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Today's News

  • Brightening up downtown Owenton

    The sixth installment in the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trail’s murals is sure to brighten up Main Street and catch the eye of those passing through town.

    Unlike the other murals that focus on the production of tobacco, AHT committee member Joy Morgan said the downtown mural is a collage of what makes Owen County a special place.

    Randy and Kasey Towles own the building next to the Kentucky American Water office on Main Street where the mural was placed.

  • PVA test May 31

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a special examination will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to qualify prospective candidates for the vacant office of Owen County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA).

    The examination, will be held at the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Building, 400 Englewood Drive, Frankfort, KY. Identification will be required.

  • Farmers' market open for business
  • The old school might be gone but the memories remain

    Perhaps it was nostalgia that bound the people together, or maybe it was the innumerable reminisces, recounted by the elegant white-haired figure standing before them, that linked them to the past.

    Thelma Olds Gibson was the special guest speaker at the historical society meeting last week, and she captured the audience with poignant and sometimes hilariously funny episodes of her school days that led up to her graduation in 1952.

  • Band, choir students receive awards at annual banquet

    On Tuesday, May 10, the Owen County High School Band, Choir and Winter Guard held their annual year end/senior banquet. A total of 12 senior band members celebrated their accomplishments, along with 11 senior choir members and two senior winter guard members.

    A buffet and desserts were enjoyed by those in attendance.

  • Looking back | May 18, 2016

    Dry forces organizing
    May 18, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Beech Grove Baptist Church Pastor Steve Delaney acknowledges keeping Owen County dry will be an uphill battle.

    In talking to local officials, Delaney was told the ratio for people talking to magistrates in favor of going wet is 10-1.

    But as he spoke Monday night as part of a meeting of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, Delaney said his side could prevail.

  • Alumni association hosting reunion banquet

    OWENTON – The recently formed Owen County High School Alumni Association will host its first annual Alumni Reunion Banquet on Saturday, June 11, Mike Haines, the association’s president, announced.

    The event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the Maurice Bowling Middle School, with the doors opening at 5 p.m. There will be a social hour to give alumni and their guests an opportunity to get reacquainted before dinner which will be served at 6 p.m.

  • Blackberry winter returns to the branch
  • At the Library | May 18, 2016

    Field Trip to Historic Findlay Market

    Join us as we take a trip north to explore historic Findlay Market in Cincinnati. Our tour will be conducted by one of the city’s best known characters and historians, Jim Tarbell. He will discuss the unique architecture and history of the neighborhood. Lunch will be at your own expense in any of the eateries surrounding the market. Call 502-484-3450 for a reservation to ride in the van or meet us at the library to carpool. We will leave the library at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18 and return by 3 p.m.

  • Community Events | May 18, 2016

    Owen Republican Party to meet

    The monthly meeting of the Owen County Republican Party will be at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Smith House Restaurant. Phil Pratt is expected to speak.

    OCYSL accepting nominations for board of elections

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League is accepting nominations for upcoming board elections. If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please contact Brittany Craig-Kraemer at (502) 514-5126 to submit a name. The deadline for nominations is May 27.