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Today's News

  • Don Crupper recalls childhood at Fortner Ridge

    It struggles to peek from behind tangled weeds and tall grasses as if  to once again claim its place in history, and if one doesn’t look closely, it’s easy to miss this all but forgotten one-room schoolhouse on Fortner Ridge. However, its story was shared last week at the historical society meeting when Fortner Ridge native Don Crupper described the school’s vital presence in the Fortner community.

  • Who is it?
  • Owen District Court | October 18, 2017

    Oct. 13, 2017

    William Marshall Goodwin, 1992, speed 9 mph over, no tail lamps, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., suspended operators license, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle and operating on suspended/revoked operators license, bond $1,000, continued on Oct. 27.
    Andy H. Richardson, 1977, contempt of court, bond $1,000, $50 a month till done or bench warrant.

  • Looking Back | October 18, 2017

    Oct. 17, 2012
    5 years ago

    Honor flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

  • Owenton resident promoted by KSP

    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson, an Owenton resident, received his promotion certificate Sept. 7, from Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley (right) and KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders (left). A 12-year veteran of the agency, Lawson is assigned to the KSP Public Affairs Branch in Frankfort.

  • Branch residents becoming environmentally aware

    I am up! And I’ve have had coffee. Not because I really wanted to crawl out from under the covers, but It’s Monday and duty calls. I called Fay, but she didn’t answer. She is either at her daughter’s or just didn’t want to face the day yet. This transition time of year before the time changes is hard for folks like me. It’s too warm to sleep without the window open but by 7 a.m. it’s too chilly to roll out of bed with any enthusiasm.

  • Parents should limit their own screen time
  • OCHS announces September Teacher and Member of the Month

    Owen County High School recently announced its September Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Megan Hearn, and its September Member of the Month, Mrs. Jennifer Power.
    Hearn teaches freshman mathematics at OCHS and is very involved with the freshman and senior classes, as well as each year’s homecoming festivities.

  • Students participate in See You at the Pole

    Owen County High School participated in See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, Wednesday, Sept. 27.  
    See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school and nation to God. See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized and student-led event. The 2017 theme is “Fix Our Eyes.” The theme verse is Hebrews 12:2, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

  • Volleyball team honors seniors

    The Owen County volleyball team honored its seniors at the last home game Oct. 11. The varsity team will be playing at 6 p.m., today (Wednesday) in the districts held at Carroll County. They are the number one seed going into the tournament. They finished their season with a 21-11 record.