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Today's News

  • 4-H News: Roaring ‘20s take center stage at 4-H Fashion Revue and Variety Show

    The Owen County 4-H held its 67th Annual Fashion Revue and Variety Show May 16 at the Owen County Extension Office.
    Nearly 30 4-Hers modeled in the fashion revue, while four took part in the variety show portion of the evening. Thank you to Molly Gamble for acting as narrator. The theme this year was “Roaring ‘20s.”
    Over the past several months, each member worked on building their sewing skills by completing garments or non-clothing items.

  • Hitzfield earns masters

    Tim Hitzfield of Owen County, right congratulates his wife, Lori Hitzfield, for graduating this month with a masters of arts in teaching/special education from the University of the Cumberlands.  Lori Hitzfield is currently a teacher for Boone County schools and also holds a bachelors degree in English and associates degree in pre-law from Thomas More College.
     

  • Owen County District Court - May 23, 2014

    Nicole Black, 1972, contempt of court, unsecured bond, monthly payment.
    Bryan Briede, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 6, appointed public attorney, waive to Oct. 20.
    Jeremy Deming, 1986, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 6.
    Helena Renee Douglas, 1975, fugitive from another state.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 20, 2014

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause deferred, owes $23,454.94 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $24,000.
    Autumn L. Darrell, 1993, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, tampering with physical evidence, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for June 23.
    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, owes $1,256 in fines and costs.
    James Clinton House, 1977, flagrant non-support, to pay $100 a month.
    James E. Howard, 1989, show cause deferred, owes $465 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $500.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Family tree has deep roots in Owen

    When schools closed that bad winter, a young boy spent his days in the stripping room on the farm.
    Amid the pungent odor of tobacco, the lad listened to his granddad’s stories.
    Those narratives, along with a love of farming, created an intense yearning in the young man; and he followed a life-long dream which included his supportive wife, his family and his beloved Southdown sheep. 
    Kentucky has embraced the Forsee family for eight generations.  Owen countian Brian Forsee, who is a seventh generation Forsee, was the special guest speaker at the historical society meeting last week.

  • Owen Electric gets gold star for display

    Owen Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2014 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
    Owen Electric received a gold award for the latest display and addition to its museum, located at its headquarters office.

  • Greenhouse hit by vandals

    A case of vandalism that apparently started in New Liberty last week ended in damage to the Owen County High School agriculture department’s greenhouse.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said juveniles are responsible for the damage, which included tore up signs in New Liberty, broken church windows near Big Twin and tore up plastic at the high school’s greenhouse.
    Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said the side of a metal building was also beat in at the high school and plants inside the greenhouse were also damaged.

  • Candidates look ahead to November

    With the party primaries over, the field of candidates for the November general election is set.
    In the two most high-profile campaigns, Democrat and Owen County Magistrate Casey Ellis will square off against Republican Party candidate for judge-executive Gary  W. Minch for the county’s most powerful post.
    With a large field for the office of Owen County sheriff, Democrat and incumbent Zemer Hammond will be opposed by Republican and former Kentucky State Police Trooper Mark Bess.

  • Running for a reason: Annual Owen County Relay for Life raises thousands to help fight cancer

    About 200 survivors, caregivers, friends and supporters attended Friday and Saturday’s Owen County Relay For Life, in what organizers are calling another successful event.
    Kelsey Lewis, a Relay For Life specialist with the American Cancer Society, said this year’s beautiful weather played a role in the success of the event.
    “It went very well,” Lewis said. “We were all very pleased. There were a lot of great activities and we received a lot of positive feedback.”

  • Softball season ends in semis

    In their first two meetings this season Gallatin County outscored Owen County by a combined 15-2 score. Things would be much closer when the two squared off last week in the semifinals of the 31st District tournament.
    It was the sixth time the schools had met in the tournament dating back to 2006.
    Owen County won the first three meetings rather handily. Gallatin County then turned the tables defeating the Lady Rebels in the 2012 championship game and also in the 2013 semifinals. Both were one-run contests.