Today's News

  • The parable of an Indian summer

    JENEEN WICHE | Weekend Gardner

  • Tombstones in local cemetery often symbols of deceased’s life

    “Held for a moment. Loved for a lifetime.”
    These words, etched into the tiny white tombstone, had been been pulmetted by the elements and passage of time. Yet, they whispered across the years and told the story of a heart-rendering loss.
    A small cast angel lay upon the ground in front of the small marker, its outspread wings somehow giving the impression of a protective covering for its tiny charge.

  • Despite SSNK closure, local services will continue without interruption

    CASEY ELLIS | Owen County Judge-Executive

  • Reliving a cold and rainy 1988 Breeder's Cup

    The Breeder’s Cup gallops into Lexington next weekend for the first time in history. Since it’s about the biggest do in horse racing, our town is putting on its company best. From abundant flowers to stunning street murals, to charming sidewalk cafés and gourmet food trucks, we’re looking good. We’ve even gilded the lily, and made  Keeneland – already one of the prettiest places in America – more lovely and accommodating.  

  • So much to do and so little time to do it in

    I’ve been having computer problems, so what else is new?
    Wanda’s news wasn’t on my computer when I got up last week. I waited as long as I could and wrote the column with what she told me on the phone on Sunday evening. At 10:30 a.m., I checked the computer for emails and there was Wanda’s news.

  • At the Library | Oct. 28, 2015

    November and December are Amnesty Months. This year we are going to do things a bit differently though.
    Food for Fines will run Nov. 1-Dec. 31. For each items donated, we will waive $1 in fines. If you have $10 in fines and you bring in 10 items, we will waive all of your fines. The food donated will be given to Meeting the Needs. The food must be non-perishable and can’t be expired.

  • Looking back | Oct. 28, 2015

    5 years ago
    Water works
    Oct. 27, 2010

    Following two years of construction at the Owen-Franklin County line, residents had the opportunity to take a peek into the newly opened Kentucky American Water treatment plant Friday.
    Those who attended were given the chance to take a guided your of the treatment plant and meet with KAW employees during the open house.

  • OCHS athletes give back to supportive community

    As an athlete, there is nothing better than the roar of the crowd. Players and coaches love coming on to the court or the field seeing their school colors filling the bleachers.
    In an effort to say thank you to those loyal fans, a number of Owen County student-athletes spent Oct. 10 taking part in REBELSoutREACH.
    It’s a day for student-athletes to give back to those who support them.

  • OCHS Honor Roll | Oct. 28, 2015

    9th Grade Super Honor Roll
    Laura Duke, Hannah Johnson, Jared Prather, Haley Young

    9th Grade Honor Roll
    Esmeralda Aldama, Devenee Bolen, Allison Burford, Grace Chilton, Marissa Craig, Adam Dunavent, Hailee Gordon, Jason Gray, Audrey Lewis, Hunter Mason, Ravin Mcmillian, Lisa Messer, Kaitlyn Parker, Eli Patterson, Kenneth Penn-Simpson, Selena Perez, Emmaleigh Richardson, Lexie Robinson, Tori Smith, Kaylee Snell, Allison Tolbert, Bailey Tompkins, Caylin Trenary, Emily True, Baileigh Young

  • In brief | Oct. 28, 2015

    Absentee voting has begun
    Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 3 election has begun at the Owen County Clerk’s Office, located at 136 W. Brian St.