Today's News

  • Local Church News | May 18, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We enjoyed hearing about the past and upcoming trips to Haiti from Ben Allen.  After services we had a fantastic lunch as a fundraiser for Ben and Ashley’s trip to Haiti.  We are praying for their safety and God’s will to be done as this group travels there this summer.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Psalms 1, entitled “The Truth, Now What?”  This Psalm is clear that if we don’t seek God daily we are settling for less than what He has planned for us.


    On May 6, 1988, Kentucky State Police discovered the remains of a young woman – she lie naked in an open field on Highway 330, her face decomposed beyond recognition – the cause of death was determined as strangulation.

    The discovery received little press. A May 12, 1988 edition of the News-Herald reported that an unidentified white female was discovered approximately 18 miles south of Owenton, 27 feet off the roadway.

  • Council votes to condemn property

    The Owenton City Council took a step forward in dealing with a nuisance property on Gayle Avenue by voting to condemn the property at Tuesday meeting.

    The property located at 331 Gayle Ave., owned by Mark Collins, was also discussed at last month’s city council meeting after neighbors raised concern about the safety of the structure and its proximity to other houses.

  • Farm and craft market set to begin Friday with judge's cookout

    Following the winter hiatus, the Owen County Farm and Craft Market returns for the season to the pavilion behind Farm Bureau starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

    The market will begin at 10 a.m. each Friday and will close when vendors sellout, which is typically around 1 p.m. or shortly after, David Chappell, the farm and craft market manager said. The market will remain open each Friday until the end of October.

    The market, which has been a seasonal attraction since 2003, is a Kentucky Proud market and the vendors are from Owen and surrounding counties, he said.

  • Touch A Truck event will benefit Power Pack Program, Hands for Ed.

    Owen County’s youth will get the opportunity to explore a wide array of vehicles, both large and small, at the Touch A Truck program this Saturday at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    The event, which runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., will also have food vendors, including Big Tricky’s Catering and Kona Ice, and a silent auction. The cost to attend is $10 per car load.

    “We wanted to have a fundraiser to benefit The Power Pack Program and Helping Hands for Education,” said Julie Riddle, the youth services assistant.

  • Email reveals facts about maternal ancestry

    When I opened my email account on Mother’s Day morning, I was surprised to find a “holiday greeting” from, of all people, the search engine at Ancestry.com. I’ve pictured him as a C-3PO sort of robot hunkered in a lonely basement alcove of the National Archives who earnestly tries to answer my requests for old census records and land deeds. Previously he had displayed no sense of humor. Now, out of the blue, he wanted to share “fun facts” about the mothers in my family tree.

  • Peddler Black once a favorite visitor among locals

    His stooped figure was a familiar sight among the hills of Owen County in the early 1900s. At times he would exit the road and stroll through fields to visit an isolated family. His age was unknown, but his deeply-lined weathered face acknowledged years of exposure to the elements.

    Two heavily-laden packs settled themselves comfortably on his shoulders and boasted of small necessities, along with a few frivolities that brought pleasure to young and old alike.

  • Kay's Branch ladies enjoy Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day wasn’t the prettiest day I have ever seen, but it was one of my best.

    All my children came to church with me. Teri, her husband Ray, Ann, John and Charity, Teri’s daughter Rachel and her three children Allie, Sean and Caitlin. We filled two pews.

    Joyce Claxon beat me as “oldest mother,” but I had the most children there. Joyce, Wanda’s mother, was oldest mother and mother with the most children at Old Cedar. Wanda, Barbara, Noel and Ray went to church with her.

  • At the Library | May 11, 2016

    Baby and Toddler Open Play

    Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: Touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Stop by the Toddler Tower to let your little one explore and learn through play from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursdays, May through June.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Middle Grades Book Club

  • The first years of my child; community baby shower

    Baby at two months: Smiles at people; can briefly calm him or herself (brings hands to mouth and suck on hand); tires to look at adult caregiver; coos, makes babbling noises; turns head toward sounds; pays attention to faces; begins to follow things with eyes; begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change; can hold head up; makes movements with arms and legs.