Today's News

  • Owen County property transfers

    Glen Dattilo, Glen Datilo, Diana Dattilo and Diana Datilo to Michael and Judy Osborne, $4,320.
    Rolling Ridge Mobile Home Park LLC. to Rolling Ridge Mobile Home Park LLC.
    First Baptist Church to Lowell Gross and Douglas Stewart, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $10,000.
    Shanna D. Osborne, Shanna D. Marsh and Troy Lynn Osborne to Brian L. Reed and Christina S. Reed, Stewart Ridge Road, $110,000.
    Gordon Board, Bernett Board, Steven W. Aulbach and Karen M. Aulbach to Mike Pommering, lot 39, Stewart Farm Land Division, $27,500.

  • Church News for Feb. 6, 2013

    First Baptist Owenton
    There was such joy in our worship service this past Sunday. We give thanks to God for the blessing of fellowship with the saints.
    Our pastor continued on the theme of family and preached on “Truths to Teach Every Toddler to Teen.” They must be taught respect for authority, elders, parents, property, children, nature and self. If parents are to claim the promise of Proverbs 22:6, they must carry out the responsibilities. Sunday evening our pastor preached on “Seeing the Unseen” from Hebrews 11:27.

  • Community Events

    Weather spotters class
    Owen County will have a weather spotters class tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. at the Owenton and Owen County Volunteer Fire House at 404 South Main Street. 
    All Owen County residents are welcome to attend this class.  It will teach the basic information on weather.

  • Argument ends badly for shed

    Two Owen County residents face alcohol-related charges after the truck they were in crashed into a garage on Greenup Road Jan. 23.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, William Chandler, 26, and Sharon Herzner, 27, were arguing when Chandler lost control of the truck he was driving.
    At around 3:07 p.m. Jan. 23, the vehicle plunged down a steep hill at 1100 Greenup Road and into the corner of a garage owned by Lloyd Wagers.

  • Strong in his heart

    N-H Staff Writer

    With a top of the line artificial heart valve, Larry Ayres continues to work on his apple orchid just as easily as someone who had never had a heart condition.
    Ayres owes much of that to organizations like God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., which offers support to people born with heart defects and raises awareness in the public about what can be done to make life better for patients and their families.

  • Academic team takes top honors in district competition

    The Owen County High School Academic Team took home top honors at the 31st District Championship held Saturday at Walton-Verona.
    According to advisor Mark McMillen, the team defeated squads from Gallatin County, Walton-Verona,  Williamstown, and Grant County high schools
    The Owen County team won the following awards:
    • The FPS team of Miranda Mason, Nicki Jacobs, Samantha Tamplin and Catie McClain who took first place.
    • Makenzie Davis took second overall in composition.

  • Owen family takes pride in change to organ donation symbol

    For Paula and Sara Satterwhite, the new symbol on their driver’s license stands for something more than just being an organ donor – it’s an enduring symbol of a man they love.
    The symbol reads “Organ Donor” and is now being printed on the front of driver’s licenses in Kentucky, instead of the small sticker of the past.
    When Kentucky’s Circuit Court clerks rolled out the new symbol last week, Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee made sure that the mother and daughter were the first to have it printed on their licenses.

  • Owen County Relay for Life kick off to be held Feb. 7

    The 2013 Relay for Life of Owen County Kick Off Celebration will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. during a break between Owen County High School Basketball games.
    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. and the varsity game will start at 7:30 p.m.
    Support the Owen County Rebels while you learn about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life or start or join a team to participate in the Relay for Life event this spring.
    The special survivor speakers for the event will be Kim and Danny Morgan.
    There will be door prizes given away as well.

  • Audubon Society to hold event at library

    A program on bird identification with tips and insights along with great photography will be offered by Connie May at the Owen County Public Library on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
    This video presentation with informal discussion is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
    Everyone is welcome to attend and learn methods to better identify birds. There is no charge to attend the programs and both will be concluded by 7:30 p.m.  Come learn bird identification  
    techniques whether novice or experienced birder.

  • I’m just saying ... Legalizing hemp could be a boon to Owen farmers

    Americans are good at a lot of things but one trait that seems to run through most of our history is the ability to turn a bad situation to our advantage through innovation and a willingness to look outside the box.
    The weak economy and the deterioration of the tobacco market has opened the door for Kentucky farmers to once again start raising hemp as a lucrative cash crop.