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Today's News

  • 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

  • Workshop gives judo students a day with an Olympian

    The Owen County Judo Team hosted a clinic Saturday at Owen County High School.  Four-Time Olympian Brian Olson flew in from Dallas, Texas, to share his knowledge on what it takes to become an elite athlete.

    Olson moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., when he was just 17 and trained there for 20 years with bronze medalist and current Olympic Training Center Coach Eddie Liddie. 

  • Election Preview 2010 - District Four Magistrate

    Troy M. Bramblett, 39, candidate for  fourth-district magistrate.

    Occupation and Education: Farmer, developer, real estate and real estate appraiser. Recieved a bachelor’s degree in social work from Morehead State University.

    Family: Married to Rhonda; father to Taylor, Evan and Colby. Also the son of W.B. and FaDana Bramblett and brother to Tracy Allnut and Stephanie Howard.

  • Letter to the editor: Election should rebuff corporate greed

    I hope that four to five years from now, we’re on our way to a strong recovery, based on the fact that a record number of voters embraced their rights and made an informed decision at the voting booth in 2010.  

    There couldn’t be a more important election than this one.

    The corporate power behind many of the candidates is not out of generosity, but out of greed and the need for control. 

  • Letter to the editor: Bramblett deserves support in fourth district

    To the voters in district four:

    Troy Bramblett is running against Ray Smith for Owen County fourth-district magistrate in the Nov. 2 General Election. 

    Our district includes the areas of Wheatley, Monterey, Gratz, Pleasant Home and Perry Park.  There is a crucial need to have new blood to represent our district.

    On Thursday night, Oct. 14, a district-four forum was held at the Monterey Fire House for the purpose of meeting and asking questions to the incumbent Ray Smith and Troy Bramblett.