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Today's News

  • Kickin’ it Old School

    It had been in the planning for months. The idea was to bring together as many people as possible who attended New Liberty School whether they graduated or not.

    On Oct. 18 at The Pines restaurant in Madison, Ind., former students gathered to celebrate and reminisce about the school that served the New Liberty area from 1908 to 1951.

    Four people spearheaded the efforts to make the reunion possible. Mary Lou Williams Hall (1951), Schirmer Riley (1946), Virginia Thompson Williams (1941) and Nancy Williams Perkins spent hours preparing for the big night.

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

    Megan Decandia, William Dempsey, Mariah Derringer, Lynsey Farrar, Madison Gamble, Keegan Johnson, Olivia Karsner, Felicia Neal, River Riddle, Justin Shelton, Julie Spaulding, Stephen Stanley, Katelyn Sutherland, James Thompson, Tyler True, Courtney Waldrop, McKenna Webster, Mark Wright

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Young Owen Co. football squads fall in Super Bowl

    The undefeated seasons of the Owen County Youth Mighty Pro and Power House football teams came to a screeching halt last Sunday. Both teams were upset in their respective Super Bowl games. The following are results from the NCKYFL Playoffs and Super Bowls:

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County – 20

    Pendleton County – 6

  • Letter to the editor: Administration needs to confront Canada on burley tobacco ban

     

    The Canadian government has enacted a law that could endanger the entire burley tobacco industry. U.S. tobacco growers need President Obama and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to ensure that the Canadians honor their trade obligations and that other countries do not follow Canada’s lead in banning American blend cigarettes.

  • Hoop and Spaulding to run at state track meet

    Before the gun sounded to begin Saturday’s Region 5A Cross County Meet, Danielle Hoop thought her biggest competition would come from Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp.

    The two have battled each other for the last couple of seasons at the regional meet.

    In the latest rankings, Snapp was ranked first in the Class A while Hoop was ranked second.

    At Trimble County Park Saturday, Hoop beat Snapp to the finish line. The only problem was that neither one was thinking about a seventh-grader from Sayre.

  • School board digs up more money for engineers

    While construction on the new Maurice Bowling Middle School remains on schedule, other aspects of the building project have gotten off to a rocky start.

    The Owen County School Board met Nov. 4 to get an update from architects Ross-Tarrant.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said QORE – a Lexington-based company that specializes in geotechnical engineering and works strictly for the school system – is requesting more money to complete their job.

  • County gets nearly $30,000 in homeland security grants

    Owen County Fiscal Court has been awarded $29,202 in State Homeland Security Grants for personal protection equipment and mobile and portable radios for the county’s search-and-rescue squad, Gov. Steve Beshear announced.

    Beshear described the new Homeland Security grants vital to the Commonwealth in a variety of ways.

  • Letter to the Editor: Is this a rerun from World War II?

    (I) traveled to Washington, D.C., Nov. 4-5 to encourage our congress to vote no on the health-care bill.

    There are many unhealthy proposals included in the bill including taxpayer-funded abortion and a generous portion to fund a private-sector military “Americorp” controlled by the President.

    Does this sound like a rerun from World War II? Please pray this bill does not pass the Senate.

    Already Medicare and Medicaid are in debt $42 trillion. Does this sound like another great adventure for our government to embark on? I pray not.

  • Chamber honors best in business

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce held its ninth annual dinner meeting Thursday.

    Awards were given to outstanding business person of the year, outstanding business of the year and the latest addition to the “Wall of Fame.”

    Awards were handed out by Owen County Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Dallas Stafford.

    The winner of this year’s outstanding business person of the year award went to insurance agent and Owen County School Board member Stuart Bowling.

  • Leaders tackle East Perry problems

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry stayed true to their word when they told several concerned East Perry residents that they would clean up their street.

    During the Oct. 6 Owenton City Council meeting, several East Perry residents approached the council with concerns of drugs, vicious dogs and other nuisances.

    Wotier said there were several homes on East Perry that had been a constant problem.