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Today's News

  • Owen County grand jury indictments

    Aug. 11, 2009

    On Aug. 11, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

    • Lafe. A. Humble, 44, on the charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Lady Rebels golf team hits the links

    The Owen County girl’s golf team is back on the course for the 2009 season.

    Coach David Wainscott returns a solid team of golfers that include sisters Krista and Shelby Power and Jensen Wainscott. Other returning members of the team include Lynsey Farrar, Aly Minch, Kennedi Dermon and Shelby Gambrell.

  • Owen Co. property taxes rise

    The Owen County Fiscal Court voted to raise the property tax rate from 11.7 to 11.8.

    The 11.8 tax rate means a property owner will pay 11.8 cents for every $100 of a property’s value.

    Owen County PVA Jimmy Coyle said the rate had gone up due to a reduction in new construction. “There just isn’t as much new building going on,” Coyle said. “There’s not as many property sales either, but I’d say the bulk of it is the fact that people are not building new homes.”

  • Kemper plays in all-star game

    A member of the Owen County Lady Rebels was recently honored by being named to Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Team.

    Eko Kemper was named to the team and played in the KSCA East/West Junior All-Star Game. The game was played at Bellarmine College July 18. The West team, made up of players from the Fifth and Sixth Regions, defeated the East team of players from the Seventh and Eighth Regions 71-51.

  • Agricultural board taking applications for programs

    The Owen County Agricultural Development (Phase I) Board will begin taking applications for the County Agricultural Investment Program, beginning Aug. 19. Applications will not be available until this date. They may be picked up at the Owen County Extension Office. Deadline for applications will be Sept. 11.

    The CAIP program offers farmers the opportunity for 50-percent cost share with a maximum of $5,000 in the following areas:

  • The journey starts on first day

    It’s back.

    Today is a day dreaded by some and looked forward to by others. That’s right. Today is the first day of school in Owen County.

    It is hard to believe, but school is in session. The buses hit the roads this morning to pick up the kids, the cafeteria fired up the ovens to prepare lunch and somewhere parents silently breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Summer vacation ...  we barely knew you.

  • Fair continues to bring fun to Owen County

    Another successful year at the fair. The reason: So many people giving of their time and effort. Lots of people don’t realize that so many of these people take their vacation time to have a successful fair for the people of Owen County and a lot of children that can’t go somewhere else for fun.

    And a special thanks for the memorial to Charles Wright. A special thanks to all that remembered him in every event. He was not there in body but I am sure he was there in spirit.

    Betty Wright

  • Treasure hunters invade Owen

    Despite the threat of rain, bargain hunters came out strong for the world’s longest yard sale.

    The event, also known as the Highway 127 Yard Sale or the 127 Corridor Sale, is a 654-mile event that runs from West Unity, Ohio, to Gadsden, Ala.

    The annual yard sale began in 1987 and took place this year Aug. 6-9.

    Kathy Wainscott, a local vendor who set up shop in front of Hudnall’s Garage, said despite the rain on Thursday, followed by the heat, business was booming.

  • Historical Society News

    Most of us remember the rhymes and doggerels of our childhood and growing up in Owen County brings memories of the games played with  friends long ago. We played jump rope, hopscotch, kick the can, and marbles. Counting out rhymes like “one potato, two potato” designated which child would be “it” in a game of tag or hide-and-seek.

  • Staying downtown

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office will be staying put after all.

    After several weeks of debate, the Owen County Fiscal Court rejected a proposal that would temporarily move the department to a rented building on U.S. 22E.

    The plan to move the department was sparked by concerns of employees’ health. It was reported that several staff members had suffered from upper-respiratory problems.