Today's News

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • Locals recall relief from heat in swimming holes

    “Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! In the long, lazy days

    When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways,

    How plesant was the jurney down the old dusty lane,

    Whare the tracks of our bare feet was all printed so plane

    You could tell by the dent of the heel and the sole

    They was lots o’ fun on hands at the old swimmin’-hole.” - James Whitcomb Riley

  • Senior Activities | July 6-12, 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.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Thursday, July 7: 9 a.m. Rook; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Friday, July 8: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. cards.

    Monday, July 11: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. rhythm drumming.

    Tuesday, July 12: 9 a.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. extension office – education.

  • At the Library | July 6, 2016

    Hey kids! Summer reading is still going on even after the June push to earn fair tickets. Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Ballet Lessons

  • Campbell wins $50 certificate to Meadow-View
  • Community News | July 6, 2016

    FCC Food Pantry open July 13, July 16

    The First Christian Church Community Food Pantry, located at 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday, July 16. To make appointments call 502-484-3451 or 502-750-3342, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 only. 100 appointments will be scheduled.

    OCHS Class of 1961 reunion

  • Looking back | July 6, 2016

    Ready to Roll
    2011 | Five years ago

    More than 45 vendors with dozens of volunteers will be out in force as part of the NASCAR Nation rolls through Owen County this week.

    And the first-ever Owen County Fan Fair will be there to introduce travelers to everything the community has to offer.

  • Court News | July 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | July 1, 2016

    Adrian Byrd, 1982, non-support, pleaded not guilty, continued to July 8.

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 28 for review.

    Bonnolaray A. Craig, 1993, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, third-degree terroristic threatening, pleaded guilty, 120 days, to serve 7 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit any time served, 2 years and forfeit brass knuckles, no new offenses.

  • Owen County High School recognizes honor roll students

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Esmeralda Aldama, Devenee Bolen, Peyton Burton, Robert Caldwell, Caitlyn Cox, Marissa Craig, Shane Dawson, Courtne Dempsey, Adam Dunavent, Michael Goderwis, Jessica Herrmann, Hannah Johnson, Cameron Lesuer, Ravin McMillian, Dalton Miley, Hannah O’Connor, Elijah Patterson, Destiny Pickett, Emmaleigh Richardson, Lexie Robinson, Stevee Rohling, Ethan Searcy, Tori Smith, Colton Stedam, Caylin Trenary, Dillon Vinal, Brian Wallace, Brooke Woodyard and Baileigh Young.

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

  • Protecting plants, annuals from powdery mildew

    Weekend Gardener

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.