Around Owen County

  • Community Events

    GED practice test available at no charge

    The Adult Learning Center is offering the official practice test for the GED free through the month of March. If interested, call 484-0405 for an appointment.

  • If you rent spaces, contact local health department

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local health department for proper guidelines and permitting.  
    A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more motorhomes, RVs, and all camping units as per 902 KAR 15020.  

  • Community Events

    Adult softball registration is open
    Owen County Parks & Recreation is holding adult softball registration for the upcoming season. Leagues offered will be Church Co-ed, Open Co-ed, and Men’s Open. Co-ed leagues will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and, Men’s Open on Friday. Fee for Church Co-ed is $250, Open leagues are $350. Leagues will start May 2. For information or to register, call 484-3225.

  • For great family meals, think five

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days. The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.
    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, some of the benefits are better school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns.

  • Marston celebrates 91st birthday

    Chester Marston celebrated his 91st birthday Jan. 16, 2011, with lunch at the home of his granddaughter, Abby, and her husband, John Gray, of Georgetown.

  • Community Events

    Auto registration is mandatory
    The Owen County Clerk’s Office requires proof of registration for all transactions. If you don’t have it, a $3-fee will be charged for registration.

    First Christian helping to give away food

  • County honors school board members

    Following a proclamation made by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, all citizens are urged to honor local school board members throughout the month of January.
    On Jan. 11, the Owen County Fiscal Court held its first regular meeting of the year, where Keith signed a proclamation honoring the members of the Owen County Board of Education during the 2011 observance of School Board Member Recognition Month.

  • Homecoming royalty

    Friday, Owen County High School students named their 2010-11 basketball homecoming king, queen and court. Pictured are (from left) Malachi Mefford, Abigail Lawson, homecoming prince Sawyer Williams, homecoming princess Ashley Smith, homecoming queen Danielle Hoop, homecoming king Brian Widner, Isaac Wash and Rayna Taylor.

  • Police honor passing of former dispatcher

    Local law enforcement vehicles lined West Seminary and North Main Streets Monday in honor of a former Owen County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.
    Marvin C. Ogden, a lifelong resident of Owen County, died Jan. 6.
    Ogden was born in 1918 and was a member of Owenton First Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon.
    A 75-year member of the local Oddfellows Lodge No. 213, Ogden was the longest living member in Kentucky.
    Ogden also served in World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart.

  • Upcoming community events

    Weather forces changes at Adult Learning Center
    Because of snow days last week, the Owen County Adult Learning Center was unable to offer the previously scheduled official GED practice test.
    The test will be offered again Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
    Interested parties should contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405 by Jan. 27.
    The Jan. 27 GED test has been rescheduled for Feb. 17.
    For more information contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405.

    Gaming Day returns to the library Thursday