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Today's News

  • State asks court to set travel fees

    Senior citizens being transported by the Owen Public Transit will now pay a set fee for the service that takes them to and from doctors visits.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently passed a resolution setting the fare as requested by the Kentucky Department of Transportation.  
    The public transit was once on contract through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District through Northern Kentucky Transit. The Owen County Fiscal Court took over the transit system last year. The transit vehicles are now owned by the county.

  • Tim Farmer Archery Classic set for May in Frankfort

    The 17th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be held May 19-20 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.
    Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will attend.
    “Competition will be in 12 classes for men, women and youth,” Farmer said. “We welcome NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) shooters and their families.”

  • Owen track teams host Dayton and Eminence

    The Owen County High School boys and girls track teams were in action Friday in Owenton. The teams hosted the Owen County All-Comers Meet that featured Dayton and Eminence. Both teams dominated the competition.
    In the girls 100-meter dash, it was Amber Gover crossing the line first with Ashley Byers finishing in third place.
    Kaileen Sizemore placed seventh; Sarah Willhoite, eighth; Hannah Strohmeier came in ninth; Autumn Gover finished 10th; and Sarayna Knox placed 12th.

  • Birth announcement: Ryder Wilton Bond

    Jamie and Morgan Bond would like to announce the birth of their son Ryder Wilton Bond, who was  born March 13, 2012 at 10:55 p.m.
    Ryder weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his big brother Cameron; maternal grandparents, Kim Juett of Long Ridge and Margo and Danny Doty of LaGrange; paternal grandparents, Danny and Bonnie Bond of Sparta; and great-grandmother Jeanette Davis of Sparta.
     

  • Engagement: Johnson-Crump

    Hannah and Westley Johnson II of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their mother Jodie Carol Johnson to Anthony Lewis Crump, father of Breanna, Preston and Riley Crump of Jeffersonville.
    Jodie is the daughter of Gary and Barbara Duvall of Owenton and the granddaughter of Bea Perkins and the late Curtis Perkins, JC Duvall and Glenna Duvall of Owenton.

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer: Strong turnout for Arts in the Park

    Last week was a picture postcard week for our area, sunshine, mild breezy days, fit for about anything one would want to do outside. I divided my time between mowing and cards. The third week of the month always has bridge on Tuesdays and hand and foot on Fridays. I did well at cards, won at bridge and split the games of hand and foot. I can take my winnings and buy a cup of coffee anywhere.

  • Owen County Honor Roll

    Third-Grade Super Honor Roll
    Forsee
    Allison Bourne, Trinity Craig, Haylee Neeley, Maddi Walker
     Gamm
    Abigail Colligan, Mary Gamm, Joshua Gay, Jacob Hayden, Allen Mason, Jorden May, Samantha Woodyard
    Hawkins
    Shelby Sams
    Inman
    Merideth David, Isabella Herdman, Carsyn Inman, Gregory Webster
     Long
    Madison Brown, Cheyenne Coppola, Savannah Kinster, Tori Lykins, Ryan Newton
    Sutherland

  • Owen County Property Transfers - March 2012

    Donnie R. and Jay’ne D. Perkins to David C. and Patricia L. Deitz, $9,000.
    James E. and Patricia Murphy to Jerry and Rebecca Doolin, House and Lot on Ransdell, Highlawn Addition.
    Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. to Jerry L. and Sherry A. Smith, Hwy. 355, $22,500.
    Victoria and Douglas Lewis to Victoria Lewis, Kentucky Route #330.
    Bobby Gene Estes to Tara L. Lewis, Ky. State Hwy. #22, $65,000.
    Cheryl L. Pizzuti to Michael A. Pizzuti, Herman Green Road.
    Terrisa Ann Mears to Michael L. and Sarah K. Cobb, Ky. Route #36, $10,000.

  • Leadership lessons: Medical services

    The Leadership Owen County class of 2012 had the privilege of visiting the facilities which provide health services for residents of Owen County.
    Parts of the dream have been accomplished.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen educators have a history of sacrificing

    Some of us older folk in Owen County shake our heads in disbelief as we struggle to come to grips with modern technology. The ability of our  youngsters  to manipulate the advanced equipment of today never ceases to amaze us. Now the Kindle is visiting the classrooms in our schools and the kids are delighted.