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Today's News

  • Health department offers tips to help deal with heat

    As weather forecasters recently called for local temperatures in the low- to mid-90s, many people are looking for ways to stay protected against the scorching heat.

    Three Rivers District Health Department’s Community Health Planner, Melody Stafford, said there are two things for everyone to remember when temperatures start to soar.

    “Stay cool and drink lots of water,” Stafford said. “Those two things are imperative when it starts to get this hot.”

  • Letter to the editor: Don Martin is a great choice for interim Owen County superintendent

    I would like to commend the Owen County Board of Education in its choice for interim superintendent for Owen County Schools.

    In the course of my tenure at Grant County Schools, Mr. Don Martin was an exceptional superintendent for that school district.

  • Long-suffering Reds fans may finally see some light

    A funny thing happened on the way to October

    Friday night in Cincinnati, the Reds will honor the World Series Champion 1990 Cincinnati Reds.

    The Reds began that famous season by defeating the Houston Astros on Opening Day for first place in the then National League Western Division. They did not relinquish their grip on first place and won the Division and ventured into the National League Championship Series for the first time since 1979.

  • Mr. Baseball has ties to Owen County

    Joshua “J.T.” Riddle, a 2010 graduate of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, has been named 2010 Kentucky Mr. Baseball, the first player from WHHS to earn that honor. A four-year starter for the Wolverines as a pitcher and shortstop, Riddle received a multitude of awards throughout his high school career including a member of the State-Journal All-County Baseball team with two of the four years being named as Most Valuable Player. Riddle was also named as the KHSAA Most Outstanding Senior Baseball for 2010.

  • No. 8 (Female) - Kelsey Williams

    This young lady did something at Owen County High School that no one else has ever done. Not even her mom.

    Kelsey Williams played both soccer and basketball while in school. Her role on those two different teams might be a case study in opposites.

  • Owen/Fayette pipeline stretching 31 miles almost complete

    After two years of construction near the Owen-Franklin County line, Kentucky American Water is nearing completion of its new water treatment plant and pipeline project, the Central Kentucky Water Supply Solution.

    The project includes a new water treatment plant, located on Hwy. 127 South near the Owen-Franklin line on the Kentucky River; a 31-mile underground water transmission line; and support facilities.

  • Fair memories and a little common courtesy

    When I was a young boy, one of my most treasured possessions was my stuffed frog.

    I remember stalking around the Harrison County Fair – probably sometime around 1971 or 1972 – with my older sister, looking atone of those games where you toss a dart at a balloon and the tag behind it tells you what you won.

    It was always my favorite game at the county fair. Boys seem to have an innate love of things that go “POP.”

  • The new Miss Owen County crowned

    As the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show kicked off Monday night, a new Miss Owen County was crowned.

    Katie Haines, the 16-year-old daughter of Mike and Cindy Haines, received the honor over 13 other contestants.

    Ashley True was the fourth runner-up, Jessica Knott was third, Kristen Haines was second, and Danielle Hoop was first runner-up.

    This year’s Miss Congeniality was Katie Jo Rohling and Miss Photogenic was Brittany McDonald.

  • Library looks to the future

    As plans for a new facility moves forward, the Owenton Public Library recently held a long-range strategic planning meeting featuring invited guests from across many prominent Owen County organizations. The breakfast meeting was earlier this summer to discuss the strengthens and weaknesses of the Owen County and the role the library should take in the future of the community.

    “I was really pleased with the number of people who attended, as well as the comparative diversity of the group,” Nippert said  shortly after the meeting.

  • A new place to rest

    There’s a lot that can be done with five acres of land: produce crops, raise livestock or build homes. You could even build a new cemetery, which is exactly what Bruce Clark decided to do with his vacant land.

    Clark said the cemetery, located on Wright Road, is his way of giving back to the community.

    “I thought about putting some cattle out here,” said Clark. “But I decided I’d like to do something for the community.”

    Clark said the cemetery, which has been in the works for a little over a year, could open soon.