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Today's News

  • Ohio – Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game

    Rebels standout Carson Williams was named the Kentucky team’s MVP during Saturday’s 25th annual all-star game at Thomas More College, featuring top players from Ohio and other Kentucky schools. Williams scored 18 points during the contest. The Kentucky team fell to Ohio by two points in a 94-92 loss.

  • Owen's histroy rife with memories of old school houses

    Poised near the road and surrounded by a tangled web of weeds, it has staunchly stood its ground for many years. Though the elements have claimed the porch roof, the remainder of its structure survived, and today, the Greenup one-room school continues to whisper stories of long ago.

    In 1821 the Kentucky State Legislature passed a public school act for elementary schools. Local taxation was expected to provide for schools, and though the act was not compulsory, it did become the foundation for Kentucky’s educational system.

  • Court News | April 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 1, 2016

    Lauro Hernandez, 1991, two counts of possession of matter portraying sex performance by minor, pleaded not guilty, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Looking back | April 6, 2016

    New Library Moves Closer to Reality
    April 6, 2011
    Five years ago

    Anticipation continues to grow after federal money was secured for construction of the new Owen County Public Library.

    The Community Facilities loan will come from the United States Department of Agriculture.

    According to its website, the USDA provides assistance to rural communities with a population of up to 20,000. Small communities receive a higher percentage of grants.

  • Living in Ky. not for the faint of heart

    Most of the news? This morning it’s house, outbuilding and yard cleaning.

    Wanda said Barbara’s birthday was April 2, so she volunteered to help her clean out her garage/storage building as a birthday gift. It hadn’t been done since David passed away.

    Vanessa came and helped for a while too. She said they got a lot done. David had a lot of stuff, so they spent much of their time with, “What is this for?” and “What about this?”

  • Upper elementary students travel back in time

    The fourth-grade students at Owen County Upper Elementary School were transported back in time on two occasions this year as history was brought to life for them through the presentations of Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty.

    Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has since performed professionally in theatre, film, and television, including prominent leading roles in “Biloxi Blues,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • At the Library | April 6, 2016

    Drop In At the Library

    Spring break fun and games: board games, Legos and art activities for you and your friends. Age appropriate activities will be offered for all school-aged youth from 2-4 p.m., April 6, 7 and 8.

    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • MBMS Honor Roll | Third Nine Weeks

    Fifth Grade

    All ‘A’ Honor Roll: August Barker, Lillian Baumann, Lilly Chappell, Gracie Ferguson, Lindsey Hobbs, Brady Kemper, McKenna McNay, Avery Miller, Maggie Ponder, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell and Bryce Thornton

  • Baby Announcement | Campbell Ashlen Carter

    Nicholas and Shelby Carter are proud to announce the birth of their third son, Campbell Ashlen Carter.

    He was born at 8:55 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He was 8 lbs, 13 oz. and 21 inches long.

    He was welcomed into the world by his two older brothers, Carson, 8, and Cooper, 4.

  • Baby Announcement | Khloe Grace Welsh

    Kevin and Gabrielle Welsh of Worthville are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Khloe Grace Welsh.

    Khloe was born at 2:26 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 and weighed 6 lbs. and 13 oz.

    Proud grandparents are Jim and Pru Grider of Owenton and David and Darlene Welsh of Sheffield, Penn. Proud cousins are Kaileigh and James Grider.