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Today's News

  • Kemp named volunteer of the month

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Ninth Grade

    Logan Bitler, Sabrina Brock, Amanda Brown, Carrla Brumley, Kelsey Burke, Mikala Byers, Carla Carfora, Bernard Engelman, Makenzie Fitzgerald, Kristen Gabbard, Triston Grisham, Kylee Hearne, Hope House, Haley Hubbuch, Anthony Jiles, Kimberly Kramer, Briann Landrum, Ashton Marcum, Taylor McAlister, Juan Perez, Logan Perry, Ciara Rogers, Kailen Sizemore, Chelsee Smith, Tanner Smith, Michael Wash, Sarah Wilhoite, Jessica Willhoite and Ayshia Wood
    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

  • Avoid these herbicides mistakes

    Herbicides are an important tool for farmers when used correctly, but like any tool, they won’’t work if they’re not used properly. Here are 10 mistakes that are commonly made when using herbicides.
    1. Herbicide applied when weeds are too big. - This is the most common mistake when applying herbicides. Herbicide labels state a range of weed sizes for which the herbicide will be effective and the recommended rates. If you apply postemergence herbicides to weeds that are bigger than what the label states, expect less than complete control.

  • Appalachian insight

    On March 16-19, 26 gifted and talented students and 13 chaperones made their annual trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe.  
    The students were glad to trade in their long underwear, gloves, and cold weather gear for shorts and T-shirts.  
    The unusually warm weather made the outdoor trip even more enjoyable.  The students totally forgot that they did not have televisions, computers, and very limited texting or phone service.  
    Yes, they survived. Not one child or adult complained.  

  • Owen County District Court - April 13, 2012

    Owen Fiscal Court vs. James House, judgment to plaintiff for $1,289.50.
    James House, 1977, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, pleaded guilty, 180 days, to serve 14 days, conditionally discharged for the balance.
    Darrell G. Ligon, contempt of court, continued to June 8.
    Justin W. Widener, 1989, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 20.
    Katrina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 20.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: April 10, 2012

    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, continued to April 24.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, follow recommendation, deny probation.
    Tony C. Broughton, 1975, failed to pay $864.40 restitution and $1,313.23 fees and costs, owes total of $2,177.72, release on work release, may bound out when current.
    David B. Brumley, 1989, complicity unlawful possession of meth precursor, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity drug paraphernalia, follow recommendation.

  • Stand up and get some respect night owls

    The world is divided into two kinds of people, those who rise with the sun and those who don’t.
    The morning folks cornered the world market on worms centuries ago, and have the best PR staff in the business. Early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise – oh, their press releases go on and on.
    Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun come up. Oh, maybe in my youth when I pulled colicky babies through the night, but I lived in Ashland then, in a hilly forest cut off from the rest of the natural world by industrial smog.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County has a rich history of political figures

    The stone orator stands erect atop the imposing alabaster monument and gazes out over the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton. The marker bears the image of United States Representative Evan E. Settle and designates his final resting place.
    Like many other Owen countians, Evan Settle devoted much of his life to politics, and nobly served the people of Kentucky.

  • Yard sale will kick off 227 Derby weekend celebration

    A community-wide 227 yard sale will be held May 4 and May 5 beginning at 8 a.m.
    The yard sale will have a Kentucky Derby theme and the “starting gate” will be at 227 in front of the Owen County bus garage.
    There is a $5 entry fee depending on the number of participants. Optional events like most decorative derby yard, most creative derby hat and total sales winner will be held. A drawing of the silks and helium balloon release will be held at 10 a.m. May 5.

  • Royce Adams to be honored at reception

    The community is invited to an appreciation reception being held in honor of State Representative Royce Adams, who is retiring from office.
    Adams has served Owen, Gallatin and Grant counties for over 20 years.
    The reception will be held April 28 at the Grant County Extension Office at the entrance to the Grant County Park, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
    Refreshments will be served from 5-9 p.m.