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Today's News

  • School board considers changes for new concession stand

    During a recent Owen County School Board workshop, members went back to the drawing board on the OCHS concession stand and restrooms around the football field.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said Ross-Tarrant Architects provided board members with plans for the new restrooms and concession stand during the July meeting.

    “The structure that they presented us with was right next to the current structure,” Cleveland said. “It basically mirrored our current structure.”

  • Clinic can help those seeking to end marriage

    The Owen County Circuit Court and Legal Aid of the Bluegrass will be sponsoring a pro se divorce clinic.

    Pro se means “on one’s own behalf.” In other words, a pro se divorce is a do-it-yourself divorce.

    The purpose of the clinic is to help those who cannot afford a divorce. Representatives from Legal Aid will be at the clinic to discuss how a divorce can be completed without financial strain.

    Owen County Circuit Clerk Leigh New said the clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Remember ... fix up for the funeral

    To appreciate this little story that I will eventually get around to telling, you need to know a little about my maternal bloodline. You see, long before real-estate ads latched on to the word “fixer-upper,” my maternal Grandmother was one. She was a woman who put her faith in action verbs, however, not in defining nouns. “Go fix up,” she’d say to my mother. “Fix your face” and “fix your hair” were variations on the same chord in a minor key. Mother repeated the refrain to me, and I in turn to my three daughters.

  • Friend of Owen farmers to step down

    After 40 years of serving farmers across Owen County, Jane Ann Johnson, program technician for the Owen County Farm Service Agency, has announced her retirement.

    Johnson began working part-time for the Farm Service Agency in 1968 as a sophomore in high school. Upon graduating from high school, Johnson went to college until her part-time position became available as full-time.

    Johnson decided to stay at the Farm Service Agency out of a love for farming.

  • Rebels bust out in home opener

    It had been 341 days since Owen County’s last home football victory. That win came against Atherton and their head coach Chris Collins.

    Friday night, Collins brought his new team – Trimble County – to Patterson Field for a match-up with the Rebels.

    He again left disappointed as the Rebels used a 16-point second quarter to take control of the game and eventually won 30-14. The victory evened the Owen County record at 2-2.

    The Rebels came into the game looking to break a three-game losing streak to the Raiders.

  • Friday Night preview

    Opponent: Bourbon County Colonels

    Place: Paris

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Colonels are coached by Johnny Poynter. He should be familiar with the Rebels. Poynter came to Bourbon County from Trimble County.

    • Bourbon County has been on the mountain top. The Colonels defeated Owensboro Catholic 39-28 to capture the 1997 2A State Championship. Bourbon competes in 4A.

  • Freshman volleyball and JV golf have memorable weekend

    It’s sometimes easy to forget about the freshman and junior varsity teams. They work just hard as the varsity but often don’t get the recognition. Two of those teams turned in very good weekends.

    The Owen County High School freshman volleyball team traveled to Southern High School over the weekend and came home with a new, shiny trophy. The girls defeated Southern, Bullitt Central and Iriquois high schools to win the title.

    Haley DeCandia, Lizzy Anderson and Olivia Karsner were named to the all-tournament team.

  • Owen County grand jury indictments

    Sept. 15, 2009

    On Sept. 15, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

    • Adler “Sonny” Derosset Jr., 44, on the charges of operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to use seat belt and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Paying homage to the big guys

    By 10:10 a.m., the place was packed.

    I had come for the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the first one in Cornerstone Baptist Church’s new ministry campus in Inverness, Fla.

    They had set out 800 chairs, but by 10:30, more than 1,000 people had shown up.

    The pastor opened the service by singing, “The Hand of Our God Is on This Place.”

  • Local health officials to host flu workshop

    The Owen County Health Department in collaboration with Owen County Community Education is hosting an HINI informational meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

    Denise Bingham, clinical nurse manager from Three Rivers Health Department, will be on hand to answer questions about H1NI, commonly known as swine flu.

    Kathy Resetar, community education director, will be discussing how the schools are being pro-active in keeping the schools sanitized. 

    For more information, contact Resetar at 484-4011.