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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Snow-removal crews deserve appreciation for efforts

    It’s easy to forget, but our 300 miles of county roads are equal to the driving distance from Owenton to Chicago, Detroit or Chattanooga.

    Keeping that enormous length of roads passable under very challenging conditions is a noteworthy achievement.

    As the snow begins to melt and the storms of the last month fade into memory, let’s remember to send a note of appreciation to hard-working road crews and administrators. 

    With limited resources they worked day after day and night after night, their trucks making a repeated and reassuring rumble.

  • Three Rebels named to all-region teams

    A trio of Owen County basketball players has been named to their respective All 8th Region Teams.

    Rianna Gayheart was named to the girls’ team. The sophomore averaged 12.5 points and 3.8 rebounds during the regular season. She shot 72 percent from the free-throw line and led the team in three-pointers with 36. This is the second-straight year Gayheart has been given this honor.

  • Stand up and be counted

    The last U. S. Census was taken in 2000. Since this information is compiled every 10 years, this mean it’s that time again. Your form will be mailed to you within the next few weeks.

    Why is this information so important?

  • Library plans moving ahead

    After several years of planning, the Owen County Public Library Board of Directors intends to build a new library facility, according to library Director Jennifer Nippert.

    Discussions began in 2007 and a long-range plan was formed by a committee of 15 Owen County citizens, the library staff, and a long-range plan facilitator from Kentucky Department of Library Archives (KDLA).

  • No charges will be filed in bus accident

    No charges will be filed in connection with an accident involving an Owen County school bus.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Webb, the bus, driven by Curt Smith, 48, and a 2004 Chevy Blazer, driven by Marjorie Duvall, 71, were traveling eastbound on New Liberty Road Friday morning.

    Duvall, who was behind the bus, crashed into the back of the bus when it slowed to pick up a student

  • Derek Ellis named John Guill DAR good citizen

    Each year, the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.

    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

    With the assistance of the Owen County High School, the John Guill DAR Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce Derek S. Ellis has been chosen to receive the Chapter’s 2010 DAR Good Citizen Award.

  • Lettr to the Editor: New library building should stay in city limits

    I have been advised that a new library is going to be built, but what concerns me is that they are planning to move outside of the city limits.

    A lot of people walk to the library daily and even though there are sidewalks all the way to the school, how many people are going to let their kids or themselves walk that far?

    The city (could) lose the (payroll tax) revenue.

    We don’t need to lose another business in town. Please let their board know.

    Larry Dale Perry

    Owenton City Councilman

     

  • Bucks for baskets
  • School year will stretch into June

    The snow and ice that fell in February will mean a longer school year for Owen County students.

    Since the beginning of the school year, Owen County students have missed 11 instructional days due to inclement weather.

    To make up those days, the school district calendar will be extended to June 3 for students.

    Under the old plan, the last day for students was scheduled for May 20 with teachers staying in school until May 21.

    With the snow days, the last day for teachers will be June 7.

  • Free Catalyst Conference comes to Owen March 13

    Did you know that each year, nearly 28 percent of all youth under the age of 21 use alcohol? Or that nearly 20 percent of youth aged 12 to 17 received mental health services in the past year?

    Did you realize that these two facts are related?

    More than 35 percent of youth who experienced a major depressive episode in the past year had also used an illicit drug in that time frame, including alcohol.