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Today's News

  • Servolution project helps community, young people

    Last week, 65 young people asked what they could do to help.

    Patti Clark, coordinator of the Owen County Teen Alcohol Prevention Project, said this is the third year local youth have volunteered their muscles and sweat to improve the lives of others through the Servolution Program

    In its first year, youth volunteers traveled to New Orleans to help the residents rebuild their city.

  • Impact of U.S. Open felt across Owen

    Two weeks have passed since thousands of people visited Owen County for the 2009 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship, but the event is still a popular topic among many and its success will be remembered for years to come.

    The event took place during the week of June 23-28 at Elk Creek Hunt Club. Shooters from all over the continental United States, as well as some from Canada, participated in the event.

    Elk Creek Hunt Club manager Gary Kathman said the event turned out to be a complete success.

  • Letter to the Editor: REACH continues to serve the community

    REACH of Northern Kentucky is a Christ-centered nonprofit organization whose goals are to reduce substance abuse among youth and adults and to raise community awareness to the monumental problem of drugs we are facing.

  • PSC grants rate adjustment to Owen Electric Coop

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has issued an order granting Owen Electric Cooperative Inc. a rate adjustment that will increase its annual revenue by $3.84 million, or about 3.1 percent.

    With the increase, Owen Electric’s annual revenue will be $129.8 million.

    Owen Electric applied to the PSC for the rate increase in Aug. 2008. A public hearing on the application was held March 25.

  • Families return to share Two Mile memories

    Garnett, Anderson, Tolliver, Bond, Alexander, Samuels, Monday ...

    These are a few of the names of families who lived on Two Mile in and around the 1930s.

    The children gathered in New Liberty June 13 to celebrate their beginnings and to renew old acquaintances.

    A history-making event, over 150 people were in attendance from several states including Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

    The event was spearheaded by Claude Garnett, whose parents and grandparents resided on Two Mile when he was a child.

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all involved with carriage ride

    What does the clip clop of a horse-drawn carriage, raspberry-lemon scones, Benedictine On Rye, an 1800s girl’s finishing school, a riverboat pilot, historical museum and a civil war soldier have to do with a world cup gun shoot? For goodness sakes.

    It all happened in Owenton Friday, thanks to the generosity and hard work of a number of people and community groups.

  • Shooting stars

    George Gayle from Pleasant Home won second place in the “E” class of the main event held at Elk Creek Hunt Club last week.

    The main event consisted of 200 clay-bird targets.

    Gayle had a strong performance Friday, leading his class at the end of the day.

    Saturday,  he was just one bird out of first place; and Sunday, he was six birds from the lead to take the second-place trophy.

  • Georgia: On her mind

    “Here in Kentucky … [the] past has always felt close and I’ve always felt connected to it, sprung from it, like it or not. Down the road from my house is an old family graveyard. One of the graves there is for a woman whose first name was America. Even though I live in the middle of nowhere, sometimes it feels like I live in the center of it all.”

    Poet Maurice Manning, Southeast Review, 2008

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  • Owen County teams bring home titles

    Owen County Parks and Recreation sent four teams to the North Central Kentucky Baseball Alliance League Tournament Saturday. The four teams competed in three separate divisions. The Owen County Mudcats and Owen County Sidewinders played in the Cal Ripken 10-and-under division. The Owen County Rebels played in the Cal Ripken 12-and-under division while a second team called the Owen County Rebels played in the Babe Ruth Division for kids between 13 and 15.

    The teams competed against other teams from Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble and Grant counties.

  • Music, arts and shotguns make for busy week

    Despite the heat, citizens of Owen County and those visiting for the 2009 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship came out strong for the first annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park held at the Owen County Fairgrounds Saturday.

    Thirty artists set up at the fairgrounds to display and sell their work. Musical entertainment was provided throughout the day.

    Jennifer Nippert, chairman of the Owen County Arts Council said she felt the event was a success.