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  • Baptist association holds meeting

    The Owenton Baptist Association and the Owenton Associational WMU showed great appreciation for the pastors and their wives on April 26   with a magnificent dinner.  
    Guest speaker Jessie Bourne read some encouraging scriptures, and then he made us laugh with some jokes concerning golf in Heaven, fishing, and even an occurrence that really happened to Billy Graham toward the beginning of his ministry.   
    Mandy Holbert sang a song about servanthood and how our mission is the great commission.  

  • Mason family joins together again

    The annual Mason Family Reunion that started about 70 years ago with the descendants of William Sanderson and Anna Mason, was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Building.

  • Owen Co. retired teachers win gold award

    On April 23 and 24, the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association annual convention was held in Louisville.  
    Owen County Retired Teachers Association President Faye Shelton accepted state awards for the local group.  

  • Keith hopes Interstate 71 will lead to new development in region

    Six area county judge-executives, including Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, have joined forces to promote the Interstate 71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    The I-71 Kentucky Corridor Regional Task Force Inc. is made up of Carroll County Judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Gallatin County Judge-executive Ken McFarland, Henry County Judge-executive John Logan Brent, Oldham County Judge-executive David Voegele, Trimble County Judge-executive Randy Stevens, and Keith.

  • 1812 meets 2012

  • Board tags Hunter

    Board tags Hunter

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    After spending nearly a year on the Owen County Primary School Site-based Decision-making Council, Kimberly Hunter joined the Owen County School Board May 31.
    Hunter, 38, will finish out Brian Young’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012. Young resigned from the board due to personal reasons in March.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.

  • Patriot Patrick Henry found in Owen

    Patrick Henry is probably most famous for his, “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech, but a little cleaning up of some historic documents show that Henry once had ties to Owen County.
    The documents, which have been stored in the basement of the Owen County Courthouse, are being cleaned up as part of a grant from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

  • Marking the moments
  • Second Owen County Fan Fair getting ready to roll

    Approximately 90,000 NASCAR fans are soon expected to roll into the region and the Owen County Visioneers are pulling out all the stops to ensure visitors get a true taste of what Owen County has to offer.
    The second annual Fan Fair event will take place June 26-30 and volunteers are working on a myriad of new activities for visitors to enjoy.
    This year’s Fan Fair will take place at the Owen County Fairgrounds, a change that Visioneer Shanna Osborne hopes will prove successful.

  • Family finding new strength battling cancer

    To Maretta House Swartz, the birth of her daughter, Ryleigh, in 2010 was a true blessing that Swartz had wanted for a long time. It may have been more of a blessing than she realized.
    At 34, she was experiencing the joy of being a mother but just months after giving
    birth, Swartz, an Owen County native, discovered a lump in her breast. At that time, she faced the fear of possible breast cancer.