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Today's News

  • Researchers: Owen’s life expectancy same as state

    BY AL CROSS
    Kentucky Health News

    Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measurement of a community’s health, is right at the state average in Owen County: 76 years. But both the state and county have health issues.

    Health researchers say life expectancy is driven by a complex web of factors that influence health —

    opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Program encourages exercising mind, body

    STORY AND PHOTOS BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    For more than 50 years, Owen County Public Library (OCPL) has hosted the summer reading program to provide free, safe and fun educational opportunities to children of all ages.

    In a setting where children can choose what they want to read, OCPL staff members like Electronic Resources Coordinator Jennifer Chancery have hopes that the program will inspire a love of reading for recreation while keeping children’s brains active in the summer months.

  • Farm-fresh biscuits were cornerstone of Owen's cuisine

    “Certainly no bread in America has been more popular over a longer time than baking powder biscuits. In fact, in many homes they were baked three times a day in great quantities, and were eaten hot, with butter and honey or preserves, along with every meal.” James Beard, 1881.

  • Court News | June 8, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 3, 2016

    Brian Trusty, 1986, public intoxication, fourth-degree domestic assault, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Lauro Hernandez, motion to require answer to interrogatories, remand.

  • Looking back | June 8, 2016

    Boys hope “war” will help dream come true
    June 8, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Following two successful fundraising events, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students are now hoping to bring two counties together to help secure funding for their dream skate park.

    After approaching the Sparta City Council in September 2010 with their idea to improve the skate park, Colton Matt and Logan Bailey requested the council match whatever money the two raised.

  • At the Library | June 8, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year, fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is going to be cool at the library this year.

    Mr. Bond – Science of Sport

  • Friends of the branch take part in benefit

    The sun is shining and the first week of June has slipped by me while I wasn’t looking.

    Fay said they finally got some garden planted, as did Billy Ballenger. Tomatoes and corn will be a little late this year. The weatherman said no rain this week so they were headed for the hay field this morning, as are most of the farmers in this area.

  • Community News | June 8, 2016

    State of the City will be given Thursday

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier will give his annual State of the City address at the Smith House Restaurant Thursday during the Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, scheduled for 7:15 a.m.

    Republican Party to meet Thursday

    The Owen County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at Smith House Restaurant. The plan is to discuss selection of Republican nominee for PVA and updates on progress of Lincoln Day Dinner plans.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets pay respect to veterans

    The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron cadets spent Memorial Sunday paying respects to our fallen veterans. Cadets from Owenton and Frankfort flights attended an event and visited two memorials.

    The cadets attended a Post 34 of the American Legion and Auxiliary Annual Memorial Day service at the newly renovated Healing Field in the Legion Park, Lawrenceburg.

  • Farm and home safety tips for stormy weather

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    It’s that time of year when we get more thunderstorms. Weather patterns are more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.