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  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday with over 60 vendors

    As the weather begins to cool down, fall festival season is starting to heat up across Kentucky. In Owen County, locals are preparing for Sweet Owen Day, a 16-year-old annual festival that takes place each September on the Owen County courthouse square.
    Set for 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Sweet Owen Day will be a day full of fun for the whole family, according to event organizers.

  • Owen County Public Transit receives federal award

    Public transportation is a common privilege for many major cities, allowing travelers to shuttle from one area to the next without having to worry about the stress of a daily commute.
    While many smaller areas lack a steady public transportation system, Owen County Public Transit (OCPT) continues to grow, having recently received the statewide Outstanding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Achievements award.

  • Noise complaint leads to drug arrest

    A noise complaint on Shady Lane eventually led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man Thursday, after a sheriff’s deputy discovered drugs and a handgun inside the man’s residence.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell was called to 55 Shady Lane on a noise complaint just before 10 p.m. Once on scene, Caldwell was given consent to search Wesley Roberts’ residence, where he discovered over eight ounces of marijuana, controlled substances believed to be crystal meth and a handgun.

  • 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.

    Storytime

  • 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.’”