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Today's News

  • I’m just saying ... Disney owns my childhood

    The ways things are going, in the next few years, the Disney company is going to own the rights to my mom and dad, the Evel Knievel bike I got for my 11th birthday and my aunt’s favorite fishing hole down by the dam beside her old house outside of Sadieville.
    A few years ago, Disney bought Marvel Comics and got the rights to all their characters. Although some film studios retained the rights to make movies from some of the characters, eventually Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and all the rest will become “Disney-fied.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kindness can still be found across America

    “The American people are amazing.”

    These words summarized the enthusiastic description of a bike trip across America. The May trek was achieved by Bro. Greg Guy, pastor of First Christian Church in Owenton, and his daughter, Judith.
    Bro. Greg was the special guest and featured speaker at the historical society Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday. His energy was contagious as the audience traveled alongside him on his rigorous yet rewarding journey through the towns, cities and countryside of our great land.

  • Going green saves taxpayers’ green

    Owen County Primary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.  A certificate signed by Gov. Steve Beshear was presented to the school’s principal during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.

  • Honor Roll

    Fifth Grade First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll
    Janelle Aguazul; Mitchell Culbertson; Kelsey Davis; Alli Gill; Connor Jacobs; Cameron Morgan; Ryson Neeley; Samantha Mason; Shelby York
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Nov. 20, 2012

    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, continued to Dec. 18.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, owes fines and costs of $725.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Dec. 18.
    Thomas P. Colligan, 1966, two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Dec. 18.

  • Owen County District Court: Nov. 9, 2012

    Vivian Erskine, 1980, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 30 days, conditionally discharged for two years.
    Vivian Erskine, 1980, harassment, non-payment of fines, owes $141.
    Raymond Eastman, 1968, first-degree enhancement narcotics, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Andrew S. Larmour, 1981, show cause deferred, owes $203 total, continued to Dec. 20, 2013.

  • Wedding: Smith-Raines

    Josh Aaron Raines and Kayla Darlene Smith were married Sept. 21, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Preserve Chapel by Bro. Milkweed Wotier. The bride’s maid of honor was Heather Patton. The groom’s best man was Cody Mckinley. In attendance were the groom’s mother, Terri Raines, and the bride’s grandparents, Gary and Darlene Hunter, all of Owenton. The couple spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and will reside in Florence.

  • Recipes for life: Program helps kids learn healthy habits

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to welcome family and say goodbye to a friend

    Just a quick note to clear up some errors in last week’s column. I should reread it before I send it rather than reading it when the paper comes out. Gene Rose is Stony’s “cousin.”
    In the paper last week, that sentence bumped up against the line dividing the next item on the page and “cousin” got left out.

  • Local author to read from holiday book

    Georgia Green Stamper’s essay, “Shepherds in Bathrobes,” is included in Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, the latest book offering from Kentucky Monthly.
    Described by critics as a landmark anthology, the book features works from Harriette Arnow, Wendell Berry, Irvin S. Cobb, James B. Goode, Stephen M. Vest, Frank X Walker, Robert Penn Warren, and many others, including Stamper.