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Today's News

  • Lack of rain sparks state of emergency

    After issuing a no-burn-ban Sept. 24 due to lack of rain, Owen County Judge/Executive Carolyn Keith, has now declared Owen County in a state of emergency.

    According to a declaration that was signed Oct. 26, an agriculture drought to county farm crops, coupled with extreme heat, has been ongoing since June 1.

    “It’s really too late now for fall hay crops,” Keith said. “But if Gov. (Steve) Beshear were to declare the entire state as being in a state of emergency, our local farmers would have the chance to recoup some of their crops.”

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    The Civil War tore at the very fiber of America. And though the state of Kentucky initially declared neutral, it soon found itself embroiled in the battle, with loyalties dividing families, friends, and neighbors.

  • Rebels drop regular season finale

    The regular season has come to a close for the Owen County High School football team. Now they must get ready for the playoffs.

    The Rebels ended the regular season by traveling to play South Oldham Friday night. Owen County fell behind early and eventually lost the game, 55-13. The loss dropped the team’s overall record to 3-7 for the season.

    The Dragons jumped out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter and extended the advantage to 48-6 by halftime.

  • County cops seek copper-caper culprits

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate a copper thief who vandalized several propane and refrigeration units around Owenton.

    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich said someone vandalized the Odd Fellows Lodge, Eddy Bourne’s office, amd the Owen County Clerk’s Office on Oct. 20. Copper was also stolen from Dr. Joy Arnold’s dental clinic.

  • Letter to the editor: Owen County Adult Learning Center staff made getting GED a wonderful experience

    I would like to tell you about my experience with the Owen County Adult Learning Center and its staff.

    First, let me start off by saying that I dropped out of high school back in 1995. Needless to say, when I came into the center this past February, I was nowhere near prepared to take the GED test.

    I took the pre-test, had it explained to me where I placed, what actions to take next, and to come back on Tuesday to start classes.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    A young college student asked his father the definition of a traitor in politics. The father answered, “Any person who leaves our party and goes over to the other party is a traitor.”

     

    The son then asked, “Well, what about a man who leaves the other party and comes over to ours?”

     

    “He’d be a convert, son,” replied the father, “a real and very smart convert.”

     

    Even before Owen County was formed, people of the area were serious about their politics.

  • Letter to the editor: Neese Chilton is worthy candidate for board

     I am writing to voice my support for Neese Chilton who is running for Owen County School Board for district five. I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Neese and her family personally for five years since she has trusted me to watch her son during the day time (I have known Neese for much longer but the past five years I have gotten close to her and her family).  Neese is from Owen County and lives in the Wheatley area.

  • Letter to the editor: Don’t judge all by the words of some

    Ms. Mason, it sounds to me as though you have judged all Christians. Maybe you talked to or heard five or 10 saying something. I believe there are thousands of Christians that don’t say such things.

    I am a sinner saved by Grace. I’m not a model Christian or a Bible scholar, but Jesus said, “Judge not that ye be not judged” Matthew 7:1-2.

    Did you open the door. We are to separate ourselves from such.

  • From the Sidelines: Blowing the whistle on officials

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    This means that plenty of people have been seeing pink this month. The show of support for those who have suffered from or are suffering from this dreaded disease has carried over to high-school football fields all over the country.

    Even Maurice Bowling Middle School got into the act a couple of weeks ago during its playoff game. The BMS cheerleading squad wore pink socks and used pink pom-poms during the game.

  • Election Preview 2010 - School Board (fifth district)

    Terry Patterson, 59, candidate for fifth-district school board member

    Occupation and education: Purchasing manager at iTron and part-time farmer; received bachelors degree from Centre college   

    Family: Married to Billie Patterson; two sons, Adam and Kyle; one daughter, Leah; three grandsons, Sam, Houston and Micah