Today's News

  • Special Birthday | Mary "Mammy" Riddle
  • Owen County Public Library Events | Aug. 31, 2016

    Storytime and our Babytime programs will begin in September. Call (502) 484-3450 to register. Registration is required for your child to join in on the fun with Miss Susan this year. Don’t miss out on the fun and learning that these two programs provide. Parents and caregivers are required to attend with their children. Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday and Babytime happens at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in September.
    Destroy the myth that libraries are no long relevant. Come check us out.

  • Community Events | Aug. 31, 2016

    Clifton reunion set for Sunday
    The annual Clifton reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Owen County Extension Office, Ellis Road. Doors will open by 11 a.m. with potluck around 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome and probably related in some way. Come by for a visit if you can’t make lunch.


    They needed to hold on for one more minute.
    On a night that saw the Owen County Rebels battle the heat, leg cramps and the Grant County Braves the team came up just one minute short of winning their opening game of the 2016 season.
    Grant County quarterback, Tanner Souder, scored with 1:01 second left in the game to tie the score before the extra point gave the Braves their first lead of the night at 14-13.

  • Golf teams earn 'A' for their effort in tournament

    The Owen County boys and girls entered the 8th Region All ‘A’ Golf Tournament last Thursday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley as the defending champs. When play finished for the day, nothing had changed.
    The Lady Rebels captured the title for the eighth straight year. Lydia Merrifield had a career day as she shot her best 18-hole score ever with a 75 to claim the individual title. Debbie Farrar was second with a 78.

  • Volleyball team playing well

    After dropping two of their first three matches to begin the season, the Owen County volleyball team has turned things around.
    The Lady Rebels have won five of their last six games including two over the weekend at the Boyle County Invitational. In the five wins, they have dropped just a single set.

  • Dry forces begin organizing in an effort to defeat wet-dry election

    In a meeting that sometimes turned emotional Thursday night, a group of about 55 citizens filled the pews at Owenton First Baptist Church to begin organizing against the upcoming countywide wet-dry vote.
    Joshua Gibson, president of R.E.A.C.H. of Northern Kentucky, bowed his head as he expressed his disappointment in names he found on a petition of 656 signatures in support of the local-option election.

  • Petition, executive orders questioned at dry meeting

    During its first public meeting, members of Citizens For A Dry Owen County questioned the certification of a petition of 656 names filed last month for a countywide wet-dry election.
    Dave Jones, a realtor with Golden Triangle Realty and president of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce, said he recently met with Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers, and Owen County Attorney Josh Smith and presented what he believed were ineligible names and names signed on inappropriate dates to the elected officials.

  • Massie shares legislative update over coffee

    A small but enthusiastic crowd recently gathered at Bird Dog’s Coffee to express their concerns on nationwide issues, from the Internal Revenue Service to the
    The opportunity came in the form of Fourth District Congressional Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R), Coffee With Your Congressman initiative. Massie said he prefers sitting down over coffee with his constituents as opposed to a town hall meeting, noting that the informal setting makes it easier for people to speak. Of the 20 counties Massie represents, his event at Bird Dog’s Coffee was his 19th of 2016.

  • Local brothers win brick laying competition

    Brick mason Cole Stamper and mason tender Forest Stamper competed as a team Aug. 13 in the 2016 SPEC MIX Ohio Regional Bricklayer 500 contest in Cincinnati.
    Cole took first place as fastest bricklayer with 496 adjusted brick count. He also won the Craftsman Award.
    As winners, this Owen County team of brothers earned a trip to the 2017 World Championship in Las Vegas to compete for the title of “World’s Best Bricklayer” with the returning 2016 champion and other regional winners.