Today's News

  • Uncle Murf: The man who defied the odds of survival

    Veterans Day – formerly known as Armistice Day until we realized peace would ever elude us – seems a good time to tell my Great-Uncle Murf’s story.
    This November day of observance first began to honor the veterans of his war, World War I.  And he was the archetypal American soldier. A Kentucky farm boy who’d never been more than a 100 miles from home, drafted but willing and patriotic, he did his duty without glory, without complaint.

  • Looking back | Nov. 11, 2015

    5 years ago
    Thieves using weatherization pretense to steal
    Nov. 10, 2010

    After an elderly Owen County homeowner was recently robbed, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond is warning Owen Countian’s about the dangers of people posing as “weatherization” workers.
    A woman’s purse was stolen Oct. 26 after she let a man into her home who was posing as a Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission weatherization worker.

  • Owen District Court | Nov. 11, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Nov. 6, 2015

    Tracy C. Kannady, fraudulent use of credit card under $10,000, arraignment set to Nov. 13.
    Phillipi Polito, 1962, restitution hearing, continue to Nov. 20.
    Edgar L. Lancaster Jr., 1994, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor-PE sex offense; distribution of obscene matter; continue to Nov. 20 for preliminary hearing.


  • At the Library | Nov. 11, 2015
  • Country was united as one during WWII

    The days are getting shorter and colder.
    Wanda’s favorite pastime, fishing, has about come to an end till next spring. She and Barbara went to Elmer Davis Lake last week, on one of those mild day to wet a line.
    Wanda said it was slow going, but they did catch enough for supper. It was just nice to be out on the water and spending time with her sister. She and Ray went back to the Game Farm to try their luck over the weekend, but the wind was so cold they gave up and packed it in. They did catch a few fish. The fishing poles are stored for the winter.

  • Fleming Co. author to visit Owen County Public Library

    Author Don Curtis will be at the Owen County Public Library at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 to discuss his book “Uncommon Valor...Common Virtue: The Franklin R. Sousley Story.”
    Fleming County native, Franklin Sousley, was on Iwo Jima that fateful day, Feb. 19, 1945, where he participated in raising the American flag in the iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal.  
    Meet the author who will impart his knowledge about the Kentucky hero and discover Sousley’s early life growing up in Fleming County and becoming a Marine.  

  • Engagement: Cozine-Perkins

    Eddie and Patty Cozine of Sparta and Marvin and Teresa Perkins of Owenton wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney to Jon.
    Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Gallatin County High School. She is currently employed by Dorman Products of Warsaw where she is a Customer Service Representative.
    Jon is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School. He is currently employed by North American Stainless of Ghent.
    A 2016 summer wedding is being planned.

  • Owen County EMA offers safety tips for winter months

    DAVID LILLY | Owen County Emergency Management

  • Plans announced for annual Christmas parade

    The Owen County Christmas Parade will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.
    The theme this year will be “Holiday Traditions.” There will be three categories for the floats: wagon/trailer (large); truck bed and utility vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.)
    Decorations should match the theme and signage should be placed on each side of the float to identify the group.

  • Community Events | Nov. 11, 2015

    Fall harvest festival at Owenton Manor
    The Owenton Manor is having its fall harvest at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Owenton Manor. There will be a silent auction, live music, a chili supper and other activities. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions, call (502) 484-5721.