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Today's News

  • Applications being taken for clothing construction program

    Thanks to shows like “Project Runway,” and “Fashion Star,” sewing is enjoying newfound popularity.  If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your craft and help others learn to sew, you may find the master volunteer in clothing construction program enjoyable and fulfilling.  Recruitment for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers is ongoing through the end of June.

  • Academic achievement: Amanda Cook

    Amanda Cook, a Western Kentucky University student from Owenton, was awarded the Outstanding Senior in Chemical Education Award from the Department of Chemistry at the WKU Ogden College of Science and Engineering Student Awards Ceremony on April 22 at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. Cook is pictured with Dr. Lester Pesterfield, professor from the Department of Chemistry at WKU, Cook has served as the president of the Southern Kentucky Teach Student Organization for the last two years.
     

  • Birth Announcement: Lillyan Mae Justis

    Lillyan Mae Justis, the daughter of Dana and Michelle Justis, was born April 16 at 8:10 a.m. at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. and was 18.5 inches long.

  • Engagement: Pierson-Duff

    Desiring God’s will for their lives and believing that includes each other, Robin Pierson of Owenton, and David Duff of Georgetown, are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Great Crossing Baptist Church in Georgetown. All family and friends are welcome to attend. No individual invitations will be sent. Wedding reception is to follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 8, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, continued to June 5.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, remand.
    Thomas K. Blackburn, 1983, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument., jury trial set for July 13.
    Samantha Gaston, 1993, receiving stolen property, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month, first payment due by July 31.
    Gaylord Gollihue Jr., 1974, show cause deferred, owes $2,765, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $2,800.

  • Owen County District Court - May 18, 2012

    Elizabeth Smith, 1978, harassment, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 1.
    Patricia Snow, 1968, second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for May 25.
    Charles Dodson, 1989, second-degree complicity burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, preliminary hearing set for May 25.
    Matthew S. Walters, 1986, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • Arts in the Park schedule

    11:30    OCES Choir
    Noon     Downtown County Band
    1 p.m.   Brittney Gillstrap
    2 p.m.    John Harrod and his fiddle students
    2:30 p.m.    Katie Jo Rohling and Ellie Grace dales
    3 p.m.    Mandy Holbert
    4 p.m.    Cecil Jackson and the Dry Ridge Bluegrass band

  • Red Cross looking for new recruits in Owen

    Are you interested in giving back to your community? How about joining the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.
     The American Red Cross will host a DAT Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Owenton City Fire Department on Friday at 6 p.m at 214 North Main Street in Owenton , KY 40359. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Ayres Orchard to host field day

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day Saturday.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management. The field day will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Owen Co. workers to see raises under new budget

    All non-elected Owen County employees are expected to receive raises during the next fiscal year.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the 2012-13 budget ordinance May 8.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the increases will be small, but both full- and part-time employees will receive a raise.
    The budget has already been approved by the state, Keith said.
    “They have to make sure all the numbers are OK and that everything adds up,’ Keith said. ‘They also check to make sure everything has proper classification.’