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Today's News

  • Hoop and Spaulding to run at state track meet

    Before the gun sounded to begin Saturday’s Region 5A Cross County Meet, Danielle Hoop thought her biggest competition would come from Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp.

    The two have battled each other for the last couple of seasons at the regional meet.

    In the latest rankings, Snapp was ranked first in the Class A while Hoop was ranked second.

    At Trimble County Park Saturday, Hoop beat Snapp to the finish line. The only problem was that neither one was thinking about a seventh-grader from Sayre.

  • School board digs up more money for engineers

    While construction on the new Maurice Bowling Middle School remains on schedule, other aspects of the building project have gotten off to a rocky start.

    The Owen County School Board met Nov. 4 to get an update from architects Ross-Tarrant.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said QORE – a Lexington-based company that specializes in geotechnical engineering and works strictly for the school system – is requesting more money to complete their job.

  • County gets nearly $30,000 in homeland security grants

    Owen County Fiscal Court has been awarded $29,202 in State Homeland Security Grants for personal protection equipment and mobile and portable radios for the county’s search-and-rescue squad, Gov. Steve Beshear announced.

    Beshear described the new Homeland Security grants vital to the Commonwealth in a variety of ways.

  • Letter to the Editor: Is this a rerun from World War II?

    (I) traveled to Washington, D.C., Nov. 4-5 to encourage our congress to vote no on the health-care bill.

    There are many unhealthy proposals included in the bill including taxpayer-funded abortion and a generous portion to fund a private-sector military “Americorp” controlled by the President.

    Does this sound like a rerun from World War II? Please pray this bill does not pass the Senate.

    Already Medicare and Medicaid are in debt $42 trillion. Does this sound like another great adventure for our government to embark on? I pray not.

  • Chamber honors best in business

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce held its ninth annual dinner meeting Thursday.

    Awards were given to outstanding business person of the year, outstanding business of the year and the latest addition to the “Wall of Fame.”

    Awards were handed out by Owen County Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Dallas Stafford.

    The winner of this year’s outstanding business person of the year award went to insurance agent and Owen County School Board member Stuart Bowling.

  • Leaders tackle East Perry problems

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry stayed true to their word when they told several concerned East Perry residents that they would clean up their street.

    During the Oct. 6 Owenton City Council meeting, several East Perry residents approached the council with concerns of drugs, vicious dogs and other nuisances.

    Wotier said there were several homes on East Perry that had been a constant problem.

  • Guest editorial: Constitutional amendment will protect racing

    For too long, casino gambling has dominated the debate in Frankfort to the detriment of all other issues. Gov. Steve Beshear has advocated very little, if anything, beyond the expansion of gambling. Attorney General opinions throughout the years are divided. The Governor campaigned on “letting the people decide.” As recently as last year, members of House Democratic Leadership promoted a constitutional amendment to expand gambling.

  • Owen EMS director urges public to get ready for winter

    New home heating patterns may increase potential for chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning

    With record-setting home-heating prices anticipated this autumn and winter, efficiency is at the forefront this year. Many homeowners address their financial concerns by turning to solid fuel appliances, like wood or pellet stoves.

    Rick Morgan, Owen County EMS director, reminds the public that these heating patterns increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires.

  • Indians prove too much for Rebels

    Heading into Friday night’s first-round playoff game versus Holy Cross, Owen County knew the person they had to stop in order to have a chance at coming away with the victory. As it turned out, stopping Markel Walker was something the Rebels could not do.

    Walker had a hand in all five of the Indians’ first-half touchdowns to give Holy Cross a 34-3 lead at halftime. They never looked back.

  • Historical Society News

    Making Memories was a program presented at the library Oct. 26.