Local News

  • Local livestock exhibitor honored at Kentucky Proud Points luncheon

    Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    In Owen County, Morgan Forsee of Owenton won the top prize for rams in the sheep division.

  • Two local fire departments awarded state grant money

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service
    The Kentucky Division of Forestry has awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
    In Owen County, the Jonesville and Owenton volunteer fire departments received grants.

  • Newly ordained

  • Deer Season: Abilgayle Dempsey

    Abigayle Dempsey harvested her first deer youth weekend, while hunting with her dad. Abigayle is the daughter of Jeremy and Kayla Dempsey of Owenton.

  • Deer Season: Elizabeth Castleman

    Elizabeth Castleman, 14, of Jonesville, took this deer on the family farm Oct. 12. She is the daughter of Cindy and Lee Castleman.

  • Deer Season: Conner Eades

    Conner Eades, the 9-year-old son of Robert and Tina Eades of Owenton, took in a 14-point during youth hunt weekend in Owen County.

  • Deer Season: Lexie Wilson

    Lexie Wilson, 8, shot this four-point buck on Oct. 12.

  • Deer Season: Jeffery Eldridge

    Jeffery Eldridge’s first deer was taken on Oct. 13. The deer was a three-point buck.

  • Calling all vets

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • It's tea time

    The second “Tea Time” to support the Owen County High School Basketball team will be held Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Owenton.
    Individuals, groups of friends, organizations or businesses may host a table, decorate that table to a theme of their choice, invite guests, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a presenter on women’s interests and door prizes.  The cost for a table of eight is $120. Table sponsors will need to set up their table from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to allow time for judging.