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Today's News

  • Making dreams come true

    Just like every princess needs the perfect dress, every teenage girl needs the perfect prom ensemble.
    In 2010, the Owen County Youth Services Center began participating in Cinderella’s Closet, which provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their prom.
    Julie Riddle, the service center’s administrative assistant, said 30 Owen County girls picked out their special dress at the center last year.

  • Blaze levels Owen home

    A Friday blaze has left an Owen County family homeless.
    According to witnesses, the fire at the home of Tabitha and Walt McDaniel on Fortner Ridge Road started about 12:30 p.m.
    “I was down at the grandmother’s house when I saw the smoke,” Michael Shuler said.
    The fire was already starting get out of control by the time Shuler arrived at the house.
    “I kicked the door in because I knew they had animals in there,” Shuler said. “I got them out of there but the smoke was really getting bad inside.”

  • Fiscal court ponders new transient tax

    With an eye toward the future of Owen County tourism, the Owen County Fiscal Court may soon pass an ordinance for a transient room tax.
    The tax was first discussed nearly a year ago when several alumni of the Owen County Visioneers — formerly known as Leadership Owen County — attended a fiscal court workshop to discuss the benefits of a transient room tax.
    If the ordinance is passed, it would mean a 3-percent tax would be charged to anyone renting a place to sleep in Owen County.

  • OCHS participates in ‘We the People’ competition

    A team from Owen County High School participated in the “We the People … The Citizen and the Constitution” state competition that took place Jan. 24 in Lexington.
    In competition, high school teams participate in mock congressional hearings that require them to use their understanding  of constitutional principles to defend positions on historical and contemporary issues.

  • Owen County Church Directory

    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
    BEECHWOOD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    Pastor Curt Smith, 10710 Georgetown Rd., 484-3770. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 484-3770 if you need a ride.
    HESLER ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    Pastor Joel Rivera, 25 Breck Rd. (Corner of Hwy. 227 and 845); (502)484-0607. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday’s Family Night – Lost-n-Found Youth, 6 p.m., Children & Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Hispanic Ministry, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Friday; heslerag.com.
    BAPTIST

  • A day at the top

    Mary Gamm and Paige Heuser, second-grade students at Owen County Primary School, each spent a day shadowing Principal Sharen Hubbard after winning the opportunity at the school’s annual silent auction at the fall festival. The girls made morning announcements, visited classrooms, conducted walk-throughs, and learned the “tricks of the trade.” 

  • Area students named to deans' and presidents' lists

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College has announced its dean’s list for the 2010 fall Semester.
    Those Owen County students who were recognized include: Brittany McCormick, William Ohmer, Elizabeth Smith, Stephanie Sons, Shelby Ueltschi, Angela Wainscott and Shannon Walker.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

    Transylvania University

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Ninth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll
    Emily Allen, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Leah Johnson, Trevor Lykins, Kayla Miles, Haley Minch, Shelby Power, Hannah Strohmeier, Kristan Swigert, Tucker Trenary, Spencer Wilcoxson

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Salem Baptist

    Bro. Jared’s message was “The Ultimate Forgiveness” from John 8:53-59 and John 10:9-10.
    So many times the devil keeps us from doing God’s will in our life, because we won’t forgive ourselves and put our past behind us.
    Jesus bought and paid for all our sins, so accept it and get on with His work in this lost and dying world.
    The two “A”s are: Ask – for God’s forgiveness; and Accept – God’s forgiveness.
    Thanks to Bro. Matt for a wonderful baby dedication for Aiden and Arron. We are so blessed to be entrusted to love and watch this beautiful family grow.

  • Pleasant Ridge Baptist

    The Rev. Wotier’s message, “The Light Is On,” was taken from John 8:12-16. Jesus Christ is the most significant person who has ever lived. No matter how you approach it, no one has had more impact on human history. What impact does God’s Light have in our lives? God’s light gives us life — without Him we fail to thrive. God’s light reveals, it enables us to see things hidden. God’s light guides, the Lord will guide us continually. God’s light banishes fear, the Lord is my light.
    The deacon of the month is Danny Jacobs.
    At 7 tonight, we’ll have our business meeting/prayer meeting.