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Today's News

  • Looking back | April 13, 2016

    City, county brace for budget battles
    April 13, 2011
    Five years ago

    With the 2011-2012 budget looming over the Owen County Fiscal Court and Owenton City Council, cuts are expected to come from both entities.

    Owen Couty Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said everything is being looked at when it comes to making cuts.

    Both of the county’s largest sources of revenue – the real estate tax and insurance-premium tax – are down.

  • Court News | April 13, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | April 5, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, continued to April 19.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, continued to April 19.

    Amanda J. Burke, 1986, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear, bench warrant set for $5,000 cash.

  • Good news in abundance on Branch

    The weather man said March will finally leave us this week and we’ll get some spring weather. It’s about time. This is a bit much, even for Kentucky.

    I have had a fire all week. John brought over more wood, thinking this week was going to be cold too. My bones take more heat than the average person. He is finally over his cold and feeling much better.

  • Parker sisters shine with musical abilities

    On Wednesday, March 9, Kaitlyn Parker had the honor of representing OCHS at the girls Sweet 16 basketball games at Northern Kentucky University by singing the National Anthem.

    Kaitlyn completed the audition process and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the opening session.

    The Owen County Rebel Band and Owen County High School are proud to announce that once again one of our finest was selected to participate in the 2016 Northern Kentucky Band Directors Association Select Band.

  • At the Library | April 13, 2016

    Free lip balm at the library – all you have to do is fill out one of our surveys and let us know how we are doing and what we can do better to make your library your library. Throw your wildest ideas at us and we will see where they land. Your lips will be softer too.

    Painted Stones

    Create a cactus garden that you never water or paint some colorful daisies. Stones, pots and paint provided for this after school activity, appropriate for all school-aged youth, beginning at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 13.

  • Senior Activities | April 13-19, 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): 8:30 a.m. healthy counters; 1 p.m. Extension Office, nutrition.

  • Community News | April 13, 2016

    Board of education meeting to be held at MBMS

    The regular meeting of the Owen County Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, April 18, in the Maurice Bowling Middle School media center.

    Project grad. to host 5K run/walk

    The Owen County High School Project Graduation will host a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 23. at OCHS. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. For more information call Darlene Matt at 859-308-9731.

  • Poetry reading to be held April 22

    The Owen County Arts Council and the Owen County Public Library are partnering to present a poetry reading featuring local poets starting at 7 p.m. at the library on Friday, April 22.

    The event is not only an opportunity to join in the statewide celebration of National Poetry Month, but it is also the perfect time to find out more about what the local arts council has to offer, including its upcoming annual arts festival, according to council president, Barbara Duvall.

  • Students enjoy cooking authentic Mexican cuisine

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Students in the fourth-period Spanish 2 class were eager to try some traditional Spanish food, and even more excited to cook it themselves on March 29.

    The new Spanish teacher, Mr. Ignacio Garcia, encourages students to learn conversational Spanish and explore the culture of Spain.

  • Ky. Grazing School will take place in May

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources