Today's News

  • OCSAR hosts public training

    Owen County Search and Rescue will host what the squad hopes will become an annual extrication training Saturday at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend the training. The invitation is the first of its kind in Owen County, according to Captain Greg Estes.

    The event has been in the planning stages for about two months and Estes said he hopes it will open the public’s eye to the professionalism of the squad.

  • Montessori school to add second class, daycare program set for summer start

    The Owen County Montessori school will be expanding the age range of students it can accept for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Since the school opened last fall, eight students between the ages of 3 and 5 years old have attended the school for three full days each week. For next year, a second class will be offered for students that are between the ages of 6 and 9 years old.

  • Cruz takes Owen in Republican Caucus

    N-H Staff

    Republicans across the state turned out in droves, waiting for up to an hour in some areas, to participate in Saturday’s Republican Caucus.

    Owen County’s turnout neared 500 voters, with Ted Cruz taking the local lead. Donald Trump was declared the state’s winner.

  • Monday cow sale aiding area farmers

    Despite the recent loss of Blue Grass Stockyards, cattle farmers across the area can rest a little easier with the addition of a Monday sale at United Producers Owenton.

    The Blue Grass Stockyards sales pavilion, located in Lexington, was destroyed Jan. 30 in one of the largest fires in the city’s history. Other nearby businesses were also damaged or destroyed.

    Although Blue Grass Stockyard officials announced plans to rebuild Friday, construction isn’t expected to begin until this summer, pending appropriate sign-offs from city officials.

  • Student arrested for threatening teacher

    An Owen County High School student was arrested March 1 after allegedly threatening teachers when they confiscated his bong.

    Students had just returned from an outing, when Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Lilly said teachers seized a bong Cody J. Minch had purchased while on the outing.

    “That’s what set him off,” Lilly said. “He basically threatened some teachers, he threatened to knock one’s teeth out. Another person heard them say he was going to shoot them.”

  • More than 500 attend 11th CHD Walk

    Even though Saturday was a dreary day outside, the atmosphere inside the Family Life Center at Owenton’s First Baptist Church was filled with music playing, kids running around and people having a good time at the 11th annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s.

    Katie Columbia, chairwoman and founder of God’s Special Little Hearts, said more than 515 people came out to the event. She said the event this year exceeded her expectations.

  • iLead Academy to host video game night Friday

    Video games have captured the generations and spurred an interest in technology from the days of Galaga and Pac Man to developers working on titles that haven’t been announced yet. A group of iLead students want to help other students capture that same interest in technology by hosting a video game tournament.

  • Blaze downs barn on New Liberty-Sparta Rd.
  • Kentucky's first Republican caucus will be Saturday

    As the race for the White House continues to heat up across the United States, a string of top GOP contenders are visiting Kentucky this week -- just days before the state’s first Republican presidential caucus.

    Owen County Republicans will take their votes to the Lighthouse Church, located at 5405 Hwy. 127 N., Owenton, between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    You must present a photo ID of some type or Social Security card at the time you vote, or you may be identified by an acquaintance.

  • OCHS students to participate in state robotics competition

    Seven Owen County High School students have earned the privilege to travel to Elizabethtown this Saturday and participate in the Kentucky State VEX High School Championship.

    Rusty Willhoite, OCHS VEX Robotics coach, said of the four active teams the high school fielded in several regional robotics events this year, two qualified for the championship.