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Today's News

  • Cornerstone Edging adds touch of beauty to local properties

    When Dave Williams began his business, Cornerstone Edging, in 2007 it was with the intent to save enough money to send his children to college. Two years later, he’s not only helping build his children’s  future, but he’s also teaching them that hard work can be rewarding.

    Cornerstone Edging offers a variety of landscape trim as well as patio walkways in many different patterns and colors.

    Williams said landscape trim is popular in Florida and that’s where he and his 16-year-old son, Trevor, were trained.

  • Owen County High School track stars honored at annual banquet

    The 2009 Owen County High School track team banquet was held June 19. The following awards were given:

    • Girls most  points and academic award - Danielle Hoop

    • Boys most points and most improved award – Keith Arutoff

    • Tied for most points – Josh Alford.

    • Academic and rookie of the year award for his events  – Clayton Cook

    • Academic award – Jared Fitzgerald

    • Coaches award and 110 percent award – Tyler Williams

  • Two Mile remembrance was a social paradise

    June 13 is a very special day in the history of African-Americans. It was situated in a week that was set aside to recognize that our community is no longer segregated, but unified in an attempt to become viable members of society and to recognize the accomplishments of local communities.

    It was befitting on this special day that the First Annual Two Mile Road Reunion was held on the Gayle and Branom properties.

  • 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.