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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Paydon and Presley Sandlin

    Donnie Wayne Jr. and Lisa Sandlin are proud to announce the births of their twin daughters, Paydon Tru and Presley Ann Sandlin. Paydon was born at 8:25 a.m., Nov. 26, 2012. She weighed four lbs. 12 ounces and was 18 inches long. Presley was born at 8:27 a.m., Nov. 26, 2012, she weighed five lbs. 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Larry and Carole Wright of Beattyville. Their paternal grandparents are Donnie Sr. and Sherry Sandlin of Owenton.  Paydon and Presley are welcome home by lots of loving family and friends.

  • Birth announcement: Landen Chase Miles

    Zachary Miles and Mindy Hawkins are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landen Chase Miles. Landen was born Nov. 19, 2012, at the Norton Suburban Women’s Pavilion. He weighed 8 lbs.  4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Landen is the brother of Mariah Hawkins, Rayden Hawkins and Layla Miles. He is the grandson of Nick and Diana Riley, Randy and Kim Williamson and Jeff and Michelle Perry.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s a good time to visit sunshine state

    I guess Fay and Bruce had already gone to the barn this morning when I called. It’s not a bad morning to be out. It’s a balmy 48 degrees this morning. This elevator weather has finally gotten me. I started sneezing Saturday and by the time I got home from church I sounded like I had gotten into the sneezing powder. By evening I had a full-blown cold. I have already cancelled dominos for this week. I don’t think I shall be ready for people in close contact by Wednesday.

  • ‘A’ history-making night

    The Owen County Rebels entered the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic last week with a chance to make history. No other Rebel team had ever won back-to-back titles.
    Owen County won the tournament in 1996 and also in 2003 but were not able to duplicate the feat the following season. In fact, in 2004 the Rebels lost in the first round.
    Saturday night at Williamstown, the Rebels punched their ticket back to Frankfort with a 69-47 win over Walton-Verona in the championship game.

  • Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic preview

    • The tournament begins Thursday morning with opening-round games. The quarterfinals will be held on Friday with the semifinals on Saturday night. The championship game will be played on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. All games will be played at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    • The Eighth Region representative has reached the quarterfinals in four of the past six years. The last time a team from the Eighth Region went to the semifinals was Walton-Verona in 2004.

  • Lady Rebels’ ‘new’ season begins with win

    Instead of hanging their heads following their disappointing loss in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic semifinals, the Owen County Lady Rebels decided to change their perspective.
    “We’re cleaning the slate,” Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne said. “Starting today, this is a new season.”
    The Lady Rebels began the new season with a victory last Thursday night at home.
    The 46-37 win over Franklin County avenged an earlier loss this season to the Lady Flyers in Frankfort.

  • Agricultural news: Several extension farm meetings scheduled

    By Kim Strohmeier - Owen County Agriculture Extension Agent

  • Owen County state representative named to House tourism committee post

    State Representative Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge (61st District which includes Owen County) was recently named vice-chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives tourism development and energy committee.

  • Another member of Owen County School District administration turns in resignation

    In addition to a new superintendent, the members of the Owen County Board of Education are now looking for a new finance officer following the resignation of another member of the administrative staff.
    The board accepted a letter of resignation from long-time district finance officer Sheila Miller at its Jan. 10 meeting.
    The resignation became effective Dec. 31, 2012. Miller cited a job with the Kentucky Department of Education as her reason for resignation.

  • New economic developer aims to bring jobs to region

    An economic developer has been hired for a group that joined forces last year to promote the Interstate-71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the group, known as Kentucky Connected, interviewed several potential candidates, including some from out of state before deciding on Steve Dale.
    Keith said Dale has a history in economic development and brings extensive knowledge on the subject to the table.