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Today's News

  • Court hears update on potential new fire department

    A decision regarding the Owen County Fire Department station two fund was put off for at least another month after a meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court Jan. 25. 

    The court established an escrow account for the South Owen Fire Department’s portion of the fire fee money after the department disbanded in late 2014. The money has been held in the account ever since. 

  • Robots set to descend on OCHS once more

    Across the country, companies, schools and universities are putting an emphasis on STEM subjects of math, science and physics. 

    Owen County High School Teacher Rusty Willhoite has expanded student interest in STEM and engineering with the Vex Robotics program. 

  • Pratt co-sponsors legislation to increase pay for police, firefighters

    Rep. Phillip Pratt, R-Georgetown, has recently co-sponsored a bill to increase pay for police officers, firefighters, and volunteer firefighters.  House Bill 60 seeks to increase the annual pay from the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program fund to qualified police officers from $3,000 to $4,000; the Firefighters Foundation Program fund from $3,000 to $4,000; and monies allocated to qualified volunteer fire departments from $8,250 to $11,000.

  • MBMS Academic Team hosts district Governor’s Cup
  • County will serve as alcohol administrator for Gratz

    An alcohol ordinance relating to the sale of alcohol in the City of Gratz will soon come up for approval by the Owen County Fiscal Court. 

    In a recent meeting between Gratz Mayor Charles Redmon, Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis and Owen County Attorney Josh Smith, the three agreed that due to the city’s budget restraints the county would serve as alcohol administrator for Gratz. 

  • Burial mounds painted image of prehistoric Ky.

    “A considerable number of artifacts have been found in Owen County, some of which are to be seen in local collections. Mr. W.O. Lowdenback of Pleasant Home had such a collection and good material has been found in the neighborhood of Gratz on the Kentucky River.”

  • Looking Back | March 22, 2017

    March 21, 2012
    5 years ago
    Students gather wisdom from members of the community

    Each eighth- and 10th-grade student in Owen County recently had the opportunity to meet with a member of the community in a statewide effort to better prepare students for post-graduation life.
    The effort, called Operation Preparation, was announced in August 2011 by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday.
    The week of college and career readiness advising was held March 12-16 and was not mandatory, but advised.

  • Owen District Court | March 22, 2017

    March 17, 2017

    Isaac Goematt, 1994, fourth-degree assault, continued to March 10.
    Katina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for March 10.

  • Students participate in Rotary contest
  • Birth Announcement | Zayden Wyatt Rose

    Melanie Ransdell and Bradley Rose are proud to announce the birth of their precious rainbow baby, Zayden Wyatt Rose.
    He was welcomed into this world at 2:27 p.m.,  Feb. 28, 2017, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, giving his daddy the best birthday present he could’ve ever wished for. As if sharing a birthday wasnt enough, Zayden also has his daddy’s red hair and blue eyes.
    Little man weighed in at 7 lbs. and 5 ounces and was 19 3/4” long.