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Today's News

  • A beary special passion

    Nestled inside a quaint cabin on New Liberty-Sparta Road, 32-year-old Adam Bear sits in a chair with his pet dog Arfie. Bear’s extended family members sit across the room on an antique bed – a cousin named Rusty, a grandmother, affectionately referred to as “Grammie,” among others.
    Adam and his descendants are not your typical family – they cannot speak, walk or embrace one another as an ordinary family might – but each bear was stuffed and sewn with love at the hands of their creator, 71-year-old Katie Gibson.

  • Deputy arrests three after discovering meth lab

    An anonymous complaint concerning a vehicle to the Owen County Sheriff’s Department Friday led to three arrests after a sheriff’s deputy discovered methamphetamine precursors in the vehicle.

  • At the Library | October 18, 2017

    Painted Pumpkins

    Using acrylic paint, decorate your very own pumpkin. Beautiful or spooky, the choice and the design are completely up to you. Appropriate for all ages, but children in second grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Storytime

    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

  • Inventor received little credit for brilliancy

    It’s the little-known stories of everyday folks that create entertaining chapters of history. Kentucky claims many of these stories, and though some Kentuckians became famous, the accomplishments of many others were unknown outside their local area.
    Although Marconi claimed to have invented the radio, Nathan B. Stublefield, a farmer, fruit grower and electrician from Murray, Ky., was the first to invent this piece of technology that changed the world.

  • Who is it? | December 13, 2017
  • Looking Back | December 13, 2017

    5 years ago
    Dec. 12, 2012

    A lesson in giving: students work to make sure others have a merry Christmas

    A lesson better than anything out of a textbook is what one of Owen County’s third grade teachers has been sharing with her students for over a decade.
    Owen County Elementary school teacher Mary Inman began the “caring project” with her students when she began teaching 12 years ago, a tradition that she has continued watch holiday season and one that she says her students are always happy to get behind.

  • Looking Back | December 13, 2017

    5 years ago
    Dec. 12, 2012

    A lesson in giving: students work to make sure others have a merry Christmas

    A lesson better than anything out of a textbook is what one of Owen County’s third grade teachers has been sharing with her students for over a decade.
    Owen County Elementary school teacher Mary Inman began the “caring project” with her students when she began teaching 12 years ago, a tradition that she has continued watch holiday season and one that she says her students are always happy to get behind.

  • November Property Transfers

    Lloyd Douglas Johnson, Debbie J. Johnson and Debbie J. Terell to Casey A. Pierson and Shannon Pierson, land in Owen County, $35,000.
    John T, Newcomb and Barbara K. Newcomb to James Asa. Phillips and Alesha Michelle Phillips, two adjoining tracts of land, parcel 2, $450,000.
    Shirley A. Caudill to James Urban Barrett Jr., James Barrett and Marilyn Jean Barrett, lots 7 and 8, Perry Park Resort in Owen County, $240,000.
    Gloria Ackerman to Ronald J. Volkman, lot 1169, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $24,000.

  • Owen District Court | December 13, 2017

    Dec. 5, 2017

    Jeffery Lane Allnutt, 1957, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure of owner to maintain required insurance or security, one headlight and rear license not illuminated.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, continued on Dec. 19.
    James Aaron Clark, 1981, three counts of third-degree arson, continued on Jan. 9.

  • OCHS announces November/December students of the month