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Today's News

  • Firm recognizes Owen farm family

    As a sign of its commitment to supporting farming families in rural America, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is honoring member families who have supported the national Farm Credit System for over half a century.

    Recognition in the Heritage Farm Program is open to current members of Farm Credit who have also been a member of the Farm Credit System for at least 50 consecutive years through their immediate family, parents or grandparents. Families who qualify are honored at an annual ceremony with a special plaque and heirloom hope chest.

  • Breaking NewsSchool officials believe student has swine flu

    The Owen County School District is issuing a letter today, indicating a student at Maurice Bowling Middle School may have contracted the H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

    Owen County School Superintendent Mark Cleveland said Wednesday the middle-school student has the symptoms of the virus, but no formal test results have been received.

    Cleveland said the Center for Disease Control is backed up with many other possible swine flu tests and he has been advised to treat the illness as an incident of swine flu.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    In the fifth grade, I often stayed up long after my parents had gone to bed, making sure the margins in my geography notebook were straight as an arrow for Miz Eva Lois Wright. This genetic disposition to please people now obliges me to respond quickly to the plethora of “Getting To Know You” quizzes my friends have taken to sending me on the Internet. The questionnaires are similar to the ice-breaker games of my Methodist Youth Fellowship days – silly and sort of fun.

  • Sweet Owen vendors cut to single day

    For one day out of each year, the Owen County Courthouse square is transformed into a community-gathering place, filled with street vendors, local bands and lots of fun for all.

    The ninth annual Sweet Owen Day festival will be held Sept. 19.

    The event will kick off with the Owenton Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m.

    A 5-K run/walk will take place, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    G.C. Clark and Louise Clark to Jimmy and Marilyn Earl, lot 13A, Owen County Sportsmans Club Farm, $5,000.

    Ruth A. Judy, Ruth Judy, Wachovia Corporation, Ace Securities Corp. Home Loan Trust, Unknown Defendant Ruth A. Judy, Unknown Defendants Unknown Occupants, Steven Roland Smith LLC, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Mark R. Cobb, Master Commissioner, andFirst Union National Bank to Fred and Linda Evans, U.S. 127.

    Jerry Meyer to Carol Hollingsworth, lot 1, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $9,000.

  • Preserve your place in Owen’s tobacco heritage

    Members of our Tobacco Heritage Committee have had the privilege of interviewing men and women who have devoted their lives to farming in Owen County. In addition to learning the details about raising tobacco, sheep, cattle, and operating a dairy farm, did you know?

    • A young farmer currently raises 207 acres of tobacco and says he enjoys the freedom of farming.

    • One farmer said he could cut 1,500 sticks of tobacco a day when he was younger. It wasn’t unusual for cutters to have friendly competitions while cutting tobacco.

  • Rebels rack up No. 1

    On a night perfect for football, the Owen County Rebels took on the Gallatin County Wildcats.

    The Rebels were looking for their first win of the season and first over the Wildcats since 2006. Despite some sickness that had spread around the locker room during the week, Owen County picked up the 13-7 win.

    All the scoring came in the first quarter and the Rebels then held fort the rest of the night.

    The Wildcats scored on their first offensive possession to take a 7-0 lead.

  • Sept. 11 event to be held in Owen County

    Members of the community will unite Friday to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

    A memorial prayer will take place on the courthouse lawn at noon and the public is invited to attend. Pastors from various churches around the county will be in attendance to lead the prayer.

    Peggie Tisch, who is organizing this year’s event ,said this will be the third year it has been held.

  • A lifetime of memories made with beloved grandparents

    Both sets of my grandparents lived most of their lives in Owen County. I will use the next few paragraphs to try and explain what they have meant to me.

    My dad’s parents – Joe and Annabel Lawrence – lived most of their lives in Monterey. My grandfather was a farmer and worked for a while at the cheese factory in Owenton. I only saw him get riled one time in all of the years that I knew him.

  • Sports Briefs

    • The girls’ soccer team was in action twice last week. The Lady Rebels dropped a contest at Anderson County. They then returned home Thursday night to host Western Hills. The Lady Rebels had several chances to score in the first half but were not able to convert. Western Hills got on the board late in the first half and led 1-0 at the half. Western Hills added another goal before Alexis Ellis scored the lone Owen County goal to cut the lead to 2-1. Western Hills added another goal for the 3-1 win. The girls will be back in action tonight as they travel to Grant County.