Local News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cooler weather brings more events and fun

    We have finally gotten the roof on the new shed and started splitting and stacking wood.
    We worked at Ann’s over the weekend. The weather has been great for the job - chilly with sunshine. You can dress in layers and peel as the temperature warms.

  • Weaving a new skill

    There werer several participants in the recent basket-weaving class held at the Owen County Public Library enjoyed learning a new skill.  Ken Hanson directed the class as they learned how to construct a Cape Cod Blueberry basket.  Hanson has baskets on display in the Kentucky History Room at the library.  The library is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


  • Chisholm wins: Owen County student to compete at Disney World

    Veronica Chisholm, 17, daughter of Tim and Rhonda Chisholm of Owenton, has been selected to represent Kentucky at the 2014 Miss American Teen Pageant.
    As the Miss Kentucky Teen, Chisholm will be attending the national pageant for her age group in Florida at Walt Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • Emergency official urges public to have a plan

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, Owen County Emergency Management is urging Kentuckians to “be aware - be prepared - have a plan.”

  • Take a tour: Woman’s Club tour of homes

    The home of John and Crystal Lilly at 320 Green Acres will be featured on the Woman’s Club tour of homes from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 5.  The three bedroom, two bath home with a full basement and two car garage was built in 2006.  This attractive home, built on a sloping lot, has beautiful landscaping and an inviting front porch.  This is a must see.  Tickets available from members, library or day of tour.


  • Descendants of Reese-Holbert hold family reunion

    The descendants of Farmer Reese and Nannie Bell Holbert met for their annual reunion on Sept. 14.
    Everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with good fellowship and a delicious meal.

  • Owen High student honored in school-promotion contest

    An Owen County student’s project has been recognized as one of the best by judges as part of the annual “Promote Your School” essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
    Makenzie Davis of Owen County High School received an honorable mention certificate for her project.
    A junior at the Somerset Christian School was named winner of the competition.

  • Owen Co. 4-Hers honored at Kentucky State Fair

    Owen County 4-H was well represented at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, with 65 exhibits in Cloverville and several exhibitors showing livestock.
    Exhibit entries were eligible for the state fair after winning first in their classes at the Owen County Fair.
    Congratulations to out to:
    Cailey Stedham for winning first in her scrapbook page class;
    Emma Miller whose sun dress won in her sewing class;

  • Stewart shares remade history with community

    Bob Stewart’s passion is history.
    Stewart’s accurate reproductions of Paleo, Woodland Archaic and Late Woodland people’s tools are displayed and used in museums, educational programs, state and national parks, film studios and historical re-enactments.
    His “Archaic Arts” business began over 19 years ago due to the demand for quality reproduction primitive tools.

  • Remember the Raisin: Program to focus on War of 1812

    “Frenchtown, Fort Meigs, Mississinewa, the Battle of Lake Erie, the River Thames, New Orleans...”
    Kentucky’s contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American War effort.
    The Owen County Public Library will present a program with Eddie Price focusing on The War of 1812 on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
    This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily, and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: “Remember the Raisin!”