Today's News

  • Owen's confederate soldiers faced large battles, capture

    With dogged and unflinching determination they met the enemy, and many gave their lives for a cause in which they believed.

    A great tragedy unfolded when the enemy was a member of a soldier’s own family, and during the Civil War, this scenario was played out between more Kentuckians than any other people of the United States.

  • Looking back | June 1, 2016

    At last…a champion
    June 1, 2011 | 5 years ago

    It seemed like it was never going to happen. Instead, the final chapter of Danielle Hoop’s illustrious high school career had a very happy ending.

    In the last race she would ever run in high school, Hoop won the state championship in the 800-meter run. She won it in thrilling fashion as she edged out Ann Eason from Sayre School. The race was so close that officials had to get together to determine that Hoop won by just .005 seconds.

  • Court News | June 1, 2016

    Owen District Court | May 27, 2016

    William Barker, 1987, criminal trespassing, 12 months, to serve 30 days, conditionally discharged for 335 days, no new offenses, court costs, $100 public attorney fee.

    Charles H. Crawford, 1969, third-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury June 14.

    Larry D. Hammond, 1966, flagrant non-support, $1,000 bond set, continued to June 10.

  • At the Library | June 1, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Kids can get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes.

    Urban Ninja Project: Obstacle Course

  • Senior Activities | June 1-7, 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): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Walk around the block.

  • Wonderful memories made with family

    The Memorial Service for Aunt Bess, after months of planning by her daughter Ellen via phone and email from her home in Missouri, came together beautifully Sunday.

  • Defending the garden against pests with bio-insecticides

    Weekend Gardener

    I have a very small arsenal of insecticides and what I do have are considered bio-insecticides. Bio-insecticides are derived from naturally occurring microorganisms like bacterium. They also include plant oils and compounds (like neem oil which acts as both an insecticide and fungicide), viruses and protozoa. When we use a bio-insecticide we are essentially using nature to eat nature.

  • Community News | June 1, 2016

    Fish fry to be held for Monterey VFD member

    A fish fry will be held at the Monterey Firehouse at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 4, to benefit for a member for help with medical and surgical bills.

    Tickets available for alumni association banquet

    Tickets for the June 11 alumni association banquet can be purchased at First Farmers Bank, Peoples Bank and Minch Hardware.

  • Arts in the Park to be held in Gratz June 11

    The Owen County Council for the Arts is partnering with the city of Gratz to present the eighth annual spring arts festival. This year’s “Arts in the Park” will be held in Gratz, along the banks of the Kentucky River. It will include lots of possibilities to be on the river as well as near it, as the event celebrates the impact of the Kentucky River on Owen County and showcases its artists, craftspeople, music and food.

    The festival will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.

  • Horse stops quickly when Kmart manager pulls the plug

    N-H Columnist

    You might have heard about the fellow who climbed on the horse to take a ride, and then got frightened. He began to scream and holler for someone to stop the thing.

    If the Kmart manager hadn’t come out and unplugged it, that fellow feared he might have gotten hurt.

    Long Ridge’s own Cara Mohler shared that story the other day, and caused me to laugh out loud.