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Today's News

  • 'Hometown Heroes' to be showcased

    A local non-profit is preparing to roll out a living tribute banner program, showcasing Owen County’s ‘Hometown Heroes.’

    The banners will highlight veterans, those currently serving in the military, first responders and law enforcement and will be displayed on utility poles throughout downtown Owenton and beyond.

    Operation Honor, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Owen County will present the program, according to Founder and CEO Joe Montgomery.

  • School-based clinic on the way

    HealthPoint Family Care launched its Owenton location Feb. 1 in the former New Horizons space on Progress Way and now they are scheduled to operate another location starting this fall in Owen County: a school-based clinic.

    HealthPoint Family Care CEO Chris Goddard first approached the district about launching a school-based clinic earlier this year. The school, along with HealthPoint and the Three Rivers District Health Department discussed how they could work together to provide healthcare, he said.

  • Food ministry launches locally, ensures kids receive nutritious meals

    Children in Owen County will have the opportunity to get two free, nutritious meals each weekday during the summer thanks to two feeding sites launched in Owenton by the UMC Food Ministry.

    The UMC Food Ministry is a program operated by the Northern Kentucky District of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The program launched six years ago and helps ensure children 18 and under can get free, nutritious meals with fruits, vegetables, milk, grains and protein, said the Rev. Dr. Larry Karow, CEO for the UMC Food Ministry.

  • OC youth participate in 2016 summer basketball camp

    Some of Owen County’s youth participated in the Rebels basketball camp last week. The younger students were mentored by players from the Rebels and Lady Rebels squads.

  • Geraniums vivid colors never go out of style

    My daughter and son-in-law once dismissed my annual geranium extravaganza as “too 1970s.” They were newlyweds back then, infused with youthful confidence, and less tactful than they would later become. Before they brought it to my attention, however, I’d had no idea geraniums were as out of style as harvest gold kitchen appliances.

  • Blue Wing Inn shines light on Ky. history

    Though seemingly endless, the narrow winding road eventually reaches its destination at Browns Bottom, where the historic  Blue Wing Inn welcomes visitors.

    Formerly the summer home of Mason Brown, the inn was built circa 1850. Its Greek Revival architecture is punctuated by  gingerbread trim galloping delightfully around the house, adding character to the exterior.

  • Court News | June 22, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 17, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 24.

    Rickey E. Rose, 1984, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

    Ricky Rose, 1984, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

  • Looking back | June 22, 2016

    School board makes middle-school renovation top priority

    2011 | 5 years ago

    Plans are moving ahead for the renovation of the old middle school, with third and fourth-grade students expected to move in by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

    The Owen County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and after reviewing bids for the project chose RossTarrant – the new middle school’s architect – as architects for the project.

  • Indictments | June 22, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met June 14 and handed down the following indictments:

    Tiffany Carol Wheeler, 39, on the charges of theft of identity.

    According to the indictment on the charge of theft of identity, that she knowingly possessed or use Victoria L. Wheeler’s identifying information, namely her name, social security number and date of birth, with the intent to represent she was Victoria L. Wheeler for the purpose of obtaining benefits or property to which she would otherwise not be entitled, or avoiding detection.

  • Owen native Tracy becomes county’s newest deputy sheriff

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    Owen County native and 2009 OCHS graduate, Daniel Tracy, joined the sheriff’s department as a deputy in January after serving in court security with the office since 2012.

    After graduating high school, Tracy joined the U.S. Army where he served for eight years. During his time of service he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2010-2011 and was a specialist at the end of his service in September 2015.