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Today's News

  • Friday Night Football Preview

    Homecoming Opponent: East Jessamine Jaguars

    Place: Patterson Field

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • East Jessamine is coached by Mike Bowlin. The school is located in Nicholasville.

    • The Jaguars come into Friday night’s game after dropping an 8-0 decision to Western Hills at home. The win dropped them to 2-3 on the season.

    • East Jessamine entered last Friday’s game averaging 31 points a game before being shutout by Western Hills.

  • Looking for the next queen

    The crowning of the 2009 Owen County High School Football Homecoming Queen will be at 7 p.m. Friday before the Rebels’ game with East Jessamine. The senior candidates seated from left to right are Jensen Wainscott, Mary Kennedy, Lauren Lowe, Eko Kemper, Cori Eckart, and Emilie Davis. The attendants standing from left to right are freshman Hannah Neeley, sophomore Meredith Marston, and junior Danielle Hoop.

  • Fiscal court finds a little extra for budget

    The Owen County annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year has a little extra money heading its way.

    During a special meeting of the fiscal court Sept. 22, the court voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance amending the annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the county received a bond fee from Kentucky American Water for $24,990.

    Keith requested the bond fee from Kentucky American Water to cover the cost of administrating a bond sale.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 23

    High School volleyball

    • The Owen County High School volleyball team dropped its only match last week to Cooper. The team is scheduled to play at Williamstown tonight and in the Carroll County Invitational Saturday.

    Girls golf

  • Woman’s Club to hold tours

    The Owen County Woman’s Club is a civic organization that emphasizes its dedication to empower the city and county.

    Some of its projects are: college scholarships, children’s fund, beautifying the Owenton signs, project graduation, and its annual home tour.

    The Woman’s Club will host its annual home tour from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 4.

    Tickets are $5 and may be purchased the day of the tour at the Owen County Public Library library or from a club member.

    The home of Ms. Betty Lusby, at 1650 Hwy. 127 N, will be on the home tour.

  • Firefighter dies after responding to call

    An Owen County volunteer firefighter died after responding to a call late Saturday night.

    Although the pumper truck he was driving crashed, the accident is not believed to be the cause of death for the 60-year-old Terry Sharon, a firefighter with the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Fallen firefighter remembered at service

    Dozens of firefighters from across the state gathered Saturday to honor a fallen Monterey Volunteer Firefighter, Terry Sharon.

    Sharon died Sept. 13 after responding to a report of a motor-vehicle accident.

    Although many in attendance did not know Sharon personally, a sense of brotherhood was felt throughout the service as firefighters stood in honor of Sharon and the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith opened the service followed by former Owen County Fire Chief Charlie Riddle.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Sept. 15, 2009

    Kendale Ashby, 1977, flagrant non-support, continued to Sept. 29.

    Robert Lee Brockman, 1982, motion to file belated appeal, see order.

    Trevor E. Dallas, 1988, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, diversion.

    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, continued to Sept. 29.

    Kenneth Gabbard, show cause deferred, bench warrant, no bond.

    Wanona Lynn Hudson, 1967, motion to revoke probation, continued to Sept. 29.

  • 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.