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Today's News

  • Reliving memories through photos, stories
  • At the Library | July 20, 2016

    Hey kids!  Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party when school starts.  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. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out!

    Ballet Lessons

  • Senior Activities | July 20-26, 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. Skip-Bo.

    Thursday, July 21: 9 a.m. Rook; 1 p.m. Joyce Jacobs with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

  • Class of 1956 celebrates 60th reunion
  • Baby Announcement | Maddox Haize Gognat

    Brian and Kelsey Gognat of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Maddox Haize Gognat.

    Maddox was born at 8:21 p.m., April 16, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He weighed 7 lbs. and 2 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Rusty and Heidi Williams of Owenton. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Deb Gognat of Cambridge, Ohio. Great-grandparents are Bill and Vicki Turner of Owenton and the late R.O. and Patsy Williams of Wheatley.

  • Owen County girls participate in 4-H state Fashion Revue

    BY ASHLEY CRAIGMYLE
    Owen County Summer Intern for 4-H Youth Development

    Four girls represented Owen County during the 4-H State Fashion Revue on Wednesday, June 14. Carlee Rohling, Laura Duke, and MaKinnon McAnally placed in the top 5.

  • True, Estes win Ky. Speedway cornhole tournament
  • Pipe organ concert to be held at Dry Ridge Presbyterian

    The public is invited to attend the annual free Founders’ Day Pipe Organ Concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the historic Dry Ridge Presbyterian Church.  This year’s organist, Leah Giannattasio, will perform familiar and lively pieces on the circa 1850s single manual Hook and Hastings hand pumped pipe organ, the only pipe organ in Grant County. Jessica Graff, violinist, will join Leah at the performance.

  • Squashing active vine borers in gardens

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    Squash vine borer is active, with several reports from commercial producers and home gardeners. This pest often goes unnoticed until their larvae have done considerable damage to vines of summer squash, winter squash, and pumpkins. While UK Entomology is not trapping for this pest this year, previous studies have shown that the adults are active from mid-June until the end of the summer.

  • Having an abundant harvest of garlic, potatoes and onions

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend; I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well! We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop” which allows them to store better. We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs but for the bulk of the crop we to want harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.