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  • Prepare for the upcoming fishing season now

    While warm weather may be right around the corner, chilly days are hanging around. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming fishing season by purchasing a new license and organizing your gear.

  • Intoxicated woman invades W. Seminary home

    A West Seminary Street resident received a rude awakening during the early morning hours March 6, after an intoxicated 19 year old allegedly invaded his home.
    The incident occurred around 4:26 a.m., at 243 W. Seminary St., the home of Dustin Daniels, according to Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    “(Daniels) was alone at the time and there was an intruder that came into his home,” Gentry said. “She was in the downstairs area wandering around, shutting doors, which woke (Daniels) up.”

  • Teens tackle human trafficking with STLP project

    After seeing a news story about human trafficking in Kentucky, four Maurice Bowling Middle School students began researching the topic for a potential Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) project.
    What they found astounded them.

  • Aldridge newest city policeman
  • Community News: Learn to make fishing lures at Beech Grove Baptist

    4-H Livestock Club to meet
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • At the Library | March 14, 2018

    Celebrate Pi Day
    Let’s celebrate this special math day by measuring and baking a cherry or apple pie. Enjoy pie on pi day from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.
    Storytime
    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Home School Program: Geology Rocks!

  • Owen County Senior Center Events | March 14, 2018

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long. If you need a ride to the center, call Owen County Public Transit at 502-750-2828, and schedule when you would like to come. For more information, call 502-484-3139.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., extension office/nutrition
    Thursday: 10 a.m., game; 1 p.m., Bingocize
    Friday: 10 a.m., stretching, sitting or standing; 1 p.m., Rook

  • Innovation, identity key to Doyle Lawson's decades-long career

    Since its inception 92 years ago, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry has inspired untold thousands of singers, songwriters and musicians to pack their bags and head for Music City, USA.

    International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson, who will perform at Owen County High School March 18, recalls the first time he heard Bill Monroe over the airwaves of 650 WSM from the Grand Ole Opry almost as if it were yesterday.

  • Fiscal court hires new finance, human resources officer

    A short two months after former Deputy Owen County Judge-Executive and Finance/Human Resource Officer Pam Miller’s retirement, the Owen County Fiscal Court voted to hire her replacement — a position the court had intended not to refill.
    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis advertised for a finance/human resource officer in recent weeks after his office attempted to absorb Miller’s duties.

  • In its 13th year, Walk For Awareness still providing hope for local families

    Each year dozens of families in brightly colored T-shirts with team names like, “Isaiah’s Warriors” printed across their backs descend on the Family Life Center at Owenton First Baptist Church.
    They walk in remembrance, in honor and in support of those who have lost their lives, have battled or are currently battling a congenital heart defect (CHD).