Today's News

  • County fair time again

    As the annual Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show got into full swing Monday, another Miss Owen County was crowned.
    Madison Gamble, the 16-year-old daughter of Kelley and Teena Gamble, received the crown over 10 other contestants.
    Gamble was also named Miss Photogenic.
    Brittany Clark was the third runner-up, Danielle Hoop was second runner-up and Christina Johnson was first runner-up.
    Christina Ueltschi was named Miss Congeniality.
    Unlike many girls who compete for years in pageants, Gamble said this was her first pageant.

  • A new hello

    In an effort to welcome visitors to Owen County, three new signs have been posted along the major highways into the community. Working together, the Owen County Extension Service, the Owen County Fiscal Court and the Owen County Visioneers designed and placed the signs. The front of the signs contains a welcome message, a county logo and the slogan, “Where Community Matters.” On the back of the signs, one of the quilt patterns that adorns an area barn is reproduced along with the pattern’s name and the words “Come Back Soon.”

  • Reading, rewards and a ‘roo too

    Nearly 300 people turned out Wednesday to a sneak at peek at some of the unique animals of Australia that have found a home at Kentucky Down Under, a privately-owned park in Horse Cave.
    The animals that stopped by included Mirrhi, a baby kangaroo; Merlin, a cockatoo; Hunter, a blue-tounged skink; and Forrest, a python from the Australian rain forest.
    The show was part of the rewards for taking part in this year’s Owen County Public Library Summer Reading program. Following the program, guests were treated to snow cones and cotton candy.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: A truly historic celebration for us

  • Pennycuff shares learning

    Shelby Pennycuff recently helped organize the donation of nearly 700 books that will be used to restock the shelves of libraries and schools that were devastated by recent natural disasters across the south. Pennycuff said over 100 children’s books were also collected by the Owen County Homemakers who will place the books in hospital waiting rooms and other locations.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Michael Scott and Sandra Dee Gibson to Clarence D. and Kathy D. Riley, Ky. 330.
    James J. and Donna J. Bambach to Donna J. Bambach Revocable Trust, lot 13, Elmer Davis Lake, Roses Lake Front Subdivision 2.
    Cedar Ridge Farm LLC to Matt Greenlee, lot 4, Cedar Ridge Farms, $40,920.
    J Mitchell Properties LLC to Lorrie A. and Jimmy Brothers, lot 2, Old Monterey Road, Bill Smith Subdivision, $64,700.
    Jeremy and Gina M. Goodrich to Frank and Teresa Fitzgerald, Ky. Route 355, $2,241.47.
    Elizabeth Smith to Jeffrey B. Smith, New Liberty-Sparta Road.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    June 28, 2011

    Deborah R. Depew, 1969, flagrant non-support, leave bench warrant.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion to revoke probation, motion for telephonic appearance at hearing, continued to July 12.
    Leroy Beckham, 1959, receiving stolen property under $10,000, third degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 by Dec. 31.

  • Police say robbery was motivation in death of Owen man in California

    A recent encounter at a Rialto, Calif., restaurant resulted in the death of a former Owen County man, Lafe Humble, according to a California newspaper, the Daily Bulletin.
    Relatives in Owen County said Humble, 46, had been living in southern California for about three months and had moved there in hopes of finding a job.
    The Daily Bulletin quoted a policeman, Sgt. Gary Robertson, who said Humble became intoxicated at the El Toro Grill on June 17.
    Humble’s life came to an end shortly afterward in a field in San Bernardino.

  • Time to thank your friends, neighbors for the hard work

    There are dozens of volunteers working in the hot sun to put Owen County in the best light possible.
    These aren’t paid employees. Most of them are small business owners or just concerned private citizens who want to see Owen County grow and prosper.
    The first-ever Owen County Fan Fair opens today and will continue through Sunday.
    The event is designed to give Owen County a moment in the spotlight as people travel to the big Sprint Cup race in Sparta this weekend.

  • Fair time again

    As July gets into full swing, Owen countians can expect a beloved tradition to return beginning Saturday.
    The Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show will begin this weekend with a walking horse show Saturday.
    The event’s president, Mark Baldwin, said Owen countians can expect few changes from last year’s fair, including one of the cheapest admission prices around.
    Baldwin said $8 per person will get fair-goers in for one day, or $25 for a weekly pass. The carnival is not included in the weekly pass.