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Today's News

  • Blue Wing Inn shines light on Ky. history

    Though seemingly endless, the narrow winding road eventually reaches its destination at Browns Bottom, where the historic  Blue Wing Inn welcomes visitors.

    Formerly the summer home of Mason Brown, the inn was built circa 1850. Its Greek Revival architecture is punctuated by  gingerbread trim galloping delightfully around the house, adding character to the exterior.

  • Court News | June 22, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 17, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 24.

    Rickey E. Rose, 1984, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

    Ricky Rose, 1984, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

  • Looking back | June 22, 2016

    School board makes middle-school renovation top priority

    2011 | 5 years ago

    Plans are moving ahead for the renovation of the old middle school, with third and fourth-grade students expected to move in by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

    The Owen County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and after reviewing bids for the project chose RossTarrant – the new middle school’s architect – as architects for the project.

  • Indictments | June 22, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met June 14 and handed down the following indictments:

    Tiffany Carol Wheeler, 39, on the charges of theft of identity.

    According to the indictment on the charge of theft of identity, that she knowingly possessed or use Victoria L. Wheeler’s identifying information, namely her name, social security number and date of birth, with the intent to represent she was Victoria L. Wheeler for the purpose of obtaining benefits or property to which she would otherwise not be entitled, or avoiding detection.

  • Hand and Foot ladies 'dear old friends'

    I am a bit slow this morning, too much going on over the weekend. Father’s Day dawned bright and clear. I was married on Father’s Day in 1949. We would have been married 67 years on Sunday.

    The weather has been great for the farmers. After a week of putting in hay, Wanda and Ray were happy to get that job done. They worked all week cutting, rolling and hauling hay rolls to the barn. Now the fields are bare and ready for the rain to come and grow the late hay. A farmer’s job is never done.

  • At the Library | June 22, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year, fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Keep joining us on Wednesdays for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Sock Rockerz

  • Senior Activities | June 22-28, 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. Extension office - crafts.

  • 65th anniversary: Virginia Ruth and Billy Bates Davis

    Virginia Ruth (Lewis) and Billy Bates Davis will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

    The couple were married in 1951 at the home of Virginia’s Aunt and Uncle Judge Thomas and Emma McGregor in Frankfort, Ky. The Davis’ made their home in New Liberty, on the family farm where they reside today.

  • MBMS Honor Roll | Fourth Nine Weeks

    Fifth Grade All “A” Honor Roll

    Lilly Chappell, Brady Kemper, Avery Miller, Teagan Moore, Brandon Snell and Heidi Stedam.

    Fifth Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • Leadership Owen County visits with services for children

    Some amazing things were discovered May 4 when Leadership Owen County 2016 spent the day learning about services for children.

    Through the Youth Services Center over 500 children from the Owen County School system have visited a college campus. Preschool/Head Start classes are offered at the Owen County Lower Elementary School through Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).

    “We impact around a 100 students a year”, Director of Preschool Program Heather Alger said.