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Today's News

  • Mayor: Plans for Lower Thomas Lake moving forward

    Lower Thomas Lake is about to get a family-friendly facelift.
    At October’s Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier presented his annual state of the city address. He mentioned recent success for downtown Owenton businesses and initiatives to move the county forward, one of which is a family fun park.

  • Kynect is dead. State officials say you won’t notice. Feds say get ready to wait

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says it expects a smooth transition Nov. 1 as open enrollment begins for health insurance and Kentuckians looking to buy coverage in 2017 switch from the state exchange, which Bevin is closing, to the federal exchange.

  • Three Rivers announces changes to obtaining a flu vaccination

    Three Rivers District Health Department is a-buzz this season, not for the holidays, but for the flu.
    Flu season begins in October and peaks December-May. Cold and flu cases have been minimal so far this season, according to the department.
    Serving Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties, Three Rivers has flu vaccinations on hand for community members.
    In the past, residents could obtain a flu shot from the health department and still can, but the procedure is a little different.

  • Judge Cammack a fair and courageous statesman

    American preacher and author James Freeman Clarke once said, “A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
    In early America, elected officials were referred to as statesmen for they were more interested in the good of their country than of furthering their careers. Statesmen such as Patrick Henry, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others devoted their lives in service to their country.

  • Real ID creates some real issues

    from The News Enterprise

  • Looking Back | Nov. 2, 2016

    November 2, 2011
    5 years ago
    Perfection; Rebels wrap regular season undefeated

    Friday night at Patterson Field was about one word---perfection.
    The fireworks were loaded and the T-shirts had been bought. All that was needed was for the Rebels to hold up their end of the bargain and finish the job they had started back in August.
    They did not disappoint.
    In the final regular season game of 2011, Owen County lit up the scoreboard against Ludlow, sort of. They made history by defeating the Panthers, 44-12.

  • Remember to exercise right to vote Tuesday

    It’s Halloween but it’s going to be in the mid-70s. Tomorrow is the first day of November. The days are getting noticeably shorter. I got up at 7:30 this morning and the kitchen windows that face east were dark. If I hadn’t had the column to get in to Molly I would probably still be in bed.  

  • At the Library | Nov. 2, 2016

    Kids  Cook
    Let’s cook pasta and veggies. Learn about the grain group and how to make healthy food choices. Suitable for 4th grade and up, but younger children are welcomed when accompanied by an adult. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).  
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Jewelry Making for Kids
     

  • MBMS, OCHS announce honor roll for first 9 weeks

    Fifth-grade All “A” Honor Roll
    Adi Bowling
    Seth Cockrell
    Gwyneth Culbertson
    Emma Dorton
    Levi Fitzgerald
    Blake Gaines
    Chelsey Glacken
    James Grider
    Haley Logan
    Chayce Merchant
    Ashton Moore
    Kade New
    Micah New
    Makenzie Risch
    Dawson Stedham

    A/B Honor Roll
    Lake Bastin
    Kyser Bottoms
    David Bruener
    Denver Caldwell
    Destiny Campos
    Avery Chambers
    Ben Chilton
    Alexis Cleaver

  • Community Events | Nov. 2, 2016

    Women’s Day of Prayer will be observed at Poplar Grove Baptist
    Poplar Grove Baptist Church will be hosting the Owen County Association’s “Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer.” The Ten Mile association will be our guests. The meal, soups sandwiches and deserts, will begin at 6 p.m., with a meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7.
    Circuit clerk’s office closed for General Election
    The Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, due to election day.