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Today's News

  • Court approves further EMS reorganization

    For the second time under Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis’ administration, local EMS will experience further reorganization, a move Ellis said is “imperative” to the future of the county’s healthcare.
    The court voted Aug. 8 to dissolve the EMS shift supervisor positions, created in 2015 under the department’s initial reorganization.
    Two new positions were approved during the meeting.
    Paramedic Autumn Becknell and EMT Allen Cammack were assigned the roles of assistant administrator and operations director, respectively.

  • Free breakfast, lunch program extended to OCHS

    Parents will no longer have to dole out lunch money for their children returning to school today after the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) has now expanded to all grade levels.
    Over the past few years, the Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary schools and Maurice Bowling Middle School have participated in the CEP, which provides free meals to those who are enrolled in the school system. The CEP offers a free breakfast and lunch to students every school day, though certain extra items like anything a la carte cost money.

  • Meet the ‘Butterfly Lady’

    Recycled lunch meat containers fill the desks and windowsills of the Owen County Soil Conservation Office located on West Perry Street.  Inside those containers, a metamorphosis is taking place.
    What started out as a few caterpillars six years ago has turned into an ever growing project to rescue and release monarch butterflies, a species that many researchers believe to be headed for extinction.

  • Fire started by neighbor’s extension cord claims West Adair house

    A faulty extension cord sent a West Adair Street house up in flames during the early morning hours Friday.
    Firefighters and other emergency personnel were dispatched to 112 W. Adair St. at approximately 4:58 a.m., where they found the house completely engulfed, according to Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola.
    Neighbors who spotted the flames and dialed 911 were unsure if anyone was inside the house. Once on scene, firefighters determined there was no one inside and no one currently living in the house.

  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign

    FRANKFORT — Governor Matt Bevin’s office began placing painted rocks around Kentucky Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative.

  • Remembering the ‘pie ladies’ of Dog Hill

    They were called “the pie ladies,” and a child living on Dog Hill (East Adair) in the late 1950s and early 1960s most likely purchased one of the flaky muffin-size pies that the pie ladies sold for a quarter.

  • Looking Back | August 16, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 15, 2012

    Elementary students take over former middle school

    As students in Owen County returned back to school today, those at Owen County Elementary School had a completely revamped facility to kick the year off in.
    After housing Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years, the building at 1960 Hwy. 22 East will now be home to elementary students after the Owen County Board of Education approved a $1.6 million building and grounds plan in 2011.

  • Owen District Court | August 8, 2017

    Aug. 8, 2017

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, pre-trial conference set for Sept. 12.
    Matthew T. Bedford, 1986, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, three years, waive fines, to serve 60 days, credit time served.

  • Peas and Poetry, meteorite shower make for big week on the Branch

    Schools starts today. I haven’t had a child in school since John graduated, I won’t tell you how long ago that has been. My great-grandchildren will be starting school in Frankfort.
    Noel Thomas started his bus route Monday. He is driving some students to classes in Carrollton. Joel will have to start coordinating his deliveries in the late afternoon with the bus run coming home. Kay’s Branch Road is not built for school buses and semis to coexist.

  • Community Events | August 16. 2017

    FCC Food Pantry open today, Aug. 19

    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Cammack reunion set for Sunday

    The annual Cammack family reunion will be held Sunday, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 14545 Jonesville Road, Jonesville. We will plan to eat around 1 p.m. We hope to see many friends and family there. For more information, call Bev Hearn at (859) 393-7328 or Jimmy Cammack (502) 484-3858.