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Today's News

  • Contract will keep medical center, ER open

    Everything will remain “business as usual” at New Horizons Medical Center, according CEO Bernie Poe.
    Rumors have been circulating since spring, when the facility’s board of directors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    The facility’s contract with Coast to Cost Healthcare Services was set to expire on Sept. 15, and emergency and other medical services were to be discontinued. But Poe said that the situation was averted on Friday.

  • New healthcare providers set to open locally

    Triad Health Systems, Inc., a federally qualified health center, will expand its services into Owen County after recently receiving a grant to open a full location.
    The provider is expected to come to Owen County by the end of 2016, initially located at the Owen County Health Center on Hwy. 22 E.
    Triad currently has one location in Gallatin County.
    Triad Health Systems CEO/Executive Director Adam Craft said the company provides primary-care services and is tasked for being a safety-net provider.

  • More than a game

    Last week the Maurice Bowling Middle School volleyball team played a match against Gallatin County.
    While the match may have looked similar in many ways to every other match they have played this season, it was very different. Monday night’s match was not as much about what took place on the court, but rather about those who were there to watch – including one very special coach.

  • Mobile home fire claims lives of two children

    Two children, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, died in a mobile home fire at 900 Gaines Village Dr., lot 7, this morning.
    According to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola, the department was dispatched to the scene at 9:44 a.m. and was on scene at 9:47 a.m.
    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke from the mobile home, with 50 percent involvement.
    At that time, Owen County Emergency Medical Services reported that two children were trapped inside the front area of the structure.

  • Owen County Montessori School officially opens

    Co-founders Emily Lofald and Ellie Petzinger welcomed their six registered students to the first day of school at Owen County Montessori on U.S. 127, south of Owenton. The initial group of students are in the 3- to 5-year old program and, for the first six weeks will be in the “phase in” stage, where they learn how to be courteous to others while in a classroom setting. Petzinger says they plan to start the 6- to 9-year-old program next year. 

  • Committee working to form local alumni association

    A group of Owen County High School graduates have formed a steering committee which is working diligently to organize an alumni association for the school.  The idea was presented at a class reunion last year, and a Facebook group page was created in May of this year for graduates of OCHS that were interested in forming an alumni association.  The group page now has over 1100 members, and membership is growing weekly.

  • One injured after being struck by vehicle

    A woman in her early 50s has been transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after reportedly sustaining injuries from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    
Pam Hawkins was crossing the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 22 E. when she was struck by the vehicle.
    Owenton City Police Officer Steve Miller said the vehicle was driven by Stacy Hudnall.

    Hawkins sustained injuries to her right leg.

    The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m.


  • At the Library | April 27, 2016

    Kids Cook: Snacks

    Learn how to make your own snacks. If you enjoy having fun in the kitchen and eating, this class is for you. Appropriate for children 9 and up, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for children.

    Stuffed Animal Pet Show

  • Community News | April 27, 2016

    Baccalaureate service to be held May 15

    The community is invited to attend the Owen County High School Class of 2016 baccalaureate service, beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the gymnasium at Owen County High. A short reception will follow the service.

    Absentee voting has begun

    Absentee voting for the May 17 primary election has begun. If you will be out of town on the day of the election, you may stop by the Owen County Clerk’s Office to vote as an absentee now through Monday, May 16.

  • Inverness: A reminder of Scottish ancestry in Owen

    A small village located in the Scottish highlands boasts of a long history of castles, battles and the Loch Ness monster. Its name, “Inverness,” traveled with Scottish immigrants across the Atlantic, and was bestowed upon several towns and villages in the raw, new land of America.

    The Gowers immigrated from Inverness, Scotland, to Kentucky in the early 1800s. Their daughter, Lucy Harriet Gower, married an upcoming Owenton lawyer in 1824.