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  • Volunteers fight fire and cold weather

    Volunteer firefighters braved more than just smoke and heat Thursday afternoon as they battled a barn fire in frigid conditions.
    With the temperature hovering around the upper teens with a strong wind blowing across Old Kenny Road, firefighters tried to extinguish a blaze that had engulfed a barn owned by Doug Detheridge.
    “We braved the elements on this one,” Robb Chaney, chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said. “That’s just the way it goes sometime in winter.”

  • Boy who received new heart ready to encourage others at annual walk

    Cassie Landrum didn’t need to ask if her son Luke was feeling better after undergoing a heart transplant.
    She could just see it.
    “We came in and he wasn’t even awake yet but you could tell. His color was great. He was breathing better,” Cassie Landrum said. “It was just a miracle. “We knew right then it was a success.”
    For the Landrum family, the September surgery at a University of Cincinnati hospital was the culmination of years of fears, tears and prayer.

  • Tips, investigation leads to drug arrests

    After months of undercover investigation, a recent drug roundup by the Owenton Police Department netted over a half a dozen felony charges and four misdemeanors.
    The roundup took place Jan. 18 and was conducted by the city’s narcotics investigator Steve Miller and officer Rufus Shearer.
    According to a statement from the Owenton Police Department, Michael J. Scott, 45, of Owenton, was charged with the sell or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, simulated marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges were misdemeanors.

  • Friend to Owen Co. farmers stepping down

    After serving farmers through numerous changes in agriculture for over three decades Owen County Extension Agent Kim Strohmeier is set to retire Friday.
    Strohmeier was hired on as the county agent for agriculture and natural resources in June of 1979 and has made a career out of helping Owen County’s agriculture blossom.
    As tobacco production in Owen County has slowed, Strohmeier has been with farmers through investigation of different farm enterprises, as well as taking part in community development projects.

  • Owen County High School honor roll - Jan. 29, 2014

    12th-grade super honor roll
    Jarrod Ball, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Minch, Morgan Neece, Gabe Osborne, Shelby Power, Hannah Strohmeier and Richard Swigert.

    12th-grade honor roll

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School second nine weeks honor roll - Jan. 29. 2014

    Eighth-grade all A honor roll
    Matthew Brothers, Emily Cammack, Lindsey Gill, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Katie Patterson, Madelin Shelton and Shirley Smith.

    Eighth-grade A/B honor roll

  • Extension Service News: Be careful of look alikes

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Owen Co. native receives 2013 female USATF athlete of the year

    The University of the Cumberlands track and field and cross-country teams have been staple programs in the NAIA and Mid-South Conference for quite some time, displaying some of the most talented athletes in the nation.