Local News

  • Chamber announces annual winners

    Following a keynote address by Dr. James Henning at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce Dinner Monday, awards were given to outstanding business person of the year, outstanding business of the year and the latest addition to the Owen County Retired Teacher’s Association Wall of Fame.
    Awards were given out by Owen County Chamber of Commerce Board Director Dawn Davis.
    The winner of this year’s outstanding business person of the year award went to Holly and Craig Bowling, owners of seven Halloween Express stores between Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Christmas Angel Tree in full bloom

    Dozens of children across Owen County will have a merry Christmas thanks to those who take a name from the angel tree.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said families throughout Owen County request assistance each year through their office.
    The extension office has had an angel tree since around 1990, when some needy families were receiving no help and others from multiple sources.

  • Artist expo will join Christmas parade

    The annual Owen County Christmas Parade will roll through Owenton Dec. 4, but this years attendees will have one extra stop to make during the days festivities.  
    The Owen County Art Council will be sponsoring “Christmas With the Artist” on the first floor of the Owen County Courthouse. Artisans from around Owen County, including members of the Owen County Farmers Market, will have a variety of gifts for shoppers to choose from and will be set up the entire afternoon.

  • Crash claims life of Owen woman

    An Owen County woman has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127 Friday.
    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, troopers are investigating the death of Beverly Minch, 65.
    Police said for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle driven by Minch crossed the center-line near the 2900 block of U.S. 127 and collied with a passing tractor-trailer.
    Minch was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett at 5:17 p.m.

  • Dream season ends

    The magical season that was 2011 is over.
    Holy Cross High School scored on the first play of the game Friday night and never looked back as they defeated Owen County 45-0.
    The loss ended the season for the Rebels at 11-1.
    While the defeat was hard to take for his staff and players, Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler tried to put everything into perspective following the game.
    “It’s the most fun I’ve ever had coaching,” Fowler said.

  • OCPS turns red, white and blue to honor veterans

    By Payton Gordon
    First-grade student
    And Mindy Green
    Technology Coordinator
    In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Owen County Primary students invited family members that served in different branches of the armed services to a ceremony to honor their commitment and service to our country.  
    The event was held Nov. 10, 2011.
    Students and teachers dressed in patriotic colors, red, white, and blue.

  • Community Events

    Circuit clerk’s office will close for holidays
    The office of the Owen Circuit Clerk will be closed on the following days: Nov. 24, 25 and 26; Dec. 23, 26, 30 and 31; and Jan. 2 and 16.

    Christmas shoeboxes due next week
    Collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes is week of Nov. 14-20. Drop off at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church: Mon.-Tues., 9 a.m.-noon; Wed., 1-4 p.m.; Thur.-Fri., 5:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. 1-7 p.m. Call (502) 750-1488 or 484-5204 with any questions.

  • OCHS carnival to be held Saturday night

    FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and TSA are hosting the first annual OCHS Carnival Saturday  from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of games with great prizes, inflatables, a silent auction, craft vendors, cake walk, corn-hole competition, concessions  and much much more.
    Project Graduation is also hosting a movie in the auditorium.  Cars II, will be shown before the carnival at 3:30 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be shown after the carnival. Snacks will be available for purchase.

  • Sweeney becomes first Owen County teacher to be recertified by national board

    While the Owen County High School Rebels were making football history, a high-school science teacher did the same for the second time. Ten years ago,  Sue Sweeney became the first National Board Certified teacher in Owen County.
    Now, she is the first teacher in Owen County to be renewed by the NBCT.
    Sweeney is Kentucky certified  to teach grades one through 12 with a master’s degree in biology. She  currently teaches biology, forensic science, anatomy and physiology.

  • Minister with Owen County ties obtains his doctorate

    The Rev.  Doug Adkins, minister with youth at Madison Baptist Church, Madison, GA, received the doctor of ministry degree on May 14, 2011, during the commencement exercises of Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  
    This year, 95 degrees were awarded in seven graduate degree programs.