• Letter to the editor: Camp organizers appreciate Hammond’s support

    The 18th Annual Owen/Carroll/Gallatin Counties Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch was held Saturday, Oct. 12 with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale, hosting the event, was a huge success.

  • Letter to the editor: Former Owen pastor to speak

    Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer and composer is known around the world as “The Master’s Storyteller.”
    An Owen County and area Dayspring-Revival with Wesley Putnam is planned for Nov. 3-6, 2013 at Owen County High School Auditorium beginning each evening at 7 p.m..
    Wesley is in his 32nd year as a full-time evangelist based in Bedford, Texas. Wesley and family lived and pastored in Owen County 1974-1978.

  • Letter to the editor: REACH touches the public at Sweet Owen Day

    We will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Café on Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m.
    Scott Foster will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote substance abuse recovery. We invite anyone interested in learning more about the disease of addiction and how we can fight it to participate in this meeting. We are also working on an informational DVD and will be doing video and audio recording of this meeting.

  • Letters to the editor: Champions for a Drug Free Owen County making plans

    The Champions for a Drug Free Owen County recently met at the Wild Goose. We had 15 attendees and came up with some great ideas.
    I’m happy to report that as a result of our first meeting we had three people seek treatment and $100 was sent to Grace Happens as a donation toward the recovery of a 31 year old female from Owen County who is fighting addiction. Yay God.

    Sweet Owen Day
    We will be setting up an informational booth with REACH for Sweet Owen Day Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Letter to the editor: Family of lost elderly man grateful for help

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their help in searching for my stepdad on Sunday, Aug. 18.
    Everyone’s help was greatly appreciated. A very special thanks to the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, the Owen County Search and Rescue team, Grandpaws, the Owen County Life Squad, PHI and all the other volunteers and agencies who were involved in the search.

    Lisa Renfro
    Owen County

  • Letter to the editor: New fight against drug abuse kicks off

    We had an a great turnout for our first event with more than 35 people in attendance. We had 20 volunteers sign up to join our growing team of Owen County residents ready to fight drug addiction in our community.
    If you missed this meeting, you definitely missed a blessing but don’t worry we are just getting started and there will be many more.
    In fact, this Friday from 8 to 9 a.m., we will be having a planning meeting at the Wild Goose Café to schedule future meetings, fund raising events and Celebrate Recovery ideas.

  • Letters to the editor: Company reps say pipeline will be an important part of state’s economic, logistic future

    Learning that a new underground pipeline may be coming through Kentucky has some folks asking questions. What are the risks? What about my land? What about the environmental impact? These are just a few things Kentuckians have a right to know about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Project.
    But those parties that use scare tactics to oppose such projects do not want you to hear the truth: that underground pipelines are a safe and effective method for transporting the energy products on which the American economy depends.

  • Letter to the editor: Public invited to honor and celebrate Wallace’s distinguished career

    This Sunday, Aug. 11, the Owen County school system will honor a long-time valued educator as she retires.  
    Ms. Jo Wallace moved to Owen County to teach in the fall of 1970 and has made this community her home and its children her family. We would like to encourage all who have been touched by her 43 years of dedicated service to join us as we wish her well in her retirement.  
    The open house is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Letters to the editor: Emergency workers appreciate help

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Departments would like to thank the following agencies and people for their help during the accident on Friday, July 3.

  • Letter to the editor: Ashcraft Properties never requested a zone change

    I am writing to provide correct information related to the article “City Rejects Request for Downtown Rezoning” from June 19.