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Today's News

  • An open letter to Gov. Steve Beshear on gaming

    First of all, I would like to thank you for having the vision to try to get casino gambling in this state.

  • Runnin’ Rebels chase off Demons before snow flies

    The Owen County Rebels were scheduled to make two trips to Grant County last week. The team was supposed to play both Williamstown and Grant County. Old Man Winter had other plans.

    Before the flakes began flying, the Rebels were able to get to Williamstown Feb. 2. They were glad they did, for they defeated the Demons, 62-46.

  • Kemper honored for work with OCPS teachers and kids

    Owen County Schools are pleased to announce Tracey Kemper has been chosen as volunteer of the month for December.

    Shelli Hedger, first-grade teacher at the primary school, made the nomination.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Beverly Ashcraft and Beverly Saylor to Floyd G. Ashcraft, Ky. Route 330.

    Emily R. and Christopher Baker to Nicholas S. Rose, Ky. Route 35, $99,900.

    John R. and Ella Clementine Tackett to Gary Tackett, Cull Pepper Road and Marshal, $30,000.

    Gary W. and Leslie D. Minch to Gerald and Shirley Minch.

    Abbey McArty to Charles E. Jones, Kays Branch Road.

    Charles E. Jones Trustee to Abbey McArty and Donald W. Box, Kays Branch Road.

    David L. and Patricia A. Brown to Michael R. Brown Sr. and Carol J. Brown, Ky. Hwy. 330, $15,000.

  • Owen countians show support of organ donation

    Licensed drivers in Owen County showed their support of organ donation by donating an extra dollar and placing their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry when renewing their drivers licenses in 2009.

    According to the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Owen County Circuit Court Clerk, Leigh New’s office collected the donated $1 from 61 percent of those obtaining their drivers license last year; and 28.6 percent of drivers also placed their name on the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Parents offer great example of undying love

    Each year shortly after Christmas, department stores, drug stores and the like turn red. Flower shops advertise bouquets of roses. Little kids pick out their favorite cartoon character Valentines to exchange with their classmates. Everyone scrambles to buy that special someone the perfect Valentine’s gift.

  • Owen County’s John Brumback captures Derby City bank 9-ball title

    Most people think of playing pool as something they do in their spare time just for fun. For one Owen County resident, it has turned into something much more.

    John Brumback takes pool very seriously and it is paying off.

    Brumback went to the 12th Annual Derby City Classic at the Horseshoe Casino as the defending Bank 9-Ball Champion as well as the All-Around Champion.

  • Find another way to help democracy

    Have you considered becoming an election officer in Owen County?

    The election officers are a vital part of having a smooth, fair and accurate election.

    In order to serve as an election officer, you must attend election training sessions; you must also be a qualified registered voter. You can serve as a precinct officer as long as you will be 18 years old on or before the general election.

  • Saints marching back with a trophy

    The New Orleans Saints marched into Miami as the underdog in Super Bowl XLIV. They marched out taking football’s biggest prize with them.

    I must admit, I was rooting for the Colts, but after watching the game on Sunday night how can you not root for the Saints?

    For the last few years, the most memorable images coming out of New Orleans have been ones of devastation and despair. People wondered how long and even if the city would be able to recover.

  • End of an era

    After nearly 25 years of entertaining Owen County, the owners of Croxton’s Video and Tanning are closing the doors due to increased competition and a rough economy.

    Brothers Ronnie and Mark Croxton and mom June Croxton each agreed that it had been a good run.

    “We’re from Henry County but we probably know more people here and have more friends here than we do there,” Ronnie Croxton said. “We’ll probably never see some of them again. That’s the worst part about it.”