Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Rylee Walker

    Robbin and Michael Walker would like to announce the birth of their first child, Rylee. She was born at 1:01 p.m., Oct. 14, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange. Rylee was 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19-inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Amanda Gaines of Owenton and Barb and Buster Daniels of Independence. Paternal grandparents are Jeff Walker and Marcie and Jason Weiss of Carrollton.
    Rylee was welcomed home by her grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles.

  • Kicking off contest

    Owen County Primary School kicked off the Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Soil Conservation Poster Contest with an assembly. Crystal New, a second-grade teacher at OCPS, invited Andrew Whittle and Vanita Bright from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to take part in the event.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Chilly weather slows things down on the Branch

    It was a slow week. No yards to mow, the golf clubs had been stored away, and the wood is ready to start building fires. I did go to my first yoga class last Wednesday. In the beginning I didn’t think I was going to like it, but by the time the class was over I had decided it might do me some good. At least, get me out of the house once a week.

  • Senior Salute

    Seniors from the Owen County High School band and cheerleading squad were honored Friday before the Rebels’ football game. First Picture: The senior cheerleaders recognized were (from left to right) Shelby Ogden, Jenna Harris, and Leah Forsee. Second picture: The band seniors include Lee Lancaster and Thein Hoang. Band senior Holly Boillard was unavailable.

  • Showing support

    First Farmers Bank presents a check for $750 to officials from Owen County High School as part of the bank’s annual Touchdown Challenge which gives the school $10 for each first down made during the regular season. Pictured are (from left to right) TJ Wesselman, Owen County High School athletic director, First Farmers Marketing Business Coordinator Glenn Bailey and Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne.


  • Halloween Heroes

    The streets of Owenton were filled Monday night with witches, cowboys, aliens and super-heroes as kids of all ages took part in trick-or-treat.

  • Rediscovering the dead

    At first glance, an acre of land on Claxon Ridge Road looks like any other vacant lot — overgrown with trees and shrubbery — but upon inspection, over 150 years worth of history can be found there.
    The acre of land was the final resting place of over 100 Owen countians – including the great-great-grandparents of Christina Rice, a member of the Owen County Historical Society who is hoping to clean up the cemetery and preserve its history for generations to come.

  • Study finds 10 percent of all Owen County income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and
    Roberto Gallardo
    The Daily Yonder for the News-Herald
    If Owen County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.0 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost — a total of $27,614,572 in 2009.

  • Court adopts new rules for county workers

    County employees now have an updated administrative code to follow.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a second reading on the updated administrative code during its Oct. 25 meeting.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there were no major changes to the code, but it now more closely follows state guidelines.
    Under the changes, new disciplinary procedures have been implemented, but Keith said they are recommended and do not have to be followed. The procedure gives employees a verbal and written warning; suspension with or without pay; and dismissal.

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