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Today's News

  • Emergency agencies quickly locate juveniles

    Local law enforcement and emergency personnel made quick work of locating two missing juveniles Sunday evening.
    Two females, both 12 years old — one from Owen County, one from Indiana — walked or were given a ride to a residence on Georgetown Road from Carroll County and asked the homeowner for a ride to Swope Road, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich. The homeowner called 911. While Goodrich was en route to the residence, Carrollton Police entered the two females into their system as missing.

  • Friday's class cancellation will not affect district calendar

    Thousands of Kentucky educators descended on Frankfort Friday to rally for public education funding. The rally led to numerous school closures, including in Owen County.
    Local students will not be affected by the closure, according to School Superintendent Rob Stafford, who said the last day of school for students would remain scheduled for Thursday, May 31.
    The district includes extra days in its calendar that exceed the minimum amount of days required by the state, which will cover Friday’s cancellation, Stafford said.

  • Kentuckians have until Monday to register to vote in May primary

    KENTUCKY NEW ERA

    The deadline to register in the May 22 primary is fast approaching — anyone who still needs to register has less than a week left.
    New registrants, those who recently moved to the area or 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the Nov. 6 general election can register in-person at the local county clerk’s office or by visiting GoVoteKy.come and registering online before the 4 p.m. deadline Monday, April 23.

  • The thin yellow line

    When Jonesville Volunteer Firefighter and Owen County resident Chris Mills isn’t helping put out fires, he’s the voice leading emergency personnel to scenes where a life could be on the line.
    Mills, a Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge radio dispatcher, illustrated the vital role of telecommunications professionals during an August 2017 incident.
    It was early in the morning shift when Mills received a broadcast teletype from the Erlanger Police Department.

  • Owen jumps 22 spots in statewide health rankings

    After falling 15 spots in last year’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, Owen County made major progress in the 2018 report, soaring from 74 out of 120 counties in overall health to 52nd.

  • Festival will bring local grads home in support of class of 2018

    Several Owen County graduates will return home next weekend to share their talents in support of the Owen County High School Class of 2018.
    The Sweet Owen Music Festival will take place at Elk Creek Winery April 20-21, with a variety of local entertainment, vendors and food — proceeds from the event will aid in making this year’s Project Graduation a success.
    The idea grew from the haunted trail Project Graduation began hosting in 2016, according to 2018 Project Graduation Committee President Jenna Gray.

  • April 11, 2018 | Community News

    19th annual Charles Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble will be Saturday

  • April 11, 2018 | At the Library

    Age-Reversing Exercise
    Do you want to increase your mobility? Join others who want to engage in a full-body workout to increase mobility. Follow the DVD to stretch and feel younger. For all ages at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime
    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Ceramics Painting with Nancy Driend

  • Statewide turkey season begins Saturday

    Saturday marks the opening of the 2018 statewide spring turkey season. Hunters will be allowed to harvest one male turkey or a turkey with a visible beard per day with a limit of two for the spring hunting season.
    Shooting hours for the 2018 spring season begins 30 minutes before sunrise and continues until 30 minutes past sunset.

  • BATTLE CRY OF KY. EDUCATORS: 'VOTE THEM OUT'

    Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched up Frankfort’s Capitol Avenue Monday with a clear message for legislators after the passage of Senate Bill 151 Thursday.
    “Vote them out,” they cried.
    Frankfort Mayor Bill May estimated at least 10,000 people attended the rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association after state legislature hastily passed the pension-reform bill.