Today's News

  • Possible electrical fire destroys mobile home

    What is being called a “possible electrical fire” destroyed a mobile home last week.
    The fire took place Dec. 31, at 36 Mason Estates off Fortner Ridge Road.
    Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney said the trailer was a total loss.
    The Red Cross and Owen Electric were called to the scene of the fire.
    The Owenton/Owen County, Monterey, Jonesville and Corinth fire departments responded to the fire, as well as Owen County EMS and the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in


  • Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation

    There’s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We’ll start with the bad news.
    Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven’t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn’t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.

  • Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department News


  • Owen District Court: Jan. 16, 2015

    Steven B. Eves, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; giving officer false name or address, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; no operator’s license, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 9, 2015

    Echo Cummins, 1989, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Jan. 23.
    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, theft by unlawful taking or disposition under $500, pleaded guilty, 60 days, court costs, public attorney fee, restitution.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Stephanie Grebe, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.

  • Community news vital to paper

    Publisher and journalist Henry Luce once said, “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”
    I’ve found the same to be true about myself, except my world is contained to a rural county in northern Kentucky with a little over 10,000 residents.
    The past three months have been a learning experience for me. There have been a few tears here and there, but luckily I’ve had our readers by my side to help guide and encourage me.

  • Stories of courtship and love abound in Owen County

     The tiny-waisted dress cascades to the floor in sheer delightful layers of light blue. The mannequin which highlights this elegant piece stands on the second floor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum and displays this poignant reminder of love, courtship and marriage.

  • Kay's Branch News, Dec. 31: Christmas is wonderful chaos on the Branch

    Christmas 2014 is now a memory.
    All the Brachiates survived. I had all my immediate family here on Christmas afternoon.
    They started arriving about 1:30 p.m. Ann, John and Charity came down to help with the food and set up for the brunch after the handing out of the presents.
    Teri and Ray came soon after that. Sarah and her husband were already here. They came on Tuesday.

  • Owen County Historical Society, Dec. 31: Stewart's legacy will live on for years to come

     In many ways these words serve as a poignant reminder of the life of former Owen County High School band director, Marvin Stewart. His love of music touched not only Owen county children but also made an impact on thousands of people he met both in this country and around the world.