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Today's News

  • Office getting ready for tax-bill sale and local-option election

    The sun is bright and it is a beautiful day here in the clerk’s office. We are preparing for both the special election on July 26 and for the delinquent real estate tax bill sale July 25.
    On July 26, voters will go to the polls to vote on the question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County?”

  • Owen County District Court 7-13-11

    July 1, 2011

    Donnie J. Wright, 1974, fourth-degree assault, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., pleaded not guilty, continued to July 15.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Kenneth D. Carpenter, motion to require answer to interrogatories, complied per county attorney.
    Edward Bourne vs. Darian Carter, judgment to plaintiff for $750, plus interest and court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant set for $100.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Famous Owen family feuds will be focus of next society meeting

    Music from brass pipes echoed throughout the prop room as the air-powered calliope performed a finale for the Cincinnati Museum Center. It then slowly made its way past security to the loading dock.

  • Pleasant Ridge to celebrate milestone

    On a typical Sunday morning, the pews at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church are filled with about 200 people, some who are descendants of those who founded the church in 1836.
    This Sunday, the church will relive 175 years worth of memories through stories, pictures and videos.

  • First Fan Fair finale

    The Owen County Visioneers have deemed the first Owen County Fan Fair a “huge” success.
    The event took place July 6-10 at Owen County’s industrial park. Its goal was to introduce those attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway to the many things Owen County has to offer.
    Visitors who attended Fan Fair came from 24 different states and Canada. States ranged from Maine to Kansas, from Texas to California, as well as Florida to Wisconsin.

  • County fair time again

    As the annual Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show got into full swing Monday, another Miss Owen County was crowned.
    Madison Gamble, the 16-year-old daughter of Kelley and Teena Gamble, received the crown over 10 other contestants.
    Gamble was also named Miss Photogenic.
    Brittany Clark was the third runner-up, Danielle Hoop was second runner-up and Christina Johnson was first runner-up.
    Christina Ueltschi was named Miss Congeniality.
    Unlike many girls who compete for years in pageants, Gamble said this was her first pageant.

  • A new hello

    In an effort to welcome visitors to Owen County, three new signs have been posted along the major highways into the community. Working together, the Owen County Extension Service, the Owen County Fiscal Court and the Owen County Visioneers designed and placed the signs. The front of the signs contains a welcome message, a county logo and the slogan, “Where Community Matters.” On the back of the signs, one of the quilt patterns that adorns an area barn is reproduced along with the pattern’s name and the words “Come Back Soon.”

  • Reading, rewards and a ‘roo too

    Nearly 300 people turned out Wednesday to a sneak at peek at some of the unique animals of Australia that have found a home at Kentucky Down Under, a privately-owned park in Horse Cave.
    The animals that stopped by included Mirrhi, a baby kangaroo; Merlin, a cockatoo; Hunter, a blue-tounged skink; and Forrest, a python from the Australian rain forest.
    The show was part of the rewards for taking part in this year’s Owen County Public Library Summer Reading program. Following the program, guests were treated to snow cones and cotton candy.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: A truly historic celebration for us

  • Pennycuff shares learning

    Shelby Pennycuff recently helped organize the donation of nearly 700 books that will be used to restock the shelves of libraries and schools that were devastated by recent natural disasters across the south. Pennycuff said over 100 children’s books were also collected by the Owen County Homemakers who will place the books in hospital waiting rooms and other locations.