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Today's News

  • Derringer named to WKU president’s scholar list

    Mariah K. Derringer, a freshman at Western Kentucky University, has been named to the president’s scholar list for the spring semester 2014. To be selected for this honor, the student must complete an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester just completed.
    She is the daughter of Gary and Marsha Derringer.

  • Wagner earns degree from Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.
    Local EKU graduates include Cody H. Wagner of Sparta with a degree in art.
    The new degree holders join more than 137,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

  • Owen girl named Little Miss Kentucky

    Adi Rose Bowling, the 8-year-old daughter of Craig and Holly Bowling, was crowned 2014 Little Miss Kentucky June 28. She competed against 22 other girls for the title. Little Miss Kentucky is the title for ages 3-8 in the Miss America system.

  • Keselowski takes another title in Kentucky

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Program prepares the next generation of volunteers

    Since its inception in the early 1980s, Owen County’s junior volunteer firefighter program has taught teens the importance of camaraderie, trust and building lifelong relationships -- but most importantly, how to save lives and property.
    Today there are only four junior firefighters county wide, a number that Owen County Volunteer Fire Chief Robb Chaney, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Volunteer Fire Public Information Officer Jude Canchola hope to see rise this summer.

  • Davis named agency manager for Farm Bureau

    Jeff Davis has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at Owen County Farm Bureau. Davis’ appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

  • Owen Co. Emergency workers prepare for the big shake up

    For the last week, the Owen County Emergency Management has been preparing for a big shake-up.
    On June 16, Kentucky Emergency Management and its partners kicked off a week-long earthquake exercise.
    The exercise, designated as Capstone 14, was designed to strengthen partnerships between local, state and federal governments and the private sector.

  • AG warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Other voices: Holy cow – Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my extended family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    While I hail from Grant County now, my roots are in Owen County. My mother is Eula Smoot and my father was Buster Baker, both Owen County natives. My Granny Baker lived on Blanton Street, across from “the cheese factory” for many, many years.

  • Owen County District Court - June 20, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, set bonds for amounts owed.
    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to July 11.
    James B. Duvall, 1970, manufacturing methamphetamine, cultivate in marijuana, possession of marijuana, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 18.