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Today's News

  • The Age of Outrage - let's end it with love and forgiveness, not rock throwing

    On Dec. 8, 2014, no one got eaten alive on the Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” – and some viewers who tuned in to see carnage were outraged.

    On May 6 of the same year, actress Shailene Woodley outraged feminists by announcing that she’s not a feminist, and on Aug. 28, Hello Kitty fans were outraged when the Sanrio company said Hello Kitty “is not a cat.”

  • Local Church News | July 20, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed today as Ben Allen shared God’s Word with us. Using scriptures from Mark and John, he challenged us to answer the question “What do our lives say Christianity is?” We too often fall into the trap of sharing our religion instead of Christ. Sometimes we know all the “churchy answers” but we don’t truly know Christ. It was great to have Helen Allen and Mary Cobb and her family back worshipping with us today.

  • Friends of Hospice raises nearly $7,000 from Derby Brunch event

    OWENTON, Ky. – A group of Owen County ladies who call themselves “Friends of Hospice,” held a Derby Brunch at the Owen County Extension Office and raised nearly $7,000 to benefit Hospice patients and their families in Owen County. Since the event began three years ago, these volunteers have raised nearly $14,000.

  • Tourism celebrates grand opening of visitor center
  • St. Elizabeth looks to expand operations in Owen County

    When St. Elizabeth Healthcare signed a lease with the United States Department of Agriculture for the old New Horzions Hospital space, they were committing to Owen County’s healthcare. Almost one-third of the way through the 18-month lease, St. Elizabeth is now looking to build.

    “We are currently in the process of trying to locate a new location in Owenton,” said John Mitchell, vice president of operations for St. Elizabeth at Covington, Grant and Owen.

  • Malcomb tours China as part of trip for high school students

    For students, a trip outside of the county is an excursion but for 15-year-old Noah Malcolmb, he took the word excursion to a new meaning as he left for a 16-hour flight to Shanghai, China.

    Malcomb, a sophomore at Owen County High School, was one of 24 high school students that traveled to the country as part of an 14-day trip in June organized by the University of Kentucky’s Confuscius Institute. Owen County High School teacher Doris Beverly actually told Malcomb about the trip he could apply for, he said.

  • Police searching for missing teen

    A 15-year-old Owenton girl is missing after she left her East Adair Street residence July 11.

    Courtney Marie Sutherland left home around 5:30 p.m., according to Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn.

    “She was going to the courthouse to use the internet,” Alcorn said.

    But Sutherland did not return home later that night. It was discovered after she didn’t return that she took extra clothes with her before leaving.

    It is believed she might possibly be in the Frankfort area, according to Alcorn.

  • ANOTHER SHOT

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since earlier this year was officially filed at the county clerk’s office Thursday, July 14.

    The petition required signatures from 25 percent of voters in the last election. A total of 656 signatures were certified by Monday morning and a local option election is slated for Sept. 20.

  • For Duvall, farming has been a near lifelong adventure

    In the late 1940s, a young boy from Wheatley would cash in the contents of his piggy bank to purchase two sheep. He wasn’t quite old enough to begin grade school, but already Billy Duvall had recognized his passion.

    “I never wanted to do anything else,” Duvall said of farming. “By the time I got out of high school I already had several different crops, equipment and livestock.”

  • Chisholm crowned Miss Owen

    Nineteen contestants had entered Saturday’s Miss Owen County Fair Pageant. The runner ups were announced and then it was down to two contestants. Master of Ceremonies Billy O’Banion paused before announcing the first runner-up, when shouts of “Go ‘Queen V!’” came from the quiet crowd.

    The shout signaled support for hometown girl Veronica Chisholm, who would walk away with the sash and crown. Chisholm was only one of two Owen County residents competing in the pageant.