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Today's News

  • Keith hopes Interstate 71 will lead to new development in region

    Six area county judge-executives, including Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, have joined forces to promote the Interstate 71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    The I-71 Kentucky Corridor Regional Task Force Inc. is made up of Carroll County Judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Gallatin County Judge-executive Ken McFarland, Henry County Judge-executive John Logan Brent, Oldham County Judge-executive David Voegele, Trimble County Judge-executive Randy Stevens, and Keith.

  • 1812 meets 2012

  • Board tags Hunter

    Board tags Hunter

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    After spending nearly a year on the Owen County Primary School Site-based Decision-making Council, Kimberly Hunter joined the Owen County School Board May 31.
    Hunter, 38, will finish out Brian Young’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012. Young resigned from the board due to personal reasons in March.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.

  • Patriot Patrick Henry found in Owen

    Patrick Henry is probably most famous for his, “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech, but a little cleaning up of some historic documents show that Henry once had ties to Owen County.
    The documents, which have been stored in the basement of the Owen County Courthouse, are being cleaned up as part of a grant from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Re-enactors relive the past with 1812 event

    “Generations Meet” is the theme of the 1812 event to be held in the backyard of the historical society museum Friday evening.
    Saturday and Friday from 7-9 p.m., we welcome a few re-enactors portraying militia
    volunteers in the War of 1812. Stories will be told around the campfire by Earl Bayer from Cincinnati, Ohio, who reminisces about his journey with George Rogers Clark to take Vincennes during the Revolutionary War, and laments about America’s involvement in yet another war. Doris Riley will conduct a candlelight tour of the

  • Where have all the Garys, Ronnies and Larrys gone?

    It was a joyful morning at the make-believe circus. The children sang big top songs
    as loud as they could, and on cue, they cackled like monkeys and roared like lions. The 2-year-olds class at our grandson’s nursery school was in rare form for the end
    of the year program.
    Sadly, though, Charles and Donnie missed the show. Roger, Richard, and Jerry
    weren’t there either, and neither was Ed.
    To be honest, they would have felt out of place. All the other little boys had first

  • Marking the moments
  • Second Owen County Fan Fair getting ready to roll

    Approximately 90,000 NASCAR fans are soon expected to roll into the region and the Owen County Visioneers are pulling out all the stops to ensure visitors get a true taste of what Owen County has to offer.
    The second annual Fan Fair event will take place June 26-30 and volunteers are working on a myriad of new activities for visitors to enjoy.
    This year’s Fan Fair will take place at the Owen County Fairgrounds, a change that Visioneer Shanna Osborne hopes will prove successful.

  • Family finding new strength battling cancer

    To Maretta House Swartz, the birth of her daughter, Ryleigh, in 2010 was a true blessing that Swartz had wanted for a long time. It may have been more of a blessing than she realized.
    At 34, she was experiencing the joy of being a mother but just months after giving
    birth, Swartz, an Owen County native, discovered a lump in her breast. At that time, she faced the fear of possible breast cancer.

  • Wedding: Kistner-Carter

    Danny and Vicki Gortney of Owenton are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kara Suzanne Kistner, to Nathan Andrew Carter, son of Steve and Tracy Cater, of Monterey.

    The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Monterey Baptist Church.

    All family and friends are invited to attend. Invitations have been sent to out of town guests only.

    A reception will follow at the Spillway Reception Hall on Elmer Davis Dam Road.