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Today's News

  • Two area restaurants targeted by scammers

    The phone rings during Farmhouse Grill’s busiest time of day. As an employee picks up the phone, they can hear someone saying the restaurant needs to pay their electricity bill before it’s shut off. Although the restaurant has already paid the bill for the previous month, they continue to listen as the caller explains how the payment may not have been processed.

  • Group raising money to rebuild structure for historic sign

    Nearly five months have passed since Old Cedar Baptist Church Pastor James Bondurant announced the church’s decision to demolish the four-plane airplane hangar built by well-known Owen County native Harry Clark Karsner.
    Karsner, a former Owen County magistrate, a director of First National Bank and appointed state aeronautics commissioner, built the hangar upon his return to Monterey in 1946 following a stint as a flight instructor at California’s Ryan’s School of Aeronautics during World War II.

  • Fiscal court reviews library tax rates

    Beginning their new fiscal year, the Owen County Public Library presented their tax rate information as well as a library update to the Owen County Fiscal Court during the court’s Sept. 12, meeting.
    The library board voted to accept the compensating rate, lowering the rate for real property from 11.1 to 11 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to library director Jennifer Chancery.
    While the fiscal court does not approve the library or other special taxing district’s tax rates, the court must review the rates once set.

  • CKC Festival set to return Saturday

    For over 20 years, Greene’s Country Crafts has provided an assortment of handmade items for the home to customers across Kentucky and the nation from a quaint shop located behind Melvin Greene’s Seminary Street residence.
    Greene and his family have run the store that specializes in creating unique primitive décor. With their experience in creating things and selling them, the Greenes have had many opportunities to travel and set up booths at multiple festivals or markets to sell their wares.

  • Bush retires from board of elections
  • Second Dollar General location on the rise

    A second Dollar General Store could open locally by late winter, just a few miles down the road from the company’s existing Owenton location.
    Groundwork has already begun on the new location, which will be located at 20 Sweet Owen Road, the former site of Hunter’s Greenhouse off Highway 127 North, according to Dollar General spokeswoman Laura Somerville.
    The company purchased the land from Gary and Darlene Hunter for $225,000 earlier this year, according to Owen County Clerk Laurel Stivers.

  • City hall to charge fee for in-office water payments

    By Molly Haines and Elisabeth Moore
    N-H Staff
    For over a decade, Kentucky American Water has offered customers the convenience of in-office bill pay from its Main Street location. The company recently announced its decision to shutter its Owenton facility following damages sustained to the building earlier this year, leading to a lengthy discussion by the Owenton City Council on future bill-pay options.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday with over 60 vendors

    As the weather begins to cool down, fall festival season is starting to heat up across Kentucky. In Owen County, locals are preparing for Sweet Owen Day, a 16-year-old annual festival that takes place each September on the Owen County courthouse square.
    Set for 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Sweet Owen Day will be a day full of fun for the whole family, according to event organizers.

  • At the Library | September 13, 2017

    Board Game Bonanza

    A variety of board games such as Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Checkers, Chess and more will be available from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and snacks. Suitable for grades 2-8.

    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.

    Reading Rebel Book Club

  • Noise complaint leads to drug arrest

    A noise complaint on Shady Lane eventually led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man Thursday, after a sheriff’s deputy discovered drugs and a handgun inside the man’s residence.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell was called to 55 Shady Lane on a noise complaint just before 10 p.m. Once on scene, Caldwell was given consent to search Wesley Roberts’ residence, where he discovered over eight ounces of marijuana, controlled substances believed to be crystal meth and a handgun.