.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Lawmakers visit Eden Shale, hear about present and future

    About 100 guests, staff and lawmakers recently attended a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture held at Owen County’s Eden Shale farm.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, who represents Owen County in the Kentucky House of Representatives, said he was happy to discuss the future of agriculture in the commonwealth.
    “Eden Shale is one of the treasures of Owen County and it was a real pleasure to show it off to some of the members of the committee who don’t have a background in farming.”

  • Blaze guts mobile home on Squiresville

  • Smoke rising: Kentucky American to begin testing waterlines

    Field crews will soon be conducting smoke testing in order to perform a sanitary sewer evaluation study of the Owenton sewer system.
    O’Brien & Gere, under contract with Kentucky American Water and the City Of Owenton will perform the work, which will include opening manholes in the streets. The information collected during the study will be used to help improve and repair the wastewater collection system.
    Field crews will conduct the smoke testing for two to three days, from July 1-3.

  • Owen library wins grant for community Big Read project

    The Owen County Public Library has announced that it has received a grant to host The Big Read in Owen County.
    The Big Read is a program of the national Endowment for the Arts and is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.
    The local library is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project from September to June 2015.

  • Office wins popcorn prize for helping to save lives

    Owen County’s drivers license office has been presented a large tin of “Thank You” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life for their exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

  • Tailgating for the Troops honors vets with celebration

    Tailgating for Troops, a new organization that helps hire disabled veterans to build boards for cornhole, held an open tournament and get-together celebration at Elk Creek Vineyard. The event featured live music, food and games.

    Tailgating for Troops recently opened in the former Dollar General store in Owenton.


     

  • Smith House upgrades offerings with new chefs

    Although the Smith House has gained fame with its pies and BBQ, owners Billy and Julie O’Banion are hoping to add more unique and delicious options for diners from near and far.
    To aid the couple, two professional chefs have been hired on, the restaurant is now open daily and the O’Banion’s are hopeful they will be able to continue improving an Owen County tradition.

  • Local band will help honor river history

    They’ve had five or six gigs and have been excited by the response but later this month, The Fence Posts will be taking the stage to entertain the public at this year’s Owen County History/Kentucky River Day June 21.
    “We really enjoy playing together and it seems like people like what we are doing,” John Randall said. “The guys in the band seem to have good chemistry and it’s a lot of fun.”

  • Tailgating For Troops opening doors for disabled veterans

    Whether they are in Europe, Asia or the Middle East, soon active American military personal may have a little piece of Owenton to keep them company.
    Earlier this month, Tailgating for Troops opened assembly operations in Owenton.
    Joe Montgomery, who created Tailgating for Troops in 2012, said the goal of the organization is a simple yet daunting one - provide jobs for disable men and women who fought and sacrificed to protect the United States.
    The disabled veterans assemble equipment for cornhole games that are sent to U.S. troops free of changes.

  • State police make arrest after ATV reported stolen

    An Owen County man was recently arrested after allegedly stealing an ATV in New Liberty June 2.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn, an Owen County sheriff’s deputy saw Derrick J. Anderson, 33, on the 4-wheeler that had been reported as stolen.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg Trooper Dusty Corbin worked the case and found Anderson in Ghent, June 3, at a cousin’s home with the stolen ATV, which had been damaged.