Local News

  • With 4-H running through her veins, local girl wins big at state fair

    Once a year the people of Kentucky gather in Louisville to take part in music, shopping, exhibitions and more at the Kentucky State Fair.
    While many fairgoers view the two-week event as a farewell to summer, one local girl attended to showcase her hard work and dedication as a member of Owen County 4-H.
    Owen County High School 10th-grader Kelsey Davis won multiple ribbons at this year’s state fair and went as far as receiving Class Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in Upcycle Container Garden in the 4-H Horticulture Division.

  • Mother, son team up for Owenton’s newest boutique

    For 30-year-old Clark Roberts, entrepreneurship just comes naturally.
    The Owen County native first began his landscaping business, 4 Seasons Landscaping, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University nine years ago.
    On Aug. 25, Roberts began a new business venture, partnering with his mother, Joy Roberts, a retired Owen County family and consumer sciences teacher, to open Owenton’s newest boutique, Dots on Main.
    Dots on Main offers various gifts, accessories and home decor that locals may have otherwise had to travel outside the county to find.

  • At the Library | September 6, 2017

    Calling all investors: We are excited to be involved in an innovative program to make use of our venue to help educate local investors. An integral part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so. Come to the library, scan four posters and take a one question quiz about each one on your phone to be entered in a contest to receive a $1,000 contribution to your IRA. This contest runs all through September at the library. Come in at your convenience.


  • School board adopts smoke-free policy

    Owen County Schools recently joined the ranks of a growing number of districts across Kentucky aiming to create a healthier atmosphere for students.
    The Owen County Board of Education approved a proposal to create a smoke-free school system at its Aug. 21 meeting. The district will begin promoting smoke-free areas at each school and athletic event with signs posted throughout its campus.

  • At the Library | August 30, 2017

    Storytime returns Sept. 7

    Calling all pre-schoolers. Storytime returns Sept. 7. Ms. Susan is so excited to see everyone and hear about their summer. She will have her usual bag of tricks open with great games, books and crafts. Remember, registration is required by calling (502) 484-3450 and children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Storytime meets at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, unless there is no school.

    Dash for the Stash

  • Community Events | August 30. 2017

    Clifton family reunion set for Saturday

    The Clifton Family reunion will be Saturday, at the Owen County Extension Office. Pot luck will begin at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to share and make new memories.

    Retired teachers to meet Sept. 12

  • SOUND THE ALARM: Volunteer firefighters in short supply locally

    Jonesville Fire Chief Allen Cammack remembers well the day he felt called to serve his community. A house fire extinguished earlier that day by the volunteer fire department had reignited and manpower was in short supply.

    “After it rekindled, I remember the fire whistle going off several times trying to get someone to come in and help,” he said. “I thought, ‘You know, I’m here, I’m available and I can do this.’”

  • Project teaches recycling, beautifies school playground

    While many young students across the state and nation are often unconcerned with the environment and what’s taking place around them, one Owen County Elementary student recently collected 536 lbs. of recycled plastic lids in caps in order to give back to her community.

  • At the Library | August 23, 2017

    Classic Comedy Matinee

    Revisit the romance between Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in “It Happened One Night.” This was the first movie to win five major Academy Awards. Bring your friends, we’ve got the popcorn. The fun begins at 1 p.m., today.

    Lego Challenge Game

    Can you build a logo car or pizza? Meet after school to build these and other challenges. Fun for all school-age children, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Kids Cook: Oodles of Noodles

  • City approves budget, down $166K from 2016-17

    By Mike Haines