Today's News

  • Keselowski takes another title in Kentucky

    Landmark Community News Service

    Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski wrapped up a competitive three-race weekend at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta with his second victory in three years, leading 199 of the 267 laps of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 en route to the win. Keselowski placed fifth in Thursday’s UNOH 225 Truck race behind winner Kyle Busch and second in Friday’s Natiowide race won by Kevin Harvick.

  • Program prepares the next generation of volunteers

    Since its inception in the early 1980s, Owen County’s junior volunteer firefighter program has taught teens the importance of camaraderie, trust and building lifelong relationships -- but most importantly, how to save lives and property.
    Today there are only four junior firefighters county wide, a number that Owen County Volunteer Fire Chief Robb Chaney, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Volunteer Fire Public Information Officer Jude Canchola hope to see rise this summer.

  • Davis named agency manager for Farm Bureau

    Jeff Davis has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at Owen County Farm Bureau. Davis’ appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.

  • Owen Co. Emergency workers prepare for the big shake up

    For the last week, the Owen County Emergency Management has been preparing for a big shake-up.
    On June 16, Kentucky Emergency Management and its partners kicked off a week-long earthquake exercise.
    The exercise, designated as Capstone 14, was designed to strengthen partnerships between local, state and federal governments and the private sector.

  • AG warns consumers of IRS phone scam

    Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentuckians to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of phone scams claiming to be associated with the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Other voices: Holy cow – Just shoot him already!

    In my 25-plus years of working in the community newspaper business, I often get asked when I’m going to write about my extended family. (Keep in mind it’s usually my family that is doing the asking.)
    While I hail from Grant County now, my roots are in Owen County. My mother is Eula Smoot and my father was Buster Baker, both Owen County natives. My Granny Baker lived on Blanton Street, across from “the cheese factory” for many, many years.

  • Owen County District Court - June 20, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, set bonds for amounts owed.
    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to July 11.
    James B. Duvall, 1970, manufacturing methamphetamine, cultivate in marijuana, possession of marijuana, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 18.

  • MBMS End of the Year Awards 2013-2014

    Rotary Awards
    Fifth Grade  - Madison Brown, Cody Anderson
    Sixth Grade  - Andrea Wilson, Ryson Neeley
    Seventh Grade - Lisa Messer, Jared Prather
    Eighth Grade - Heather Perkins, Bradley Prather

    Perfect Attendance
    Fifth Grade:  Cody Anderson, Jayden Bevis, Allison Bourne, Mercedes Bourne, Austin Caldwell, Brandon Combs, Cheyenne Coppola, Kaleb Epperson, Meg Gamm, Carsyn Inman, Savannah Kinster, Tori Lykins, Allen Mason, Shelby Sams, Brayden Woodley

  • Kay’s Branch News: Highway department makes a smooth ride

    After all the birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations last month, I am out of news.
    I can’t believe June is over and we are going into the Fourth of July weekend. I have spent too much time in the basement. I have missed half the year. We got two nice rains this past week. I got all the yard and garden lot mowed before that happened so I have little to do this week.
     Tomorrow is bridge and I will come to Owenton to do errands and see Dr. Clements about a chipped tooth.

  • 4-H News: Exciting leadership opportunities exist for Kentucky 4-H’ers

     Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers its members prime opportunities to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role, young people can develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making future decisions.
    Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.