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Today's News

  • Officials: Continued interest in Itron facility

    Local officials remain positive on the future of the Itron building, citing interest from potential buyers and two official site visits to the facility.
    Itron, Owen County’s largest employer, announced its plans to close the Owenton facility last November as part of a plan to transition local operations to Oconee, S.C.
    The decision to vacate the local facility left the City of Owenton in financial distress, with officials estimating a $166,000 shortfall from the previous fiscal year.

  • Rain barrel workshop slated for today

    While rainwater is often a wasted resource, Bluegrass Greensource has found a way to help surrounding counties create a more sustainable way to use the natural asset in their everyday lives.
    Their solution is rain barrels, a barrel made from recycled plastic that collects rainwater that can then be used to help water any plants a person may have.

  • Board discusses working budget, refinancing bonds

    A working budget for the Owen County School District’s 2017-2018 fiscal year was the main topic of discussion at the Sept. 18, board of education meeting.
    The budget allotted $23.2 million for total bond payments throughout the school year, which will help cover various costs throughout the year.
    While the working budget helps plan out the current total budget of more than $23 million, the board sought out companies that would help further plan how the school district should use its current bonds.

  • Overdose in McDonald’s parking lot leads to drug arrest

    A complaint about a running vehicle located in the rear parking lot of the Owenton McDonald’s led to a drug arrest made by Owenton City Police Friday, Sept. 15.
    The car had reportedly been parked behind the restaurant for three hours, according to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller. When Miller and Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry arrived on scene around 12:30 p.m., they found Patrick Isaac Soliman, 35, slumped over in the vehicle with various drug paraphernalia and controlled substances located around him.

  • At the Library | September 27, 2017

    We are proud to be showing the art work of the late Pat Brumback Twedt in the library and history room. Pat was a lively and very talented member of the Owen County community with a great gift for living life to the fullest. Come in any time to view her work and plan to join the family in celebrating her talents at 6 p.m., Oct. 5.

    Movie Matinee : Meet Me in St Louis

  • Community Events | October 17, 2017

    Miller family reunion will be Sunday

    The Miller family will be hosting a family reunion Sunday. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The reunion will be held at the I.O.O.F. Lodge at 141 Seminary Street, Owenton. A potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m., so bring a dish or two and drinks. For more information, contact Glenna Clifton at (502) 484-2941 or (502) 514-1563 or Pat Miller (502) 484-2009 or (502) 514-2829.

    OCHS holding open house

  • Power House headed for Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks and Rec League Power House team is headed to the Super Bowl. The team members have been to the Super Bowl a total of three times together, this will be their fourth trip. The team won the Super Bowl championships in 2015 and 2016 as Mighty Pros. They are 4-2 in pre-playoff and 6-2 after the playoffs. They will head to Grant County Saturday to face Pendleton County in the Super Bowl at 4:30 p.m., at the Grant County High School field. The team is coached by Chris Dempsey (head coach), Chad Carter, Randy Robinson, Josh Mason, Sylis Logsdon and Brian Hawkins.

  • Anna Mae’s jam cake still coveted by family generations later
  • Don Crupper recalls childhood at Fortner Ridge

    It struggles to peek from behind tangled weeds and tall grasses as if  to once again claim its place in history, and if one doesn’t look closely, it’s easy to miss this all but forgotten one-room schoolhouse on Fortner Ridge. However, its story was shared last week at the historical society meeting when Fortner Ridge native Don Crupper described the school’s vital presence in the Fortner community.

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