Today's News

  • Walking for a cause

    The 12th annual CHD Walk For Awareness, hosted by God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., was held Saturday at the Owenton First Baptist Church.
    God’s Special Little Hearts is a local non-profit organization assisting families who have been affected by a congenital heart defect (CHD).
    Monetary totals are still being tallied, but God’s Special Little Hearts Chairperson Katie Columbia said she is confident that totals will exceed those in years past.

  • Several unique root cellars nestled in Owen hills

    They were a common sight on most Owen County farms in the 19th and 20th centuries. Some were built below the ground, but it wasn’t unusual to see many on ground level with dirt mounded up to form a roof.
    Before the age of refrigeration and canning, root cellars were built under homes or in a separate structure on the property; and into the mid-1900s they played a vital role in American life.

  • Looking Back | March 8, 2017

    March 7, 2012
    5 years ago
    Owenton gets grant for police gear

    The city of Owenton was awarded $3,900 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program to purchase body armor vests and duty weapons for its police department, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.
    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.

  • Owen District Court | March 3, 2017

    March 3, 2017
    William Hughes, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property under $10,000, speeding 26 mph over the limit, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, continued to March 17.

  • February Property Transfers

    Joseph Bruce Williams Jr., Elizabeth Paige Clifton, Elizabeth Paige Williams to Robert and Joyce Clifton, Land on the East and West.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farms #37 and #38, $159,900.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farm #36.
    Everett and Kay M. Hawkins to Linda Hawkins Twyman, Four tracts of land.
    Linda Hawkins and Miley W. Twyman to Everett and Kay M. Hawkins, 5 tracts of Land in Owen County.

  • OCHS February students of the month
  • UK basketball is life...for now

    First, I wish to apologize for the terrible grammar in one of my sentences last week. The computer has “spell check, ” but it knows nothing about grammar. I have got to start reading what I write before I send it to Molly. Miss Martha Holbrook and Miss Lena Watson are turning in their graves. The few who went to grade school and high school will know what I mean. Anyone who went through grade school and high school and had them for teachers had proper grammar pounded into their souls.

  • Volunteer to share your cooking expertise with others

    by Judy Hetterman

  • Owenton Rotary Club hosts variety of guest speakers

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Each Owenton Rotary Club meeting begins with someone leading the Owenton Rotary Club #3744 in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, reciting the Four Way Test and prayer.
    Our guest speaker for Dec. 5 was Assistant Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, Brandon Porter. Porter discussed the Kentucky Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • At the Library | March 8, 2017

    The library is sponsoring a photography contest from March 15-May 1. Take your best shot and enter our photo contest! Grab your camera or cell phone, snap your picture and email it to us by May 1. We’ll have prizes for the winner and their photo will be the cover page of our May/June community calendar. All entered photos will be on display for an art reception here on May 4. Hit us with your best shot!