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Today's News

  • Owen team honored for service

    When disaster strikes Owen County, the Owen County Emergency Management team has continuously been at the ready to assist citizens across the community.
    The team’s hard work recently paid off when they were awarded with the 2011 Spirit of Public Health Community award. The award is given by the staff of Three Rivers District Health Department each year, to a member or group within their community that has made virtuous and admirable efforts toward the overall support of the agency’s mission and the goals of public health.

  • Population at Owen shelter worries officials

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is looking for options to reduce the amount of dogs at the Owen County Friends of Animals Shelter after each magistrate recently visited the shelter and found it in what some feel is an overcrowded state.
    The shelter currently has about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but Owen County Friends of Animals Director Hilari Gentry said the dogs are not being crated inhumanely.

  • Rebels roll to pair of wins

    It was another winning week for Owen County.
    The Owen County High School Rebels picked up two wins last week as they beat Trimble County and Carroll County on the road.
    Owen County opened the week with a dominating 43-20 win at Trimble County. Stone Osborne nearly outscored the Raiders by himself as he tossed in 18 points. The senior also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a pair of assists.

  • Ladies dominate court

    Any fears of a letdown were greatly exaggerated.
    After a big win over Walton-Verona to begin last week. some people may have wondered if the Owen County High School Lady Rebels would have the same focus at Carroll County on Friday night.
    They did.
    Owen County allowed just two first-half points to the Lady Panthers and cruised to a 55-10 win.
    The Lady Rebels were led by Rianna Gayheart and Kennedi Dermon who each tossed in 13 points. Gayheart also added eight assists.

  • Extension service news: Spend wise this year

    By Judy Hetterman

  • Bethany High alumni enjoy special meeting

    Twenty-one former students and friends of Bethany High School had a delightful day at Smith House Restaurant for their holiday meal. Up-to-date news as well as reflection (with laughter and/or tears) were shared. Congratulations to Duard and Ann Glass, who were recently married.
    A variety of lunch meals were served with almost everyone partaking of homemade dessert. And then it was “good-bye, happy holidays, see you in July.”

  • Marston completes boot camp

    PFC Ryan G. Marston of Owenton graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Nov. 23.

  • Birth announcement: Brailey Dawn

    Misty Stewart and Daven Lynch are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brailey Dawn born Dec. 6, 2011. She weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton, Ozzie Wright and Tina Lynch of Sanders and Greg Lynch of Carrollton. Her great-grandparents are Charles and Tillie Stewart of New Liberty and Charles Bitzer of Owenton. Her great-great-grandparent is Boliver Baker of Ohio.

  • Third-grade class gives from heart

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s tough to keep up with the Jones

    The new light looked so good I decided to go a step further and see about putting new vinyl siding on the house. I was pointing toward spring, but thought I would get a couple of estimates. Before I knew what was happening, I had a salesman here from Sears and had contracted for the job. I chose a sage green with white trim and was still thinking they wouldn’t start until maybe March. Oh no, the salesman said, they will begin in a couple of weeks.
    I thought the man was crazy - ripping off the siding of my house in December and working with vinyl in 35-degree weather.