Today's News

  • Biennial Monterey Homecoming Fair slated for Oct. 1

    For its 40th-anniversary organizers of the bi-annual Monterey Fair are hoping for a homecoming like no other.
    “Jenny Urie’s mother, Paula, was one of the original founders,” organizer Robin Gentry said. “She owned the candle shop in Monterey. They all started it to bring the community together. Seeing everybody come home – that’s the best part.”

  • A new queen is crowned
  • Community Events | Sept. 21, 2016

    Dallasburg Baptist to host Take A Stand Against Drug Addiction event
    A Take A Stand Against Addiction in Owen County Advocate Awareness event will be hosted by Dallasburg Baptist Church after school until 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Dallasburg Baptist. There will be free food, music, Nukum and dodgeball. For more information or for a ride home from the event, contact Justin Black at 606-425-7410. For a ride to the event, please bring a bus note to ride bus 23.
    Second annual CKC festival will be Sept. 23-24

  • Evening With Heroes brings local veterans together
  • Forsee carries on centuries old farming tradition

    Each day dozens upon dozens of vehicles pass by a farm located on the edge of Owenton, their drivers likely unaware of its rich family history or the nearly 200 years worth of hard work and dedication put in to keep the farm running.
    Today Brian Forsee, 53, along with his wife Margaret, live on and oversee the day-to-day operations of what was established as Maple Heights Farm in 1825. Raising Southdown sheep, cattle, tobacco, hay, and corn, Brian believes life on a farm in Owen County couldn’t get any better.

    The beginning

  • Triple overdose leads to heroin bust

    A triple overdose call to the Owenton Village Apartments early Saturday morning led local law enforcement officials to arrest the person they believe to be one of the largest heroin dealers in Owen County.
    Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at 319 North Main St. from the apartment manager at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. Miller responded to the apartment complex and asked for assistance. Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy responded.

  • Sweet Owen Day set for Saturday

    After rain canceled much of last year’s festivities, Sweet Owen Day organizers are hopeful this year’s event will be better than ever.
    Activities kick off at 7 a.m. Saturday with the annual Owenton Rotary Club pancake breakfast, followed by the 5K run-walk at 8 a.m.

  • Students look to honor forgotten war hero

    A quick Google search of Owen County native Willis A. Lee turns up pages of results on the Olympic medalist turned war hero. But in Owen County, Lee’s legacy is largely forgotten – a reality the Maurice Bowling Middle School seventh-grade class look to rectify.
    The July 31 edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader carried an above the fold story on Lee, born in the Natlee community and raised on Roland Avenue in Owenton.

  • 11 overdose calls, 13 days

    Officials believe a batch of heroin that led to 174 overdoses over the course of six days in Cincinnati could be the same batch responsible for a spike in local overdoses.

  • Sheriff wakes up to yard littered with beer cans

    Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess is among the residents of approximately 10 homes who woke up to a yard littered with empty beer cans Sunday morning.
    Bess said each of the residents had vote ‘no’ signs in their yard for the Sept. 20 countywide wet-dry election.
    “I don’t know who’s behind it,” Bess said. “It’s kind of juvenile, kind of immature and in bad taste.”