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Today's News

  • Jocelyn Lydia Boutwell

    Tim and Tiffany Boutwell would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Lydia. She arrived Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds, 7.6 ounces. Her proud siblings are Nash Boutwell and Haileigh Noll. Grandparents include Lydia and Blaine Boutwell of Wheatley and Jeff and Nan Stafford of Indepence.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Around here, everyone shares triumphs and tragedies

    The golf gods were evidently listening, because we had a very nice day to play to play Wednesday. It was cloudy but no rain nor wind. There were 28 ladies signed up to play and 28 showed up. That is a first. I think everybody had a very good day. I want to thank Gilbert and his staff for making our outing a success. All the ladies enjoyed the homemade pies. They always go out of their way to make us feel welcome.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 14, 2011

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, contempt of court, continued first appearance, in jail, $265.55 bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued first appearance, in jail, $168.47 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, in jail, $542.25 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, in jail, $407.75 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Fay Shelton continues to share with community

    After Fay Shelton suffered from a bout of rheumatic fever at the age of 5, her mother sold a cow to purchase a piano for her daughter. Thus began a life-long love of music, which included a career as a music teacher in the Owen County School System.

  • No cease fire in the battle of the bulge

    Guest columnist - Nancy Gaston

    Everyone knows that eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is necessary for good health. Howver, what if you’re like me and hate most of the vegetable kingdom? Would it be acceptable to count hash browns and French-fried potatoes as part of that daily vegetable requirement? On the other hand, is it necessary to adorn my cheese-crust-filled frozen pizza with thin slices of carrots and celery?

  • State creates site to help businesses open and operate efficiently

    In an effort to better serve the business community across Kentucky, state and government leaders Monday launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
    The Kentucky Business One Stop — onestop.ky.gov — is an interactive web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective services to businesses.

  • Area’s ‘no burn season’ continues through Dec. 15

    Even through the area has had some precipitation, it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    All Owen countians need to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the “no-burn” season goes through Dec. 15.
    During that time, people must not burn anything within 150 feet of a woodland, and must not burn anything between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

  • Court looks at current ambulance contract

    After years without being seen by the Owen County Fiscal Court, an ambulance-service contract was reviewed and re-approved during the court’s Oct. 11 meeting.
    The contract is between the court and New Horizons Health Systems.
    “The contract with New Horizons has been in effect for years,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “The court just hadn’t seen it in a long time, and we felt it was necessary to update it.”

  • Rebels capture district crown

    Homecoming is about crowns.
    Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.
    The win also propelled the Rebels to 3-0 in district play clinching their first district championship since 1981. The win also assures the Rebels a home game in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.

  • Church News for Oct. 12, 2011

    Beech Grove Baptist
    It was a beautiful Sunday coming to the Lord’s House. Bro. Steve delivered a powerful sermon from Malachi 1:6-14. It was diagnosing a sick spiritual life.
    The choir will be starting up again. If you would like to lend your voice to the praise of God, let Dave Jones know.
    The fall festival will be held Oct. 30 after the morning worship at the church. Bring your favorite soup or chili or sandwiches and enjoy the fellowship and games as we celebrate the time of harvest God has given us.