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Today's News

  • HealthPoint releases statement regarding Feb. 1 opening

    HealthPoint Family Care Physicans Eric Baumann, Larry Johnson and Doug Smalara will return to Owenton Feb. 1, when HealthPoint reopens the medical office at 120 Progress Way, the former site of New Horizons Family Practice.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint expected to begin Owen County operations Feb. 1

    Following weeks of negotiations, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a purchase agreement allowing St. Elizabeth Healthcare to acquire New Horizons Health System's assets.
    St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint Family Care are expected to begin operations in Owen County beginning Feb. 1.

  • Lady Rebels ousted from All ‘A’ by Trimble County

    The host school was not around long in this year’s Eighth Region All “A” Classic.

    Just as they did in 2009, the last time Owen County hosted the event, the Lady Rebels began play last Monday night against Trimble County. Unlike that season when Owen County won 50-32, the Lady Raiders insured the Lady Rebels would not be around for the semifinals this time.

    Trimble County capitalized on poor shooting and turnovers to defeat Owen County 51-33.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint committed to Owen’s healthcare

    For this first quarterly article of 2016, I wish to update you on the current situation with our local hospital, clinic, EMS service and the availability of quality healthcare in Owen County.

  • Civil War encampments still lively even in the middle of wintertime

    As he cradled the concertina and coaxed it to sing, the strains of “Rosin The Bow” gallantly galloped across its pleated folds, and for one brief moment in time, the melodious instrument captured a piece of history.

    Brother Matt Merrill, his passion for history lighting up his bearded countenance, was the historical society’s special guest speaker last week.

    Matt is pastor of First Methodist in Owenton, a history teacher in Woodford county, a former historical reenactor, and a delightfully informative scholar of the Civil War.

  • Community Events | Jan. 20, 2016

    Leadership Owen County to begin soon

    If you would like to participate in Leadership Owen County 2016, it will begin Feb. 5-6. Please call the Owen County Extension Office to register at (502) 484-5703.

    Adult Learning to begin new session

    The Owen County Adult Learning Center is beginning a new session. We offer free services that can help you earn GED diploma, prepare for college/training, earn National Career Readiness Certificate, better help your kids with homework and much more. Contact us at (502) 750-3088.

  • At the Library | Jan. 20, 2016

    MOOC is here. That stands for Massive Open Online Course and represents a new way to learn, to connect and to grow. Online courses are available, aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. It is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take the course, with no limit on attendance. The library staff will also be offering discussion groups for four courses of our choosing.

  • Senior Activities | Jan. 20, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Yahtzee; 1 p.m. Skip-Bo.

    Thursday, Jan. 21: 9 a.m. Skip-Bo; 1 p.m. Extension office, education.

  • Owen County High School honor roll – second nine weeks

    9th Grade Super Honor Roll

    Laura Duke, Hailee Gordon, Katie Hensley, Kaitlyn Parker, Kenneth Penn-Simpson, Jared Prather and Haley Young.

    9th Grade Honor Roll

  • Old man winter settles in on the Branch

    Winter has finally reached Kentucky and the Branch. It was 7-degrees on my outside thermometer this morning.

    Thank God for a good wood burning stove and John, who cuts the wood and brings it to my back porch.

    He brought in another load yesterday while I was at church, so I am good for another three weeks. I only have two appointments outside of the house this week, bridge tomorrow and another dentist appointment on Wednesday. By the time the snow “they” are predicting gets here, I will be in at home with my zoo.