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Today's News

  • Remember the veterans Friday

    I must start off with a correction. It was not Jeannie Williams Baker who went to the dance with Joyce, Cig and Coleman. It was Jeannie Barber Jones. I’m not sure if it was me reading it wrong or Wanda’s mistake. I do have a tendency to anticipate when I read the e-mails late at night. I may have read “Jeannie,” and because the only Jeannie I know is Jeannie Williams, I just typed in her name instead of actually reading the sentence verbatim.

  • Retired teachers share stories

    By Avery Miller
    First-grade student
    and Mindy Green
    OCPS technology coordinator

    On Oct. 28, several retired teachers were invited to Owen County Primary School to be guest readers in classrooms.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Ricky Merriman, Patti C. Merriman, Donald H. Slaughter and Janis F. Slaughter to Elk Lake Property Owners Association Inc., lot 850, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $500.
    Robert W. Burke II and Tracie C. Burke to Green Tree Servicing LLC, Tract 7, Monterey Farm.
    Shannon A. and Sarah B. Gregory to Stevee Vechery and Shawn Burkhart, Herman Green Road, $190,000.
    Robert Wayne and Jennifer Bishop to Phillip Patrick Stefen, Eagle Hill Road, $23,000.
    George William Betts Estate to Michael H. Kruer, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $40,000.

  • Owen County District Court, Nov. 4, 2011

    Richard T. Lancaster, 1948, fourth-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 18.
    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Valerie Byrd, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant set for $40.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Hideco Cook, continued from Oct. 7, court notice mailed, done.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Carol Gray, court notice mailed, done.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Stephanie Grebe, continued from Oct. 7, court notice mailed, bench warrant set for $100.

  • Occupy movement could bring some positive changes

    It’s taken a  while to organize my thoughts on the “Occupy” protests.
    One phrase keeps running through my head.
    “DON’T BLOW THIS.”
    Who is that exclamation pointed at?
    Everyone.
    To the protesters:
    The right-wing media is already trying to portray you as latter-day hippies — lazy malcontents unwilling to work hard and get ahead.

  • Haunted house training

    The Owen County Search and Rescue’s haunted house took on a new function Wednesday when representatives of every fire department in Owen County took part in a training exercise designed to help firefighters find their way through a dark home filled with smoke. Fog machines were used to duplicate some of conditions that could be found in a burning home.

  • Perry Park honors vets

    Saturday, the Perry Park Resort Owner’s Association and the Perry Park Ladies Association co-hosted its first Veterans Day Celebration at the newly constructed Glenwood Hall Community Center.  
    Perry Park military, both those who have served and who have currently serving in the armed forces, were honored with a certificate of appreciation and personal recognition.  
    At the beginning of the ceremony, a blessing was conducted to dedicate the Serenity Garden Military area.

  • Gratz man and mystery machine to be focus of book

    By James A. Robey
    Curator Kentucky Water Fuel Museum
    An Owen County inventor who died 20 years ago continues to be of interest to alternative energy researchers around the world.
    John W. Gulley, the once well-known but mysterious genius from Gratz, would have turned 100 next year, and a book is being written in commemoration of his efforts to introduce a better way to propel our cars down the road. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Owen County Historical Society.

  • Veterans to storm OCHS again

    For four years, Owen County High School students have gone above and beyond when it comes to honoring veterans — sticking with the motto “It’s their day.”
    The annual Veterans Day lunch and assembly began four years ago when then-sophomore Mary Kennedy began spearheading the event. During her senior year, Kennedy turned the reigns over to current OCHS senior Mattie Cook.

  • UK official tapped to speak at dinner

    Dr. M. Scott Smith, Dean of College of Agriculture and Human Environmental Services at the University of Kentucky, will speak to dozens of local businessmen and businesswomen at this year’s 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Owen County Extension Office.