35 leadership institutes located throughout the United States.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    June 7, 2011

    Adam Fender, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Kelly Kindle, 1963, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to June 24.
    Kelly Kindle, non-payment of fines, owes $2,197.95, continued to June 24.
    Kelly R. Kindle, 1963, non-payment of fines, owes $133.

  • Owen County District Court

    June 10, 2011

    Adam Fender, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for June 17.
    Kelly Kindle, 1963, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to June 24.
    Kelly Kindle, non-payment of fines, owes $2,197.95, continued to June 24.
    Kelly R. Kindle, 1963, non-payment of fines, owes $133.

  • Registration deadline for wet/dry vote is June 28

    Don’t miss the “must-attend” event of the year July 26, 2011, at your voting poll.
    Last month on May 17, Primary Election Day, only 14 percent of the registered voters in Owen County went to the polls and voted. How to get citizens to vote is a question for people more knowledgeable about this than I.
    As your county clerk it is my responsibility to make sure that on election day the machines are ready and supplies available for the precinct workers.
    My staff and I have been busy getting ready for the special July 26 election.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kentucky history linked to waterways

    The presentation of “The Kentucky River: Memories, Myths, and Magic” was cancelled April 9 due to the fact that my husband, Tom Strassell, suffered a heart attack. He is on the road to recovery and we will be presenting the program at a future historical society meeting.

  • Foundation ready to help

    As another school year finally winds down, many high school seniors are looking toward the future with anticipation — and apprehension. The ever-rising cost of post-secondary education makes it difficult for some students to see past graduation night, especially if they are considering a vocation in medicine.

  • Weaving a world with words

    Life, family, love and heritage are explored in a new collection of poetry by Owen County native Sherry Chandler.
    Through the poems in “Weaving a New Eden,” Chandler reveals a slice of long-forgotten Owen County life.
    Chandler, who recently shared her work at a reading at the Owen County Public Library, was born near Sweet Owen along Eagle Creek and the Kentucky River.

  • A new center of town

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.
    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.
    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”
    McElroy said she was impressed with the wide range of ideas and the amount of thought people put into what they want the center to be.

  • Second burglary suspect faces indictment

    A second suspect in an alleged theft that took place in May was recently indicted along with the original suspect.
    Christy L. Gaines, 28, was indicted June 7 along with Larry B. Gaines on the charges of first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property with a value over $500 and receiving stolen property (firearm).
    The two allegedly broke into the home of Russell Hinkle on Mountain Island Road.

  • History takes spotlight at dedication day

    After almost being forced to shut down because of financial problems, the Owen County Historical Society Museum is back on its feet and planning a day of history appreciation as a way of giving back to the community for its generous donations.
    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Williams-Baker said an Owen County History Appreciation and Dedication Day will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25.