Local News

  • Sheriff candidates answer public’s questions

    With two weeks left until the primary election, voters filled the auditorium at Owen County High School Monday for a chance to hear from eight of the nine Owen County sheriff’s candidates in a forum sponsored by the Owen County Visioneers.

  • Farmers market to reopen Friday

    Shopping for local, homegrown produce gets a little bit easier starting Friday.
    The Owen County Farm and Craft Market will open for business at 10 a.m. Friday with a new addition – the ability to pay with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT card, debit card of credit cards.

  • Arts in the Park returns Saturday

    The sixth annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park is slated for Saturday with an afternoon full of art, entertainment and some new additions.
    Veronica Gayle, one of the organizers, said this year’s event should be fun for everyone with music and exciting art.
    “Last year, we had musicians in small groups just playing where they wanted. This year, all the musicians will be on the stage,” Gayle said. “I think it will work out better that way.
    The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 2005 - 2014

    This is the 10th installment of a series highlighting the history of the Owen County Extension Service and its impact on the community.

  • Owen Co. library trustee attains state certification

    Jean Renell Sparrow, a member of the Owen County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The Trustee Certification program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • ‘Mooving’ forward

    Hagen New, Kade New, Sydney Cobb, Charlie Bauman and Katie Sue Wilhoite recently competed at the state Student Technology Leadership Program competition. The group was titled “Livestock Is MOOving Into QR Codes.” The purpose of the project was to inform farmers about a new system created by the group to identify important characteristics of their animals and also how to improve record keeping by using technology to create QR codes on ear tags.

  • Legislative lessons

    Owen County students Samantha Mason and Lauren McDonald participated in the Legislative Page program with the FRYSC page program with the Owen County Youth Services Center. They are both sixth-grade students at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Annual motorcycle ride to Owen Co. Relay for Life to be held May 23

    Join The Sisters Act Relay for Life Team’s Seventh Annual Motorcycle Ride to the Owen County Relay for Life Event on May 23. 
    This ride is in honor of Pam Brock, team member and an eight-year cancer survivor, as well as to honor all cancer survivors.
    No registration required or fee collected but all donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. This is strictly a voluntary ride to show our support to all cancer survivors. 
    For more information, call Teresa Swigert at 502-484-2726. 

  • Waldrop graduates from nursing school

    Family and friends gathered together for the graduation of Brittany Allen Waldrop from the University of Cincinnati School of Nursing on April 26. She is the daughter of Glenn Todd Waldrop and Tracey Allen and the granddaughter of Darlyn and the late Glenn Waldrop.

  • Perry gains degree from Northern Kentucky

    Shadoe Brooke Perry will graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts in communication and area of focus in psychology on Saturday. She will graduate with honors as a member of Lambda Pi Eta.