Today's News

  • News that did not make national headlines still relevant to local history

    After the treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, officially ending World War I, Owen countians looked forward to putting war memories behind them, and retuning to a life of normalcy.

    Though most folks in Owen County were more concerned with local happenings, remarkable events occurred across the country in 1919.

    On Jan. 15, 1919, 2.5 million gallons of hot crude molasses flooded the streets of Boston, taking the lives of 21 people.

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    Rep. Thomas Massie
    R-KY 4th District

  • Owen Circuit Court | Jan. 6, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    Dec. 15, 2015

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause hearing for money due; failed to appear, bench warrant $735 cash.

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity to robbery; trial date set to Feb. 25, report on Jan. 26.

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation hearing to revoke; $50 a month until paid in full. Todd A. Burke, 1995, theft by unlawful taking; first-degree complicity to burglary; complicity to theft by unlawful taking; report date on Jan. 26.

  • Resolve to become a better neighbor in 2016

    The new year is off in a long run.

    I watched the ball drop along with Wanda and Ray, not in the same house, but you know what I mean.

    It was less than thrilling, so I went to bed and didn’t start my new year till 8:20 the next morning. The sun was out. That is news worthy because it hadn’t shown for over a week.

  • At the Library | Jan. 6, 2016

    MOOC is here. That stands for Massive Open Online Course and represents a new way to learn, connect and 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 a course, with no limit on attendance.

  • Owen County Senior Center | Jan. 6, 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. cards; 1 p.m. games.
    Thursday, Jan. 7: 9 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. library.

  • Emergency Management Agency’s New Year’s resolutions for you

    Owen County Emergency Management

    Weather: Resolve to watch the weather at the beginning of the day to be prepared.

  • Controlling pests that infest indoor plants

    Weekend Gardener

  • Rebels enter 2016 undefeated in district play

    It was business as usual last Tuesday night for the Owen County Rebels.

    The last time the Rebels lost a game within the 31st District was on January 27, 2014. Ironically, that loss came in Eminence. It was not to the Warriors, but rather to Carroll County in the championship game of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic.

  • Lady Rebels finish third in holiday tournament

    The Owen County Lady Rebels did not have much time for holiday returns following Christmas. Just days after Christmas, the team traveled to Frankfort to take part in the Capital City Holiday Classic on Dec. 29 and 30.

    On Tuesday the team took on South Oldham in the first game of the tournament. Owen County led 30-22 at the half on their way to a 57-45 win over the Lady Dragons. The win was the first for Owen County over South Oldham since Dec. 29, 2009 when they won 42-32 at Western Hills.