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Today's News

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Beverly Ashcraft and Beverly Saylor to Floyd G. Ashcraft, Ky. Route 330.

    Emily R. and Christopher Baker to Nicholas S. Rose, Ky. Route 35, $99,900.

    John R. and Ella Clementine Tackett to Gary Tackett, Cull Pepper Road and Marshal, $30,000.

    Gary W. and Leslie D. Minch to Gerald and Shirley Minch.

    Abbey McArty to Charles E. Jones, Kays Branch Road.

    Charles E. Jones Trustee to Abbey McArty and Donald W. Box, Kays Branch Road.

    David L. and Patricia A. Brown to Michael R. Brown Sr. and Carol J. Brown, Ky. Hwy. 330, $15,000.

  • Owen countians show support of organ donation

    Licensed drivers in Owen County showed their support of organ donation by donating an extra dollar and placing their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry when renewing their drivers licenses in 2009.

    According to the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Owen County Circuit Court Clerk, Leigh New’s office collected the donated $1 from 61 percent of those obtaining their drivers license last year; and 28.6 percent of drivers also placed their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Parents offer great example of undying love

    Each year shortly after Christmas, department stores, drug stores and the like turn red. Flower shops advertise bouquets of roses. Little kids pick out their favorite cartoon character Valentines to exchange with their classmates. Everyone scrambles to buy that special someone the perfect Valentine’s gift.

  • Owen County’s John Brumback captures Derby City bank 9-ball title

    Most people think of playing pool as something they do in their spare time just for fun. For one Owen County resident, it has turned into something much more.

    John Brumback takes pool very seriously and it is paying off.

    Brumback went to the 12th Annual Derby City Classic at the Horseshoe Casino as the defending Bank 9-Ball Champion as well as the All-Around Champion.

  • Find another way to help democracy

    Have you considered becoming an election officer in Owen County?

    The election officers are a vital part of having a smooth, fair and accurate election.

    In order to serve as an election officer, you must attend election training sessions; you must also be a qualified registered voter. You can serve as a precinct officer as long as you will be 18 years old on or before the general election.

  • Saints marching back with a trophy

    The New Orleans Saints marched into Miami as the underdog in Super Bowl XLIV. They marched out taking football’s biggest prize with them.

    I must admit, I was rooting for the Colts, but after watching the game on Sunday night how can you not root for the Saints?

    For the last few years, the most memorable images coming out of New Orleans have been ones of devastation and despair. People wondered how long and even if the city would be able to recover.

  • End of an era

    After nearly 25 years of entertaining Owen County, the owners of Croxton’s Video and Tanning are closing the doors due to increased competition and a rough economy.

    Brothers Ronnie and Mark Croxton and mom June Croxton each agreed that it had been a good run.

    “We’re from Henry County but we probably know more people here and have more friends here than we do there,” Ronnie Croxton said. “We’ll probably never see some of them again. That’s the worst part about it.”

  • Medical progress changes girl’s life

    Mary Wilhoite wasn’t expecting doctors to hear a murmur the first time they listened to her unborn child’s heart. She spent the next nine months hoping that her baby girl, Maggie, would be born healthy.

    After Maggie was born, Mary learned that her newborn baby was a victim of a congenital heart defect – pulmonary stenosis

    “I found out when I was pregnant,” Mary Wilhoite said. “The first time the doctors listened to her heart beat they heard a murmur.”

  • Eyesore action

    After recently updating its nuisance ordinance and instating a nuisance-enforcement board, the Owenton City Council is getting down to business and foreclosing on an Owenton house.

    The council met Feb. 2 and voted to take this action on a purple house on East Perry Street.

  • Owen Co. exposure

    Owen countians will get a taste of fame when the spring edition of “Back Home in Kentucky” magazine reaches the mailboxes of thousands across the state.

    “Back Home in Kentucky,” now based in Shelbyville, began in 1977 when two brothers came up with the idea of putting together a positive-news magazine featuring all things Kentucky.

    The magazine was bought in 2000 by its current owners, Bill Matthews of Shelbyville and May Penniston of New Castle.