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Today's News

  • Project teaches recycling, beautifies school playground

    While many young students across the state and nation are often unconcerned with the environment and what’s taking place around them, one Owen County Elementary student recently collected 536 lbs. of recycled plastic lids in caps in order to give back to her community.

  • McDanell-Cermak

    The wedding of Amanda Dawn McDanell, formerly of  Owenton, daughter of William “Moto” and Linda McDanell, and Sean Cermak of Collinsville, Miss., will begin at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with a reception following at the Long Ridge Baptist Church reception building. RSVP to the brides’ parents at wdlinda@bellsouth.net.

  • Lady Rebels golf team wins ninth straight All ‘A’ Regional
  • Rebels participate in All ‘A’ Regional
  • Owen County was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War

    Owen County was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War. Though occupied by the Union Army by 1862, most county residents sympathized with the Southern cause, and although some Owen countians joined Union forces, a great number joined the Confederate Army.
    Civil War stories are entrenched in family histories, and many have been recorded. Historian and riverman, Charlie Johnson, has written many Civil War articles featuring Owen countians and many are included in a new book currently being published by the Owen County Historical Society.

  • Looking Back | August 23, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 22, 2012

    Closing Time: Circuit court will shut down as office moves to new judicial center

    A chapter of Owen County history will close Friday and a new one will begin when the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s office relocates to the newly built Owen County Judicial Center.
    The last court date at the office’s courthouse location will be Friday and the office will be closed Aug. 27-Sept. 5.

  • Owen District Court | August 23, 2017

    Aug. 11, 2017

    Eric C. Bassham, 1986, fugitive from another state.
    Dustin R. Baxter, 1986, probation violation, in rehabilitation, review on Feb. 23.
    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, contempt of court, review on Sept. 8.
    Daniel Wayne Craig, 1976, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, sentenced 180 days, to serve 14, credit time served.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., continued to Sept. 8.
    Christian Flynn, 1997, first degree burglary, waived Oct. 20, preliminary hearing on Aug. 18.

  • Branch residents turn out to music event to support ‘old hometown’

    There’s not much news from the Branch this morning. We finally got some rain last week. Wanda said her gauge said seven tenths, but mine only registered about four tenths. She lives about 100 yards down the road and around the curve. That’s the way our rainfall has been going this summer. A hill or a curve makes all the difference in the amount of rain one gets.

  • At the Library | August 23, 2017

    Classic Comedy Matinee

    Revisit the romance between Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in “It Happened One Night.” This was the first movie to win five major Academy Awards. Bring your friends, we’ve got the popcorn. The fun begins at 1 p.m., today.

    Lego Challenge Game

    Can you build a logo car or pizza? Meet after school to build these and other challenges. Fun for all school-age children, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Kids Cook: Oodles of Noodles

  • Rebels defeat Braves 19-0 in season home opener

    By Bryan Marshall