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Today's News

  • Cemetery tour tells stories of past Owen countians

    The small granite marker seemed insignificant surrounded by larger, more elaborately carved tombstones. The name etched on top of the stone, Colorado Grant, was unknown to most, yet the man buried beneath the gravestone truly touched the lives of Owen countians in the early 1900s, for he gave them a glimpse of the western frontier.

    On a hot day a few weeks ago, as sunlight bounced off tombstones and baked visitors, the Owen County Historical Society and the Owen County Public Library joined together to visit Owen County’s past.

  • Court News | June 29, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 24, 2016

    Adrian Byrd, 1982, non-support, continued to July 1.

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 1.

    Harriet A. Hunt, 1968, receiving stolen property under $500, continued to July 8.

    Allan R. Johnson, 1988, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, continued to July 8.

  • Looking back | June 29, 2016

    Market on the move
    June 29, 2011 | 5 years ago

    For six of its seven years in operation, the Owen County Farmers’ Market has been held on the courthouse lawn. But starting Friday, the market will have a new location.

    The Owen County Farm Bureau received an $82,419-grant for construction of a permanent structure for the market.

  • New neighbor for Kay's Branch residents

    Summer came in and brought the heat with it. I got my big front yard mowed before the heat struck, but the rest of the yard will just have to go till this heat passes. I had to close off most of the house and turn on the air conditioner in the sun room.

    I had it put in when mother occupied that part of the house. I haven’t used it much since she is no long with me, but I have needed it this weekend.

  • At the Library | June 29, 2016

    Hey kids! Be sure to turn in your completed reading log today (Wednesday) in order to get free fair tickets again this year.

    Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Urban Ninja Project: Break Dancing/Obstacle Course

  • Senior Activities | June 29 – July 5, 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): 9 a.m. Skip-Bo; 1 p.m walk around the block.

    Thursday, June 30: Noon, birthday bash; 1 p.m. Bunco.

    Friday, July 1: 9 a.m. games; 1 p.m. Skip-Bo.

  • Camping begins at sheriffs' boys and girls ranch

    The summer camping program at the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch officially opened to campers for its 41st season on Sunday, June 12. The camp runs throughout June and July, serving both boys and girls alternating weeks, throughout the camp season.

  • Hams to be added to 4-H, FFA sale

    By ASHLEY CRAIGMYLE
    Owen County Summer Intern for 4-H Youth Development

    We are only a few weeks away from the 2016 Owen County Fair.

    With the fair fast approaching, I would like to challenge you to not miss out on seeing all the 4-H and FFA exhibits that will be a part of the fair. For the first time we are adding to the annual 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale this year.

  • Protecting sweet corn from corn earworms

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    One of the most potentially damaging problems facing sweet corn producers is controlling insects that feed on the ear. During the summer months, if you grow sweet corn, you need to watch for corn earworm.

  • Bearded irises could benefit from dividing during mid-summer

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.