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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New employee guidelines on social media use; Cost of lunch increases at OCHS

    Guidelines for social media use by Owen County Schools staff members were one of the revisions in the district’s faculty and staff technology use agreement, which had its first reading at Monday night’s board meeting.

  • Hand and Foot ladies 'dear old friends'

    I am a bit slow this morning, too much going on over the weekend. Father’s Day dawned bright and clear. I was married on Father’s Day in 1949. We would have been married 67 years on Sunday.

    The weather has been great for the farmers. After a week of putting in hay, Wanda and Ray were happy to get that job done. They worked all week cutting, rolling and hauling hay rolls to the barn. Now the fields are bare and ready for the rain to come and grow the late hay. A farmer’s job is never done.

  • At the Library | June 22, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year, fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Keep joining us on Wednesdays for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Sock Rockerz

  • Senior Activities | June 22-28, 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.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Extension office - crafts.

  • 65th anniversary: Virginia Ruth and Billy Bates Davis

    Virginia Ruth (Lewis) and Billy Bates Davis will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

    The couple were married in 1951 at the home of Virginia’s Aunt and Uncle Judge Thomas and Emma McGregor in Frankfort, Ky. The Davis’ made their home in New Liberty, on the family farm where they reside today.