Local News

  • 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!”

  • A round for Rick

    Members and friends of the Owenton/Owen County Fire Department gathered at Fairway Golf Course Saturday for the Rick Morgan Memorial Golf Outing. The department raised $1,410. The money will be used for items such as flowers for ill members or past members, food and drinks at scenes and toys for children who have lost their home due to fire.

  • Owenton voters to answer wet/dry question

    Voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct will head to the polls Sept. 16 to decide on the possible sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton.
    Only those registered to vote in the Owenton Inc. precinct can vote in the election.
    The polling place will be the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Police seize drugs; make three arrests

    Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after a drug bust that began Friday night.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Shawn Ruff, 29 and Donavan Adams, 25, are each being charged with six counts of trafficking in heroin and 20 counts of possession of heroin.
    Hammond said the drug bust took place near the southeast end of the county at Ruff’s residence.
    Hammond declined to give Ruff’s address, citing an ongoing investigation.