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Today's News

  • Pamida gives back

    Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Wallace, left, accepts a $250 donation from Pamida pharmacist Todd Tool. The gift, given in conjunction with the Pamida Foundation, is the result of Owen County shop’s round-up program, which helps local schools and senior citizens programs. Wallace said the money might be used to help fund the school’s backpack program, which helps feed children over the weekend.
     

  • Reflections on Ash Wednesday

    I know Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we’re smack in the middle of Lent, but Ash Wednesday is on my mind.
    This year I went to two Ash Wednesday services, one in the morning and one at night.
    My husband had asked, “Are you that bad?”
    Well, last year I had vowed to give up recreational shopping for the 40 days leading up to Easter and I did well until I resisted not the temptation to buy something that I can’t even remember and probably isn’t even in my closet anymore.

  • Church News for April 6

    Caney Fork Baptist

  • Suspect in sheriff’s office break-in faces indictment

    A Wheatley man has been indicted after reportedly stealing office equipment, computer and radios from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chad A. Perkins, 27, has been charged with third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, second-degree criminal mischief, and flagrant nonsupport.
    The incident took place Feb. 5. State road crew workers called the police during the early hours of the morning to report a man was standing in the middle of West Seminary Street, holding an armload of junk, and unwilling to move.

  • Candidate hopes to grow support in Owen County

    With an eye on capturing the Democratic Party nomination for commissioner of agriculture, B.D. Wilson met with Owen County supporters Thursday as he criss-crossed the state along the campaign trail.
    Wilson, who served as Montgomery County judge-executive in the 1990s, said his background as an elected official, a businessman and a farmer makes him uniquely qualified to lead the department.
    “I have been a Kentucky farmer,” Wilson said. “I know what kinds of problems they face. Agriculture is the economic engine that drives this state.”

  • Busy time for Owen firefighters

    New Liberty, Jonesville and Owen County firefighters spent Thursday afternoon battling a mobile home fire near Gratz.
    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said they received a call at 12:20 p.m. indicating smoke coming from the mobile home located next to Frankie and Johnny’s restaurant on Hwy. 355.
    Davis said the man and woman living in the mobile home were not there at the time, and a passerby called 911 after seeing smoke.

  • Owen Farmers’ Market finds new home

    The Owen County Farmers’ Market will have a new home this spring.
    The Owen County Farm Bureau received an $82,419-grant for construction of a permanent structure for the market.
    When it reopens May 6, the market will be housed under a pavilion located behind Farm Bureau at 430 Roland Ave.
    The farmers’ market, which began in 2003, has been located on the Owen Country Courthouse lawn for six of its seven years.

  • Same name ...New building

    Although students have been enjoying the new school since January, parents and the community will get a chance to check out the new Maurice Bowling Middle School March 20.
    The open house, which will be held from 2 until 4 p.m., will feature tours, special speakers, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony and refreshments.
    Student council members and peer helpers will take members of the public around the new school.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Wallace said she is eager to show off the new school.

  • New Owen transient tax passes fiscal court

    After over a year since the first discussion on a transient room tax, the Owen County Fiscal Court recently held a second reading on an ordinance and put the tax into place.
    The passing of the ordinance means a 3-percent tax will be charged for anyone renting a place to sleep in Owen County.
    According to the ordinance, the tax would include motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations. Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the ordinance would also include campgrounds.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    March 2, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers under 600 lb. $1 to $2 higher, over 600 lb. steady; Feeder heifers under 600 lb., $1 to $2 higher, over 600 lb. steady; slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lb. $143-150; 400-500 lb. $142-156; 500-600 lb. $133-139; 600-700 lb. $129-133; 700-800 lb. $120-122; 800-900 lb. $114.10; 900-1,000 lb. $109-114.
    Group with 26 head, 904 lb. $113.70 red angus.