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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    May 24, 2011

    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for telephonic appearance at hearing, continued to June 28.
    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to June 7.

  • Strawberry Fields Forever and ever

    It’s hard to imagine that a group popular a couple dozen years before I was born — and disbanded long before I was thought of — could make such an impact on the person I’ve become.
    I was about 10 years old the first time I heard a Beatles song. From the opening harmonica in “Love Me Do,” I set out on a never-ending quest of Beatles knowledge.
    In a short time I collected all of their albums, even some on long-playing records — a format not too many kids my age even recognized at the time.

  • Letter to the Editor: Arts in the Park organizers thankful for support

    Yet again, the people of Owen County have shown their true colors.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Parades rarely part of Memorial Day these days

  • Community Events

    One Voice to perform Sunday at First Baptist Church Owenton
    First Baptist Church Owenton will host The One Voice Choir from First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Ala., beginning at 6:30 Sunday in the evening worship service.  
    One Voice is a 90-member choir of high school students. They will be singing in Owenton on their summer tour to Chicago, Ill.
    One Voice is directed by a former First Baptist Church Music Minister Chip Colee.  
    After the service, dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall

  • At last ... a champion

    It seemed like it was never going to happen. Instead, the final chapter of Danielle Hoop’s illustrious high school career had a very happy ending.
    In the last race she would ever run in high school, Hoop won the state championship in the 800-meter run.
    She won it in thrilling fashion as she edged out Ann Eason from Sayre School. The race was so close that officials had to get together to determine that Hoop won just .005 seconds.

  • Relay 2011: A celebration of life

    Celebrating the 13th year in Owen County, hundreds gathered at Itron Field Friday evening and throughout the early hours of the morning Saturday for a highly-successful Relay for Life.
    About 1,300 people came out for the event and as the sun came up Saturday morning, the event’s chairperson, Jenni Duncan, said about $70,000 had been raised.
    Duncan said the this year’s goal was set at $78,000, which she believes will be raised by the time fund-raising ends in a few weeks.

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  • Owen County Historical Society News: Faces reflect rich Owen County history

    The Owen County Historical Society Museum is not only a repository of Owen County artifacts, but it is also a photo gallery of the people who lived, worked, and died in Owen communities. Their contributions to Owen County history vary, but their presence serve as a  reminder of the importance and responsibility of each and everyone of us to create a lasting legacy.

  • The 'badder' get left behind

    If Christians were raptured up to Heaven last Saturday as that fellow in California predicted, I didn’t know anybody good enough to make the cut.  Since I hang out with a lot of church-going folk most every Sunday, that’s a disconcerting thought.