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Today's News

  • Rebels get back in the groove

    The Owen County High School Rebels took the floor Saturday night hoping to get a bad taste out of their mouths.
    The last time the Rebels walked off the court was following the disappointing loss to Holy Cross in the second round of the All ‘A’ Classic in Frankfort. The team was originally slated to be on the floor last Tuesday against Highlands but scheduling issues resulting from the team’s appearance in the All ‘A’ Classic meant the game had to canceled.  

  • PHI Air Medical launches community education effort

    PHI Air Medical announced a major community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for heart disease, especially as it relates to women’s heart issues.

  • Academic achievements

    Transylvania University
    Owen County High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year student Gray Grisham has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 fall term.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Grisham is the son of Glenn and Shawn Grisham of Owenton.

    Morehead University

  • Kay’s Branch News: A bit of Mexican therapy pays off for Branch neighbor


    Rosemary was back in church on Sunday. She was invited to by a friend of hers to go to Cancun for a week vacation in her time-share down there.
    Rosemary had knee surgery at the end of the year and her friend kept her walking on the beach every day to exercise her knee.
    Rosemary said she really didn’t appreciate it at the time but by the time she got home, her knee was much stronger and the 85-degree weather didn’t hurt either. I think she had a wonderful time even with the therapy.

  • Owen County Property Transfers - Jan. 2012

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Shawn Meyer, Squiresville Road.
    Jimmy Ray Cornish to Eugene Thomas Harrod, tract two, Ky. Hwy. #368, $8,500.
    Francis Eugene Bishop, Billie Bishop and Charles E. Carter Trustee to Charles E. Carter Trustee, Francis Eugene Bishop and Billie Bishop, Riley Road and Ky. 325.
    Wilburn Roberts, American General Home Equity Inc., Commonwealth of Kentucky, Owen County and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to American General Home Equity Inc., Herman Green Road.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 10, 2012

    Andrew Oliver, 1983, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 17.
    Gerald Patterson, 1962, flagrant non-support, continued to Feb. 24.
    Hometown Manor Assisted Living vs. Emily Bryant, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Terry L. Moloney, motion for default judgment, see order.
    St. Elizabeth Medical Center vs. Holly Reed, motion to transfer, see order.
    Cash Express LLC vs. Brandon Roberts, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Guest Column: Annual tournament honors Satterwhite’s legacy

    We are proud to announce that we have set a date for our 12th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble.  This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, March 31st at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.  Your participation over these past eleven years has been greatly appreciated.  Your efforts have allowed us to raise over $110,000 for our two charitable organizations.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Huckster story harkens back to by-gone day

    In the 1930’s Owen countians recognized the piercing blast of the air-horn as it echoed up and down the hills and hollows of Owen.
    The words “Here Comes Bob” painted on a large, rambling red truck were the only introduction needed to announce the weekly visit of the Bromley huckster Bob Lucas.
    Yolanda Lucas Ellis, Bob’s daughter, was the official horn blower for her father as she accompanied him from community to community; and she will share some of her childhood memories at the historical society meeting Thursday.

  • New Royalty

    The Owen County High School basketball homecoming king and queen were crowned during Friday night’s basketball game. The members of the royal court included Bryson Tirey, Hallie Risch, Cooper Taylor who was named prince, Ashley Smith who was named princess, homecoming queen Jenna Harris, homecoming king Sawyer Williams and Makenzie Risch and Tyler Clifford.

  • Founder shares her family’s story

    When Isaiah Columbia was born in September 2004, his parents, Kathryn and Robbie, already knew they had a long road ahead of them. But little did they know, there would be dozens of other families in the area experiencing the same thing.
    The struggle began when Kathryn was only 20 weeks into the pregnancy. Doctors told her that her unborn child had hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    “Basically, he only has the right side of his heart as the left didn’t develop properly and does not function,” Kathryn said.