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Today's News

  • High water leads to tragedy near Branch

    The predominant news in the Branch this week is rain.

    I have become fascinated with the channel 27’s weather map. The storms block out DirecTV, so I turn to the weather map and watch the red and yellow blobs moving slowly across the Franklin County line and into my little area of Owen. You can tell I lead an exciting life.

  • Library to host blood drive May 13

    Area residents are invited to be lifesavers at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center blood drive.

    The blood drive will be held at from 1-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Owen County Public Library inside the community room.

    Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at kybloodcenter.org.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets visit Owen County EMS

    Civil Air Patrol Frankfort Squadron’s Owenton Flight went on a field trip to Owen County EMS last Thursday night. EMT Rucker, Paramedic Emily Kercheval, and Fire Chief Rob Chaney gave a tour of the facility and one of the ambulances. The EMS crew demonstrated life saving techniques on a training dummy and gave the cadets a hands on experience that was top notch.

  • Senior Activities | May 4-10, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long.

    If you need a ride, please contact Owen County Transit at 502-750-2828.

    (Today) Wednesday, May 4: 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters – Mother’s Day tea by Burlington Pharmacy and Carroll County Senior Center.

    Thursday, May 5: 9 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. Extension office – education.

  • At the Library | April 27, 2016

    Kids Cook: Snacks

    Learn how to make your own snacks. If you enjoy having fun in the kitchen and eating, this class is for you. Appropriate for children 9 and up, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for children.

    Stuffed Animal Pet Show

  • Community News | April 27, 2016

    Baccalaureate service to be held May 15

    The community is invited to attend the Owen County High School Class of 2016 baccalaureate service, beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the gymnasium at Owen County High. A short reception will follow the service.

    Absentee voting has begun

    Absentee voting for the May 17 primary election has begun. If you will be out of town on the day of the election, you may stop by the Owen County Clerk’s Office to vote as an absentee now through Monday, May 16.

  • Inverness: A reminder of Scottish ancestry in Owen

    A small village located in the Scottish highlands boasts of a long history of castles, battles and the Loch Ness monster. Its name, “Inverness,” traveled with Scottish immigrants across the Atlantic, and was bestowed upon several towns and villages in the raw, new land of America.

    The Gowers immigrated from Inverness, Scotland, to Kentucky in the early 1800s. Their daughter, Lucy Harriet Gower, married an upcoming Owenton lawyer in 1824.

  • Court News | April 27, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 21, 2016

    Jonathan D. Holland, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, pleaded not guilty, hiring attorney, continued first appearance set for May 6.

    Brittany Plummer, 1990, theft by unlawful taking, bonded out.

    Jesse T. Romans, 1993, second-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

  • Looking back | April 27, 2016

    Weather woes continue
    April 27, 2011
    5 years ago

    As scattered showers continued to fall across Owen County Monday, one Owen County farmer began the cleanup process after a confirmed tornado just over the Grant County line on Pettit Pike destroyed four of his tobacco barns.

    Asa Phillips, a long-time Owen County farmer and first district magistrate said the damages took place Saturday afternoon.

  • Sunshine, spring activities plentiful

    Jean O’Banion is really improving, at last. Wanda said she is beginning to gain weight. In fact, she is doing so well, Ray felt like he could get away for a few days.

    He, Wanda and Barbara went to Green River Lake to her houseboat and spent the weekend. She said the weather was beautiful, perfect for fishing on Saturday when they got there. There was a bass tournament going on, but it didn’t bother them. They were fishing for crappie. They were biting and they got enough for two suppers while they were there and enough to freeze and bring home.