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Today's News

  • Middle school honor rolls

    Fifth Grade Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll: Janelle Aguazul, Liz Ashcraft, Bella Cammack, Mitchell Culbertson, Alli Gill, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Jacob Lilly, Samantha Mason, Addison Montague, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Piper Walker, Shelby York.

  • Owen County District Court: June 7, 2013

    Zachary T. Harrod, 1986, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for June 14.
    Benjamine Hellard, 1979, third-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Timothy M. Huddleston, 1994, third-degree criminal mischief, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to July 19.

  • Property Transfers - May 2013

    Martha B. Brock to Kentucky American Water.
    Michael L. Burnett, Mike Burnett, Diane Burnett and Diane J. Burnett to Michael L. Burnett, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Everett Perry, Ky. Route #607.
    James and Eileen G. Middendorf to David Keener and Patricia Hardin, lot 349 and 350, Perry Park Resort/Riverlake Subdivision, $134,000.
    Michael E. Moore to Melvin D. and Tara V. Embry, lot 54, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $2,000.

  • Softball players grab postseason honors

    The Owen County High School softball team recently handed out its postseason awards.
    Sophomore Shelby Gambrell had a big year for the Lady Rebels. She led the team in hits with 38 and triples with five. She also led the squad with 25 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.
    Senior Katelyn Sutherland also either led or was tied for the team lead in several categories. Sutherland finished with the most doubles (six), home runs (six) and total bases with 55.
    Sutherland and Lynsey Farrar also tied for the most walks with 11.

  • Flying on history day

    On June, 22 the Owen County Historical Society is inviting the public to take part in the Owen County History Day celebration in the backyard of the museum. One of the featured guests is Michael Harmon, above, a volunteer with the state’s raptor education program at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort. The Shelbyville man holds a state captive wildlife permit, general level falconry license, and a federal special migratory bird permit for educational purposes.
     

  • Owen countians honored at District 3 4-H Horse Show

    The Owen County 4-H Horse Club had a great weekend at the District 3 4-H Horse Show, May 31 through June 2.
    The club had participants in several categories, including Kara Knochelmann in hunter-under-saddle; Emily Cammack in western pleasure; and Liz Ashcraft in miniatures.
    The show, held at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, was the qualifying show for the upcoming State 4-H Horse Show in Louisville, July 7-13.
    All members of the Owen County club qualified.

  • Wedding announcement:Rankin and Banks

  • Planning for the future: Extension service to offer community leadership program

    The Owen County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a new leadership program beginning in late August and running through early December of this year.
    The Owen County Community Leadership Program was created “to increase opportunities for residents of all ages to be involved in planning and working for the future of Owen County and nurture a belief in the possibility of change that is in the best interest of the entire community.”

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fried fish, big fish and a few farewells

    Everything is gray and damp this morning. I went out to put the mail in the box and checked the rain gauge. We had 8/10 of an inch last night.
    Fay said they got all the hay they had cut rolled by Wednesday, so they did some shopping at Carrollton toward the end of the week.
    She said there were a lot of sales going on there. They went to the big nursery there where they ran into Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who live on top of the cliff across from Old Cedar Church.

  • Rotary contest winners

    On March 12, five Owen County High School students participated in the Owenton Rotary Club’s Annual Speech Contest held at the Owen County High School.
    While this was all of these contestants first time public speaking, no one would be able to tell.
    All the contestants demonstrated tremendous speaking skills.
    The contest required each contestant to prepare and memorize a five to 10 minute speech on the topic of ‘Peace Through Service,’ which is also the Rotary Club’s international motto.