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  • Wheatley residents planning holiday dinner

    The Wheatley Community Center Thanksgiving Celebration will be held Nov. 23 at the Community Center.  
    There will be a planning meeting Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m. for anyone who would like to help with the celebration.
    In other news, a summer project of painting the outside of the center is ongoing.
    Two community members have spent numerous hours scrapping and painting the front and one side of the building.

  • Moving Day: Owen County Senior Citizens Center relocates to former library building

    On their first day in a newly-renovated facility, attendees of the Owen County Senior Center were already getting down to the business of fun Monday.
    Some congregated in the kitchen area over Halloween crafts, while others played cards or Scrabble, but the seniors all agreed that the spacious new center would provide them with years of enjoyment.
    The center officially moved to 118 N. Main St., the old Owen County Public Library, Monday.

  • New Owen Co. lawmakers to meet public at library

    Kentucky State Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, and State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown,  have recently taken time to get acquainted with Owen County.
    Next month, the entire community will get the opportunity to meet their new legislators.
    A Legislative Meet and Greet will be held at the Owen County Public Library Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
    Carroll and Quarles are expected to attend the event organized by the Friends of Kentucky Libraries each October.

  • Sex offender indicted by Owen County grand jury

    An Owen County man was recently indicted for failure to comply with the sex-offender registry
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Trooper Brad Arterburn said Heith A. Necessary, 31, was registered as living in Owenton during a routine checkup when law enforcement discovered he was no longer at the residence.
    It was Necessary’s second offense.
    Arterburn said the checkups take place every few months and sex offenders have to register their new addresses once they relocate.

  • Owenton man involved in Indiana semi truck crash

    By Brent Brown
    Greensburg Daily News
    A semi carrying coiled steel left I-74 and caught fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, sending the driver to the hospital and shutting down portions of the interstate for a period of time.

  • Pair airlifted following crash in Monterey

    A couple traveling by motorcycle on U.S. Hwy. 127 N. toward Frankfort were airlifted out of Monterey after a crash that took place Sunday evening.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the crash took place at approximately 6 p.m. in front of the Monterey Market at 11465 U.S. Hwy. 127.
    Hammond said a vehicle, driven by Jan Willoughby, was turning out of the Monterey Market onto U.S. 127 N. and didn’t see the motorcycle traveling in the southbound lane.

  • Owen County Historical Society to honor veterans with local ties

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • Local livestock exhibitor honored at Kentucky Proud Points luncheon

    Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    In Owen County, Morgan Forsee of Owenton won the top prize for rams in the sheep division.

  • Two local fire departments awarded state grant money

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service
    The Kentucky Division of Forestry has awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
    In Owen County, the Jonesville and Owenton volunteer fire departments received grants.

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