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Today's News

  • Marston celebrates 91st birthday

    Chester Marston celebrated his 91st birthday Jan. 16, 2011, with lunch at the home of his granddaughter, Abby, and her husband, John Gray, of Georgetown.

  • Day of fun out on the slopes with friends

  • The social scene could be looking up

    It was -9 on my thermometer Saturday morning. I kid you not. I live in a valley and it’s always colder here than anyplace else.
    We called off church Saturday. Joel called to see if I wanted him to go to Monterey to clear the ice off the sidewalk of the church. I wouldn’t have wished my worse enemy out on Saturday morning.
    We talked a while and compared the sick and decided that it wouldn’t be worthwhile to heat the church for four or five people. I called around and got the news.

  • Mason-Lilly Wedding Announcement

    Sheila Miller and Mike and Lisa Mason would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lorrie Ann Mason, to Russell Bradford Lilly.
    Russell is the son of Angie and Harold Gaines and Jeff Lilly.
    Lorrie, a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School, is employed by the Owenton Manor and attends Brown Mackie College’s occupational therapy assistant program.
    Russell is a 2005 graduate of OCHS and is employed by International Crankshaft Inc.

  • Community Events

    Auto registration is mandatory
    The Owen County Clerk’s Office requires proof of registration for all transactions. If you don’t have it, a $3-fee will be charged for registration.

    First Christian helping to give away food

  • Kentucky American Water offering scholarships

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for its 2011 Ripple Effect Scholarship Program.
    Students in the company’s 10-county service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jessamine, Owen, Scott and Woodford counties) are eligible to apply.

  • In the cards

    Nearly seven years ago, Mark W. Roach Jr. was found at his Monterey home, barely alive and with multiple blunt force injuries to the head.
    Roach was transported via Lifeflight to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was unable to recover from his injuries and died Oct. 22, 2004.
    Today, Roach’s murder remains unsolved, but his picture and case information have recently become part of Kentucky’s first unsolved-cases initiative.

  • Homeless count to be held

    Owen County will be included in an eight-county, Northern Kentucky count of homeless men, women, children, and families beginning at midnight tonight.
    The count, officially called the Point-In-Time Count, will include those who are living in shelters, on the streets and other places not meant for habitation.
    The count is coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is coordinating the count for Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton counties.

  • Have a heart

    God’s Special Little Hearts, in conjunction with the Owen County Extension Homemakers, will be hosting the Sixth Annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    CHDs are the No. 1 birth defect, affecting approximately 40,000 babies each year, and it is the leading cause of death in infants under the age of 1.
    If you are interested in forming a team for the walk, contact Katie Columbia at 463-2450 and a walk packet can be mailed to you.

  • Wet-dry petition making rounds

    A petition for a wet/dry vote in Owen County recently began circulating, which Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said could lead to a costly special election.
The petition asks if Owen countians would be in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County.
    To get the petition on the ballot, 901 Owen County registered voters will have to sign the petition.
The amount of signatures needed represents 25 percent of the number of votes cast in the last general election.
Kincaid said 3,604 Owen countians voted in the 2010 general election.