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  • 'There she is,' Miss Owen County!

    Audrey Lewis is no stranger to beauty pageants.
    The 16-year-old incoming Owen County High School junior has spent years wowing judges, from baby pageants to her reign as 2015 Miss Teen Owen County. But it’s the title she now holds that Lewis said is more exciting to her than any other title she could ever be given.
    Lewis was crowned Miss Owen County during the first day of the 86th annual Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show Saturday — it was her first year in the Miss division.

  • At the Library | July 19. 2017

    I Am A … Pioneer

    Follow a trail through the forest to a new land. Do chores and play games that pioneer children played. You can even make some real butter to take home. Appropriate for ages 3-6, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday.

    Community Rapid Response

  • Community Events | July 16. 2017

    Parks and Rec offering co-ed and church league softball
    Owen County Parks & Rec is offering co-ed and church league softball immediately following fair week. Forms may be found at www.owencountyparksandrec.com and the $250 team fee is due June 30. They may be turned in or mailed to 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, KY 40359. For more information, contact the director of both leagues, Tim McIntosh, at (502) 330-6346. A minimum of four teams must sign up with the form and fee for the league to play.

  • Hidden rocks of Owenton bringing fun for all ages

    There may be a minion in a parking lot or a pizza slice in a field. In Owenton, there could even be a Bible verse hidden in plain site, though it depends on what rock you find.
    Citizens of Owen County have recently joined a new game called hidden rocks, where the goal is to get more people outside and to spread joy to whoever finds a rock. To participate in hidden rocks, simply paint a rock and hide it around town for someone to find. Once a rock is found, hide it again in a different location for someone else to find.

  • Council discusses alcohol at future Bird Dog’s events

    By Mike Haines
    N-H Correspondent

  • Annie’s Bakery newest eatery on the square

    You could say that baking is in Rye Howard’s blood.
    The owner of the recently-opened Annie’s Bakery, located inside Pretty Sweet on North Madison Street, is also the daughter of former Owen County High home economics teacher Kim Webster. Her father, Tony Webster, once worked as a butcher.
    “I grew up in a grocery store, around the deli and around the baked goods,” Howard, 29, said. “Growing up around my mom and dad has been very influential.”

  • Community Events | July 12. 2017

    The Owen County Judge-Executive’s Office will host a Community Town Hall Meeting inside the Owen County High School Auditorium Monday, July 17. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., the forum concerning the future of health care in Owen County will begin at 6:30 p.m. The emcee for the event will be Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis.

  • At the Library | July 12. 2017

    I Am A … Storyteller
    Take a journey through books and tell your own story with finger puppets. Make a special storybook about yourself to share with friends. The event is appropriate for ages 3-6, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Walk Away the Pounds
    Get moving for better health. Walking for 30 minutes is great exercise. Follow the “Walk Away the Pounds” DVD every Friday morning. We hope to see you at 10 a.m., Friday.

  • Rescue chief arrested by fish and wildlife

    The Owen County Chief of Search and Rescue was arrested Sunday for allegedly operating a boat or watercraft while intoxicated or under the influence.

  • Incahoots music fest draws crowd downtown