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Today's News

  • One man's gold rush

    Colorado Springs, Colo. isn’t the final goal of Olympic hopeful and Owen County native Robert Beverly but it is an important stepping-stone.
    Beverly, who racked up dozens of top Judo honors while competing for Owen County, is currently training at the United States Olympic Complex and is chasing his dream of a gold medal out west.
    Olympic Coach Eddie Liddie recruited Beverly over the summer at the 2012 National Junior Olympics. He joined the OTC team Jan. 9 after completing his first semester at Jefferson Community College.

  • Onto the national stage

    While most college students will be enjoying a break from the books at home this summer, Owen County High School graduate Christina Johnson will travel to Florida where she will represent Kentucky in a nationwide pageant.
    After being crowned Miss Kentucky Collegiate America 2013 in February, Johnson will compete in the Miss Collegiate America pageant in July, where she will be up against 51 other college-age girls.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Post offices were local cornerstones

    “Dear Mom and all,
    I’m writing you a few lines to say hello and tell you that I’m getting along fine. Well Mom, we left Missouri Monday and arrived in Louisiana Tuesday about 12 o’clock. Well Mom I don’t have much to say, but I’ll give you my address anyway … tell them all hello and give them my best wishes … it’s awful beautiful out here and the trees are all pine. Well, I’ll have more time to write the next time.
    Love, Marvin”

  • Damon Thayer: Senate moves to protect voting rights

    As tthe General Assembly moves into the final eight days of this short session, the Senate continues to direct its focus on saving taxpayers’ dollars, using a bipartisan approach to solving the Commonwealth’s most pressing and important issues.

  • Owen County District Court: March 1, 2013

    Seth Keith, 1980, third-degree terroristic threatening, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for March 15.
    Brittany M. Moore, 1992, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to March 15.
    Zarah Martin, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, continued to March 15.
    University of Kentucky Fed. Credit Union vs. Donita Chandler, motion for default judgment.
    New Horizons Health Systems vs. Shannon Dalton, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Feb. 26, 2013

    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, also owes $2,142.50 in fines, costs and fees, bench warrant set for $2,200.
    Randy Burgess, 1958, motion to revoke probation, remand.
    Darian T. Carter, 1973, three counts of second-degree narcotics, jury trial set for April 2.
    Sara Carter, 1976, second-degree complicity narcotics, continued to March 12.

  • Art for arts sake

    During the month of February, local artists shared their talents with students at the Owen County Primary School. Highlighted artists included: painter Shonna Toole; potter Eliza Petzinger and basket weaver Ken Hanson and wife Mary Ann. After each artist’s presentation students participated in follow-up activities related to the lesson that the artist taught. We are very thankful to our local community artists for volunteering their time and sharing their talents with Owen County Primary School students.

  • Kay's Branch News: Cold weather means slow news

    Good morning. The sun is out and it’s lighting up the hard frost and freeze of last night.
    The TV said it’s in the teens but my thermometer says 38. Bless it’s little mercury heart. It always gives me a false sense of warmth in the winter. You see, when the sun comes up over the hill in front of my house, it shines directly on the thermometer which causes the mercury to shoot up and it rises to about the roof. When the shade finally comes, it drops back into its proper reading. I know this, but it makes me feel like spring is on the way for a few minutes.

  • Trammel signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Owen County High School football standout Collin Trammel signed with Lindsey Wilson College on National Signing Day. On Feb. 6,  Collin Trammel signed an NAIA scholarship to play football for the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders in Columbia for the 2013 season.

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