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Today's News

  • Sports briefs: OCHS Volleyball

    • The Owen County High School volleyball team was in action last week. On Tuesday, the team traveled to take on Walton-Verona. The team lost in two sets to the Lady Bearcats.
    Two days later, Owen County hit the road again for a game at Henry County. After falling behind two sets to one, the team was able to force a fifth and final set only to eventually fall.

  • Sports briefs: Cross Country

    • The Owen County High School cross-country team opened its season on Saturday at the Ryle Invitational. For the boys, it was Hunter Trenary who finished sixth; Keith Stout, 71st; Cory Hudhal, 99; Logan Bitler, 107th; and Kyle Flood. 139th.
    In the girls’ race, Autumn Hunter placed 37th; Ardri Hager, 66; and Samantha Tamplin, 69.

  • Sports briefs: Boys Golf

    • The Owen County High School boys’ golf team was in action last week taking on Williamstown. The team improved to 5-2 on the season as they defeated the Demons. Freshman Jordan Wilhoite was the medalist as he fired a 46. Eighth-grader Grant Cobb shot 54 while sixth-graders Mason Roberts and Braden Howard shot 59 and 67

     

  • Owen gets new lawmakers, enters 62nd district

    A plan that would rewrite Kentucky’s legislative districts and change Owen County’s representation in Frankfort has been approved and signed in to law by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    The fallout of the plan is that State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder will no longer be representing Owen County. State Sen. Jullian Carroll and State Rep. Ryan Quarles will replace them.
    The only question is when.

  • School district approves tax bump

    Citing a reduction in funds due to the federal sequestration, the Owen County Board of Education has voted to raise its tax rate.
    The board voted unanimously to take a 4-percent increase which will amount to an additional $19 per $100,000 of assessed property.
    A public hearing was held Thursday to discuss a possible rate increase with only one member of the community in attendance.

  • County considers pipeline position

    The Owen County Fiscal Court may soon join other county governments in the region and take a position on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project.
    A number of Kentucky counties, including neighboring Franklin and Scott counties, have already approved resolutions regarding the project.
    The proposed pipeline was developed by two energy infrastructure companies, Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, and would transport natural-gas liquids from gas-drilling operations in the Northeast to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • New director hopes to add spark to senior center

    With plans to increase participation at the Owen County Senior Center, its new director Stacey Long wants everyone to know that there’s nothing dreadful about getting older.
    Long, who took over the reins at the center Aug. 13, said she fell in love with seniors after working 15 years in a cardiology office and hopes to breathe new excitement into the center.

  • Owen County District Court: Aug. 23, 2013

    Katina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 30.
    Larry D. Hammond, 1966, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, continued to Sept. 6.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 6.
    James F. Kirk, 1976, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear seat belts, continued to Aug. 30.

  • Glencoe resident awarded scholarship

    Claire True of Glencoe was one of six college students from Dairy Farmers of America member families who was a recipient of a Mideast Area scholarship for 2013. Each year the Mideast Area selects six college students from members’ farms, who excel in their extracurricular activities, academics and dairy farming work ethic. The recipients of the $750 scholarships represent the future of the dairy industry.

  • Ready to serve

    Keith Miller of the Modern Woodmen of the World, left, stands in front of a new volleyball court at the Owenton Park along with Owenton Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly. Miller and the Modern Woodmen of the World donated $4,300 to the parks and rec. Department. Some of the funds were used for a community-wide Easter egg hunt in March. The rest of the money was used to erect the new volleyball court and to replace nets on the park’s soccer goals.