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Today's News

  • Robertson, Johnson vie for PVA’s office

    Last week, Owen County’s Democratic and Republican parties selected their nominees for the property valuation administrator position, which is on the ballot in this year’s general election in November.

    The Owen County Republican Committee selected Blake Robertson, who is currently serving in the county property valuation administrator role. Robertson was appointed June 10 by Gov. Matt Bevin after the death of James “Jimmy” Coyle in April.

  • Ellis addresses council's concerns

    Owenton City Council’s monthly meeting started a little different than normal as Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis talked about the city and county’s relationship.

    “It seems that a lot of people in the community continue to try and pit the county and the city against each other,” Ellis said. “I’ve been here and addressed it before. We’ve had some issues, we’ve worked through those, and I think we’re better for it, to be quite honest.”

  • Annual county fair set to begin Saturday; carnival opens Monday

    The Owen County Fairgrounds may be quiet now but starting Saturday throughout all of next week, patrons will fill the venue for the 85th annual Owen County Fair.

    Owen County Fair Board Director Ashley Young said it seems many communities don’t value the county fair as much these days, but he doesn’t believe that pertains to Owen countians.

    “To most people it is like an old time tradition,” Young said. “People look forward to it here.”

  • THE ARK HAS ARRIVED

    By LINDA LAWRENCE
    Landmark News Service

    Thousands of people descended on Grant County for the official Ark Encounter ribbon-cutting and media day held on July 5 and the grand opening to the public, which took place as planned on July 7.

  • Looking back | July 13, 2016

    Madison Gamble named Miss Owen County 2011
    2011 | 5 years ago

    As the annual Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show got into full swing Monday, another Miss Owen County was crowned.

    Madison Gamble, the 16-year-old daughter of Kelley and Teena Gamble, received the crown over 10 other contestants.

    Gamble was also named Miss Photogenic.

    Brittany Clark was the third runner-up, Danielle Hoop was second runner-up and Christina Johnson was first runner-up.

    Christina Ueltschi was named Miss Congeniality.

  • Court News | July 13, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | June 28, 2016

    James Brandon Daugherty, 1980, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property firearm, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to July 26.

    Jackie L. Gibson, 1978, probation violation, continued to July 12.

    Isaac L. Goemaat, 1994, show cause hearing, failed to pay fines, costs and fees, apply bond, resume payments.

    Lauro Lopez Hernandez, 1991, second-degree rape, continued to Aug. 18.

  • Backyard clotheslines serve as reminder of 20th century life

    In the 1900s it was a common sight in most backyards. During the summer it gleefully skipped through the air, wrapping its ends around sturdy trees or poles secured in the ground.

    Clothespins provided a solid anchor on its expanse, and for many years the lowly clothesline seemed to bask in the attention of the American family.

    A long, forked wooden pole propped in the middle of the line would lift the laundered clothes to just the right height for youngsters to duck under as they galloped about in their pretend world.

  • At the Library | July 13, 2016

    Hey kids, continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party when school stars. Adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too. Summer fun is cool at the library this year. Announcing new hours at the library. We will now be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out.

    Ballet Lessons

  • Senior Activities | July 13-19, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. extension office – nutrition.

  • New friends visit the Branch

    I didn’t write last week. I just didn’t feel good. It wasn’t anything physical, I just felt like a big, wet balloon was hanging over my head and I couldn’t breathe. There were no productive juices in my brain. I am back now and have two weeks of Wanda’s news, so I’d better get to it.