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Today's News

  • Boys hope ‘war’ will help dream come true

    Following two successful fund-raising events, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students are now hoping to bring two counties together to help secure funding for their dream skate park.
    After approaching the Sparta City Council in September 2010 with their idea to improve the skate park, Colton Matt and Logan Bailey requested the council match whatever money the two raised.

  • Rain delay

    Once it started, it seemed as though it would never end.
    Torrential downpours, thunderstorms, flooding and tornadoes ripped across Kentucky for two months, leaving farmers way behind.
    As farmers across Owen County saw several days of sunshine and warm weather last week, Owen County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Kim Strohmeier said many farmers are just now getting their tobacco in the ground.

  • County plans tire amnesty

    In an effort to rid Kentucky’s landscape of waste tires, Owen County officials are getting ready for the 2011 tire amnesty.
    Owen County’s waste tire amnesty will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-18.
    During this time, Owen County residents will not be charged when they drop off unwanted tires at the Kentucky Transportation Department Maintenance Barn on Old Sweet Owen Road.
    The tires are recycled to become products like tire-dervived fuel or crumb rubber, which can be used as mulch in playground areas.

  • Extension Service News: Adding value to your home

  • Owen County residents named to Bluegrass Community and Technical College dean’s list

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College is proud to recognize students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 spring semester.  
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for spring 2011 are: Georgia Kay Glass, Joan Marie Goderwis, Louanna Sheen Hammond, William James Ohmer, Shannon Gayle Walker, Jessica M. Wollam, and Lisa Frances York.

  • Local residents graduate from Centre College

    Two local students graduated from Centre College during the 188th commencement ceremony held at the college’s Norton Center for the Arts May 22.
    • Mary Takhtjian of New Liberty earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. She is the daughter of George and Aro Takhtjian of New Liberty and is a graduate of Owen County High School.

  • Traylor earns doctorate in pharmacy at Kentucky

    On May 6, Brooke Traylor graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy with a doctorate in pharmacy. 
    At graduation, Traylor was awarded the Excellence in Geriatric Practice Award, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.
    Traylor is a 2004 graduate of Owen County High School and completed her undergraduate prerequisites at Georgetown College. 
    She will be working as a licensed pharmacist with CVS in Louisville.
    She is the daughter of Darryl and Susan Traylor of Owenton.

  • Delbert and Charlotte Howard anniversary

    Delbert and Charlotte Howard were married on June 3, 1961, at the South Fork Parsonage. The Rev. Terry Bray performed the ceremony.
    The Howards have lived in the Squiresville area for 50 years of their marriage. They have three children, Darrell (Debbie) Howard,  Darin Howard, and Melissa (Greg) Hudnall; two grandchildren, Kristen Hudnall and Dustin Hudnall; two stepgrandchildren, Joshua Holland and Nikki (Casey) Crosser; and five stepgrandchildren, Avery Holland, Cooper Holland, Serenity Crosser, Cadence Crosser and Eli Crosser.

  • Season wraps up for young soccer players

    The Wildcats secured the U8 Owen County Youth Soccer League Championship title with an 8-1 win over Team Dynamite. All four U8 teams competed May 24 and concluded their spring season.

    Consolation Game: Dynamo – 1 vs. Rebels – 1

  • Big day for Rebels at state

    Danielle Hoop was not the only one who had a good day at the State Track Meet Friday in Louisville.
    Several others from Owen County took part in the meet at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park. Each performed well.
    Haley Decandia tied for 12th in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.
    The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team of Paul Banks, Bobby Mingie, Darian Polley and Collin Trammel brought home a medal with a seventh-place finish.