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Today's News

  • Monterey Matters: Dancing with Daddy for his birthday wish

  • Take action to learn diabetes risk

    In observance of Diabetes Alert Day (March 22), the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) and Three Rivers District Health Department are encouraging people to take NDEP’s Diabetes Risk Test, which can be found at http://ndep.nih.gov/resources/ResourceDetail.aspx?ResId=252 — available in English and Spanish — to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

  • Kenneth Evert J. Widener

    Kenny and Annette Widener are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kenneth Evert J. Widener.
    He was born Feb. 1, 2011 and weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces.
    His paternal grandparents are the late Jay and Pauline Widener. His maternal grandparents are Herbert and the late Emogine Prather.

  • Zachary Daniel Smith

    Zachary Daniel Smith was born at 7:58 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011, in the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.
    He is the son of Kevin and Mona Smith of Chrisman Lane in Danville.
    He was welcomed into the world by his brother Alex, 5; his maternal grandparents, Freddie and Judy Fralix of Brooksville; his paternal grandparents, David and Freida Smith of New Liberty;  and a great-grandmother, Laura Routt.

  • Stewart-Wagers

    Kevin Stewart and Toni Wagers exchanged vows Feb. 25, 2011, at their home in Owen County. Troy Bramblett performed the ceremony. Many friends and family joined their celebration of love.

  • A message from the past

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting at the Owen County Public Library March 2 with guests from the Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR of Frankfort.  
    Of the four founders of NSDAR, two had Kentucky roots — Mary DeSha of Lexington and Ellen Hardin Walworth of Saratoga, N.Y.
    Our guest speaker, Bonnie Strassell of Poplar Grove, a storyteller who has portrayed many women in history, spends many hours researching her subjects before writing the script to tell their stories.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for Feb.

    Adkisson Properties to East Kentucky Power Cooperative.
    Glendel and Joyce Dunavent to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.
    Timothy and Paulette Tolbert to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.
    Sabrina Spaulding to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.
    Kyle Jacobs, Danny Jacobs and Judy Jacobs to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.
    David Jacobs, Danny Jacobs, Ricky Jacobs, Life Estate of Lucy Jacobs, Judy Jacobs and Andrea C. Jacobs to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.
    Delbert and Diana Mason to East Kentucky Power Cooperative Inc.

  • Owen County District Court

    March 4, 2011

    Ethan G. James, 1990, speeding 15 mph over the limit, continued to March 18.
    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for March 11.
    Ryan L. Baker, 1992, first-degree burglary, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, pleaded not guilty, continued to March 11.
    Harold Begley, 1987, non-payment of fines, in jail, owes $683, $700 cash bond set, show cause hearing set for Aug. 19.

  • Community Events

    GED practice test available at no charge

    The Adult Learning Center is offering the official practice test for the GED free through the month of March. If interested, call 484-0405 for an appointment.

  • Owen County joins cleanup week

     March 20-26, 2011, marks the 13th anniversary of Commonwealth Cleanup Week — an annual week-long event implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC). This event also kicks off the Great American Cleanup, spanning from March-May. Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities an opportunity to “spring clean,” recycle and promote personal responsibility across the commonwealth.