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Today's News

  • Matching money

    Keith Miller, agent for Modern Woodmen of America, presents a check to Mike Marston and Delores Dempsey in the amount of $2,480 as a result of a matching-fund project, with proceeds being raised by sale of Owen County Rebel Wear for the Owen County Youth Soccer League. Modern Woodmen of America is a 128-year old fraternal insurance society providing many benefits to both families and community.

  • Elizabeth Perkins gets her coat

    Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Daryl (Frog) and Ann Perkins of Owen County, was honored during the White Coat Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville Jan. 8. 
    Karen Wash, a registered nurse from Owen County, was the medical professional selected by Perkins to present her coat, representative of her development as a pharmacy student.
    Perkins is currently enrolled in the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and anticipates graduation in June 2013. 
    She is the granddaughter of Wilma Perkins and the late Harold J. Perkins and Carolyn Montague and the late Wallace Montague.

  • Foundation continues commitment to students

    The Owen County Public Library Foundation Board recently announced that the inaugural winners of the James R. Ford Memorial Scholarship have received the second portion of the $1,500 scholarships. Dillon Mears is attending Kentucky Christian University and Joel Wilson is attending Northern Kentucky University. These scholarships are renewable, and are awarded to Owen County residents who are attending Kentucky colleges.

  • Sew much fun coming in April

    “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held April 12-13 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.
    The 2011 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. April 12 followed by “Make-it and Take-it” session of a patchwork name tag until noon.
    On the opening afternoon, participants take a half-day class offering a variety of options including: “Old Blocks ... New Tricks,” “Working With Wool-Embroidery Envelope,” “Mastering Miters,” “Texture Magic,” and more.

  • Horse in the road isn’t much of an obstacle

    I got out Jan. 10 and stocked up on dog food and supplies and was in the house till Friday. I was beginning to feel like a house plant. I finished my last book on Thursday, so I was desperate to get to the library. This week looks much better, but just in case, I stocked up on books.

  • Group seeks to help students pay for education

    Ask a 4- or 5-year-old what they want to be when they grow up and many of them will tell you they want to be a doctor. But often, the harsh realities of time and finances make this dream improbable if not impossible for many.
    The New Horizons Medical Foundation wants to change that for Owen County residents who are seeking a career as a doctor, nurse, physical therapist or careers in a number of other medical fields in an effort to increase those trained to provide services right here in the community.

  • Owen grand jury indicts alleged meth makers

    Following the arrests of two Owen County residents for “one-shot” methamphetamine labs, two other residents were recently indicted for methamphetamine-related charges.
    Bobby L. Schulz, 23, and Shane C. Schulz, 18, were indicted Jan. 11 and warrants have been issued for their arrest.
    Bobby L. Schulz was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance (first offense) and three counts of unlawful distribution of a methamphetamine precursor (first offense).

  • Despite snow, school still on schedule to end in May

    Because Owen County was hit with another wintery mess last week, local students will be in school until the end of May.
    Owen County Schools were closed Jan. 11, 12 and 13 due to snow.
    Combined with four snow-days in December, the students have now missed seven days of classes during this school year.
    Owen County Director of Pupil Personnel Charlotte Elkins said students will make up the days missed in December by attending May 20, 23, 24 and 25. And the makeup days for last week will be Feb. 21, May 26 and 27.

  • County honors school board members

    Following a proclamation made by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, all citizens are urged to honor local school board members throughout the month of January.
    On Jan. 11, the Owen County Fiscal Court held its first regular meeting of the year, where Keith signed a proclamation honoring the members of the Owen County Board of Education during the 2011 observance of School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • Rate hike announced by electricity provider

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently granted a rate increase to Winchester-based East Kentucky Power Cooperative, the wholesale electric power supplier for Owen Electric Cooperative and 15 other member cooperatives.
    The PSC approved the rate increase for service rendered on and after Jan. 14.
    According to a statement released by the company, EKPC sought the rate increase to “strengthen its financial condition and continue building equity.”