Today's News

  • Lack of station won't affect service at S. Owen

    The now defunct South Owen Fire Department’s Hwy. 227 station could soon be transferred back to its original owners, but officials say residents of the area should not be concerned over a lack of service.
    In Dec. 2014, the state fire commission voted to no longer recognize the South Owen department, whose coverage included from the Scott County line, Bethany, Rockdale, Natlee, New Columbus and Pleasant Grove Road.
    The trouble with the department began in 2013, when the department failed to respond to fire runs.

  • County's first six iLEAD students to be chosen soon

    The process has begun for selecting Owen County’s first six iLead Academy students, a regional program where attendees could graduate high school with an associate’s degree.
    School officials from Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry and Trimble counties will each select six students for the 2015-16 school year.
    The academy will be housed in Carroll County and selected students will spend all four years of their high school career in the program.

  • FFA students test out their green thumb

    Approximately 150 Owen County High School agriculture and FFA members have been working hard in the greenhouse in preparation for May 2, the first day of the high school’s annual plant sale.
    Customers can shop at the greenhouse from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2, then after 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. during the week to select from hanging baskets, four packs, four and eight inch pots of select flowers.
    Prices will range between $1-$10 and $15 for hanging baskets.
    Students have been learning about plant growth, transplanting and marketing.

  • Historical Society News, April 22: News determined to keep history of Gratz alive

    Although technology contributed much to the advancements of the 1940s-1960s, it also changed the fabric of rural America.
    In the wake of progress, small Owen County communities were forever transformed.
    Gratz is nestled amidst the hills of Owen County and is poised along a stretch of the Kentucky River.

  • Wild ride comes to an end

    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
    Thank You!
    I cannot say those words enough.

  • Owen District Court, April 17, 2015

    Shelly Campbell, 1986, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing May 29.
    Shelly Campbell, 1986, third-degree rape, waived to grand jury.
    William Newman, 1987, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree wanton endangerment, appointed a public attorney preliminary hearing set for April 24.
    Joshua Smith, 1993, second-degree stalking, third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communication, see order.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 22: Spring in full bloom on the Branch

    The old adage, “April showers bring May flowers” seems to be working. I was lamenting the fact that my forsythia didn’t bloom this year. It seems it always gets colder in this valley.
    The trees hadn’t leaved out and it was raining almost every day. Teri came on Thursday to help me clean the basement and set up for the card party, Hand and Foot, on Friday. The sun came out and we had a very nice day.

  • At the library, April 22-28

    Tween/Teen Gaming
    Play Nintendo Wii and Gamecube on the big screen from 3:15-4:30 p.m. today. Snacks provided.

    Storytime with Miss Susan
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for stories, crafts and fun.

    Librarian 101
    Want to be a librarian? Come join us at 3:15 p.m. Thursday to hear real librarians tell you all about the job.

    Adult Skin Care
    Join us for a session with a skincare and beauty expert at 6 p.m. Thursday. Learn new ways to care for and protect your skin. Call 484-3450 to register.

  • Community Calendar, April 22

    Montessori school to hold community informational meeting on Wednesday
    Owen County Montessori School is holding a community informational gathering from 6-8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Owen County Extension Office.  
    All those interested in learning more about Montessori education and our school plans are encouraged to attend. There will be a presentation by Xavier University’s Montessori Lab School Assistant Dean and Head of School.
    For more information please contact us at owenmontessori@gmail.com.

  • March property transfers

    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to Doug Lawrence, tract 3, Bowen Land Division,$41,000.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Company to Robert Mitchell, lot 5, Mason Estates Subdivision, $500.
    Margo A. Flege to Mark E. Flege, land on Beech-Tersita.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Company to Mark Kevin McKenzie, lot 1, Mason Estates Subdivision, Crossroads Pike, $500.
    Kentucky American Water to Rodney L. Cobb, Tract 5, small parcel, 59,900.
    Mark D. and Susan B. Limke to David W. and Anna Skirvin, Eagle Creek Subdivision, lot 7, block A and lot 6.