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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels track team begins season at Carroll

    The Owen County Lady Rebels began the 2012 track season last week. The team participated in the Carroll County All-Comers meet in Carrollton.
    Some of the top finishes include Emily Allen, who placed fourth in the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.
    Owen County’s Haley DeCandia and Michaela Gibson finished seventh and eighth in the 200-meter dash. Paula Rivera placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles while Andi Burford placed ninth.
    Nicole Jacobs placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.

  • Outstanding musicians

    Eighth-grade students Kirsten Parker and John Randall Towles were recently selected through individual auditions to be a part of the 2012 Northern Kentucky Select Band. They performed with other middle school students across the northern Kentucky area March 8-10 at Northern Kentucky University. Kirsten plays the flute and John plays the tuba for the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band. It has been four years since someone from the Owen County School District has been chosen for this honor. Kirsten is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker. John is the son of Randy and Kasey Towles.

  • Agriculture News: An update on tobacco production

    By KIM STROHMEIER
    Extension agent for agriculture

    An update meeting is scheduled for those planning on raising tobacco this coming year. Topics will focus on new varieties, fertilizer application, managing diseases and suggested good agricultural practices.
    The meeting will be held March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jonesville Firehouse.
    A chili supper will be provided, so pre-registration is needed from the Grant County Extension Office at 859-824-3355.

    Grain production meeting

  • Leadership Owen County: 2012 Education day

    The old saying goes ‘you’re never too old to learn.’
    Our Leadership Team had the privilege to enrich our knowledge of the Owen County schools.
    We began our day at Owen County Elementary with Charlotte Elkins (DDP) and her support staff such as Jimmy Sutherland (transportation), Karen Wash (health), Beverly Marcum (family resource), Becky Mefford (youth services), Veronica Gayle (adult education) and Kathy Resetar (community education).
    Elkins explained the importance of the children’s attendance.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Harry Brock

    Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Harry Brock

    Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Birth announcement: Ryan Patrick Duvall

    Ryan Patrick Duvall, the son of Todd and Cristi Duvall of Lawenceburg, was born Dec. 14, 2011 at 3:14 p.m., at Central Baptist Hospital.
    He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 lbs. 7 ounces

  • Birth announcement: Miyah Grace Case

    Miyah Grace Case was born Jan. 25, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and was 20 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Ricky and Laura Case of Owenton. She was welcomed home by a host of family and friends. Proud grandparents are Curt and Kim Smith and Mike and Paula Creech, all of Owenton.

  • Spruce up Owen County during Clean-up Week

    Adopt-a-Highway groups poised to ‘spring clean’ roadsides, help preserve Kentucky’s scenic beauty
    Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 18-24
    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: March 6, 2012

    Edward Gravely, 1981, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender, motion to revoke bond, recall bench warrant.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for jail time credit, denied.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, continued to March 19.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, continued to April 18.