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Today's News

  • Festival celebrates talent and art in Owen

    Dozens of local artists and students had the chance to display their work and talent Saturday at the second annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park celebration.

    Over 660 visitors got to experience a wide variety of art and music during the day-long affair.

    There were also many different types of handmade arts and crafts, ranging from pottery, basket weaving, glass blowing to hand-painted signs.

  • Letter to the editor: Supporters helped make Sweet Owen Arts in the Park a success

    The Owen County Arts Council would like to thank everyone who came out to support the second annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park. We had a great day with more than 660 people in attendance.

  • Cleveland out at Owen schools

    After serving 10 years as Owen County schools superintendent, Mark Cleveland’s contract was not renewed by the Owen County School Board in a special called meeting Monday.

    The school board made a statement after announcing its decision to not renew Cleveland’s contract.

  • Leadership Owen County

    The Leadership Owen County 2010 Team continued our tour of the community May 5.

  • Students bring home top honors in leadership showcase

    Just call them the champs.

    More than 3,500 students from across Kentucky competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program State Showcase competition May 11 in Lexington where students from Maurice Bowling Middle School captured both first and second place.

    According to a press release, STLP is a project-based learning program that empowers students in all grade levels to use technology to learn and achieve.

    The event provided primary through 12th-grade students opportunities to present their projects to people outside the classroom.

  • Owen County Relay for Life starts Friday

    Relay Around the World

    Owen County Park

    7 p.m.-7 a.m

    Schedule of events

    4 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile

    5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

    The Robinson Family (live music)

    6 p.m.-7 p.m.

    Survivor registration in front of extension building

    Silent auction begins

    Tent judging

    7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Opening Ceremony

    Welcome

    Color Guard

    National Anthem

    Invocation

    Guest speaker

    Special music

  • Golf event will help put a new roof on Wheatley Community Center

    Rain, rain, go away ‘cause the roof is leaking.

    The Wheatley Community Center is in need of a new roof on the back part of the building. This will be an expensive project due to the size and having to remove the two layers of old shingles. We are very grateful for the donations we have received to help with this project, but more money is needed.

  • Letter to the editor: Sacrifices of veterans should be remembered

    It’s me again, Margaret A. Murphy.

    Enthusiasm for the New Liberty Archives with a family research center and the vision for tourism is on the increase within the minds of our people of Owen County. Discussion and your thoughts revealed is good.

    Now, let’s consider adding a veterans memorial – a notable and enduring memory of their service for our country at the same location.

  • Machine malfunctions in Owenton Inc. precinct

    A malfunctioning machine may have triggered a slight delay for some voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct.

    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said the e-scan machine at the Owenton Inc. precinct was jammed and not taking additional ballots.

    As per state law, Kincaid contacted Owen County Circuit Judge Stephen Bates in order to fix the problem and retrieve the ballots that had already been cast.

  • Owen track team shows off skills in Walton

    The Owen County track teams went north on I-71 Saturday to take part in the Walton-Verona Class “A” Meet. The Rebels were part of 17 teams that took part in the event.

    The team had several top-10 finishes on the day.

    On the girls’ side, Haley Decandia finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump.

    Kristiana Johnson placed ninth in the long jump while the 4x100-meter relay team came across the line in 10th place.