Local News

  • Crawford named to American College of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James M. Crawford has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  The induction ceremony at which Mr. Crawford   became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual  Meeting of the College in London, England.

  • Perkins bags elk on charity trip

    An Owen County girl in remission from cancer had the experience of a lifetime when she was invited to hunt elk at the Arrow Ridge Ranch.
    Owners Forrest and Lisa Pike and Matt Brown of Arrow Ridge Ranch were just opening the ranch this year and wanted to give a charity hunt.
    They are friends with G.O. Heath of the Sportsmen Channel.
    Health was aware that Craig Bowling was with Beka’s Toppers.
    After the men spoke about finding a potential young hunter to take advantage of the offer, Brianna Perkins of Owen County was selected.

  • Library offers events for young people

    As part of The Big Read community literacy event celebrating the classic book, “The Call of the Wild” an after-school DIY Adventure took place Sept. 17.  Participants in “Leaf Creations” used leaves and grasses to make a picture. 
    This Wednesday’s DIY Adventure will be making paracord/parachute bracelets from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library.  All materials are provided.

  • No burn laws in effect from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

    Even through we have had some precipitation, it doesn’t take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry the no-burn seasons starts Oct.1 and goes through Dec. 15.

  • OCHS takes part in safety day

    As part of Farm Safety Week in Kentucky, Farm Bureau hosted a safety awareness event at Owen County High School Sept. 22. A mock ATV accident was held with emergency personnel, ambulances, state police and a helicopter ambulance taking part in the mock event.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court declared Sept. 22-26 farm safety week in Owen County.
    "We hope that the time spent focusing on personal safety will provide positive dividends down the road for our students and our community as a whole," OCHS Principal Duane Kline said.

  • Officials preparing for alcohol sales within city

    After a successful wet vote in the Owenton Incorporated precinct Sept. 16, county officials are now working to draft an ordinance that will regulate the sale of alcohol.
    Voters in the Owenton Inc. voted to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owenton restaurants and dining facilities with seating capacity of at least 100 people and derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.
    The election was successful by 66 votes. The final yes vote was 221. A total of 155 no votes were cast.

  • One very sweet day: Annual fall event brings big crowd to downtown Owenton

    Over 70 vendors and exhibitors lined the streets around the Owen County Courthouse Saturday as the annual Sweet Owen Day festival was held.
    This year’s event culminated in the crowing of Hailey Wiggins as the new Miss Sweet Owen Day, which was sponsored by Beka’s Toppers.
    From nearly dawn with the annual Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast to dusk with a performance by country music performer Eddie Barber, the day offered something for just about everyone.

  • Carroll honors Owen’s top chefs

    State Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, stopped by Owen County High School Sept. 17 to serve up a few congratulatory remarks for the school’s statewide junior chef champions.
    The Cuisine Rebels culinary team won the second annual Kentucky Proud Junior Chef Competition during this year’s Kentucky State Fair.
    The team consists of Carley Bennett, Morgan Woodyard, Kadee Carter, Hailey Chappell and Cannon Goodrich.
    The team was coached by OCHS teacher Kim Webster.
    The team’s winning dish was a potato-crusted bacon cheeseburger quiche.

  • Monterey ready to welcome home everyone for fair

    Every two years friends and family gather in Monterey for a homecoming with a purpose.
    Since its inception in 1976, the money raised at the Monterey Homecoming Fair has gone toward maintaining the Monterey City Park.
    The legacy of financial support along with the promise of a fun-filled day is expected to bring a crowd back to the river city again this year.
    The Monterey Fair will be held Oct. 4 with a variety of vendors, events and entertainment.

  • Cheerleaders look to return to tournament

    As the Owen County High School Cheerleading Squad gets ready to compete this year, the team has unveiled two special projects that will help them make their way back to the state tournament.
    Coach Jenna Gray said the group would be hosting a special elementary cheerleading camp Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, which will feature a special performance at the end of the week.
    This year, the squad has launched a new fund-raising project. The group is partnering to open at team spirit shop on-line featuring Owen County High School Rebel wear.