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Today's News

  • Adventures in an icy exile

    Boy, last week stunk.

    I’m sure it stunk for thousands of other Owen countians stuck in the dark.

    When I was a kid, I was a big fan of winter – snow storms meant no school; sleigh riding down the steep hill in front of my mom’s house in Cynthiana; snowball fights with the 14 other kids who lived in my neighborhood; or chasing my dog Radar through the snow drifts.

    For a kid, heavy snow is just another opportunity to have fun.

  • Party recommends Keith for judge-executive

    A former Owen County circuit court clerk has been nominated to take over as Owen County Judge-executive.

    Carolyn Keith, who served as Owen County circuit court clerk from 1988 until 2005, was selected from a field of seven candidates by the Owen County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

    Keith’s name and recommendation will be passed on to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. The governor has the power to accept or reject the nomination.

  • Pick a sweetheart

    The 48th annual Owen County Sweetheart ceremony will take place Feb. 11. Members of the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams and the football players vote on their favorite cheerleader. Friday night between the girls’ and boys’ doubleheader games, one cheerleader will be crowned the 2009 OCHS Sweetheart.

  • Fumes may have caused death

    The severe winter weather is blamed for the death of an Owen County man.

    Kentucky State Police said William W. House, 47, of Mussel Shoals Road was pronounced dead at his home by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

    Susan Kincaid was also found at the home unconscious.

    Ice and snow had cut off the electricity to the home, which was being warmed by a small propane heater.

    Kincaid was taken to the New Horizons Hospital before being transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Carbon-monoxide poisoning is believed to be the cause.

  • Snow, ice and bad roads beat Owen County

    It’s a shame Owen County High School doesn’t have a hockey team.

    It would have had a better chance of playing last week than the basketball teams did.

    With several inches of snow and ice hitting the area, both teams were shutout of playing any games last week.

    In fact, the teams were even limited to how much practice time they got. The only basketball being played in Owen County last week was on a video game system. That is, if you had power.

  • MAPP program releases health survey findings

    The Owen County MAPP program, sponsored by the Three Rivers Health Department, has been researching the health priorities of the community.

    Committee chair Melody Stafford said the results of a health survey revealed some suprising results. Of the 1,000 survey responses, over 700 reported having health insurance. Nearly 600 people considered Owen County a safe and healthy place to live.

  • Bad weather brings out good folk

    I am independent and usually self-sufficient, but the second total hip-replacement surgery in four years and the recent snowstorm left my driveway and my porch inches deep in snow and me unable to clean it.

    First, Brett Inman who was here installing a new bathroom heater, took the time to shovel part of the drive and to clean the snow off the porch. I didn’t ask him to do it.

  • Muddy Boots Cafe opens its doors

     

  • Shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

    An Owen County woman is dead and a man is severely injured following an incident Saturday morning in Owenton.

  • Heart Walk preparations under way