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Today's News

  • Woman’s curio shop is a tribute to daughter

    Colorful business cards with Ghirardelli chocolates attached aren’t the only thing sweet about the recently opened Carolann’s Curio.
    The gift shop, located at 312 South Main Street and owned by Paula Sanders, gets its namesake from Sanders’ daughter who passed away from a blood disease in 2012.
    Sanders said her plans for a gift shop came to a halt after her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson, became sick.

  • Restaurant moves into city limits

    The Owenton City Council has approved an ordinance to annex the Smith House Restaurant into the City of Owenton.
    The council held a first reading on the ordinance at its Oct. 7 meeting and a second reading at a special Oct. 14 meeting.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said Smith House Restaurant owner Billy O’Banion wrote a letter to the council requesting to be annexed into the city.
    West said the move would allow the Smith House Restaurant to obtain a liquor license if the establishment acquired the proper amount of square footage.

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of financial management

    This is the second installment of a series looking back at 100 years of the extension service's home demonstrations.

  • Community events

    Society speaker to discuss John Hunt Morgan
    Dr. James Ramage, author and Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, will present a program on Confederate Brigadier Gen. John Hunt Morgan Thursday  night  at the Odd Fellows Hall. The Owen County Historical Society members and guests will enjoy dinner together beginning at 6 p.m.
    The program will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Safety lesson

    Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Firemen J.O. Powers and Jude Canchola and retired fireman Richard Hampton visited Storytime With Ms. Susan at the Owen County Public Library Oct. 9. Those in attendance were taught how to stop, drop and roll and what to do in other fire emergencies.

  • In Season: Lexie Wilson

    Lexie Wilson shot this 8-point buck during youth hunt.  Wilson was hunting with her dad on Granny Sarah McCormick’s land

  • In season: Christien Meece

    Christien Meece, 14, of Walton, shot this 10-point buck with a .44 magnum rifle on Oct. 11 on his own during the youth hunt at his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave Risch’s farm on Hwy 227 in Owenton. He hunted this year with his dad R.j. Teipel, This was his first hunt and was his first kill.

  • Teen safety driving program could bring concert to Owen County

    During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Owen County High School is participating in Celebrate My Drive and is asking the public for support.
    OCHS is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important and the school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant from State Farm,
    Owen County High School could also win one of two hometown concert events by a chart-topping musical artist.
    But to win, the school needs help from the public.