Today's News

  • OCHS Percussion Ensemble and Winterguard participate in first competition of the season

    N-H Student Correspondent

    Saturday, Feb. 6, started off early for the Owen County High School Percussion Ensemble and Winterguard.

    It was the first competition of the season for both groups and the two hour drive to Pulaski County High School warranted the 6:30 a.m. arrival time for students.

    The OCHS Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Band Director Chad Rose and Assistant Director Chuck Harris, was third to perform at competition.

  • Community Events | Feb. 10, 2016

    New classes coming to Adult Learning Center

    Take the fast track toward your future. Get your GED, hone skills for college or technical school, moved toward that next career goal. New classes are forming at the Adult Learning Center. Call (502) 750-3088, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday or 1-4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

    Farmers’ Market to hold meetings on nutrition program coupons

  • 4-H seeking volunteers for shooting sports program

    Owen Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

    The Owen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is in need of volunteer coaches and a club coordinator for the 2016 year. This club has the highest enrollment out of all other clubs, with a total of 78 youth. The 4-H Shooting Sports Club promotes safe, proper use of all types of firearms and archery equipment, and provides an opportunity for shooting many kids wouldn’t have otherwise. Disciplines offered include 22 rifle, 22 pistol, shotgun, black powder and archery.

  • Court News | Feb. 10, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Feb. 5, 2016


    James C. House, 1977, theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Harry Mercer, 1967, theft by deception including clod checks under $10.000; amend to theft by unlawful taking under $500, pleaded guilty, 90 days plus court costs plus public attorney feed and restitution.

  • Looking back | Feb. 10, 2016

    Owenton business owners question city tax
    Feb. 9, 2011
    Five years ago

    Several local business owners attended the Feb. 1 Owenton City Council meeting seeking more information on a net-profit tax established under the former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

  • OCHS senior named DAR Good Citizen

    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors. The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Senior Activities | Feb. 10, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. Extension office, nutrition.

    Thursday, Feb. 11: 10:30 a.m. Burlington Pharmacy; Noon, sweet dessert bar.

  • 11th annual Walk for Awareness of CHD's will be March 5

    The 11th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s will be held Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.

    We will have our Kids Corner again this year. For $5, your child can slide on the inflatable slide, do crafts, face painting and a balloon artist will be coming again this year.

  • Get the most from your firewood investment

    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing the wood. To gain the most from the investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • Proper care for roses and bouquets from your Valentine's Day sweetheart

    Weekend Gardener

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14 by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success.