Today's News

  • Intoxicated woman invades W. Seminary home

    A West Seminary Street resident received a rude awakening during the early morning hours March 6, after an intoxicated 19 year old allegedly invaded his home.
    The incident occurred around 4:26 a.m., at 243 W. Seminary St., the home of Dustin Daniels, according to Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    “(Daniels) was alone at the time and there was an intruder that came into his home,” Gentry said. “She was in the downstairs area wandering around, shutting doors, which woke (Daniels) up.”

  • Teens tackle human trafficking with STLP project

    After seeing a news story about human trafficking in Kentucky, four Maurice Bowling Middle School students began researching the topic for a potential Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) project.
    What they found astounded them.

  • Innovation, identity key to Doyle Lawson's decades-long career

    Since its inception 92 years ago, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry has inspired untold thousands of singers, songwriters and musicians to pack their bags and head for Music City, USA.

    International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson, who will perform at Owen County High School March 18, recalls the first time he heard Bill Monroe over the airwaves of 650 WSM from the Grand Ole Opry almost as if it were yesterday.

  • Aldridge newest city policeman
  • Community News: Learn to make fishing lures at Beech Grove Baptist

    4-H Livestock Club to meet
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • At the Library | March 14, 2018

    Celebrate Pi Day
    Let’s celebrate this special math day by measuring and baking a cherry or apple pie. Enjoy pie on pi day from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.
    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.
    Home School Program: Geology Rocks!

  • Owen County Senior Center Events | March 14, 2018

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long. If you need a ride to the center, call Owen County Public Transit at 502-750-2828, and schedule when you would like to come. For more information, call 502-484-3139.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., extension office/nutrition
    Thursday: 10 a.m., game; 1 p.m., Bingocize
    Friday: 10 a.m., stretching, sitting or standing; 1 p.m., Rook

  • Prepare for the upcoming fishing season now

    While warm weather may be right around the corner, chilly days are hanging around. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming fishing season by purchasing a new license and organizing your gear.

  • Deputy recovers two stolen vehicles, nets 4 arrests

    With the help of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich recovered two stolen vehicles Friday, netting four arrests along the way.
    The investigation began around 5:30 a.m., after Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call from the New Liberty Volunteer Fire Department regarding a wrecked vehicle at the intersection of Ky. 36 and New Liberty-Sparta Road.

  • Owenton man behind bars after making bogus 911 call

    A 911 call placed out of boredom landed an Owen County man behind bars Sunday.
    The Scott County Sheriff’s Department reported that Thomas Dean Jr., 45, of Owenton, called 911 Sunday, reporting an unresponsive female in a car, according to Lexington’s WKYT. Dean told dispatchers that the supposed unconscious woman had a needle in her arm and that a small child was in the rear seat of the vehicle.
    911 dispatchers were giving Dean instructions on how to begin CPR when Dean advised that a male subject exited the vehicle and brandished a knife.