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Today's News

  • A fun fair forecast

    Owen countians searching for inexpensive family fun and entertainment don’t have to look very far with the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show only a little more than a week away.

    Fair-goers have much to look forward to this year as a new carnival will provide rides and games, along with the return of motorcross and family fun night, according to Teresa Roberts, one of this year’s fair directors.

  • No. 10 (Male) - Billy Whitney

    Sometimes statistics do not matter.  

    The late 1950s and early 1960s was a time when things were changing in America. Technology was improving, people were moving from the country to the city, and a young man named John F. Kennedy was making a name for himself in politics.

    Something else was changing as well. African-Americans were moving from the back of the bus to the baseball diamond and the basketball court. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947 and Red Aurebach drafted the first African-American in the NBA in 1950. 

  • County enlists feds for help

    The flood of 2010 hit several areas of Owen County hard, forcing residents out of their homes and leaving some people wondering if moving back was worth it.

    However, homes weren’t the only things damaged during the flooding, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be stepping in to help clean up the mess left behind.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently entered into a project agreement with the NRCS to remove debris and help prevent flooding in the future.

    The court held a special-called meeting Friday to discuss the issue.

  • Office will evolve and adopt latest technology

    Today we no longer express our feelings, thoughts, or do daily work at our place of employment on the written page.

    We now tend to communicate in new ways. We have been swallowed up by technology. We e-mail, copy on disc, text abbreviated messages, or talk on the cell phones. In these paperless times, writing letters, lists, or paper work is nearly a lost art.

    In some circumstances, however, things written down can be more effectively used. I found this to be especially true involving the delinquent tax list for 2009.

  • No. 10 (Female) - Jensen Wainscott

    Her accomplishments are much bigger than she is.

    She began her varsity career as an eighth-grader when she played left field for the Lady Rebels in the spring of 2006. Later that year she enrolled as a freshman at Owen County High School and began a high-school career that included playing golf, basketball and softball.

    About five feet tall, she was often the smallest person on the court or the field, but don’t let her size fool you. Jensen Wainscott gave everything she had while playing sports, and in the process enjoyed both individual and team success.

  • Three Rivers sponsors fun runs to promote fitness

    Three Rivers District Health Department/Owen County Health Center hosted the second in a series of four 5K fun run/walk events May 1 at the Owen County High School. 

    Thirty participants braved the strong rains and cool temperatures for the opportunity to run and walk. Everyone gathered at the winner’s circle where trophies were given to the first-, second-, and third-place racers and medals were presented to the top three males and females in seven different age groups.

  • Ancient dance secrets

    For Jamee Jackson, dancing holds many different pleasures – fun, exercise, expression and a sense of self-confidence and beauty.

    After several years of teaching belly dancing throughout northern Kentucky, Jackson is now looking to bring those same pleasures to the women of Owen County.

    Jackson, a resident of Owen County, opened her first belly dancing studio earlier this month after a trip to downtown Owenton, when she noticed a building for rent on Seminary Street.

  • New program for summer being offered to girls

    Kindergarten to fifth-grade girls in Owen County are invited to take part in a free program sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America and the Owen County Public Library.

    The 2010 Girl Scout “It’s a Girl’s Life” program will be offered during four consecutive Tuesdays (July 6-27) from 9:30-11 a.m. at the library.

    Girls will have the opportunity to learn about Girl Scouting, make crafts, play games and hopefully make some new friends.

    Each week of the “It’s a Girl’s Life” Program has its own theme:

  • Georgia: On Her Mind

    It seems to me that bad fathers, from King Lear to Angela’s Ashes, get more coverage in literature than good ones. From a lifetime of reading, I finally pulled up Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird as an example of a great literary dad. Perhaps the villains outnumber the nice guys in fiction because they drive a plot more easily than steady men. Or perhaps it is true, as the Bible warns us, that the sins of the fathers are visited on the children even unto the third and fourth generation.

  • Three is a magic number

    Joey Logano may want to take up permanent residence in Kentucky. The state has been good to him for the past three years. Three times he has raced at Kentucky Speedway and three times he has driven straight to the victory lane following the race.  Logano made history Saturday night in Sparta. He again captured the Meijer 300.