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Today's News

  • Owen countian to show goat at international livestock expo

    Sawyer Williams of Owenton has an entry in the Boen goat division of the 38th annual North American International Livestock Exposition.
    NAILE is recognized as the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 23,000 entries and nearly $700,000 in prizes and awards. Scheduled for Nov. 5-18, the event takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

  • Go green and save money this Halloween

    With all the costumes, candy, and decorations, Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can be costly — not only to your pocket book but also to the environment. Think green this Halloween
    These tips will help you treat your pocket book and Earth right on the spooky night.
    Costumes
    • Reuse costumes or design new costumes using clothes and materials you already have.
    • Hold a costume swap party. Trade costumes from previous years with friends and neighbors.

  • Birth Announcement: Jocelyn Lydia Boutwell

    Tim and Tiffany Boutwell would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Lydia. She arrived Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds, 7.6 ounces. Her proud siblings are Nash Boutwell and Haileigh Noll. Grandparents include Lydia and Blaine Boutwell of Wheatley and Jeff and Nan Stafford of Indepence.

  • Jocelyn Lydia Boutwell

    Tim and Tiffany Boutwell would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Lydia. She arrived Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds, 7.6 ounces. Her proud siblings are Nash Boutwell and Haileigh Noll. Grandparents include Lydia and Blaine Boutwell of Wheatley and Jeff and Nan Stafford of Indepence.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Around here, everyone shares triumphs and tragedies

    The golf gods were evidently listening, because we had a very nice day to play to play Wednesday. It was cloudy but no rain nor wind. There were 28 ladies signed up to play and 28 showed up. That is a first. I think everybody had a very good day. I want to thank Gilbert and his staff for making our outing a success. All the ladies enjoyed the homemade pies. They always go out of their way to make us feel welcome.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 14, 2011

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, contempt of court, continued first appearance, in jail, $265.55 bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued first appearance, in jail, $168.47 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, in jail, $542.25 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, in jail, $407.75 cash bond set, continued to Oct. 28.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Fay Shelton continues to share with community

    After Fay Shelton suffered from a bout of rheumatic fever at the age of 5, her mother sold a cow to purchase a piano for her daughter. Thus began a life-long love of music, which included a career as a music teacher in the Owen County School System.

  • No cease fire in the battle of the bulge

    Guest columnist - Nancy Gaston

    Everyone knows that eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is necessary for good health. Howver, what if you’re like me and hate most of the vegetable kingdom? Would it be acceptable to count hash browns and French-fried potatoes as part of that daily vegetable requirement? On the other hand, is it necessary to adorn my cheese-crust-filled frozen pizza with thin slices of carrots and celery?

  • State creates site to help businesses open and operate efficiently

    In an effort to better serve the business community across Kentucky, state and government leaders Monday launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
    The Kentucky Business One Stop — onestop.ky.gov — is an interactive web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective services to businesses.

  • Area’s ‘no burn season’ continues through Dec. 15

    Even through the area has had some precipitation, it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    All Owen countians need to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the “no-burn” season goes through Dec. 15.
    During that time, people must not burn anything within 150 feet of a woodland, and must not burn anything between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.