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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Lennox Blake Miles

  • Community events

    Community to celebrate New Liberty Day
    The first ever New Liberty Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 23.
    Vendor booths will begin setting up at 12:30 p.m. and a parade will be held at 3 p.m. To participate call Deb at 502-514-2172.

    Owen Co. homemaker club to hold kick-off event
    The Owen County Extension Homemaker kick-off will be on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Extension Office. Supper will be provided and everyone is invited to come and join homemakers.

  • Sensabaugh named superintendent for Kentucky American in Owen Co.

    Kentucky American Water has announced that Justin Sensabaugh will be taking a new role as operations superintendent for the utility’s Northern Division. In this role, Sensabaugh will oversee the company’s water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, with his office based in Owenton.

  • Special birthday: Bessie Chowning

    Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville celebrated her 90th birthday. Her picnic was held at her farm in Owen County. Shown here, standing in front of their farm, is Chowning, with her brother Nelson Jones. Family and friends came from three different states. Chowning has three children, Wanda Bailey, Nancy Metts and Mike Chowning and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • 4-H News: Join Owen 4-H in new school year

    A new school year is upon us, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 with something for all interests from insects to space to sewing. There are topics for all youths. By participating in 4-H, youths develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self-esteem.

  • New adult learning session to begin

    The Owen County Adult Learning Center will begin a new session Sept. 3.
    If you are interested in earning your GED, updating your math or reading skills for work or continuing education, this is a great opportunity to increase your skills free of charge. 
    Call 502-750-3088 or come by the Adult Learning Center at 103 West Perry by Aug. 28 for more information.
     

  • Special birthday: Mary F. Riddle

    From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, Cedar Hill Baptist Church and the family of Mary F. Riddle will honor her with a reception to celebrate her 100th birthday. Everyone is invited.

  • Spirit pumps return to help football

    The Owen County Friends of Football are asking everyone to help the Owen County High School Rebels football team by using Spirit pumps to fill up.
    With decorated pumps at Southern States and Cowboys, the organization will receive a part of the proceeds from those special pumps’ gas sales.
    The promotion will begin Friday and continue until Oct. 31.

  • Roberts summer get together

    The Roberts brothers and sisters got together with their family and enjoyed good food and fun with each other. Pictured are Linda Oliver of Wheatley, Fordie Roberts of New Liberty, Cora Ann Cooper of Crittenden, Martha Goodrich of Shelbyville (seated), Willard Roberts of Georgetown and Louise Priest of Lawrence, Indiana.

  • New business concentrates on prettier puppies

    Since moving to Owenton from Syracuse, New York with her husband David, Lynn Fratello has fallen in love with the beauty of Kentucky.
    Now she shares another love of hers with the public in the form of caring for some people’s more prized companion - their dog.
    Fratello recently opened Pawsatively K9 Dog Grooming at the shopping center at 318 East Main Street in Owenton.
    A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming, Fratello said she is certified and professional.