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Local News

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Kenneth Smith

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Do you really need a good reason to celebrate National Watermelon Day?

    In case you need another reason to enjoy a juicy, sweet, delicious slice of watermelon, now you have one: Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.
    Ice-cold watermelon is a wonderful and nutritious treat on a hot summer day. It’s over 90 percent water, so it’s a great way to keep yourself and your kids hydrated after a long day at the lake, playing outside or a sports camp.

  • Beshear appoints court of appeals judge

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Allison Jones as court of appeals judge for the Sixth Appellate District, Division 1. District 6 is composed of 21 counties: Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.
    Jones, of Oldham County, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

  • Owen County Baptist Association to hold 89th annual meeting

    The 89th annual session of the Owen County Baptist Association will convene Monday  at 7 p.m.  at the Beech Grove Baptist Church.
    The Tuesday sessions will convene at 4:30 p.m. at the New Liberty Baptist Church. A potluck supper will be served at 6 p.m.  and the business session will resume at 7 p.m.
    Bob Cull will serve as moderator and Larry Ayres as vice-moderator.
    All association pastors, officers, church messengers and interested persons are strongly encouraged to attend this annual event.

  • Dedication to children earns Woodyard Mother of the Year honor

    Whether it was in the home, on the school bus or in church, Bonnie Woodyard has always had love to share for the children in her life.
    Woodyard received the Owen County Mother Of the Year award July 17 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.
    The mother of five, grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of five, Woodyard attended the fair under the pretense that she would be watching one of her granddaughters in a pageant.

  • Tireless public servant Morgan named Owen Countian of the Year

    “A dedicated public servant.”
    “He has given his whole life to serve Owen County.”
    “He has spent a lifetime putting others first.”

    Numerous entries were sent in to the Owenton Rotary Club to nominate the 2013 Owen Countian Of the Year Rick Morgan.
    A volunteer firefighter for over 40 years, an EMT since the ‘70s and Owen County’s current director of emergency management, Morgan has spent his life putting his fellow citizens first throughout many emergencies.

  • Local landmark leveled: Ford House becomes part of history

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    A piece of Owen County history has been erased from sight, but not from memory.
    Last week, the Ford House on South Main Street was demolished, leaving rubble in its wake.
    Owen County Historical Society Director Bonnie Strassell said the home will be missed.
    “Eventually all that will be left of this Owen County landmark will be an imprint in the ground beneath, testifying of its existence,” Strassell said.

  • Officials want more information on proposed pipeline, Owen Co. judge says

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Officials from several Kentucky counties are meeting the Bluegrass Pipeline project with skeptic eyes.
    Owen County Judge-executive  Carolyn Keith said officials simply want more information on the proposed pipeline that would transport natural gas liquids from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the northeast United States as well as to the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline would extend through several Kentucky counties.

  • Special birthday: Lucy Smoot Hall

    Family, friends and neighbors of Lucy Smoot Hall are invited to celebrate her 101st birthday. A birthday bash in her honor is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Owen County Extension Office. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and help Hall, a native of Owen County, celebrate this milestone.

  • Breaking bread with friends

    The Owen Senior Activity Center would like to thank the congregation of Hesler Assembly Of God for their donation of $75 a month to help provide breakfasts on Tuesdays for the seniors. Local churches provide Bible studies following the meal. Pictured are Hesler Assembly Of God Pastor Jerry and Cheri Peters, Frances Cozine Steurer manager of OSAC, and Gladys Stewart, assistant.