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Local News

  • Farmers’ market kicks off Friday

    With the 2017 Owen County Farm and Craft Market set to open Friday, patrons can expect new vendors and old favorites, as well as a new spin on the Owen County Judge-Executive’s opening-day cookout.
    New additions to this year’s market include Parker Farms, providing meats, including pork and chicken this week. Luther Farms will provide some produce, but mostly flowers; Hundred Happy Acres will also provide meat; Dog Hair Pottery with hand-thrown pottery and Tiny Love Company with hand-sewn items such as towels and aprons.

  • Community Events | May 10, 2017

    Republican party to meet Thursday
    The Owen County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

  • At the Library | May 10, 2017

    Paint A Mother’s Day Pot
    Make a gift for mom by painting a vase or pot, then we will make some paper flowers to fill your creation, for grades 2-8. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

  • Karsner airplane hangar pending demolition

    For more than 70 years a four-plane airplane hangar near Monterey has carried a message that one local family calls a “shining inspiration.”
    The message — “Christ is the Answer” — is that of Harry Clark Karsner, who, following World War II, constructed the hangar on his farm near Old Cedar Baptist Church.

  • OCES receives national Ligthouse recognition

    Anticipation filled the air over Patterson Field Friday as Owen County Elementary School students looked to the sky in search of their special guest.
    That special guest was none other than principal Sharen Hubbard, who was flown onto the field in a helicopter.
    The cause? A celebration in honor of national recognition.

  • KSP searching for suspects in Cull Family break-in

    No arrests have been made following a break-in at Owenton’s Cull Family Pharmacy during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Kentucky State Police received an alert from the pharmacy’s alarm system at 4:30 a.m.
    “It appears that two individuals broke out the glass in the front of Cull Family Pharmacy to gain entry to the building,” KSP Post 5 Public Information Officer Joshua Lawson said. “An unknown number of pills were taken from the pharmacy.”

  • Popular fishing spot on the rise following repairs to dam

    Following a successful shad eradication and repairs to a leak in Elmer Davis Lake dam, fishing anglers are now beginning to take advantage of the lake’s rising waters.
    Water levels at the lake were significantly dropped following the shad eradication to repair the leak in the dam, according to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jeff Crosby.
    Now that the repairs are complete, Crosby said water levels are on their way back to normal.

  • Making a rock star: OCHS grad., musician returns from first statewide tour

    When I grow up, I want to be a rockstar.
    Patrick Brumback actually wanted to work at Disney’s Pixar when he was growing up, but as it turns out, being a rockstar isn’t too far out of his reach.
    He grew up in Owen County around a family that played music, which fostered a later interest to be a musician.
    “One of my earliest memories is me slapping the strings of my uncle’s electric guitar. I was just making ugly noise but looking back it makes sense,” Brumback said.

  • A fond farewell: Cook follows calling to serve military families

    They say that if you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. They also say choose a major you love and you’ll never work a day in your life because that field probably isn’t hiring.
    Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but I say, follow the calling of God and you’ll always know you’re where you’re supposed to be exactly when you’re supposed to be there.

  • Itron closing inspires world civ. project

    In any classroom, you’ve heard it 100 times — “When am I ever going to use this?”
    World Civilization students at Owen County High School will be able to answer just that through a new economic project inspired by the closing of Itron’s Owenton facility.
    World Civilizations teacher Jenny Urie has been working for months to put her training in project-based learning to use for students and was inspired by reading of the Itron closing.