.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Businesswoman shares her knack with Owen County

    From Dallas, Texas to Owen County, June Osborne has shared her love of home décor with friends and family. Now Osbrone will begin sharing that love with the entire community.
    The 62-year-old, soon-to-be retired engineer said she has always had a knack for decorating, including floral arrangements and room staging – all of which will be a part of the business.

  • Helping Hands

    The Owen County Youth Services Center and Community Education Center recently held a fundraiser for the Power Pack Program and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The staff of the centers would like to thank the community for its support purchasing popcorn from the students of Owen County schools. Approximately $3,200 was raised which will be split between the two programs. The top three sellers received prizes for their hard work. The top sellers were Kendall Whobrey (first place), Destiny Prather (second place), and Malachi Mefford (third place).
     

  • Thunder strikes

  • Vandals topple 20 tombstones in Gratz

    Police are investigating the Thanksgiving Day vandalism of a graveyard in Gratz.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, about 20 stones were overturned or damaged in the Mount Minish Cemetery sometime between Wednesday and Friday morning last week.
    “Somebody went in there and either turned them over or pushed them off their bases,” Hammond said. “It was discovered when people went in there Friday morning to decorate their family gravestones for Christmas.”
    Some of the stones were decades old, Hammond said.

  • Looking for angels

    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the project began approximately 25 years ago and countless businesses, churches and organizations have stepped up to help make everyone’s Christmas merry.

  • Looking for angels

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.

  • Panel to review superintendent applications

    Owen County School District’s superintendent screening committee will meet Thursday to review applications in hopes of finding a new leader.
    Owen County Primary School Principal Sharen Hubbard, who also serves as the committee’s principal representative, said the meeting will be closed to the public.
    The screening committee screens all applicants, calls and checks all references and chooses the top applicants, which is usually between three and five.

  • Santa coming to town as part of Sunday Christmas parade

    Santa Claus is coming to town ... again.
    Owen County’s annual Christmas parade will makes its way through the streets of Owenton Sunday, officially kicking off the holiday season in the community.
    This year’s theme is “A Kentucky Christmas” and was chosen by a council who took ideas from Judy Grisham.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the grand marshal of this year’s parade will be State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, in honor of his 20-year service as representative.

  • Owen County Christmas Parade

    Owen County Christmas Parade
    “A Kentucky Christmas”
    Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

    1-6 p.m.: Open house at participating merchants
    2 p.m.: Lining up of floats at Southern States parking lot
    2:15 p.m.: Judging of floats
    2:30 p.m.: Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States
    2:30-3:15 p.m.: Singing at the courthouse square
    3 p.m.: Leave Southern States
    3:30 p.m.: Christmas parade (Owen County Rotary Club and Owen County Extension Homemakers)

  • County Clerk’s Corner: With the election over, we can look ahead

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend warm wishes to each and everyone this holiday season. May your hearts be filled with love, peace and happiness. It has been an honor serving as your County Clerk these last six years and I have many fond memories of good times, special friendships and a great sense of accomplishment for all the goals that have been met.  
    I would like to thank my deputy clerks for all their hard work and dedication to this office and the citizens of Owen County.