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Today's News

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League: Hotshots get past Clemons, 3-2

    Under Eight
    HotShots - 3 vs. Clemons - 2
    In the opening game of the season, the HotShots played hard to claim the victory.
    Eli Myers scored the first goal for the HotShots. Blaine Spencer and Luke Myers hustled to defend as fullbacks in the second and third quarters.
    Price Griffin added two goals in the fourth quarter to seal the win. The win was a team effort for the HotShots.
    The team welcomes newcomers Gwyneth Culbertson and Hillary Kays to the field.  
     

  • Baseball standout has Owen Co. ties
  • Long Ridge Baptist welcomes singer Kenny Bishop

    Southern Gospel recording artist Kenny Bishop will be singing at Long Ridge Baptist Church on March 31 during the 11 a.m. worship service.
    The public is invited to the special Easter service to hear Bishop, a popular Christian singer who is a regular on the Gaither Homecoming videos.
    For nearly 20 years, Bishop traveled with his father and brother in one of Christian music’s favorite southern Gospel trios.
    The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards including the coveted Dove Award as well as numerous number one and top ten songs.

  • Distinctive notes
  • Church news for May 8, 2013

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We were blessed with special music by The Living Word Trio. We appreciate them traveling and sharing their God-given gifts with us. Bro. Bill’s message was from the book of Ruth on “When Famine Comes.”

  • Community events

    Wood carvers to be at library
    The River Valley Wood Carvers will be at the Owen County Public Library Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Owen County Public Library.
    Watch wood carving and burning demonstrations and then try it yourself.
    Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to register for this free program.

  • Owen man sentenced for illegal firearm sale

    An Owen County man has been sentenced to over two years in prison for selling firearms to a convicted felon.
    David L. Cammack, 61, was sentenced March 12 to two years and three months by a federal judge after admitting to selling one or more firearms in Owen County to a person he knew was a convicted felon on three separate occasions.
    Federal law prohibits convicted felons from legally purchasing and possessing firearms.
    According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Cammack voluntarily surrendered his FFL license and pleaded guilty in December.

  • Hopping into spring

    Owen countians came out Saturday to celebrate Easter and take part in an Easter egg hunt and a holiday bazaar to benefit OCHS Project Graduation 2013.
     

  • Pop-tab collectors honored

    With the help of two local businesses and several area churches, Owen County Primary School students recently collected enough soda pop can tabs to cover nearly 12 miles.
    The project was the brainchild of OCPS first-grade students Hannah and Rachel Howard, Davis Smith and Lake Bastin.
    The four students, known as “Primary Poppers,” participate in the school’s student technology leadership program.
    The Primary Poppers have tracked the school’s collecting process with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, created videos and slideshows.

  • Cable firm to expand services in New Columbus

    Residents of the Hwy. 607 area could soon have a new company to choose from for cable and Internet service.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Williamstown Cable and Internet already cover a portion of New Columbus.
    The company is expected to come further into the Hwy. 607 area, pending a second reading of an ordinance giving the company permission to do so.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held the first reading on the ordinance at its March 12 meeting.