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Today's News

  • Stand up and get some respect night owls

    The world is divided into two kinds of people, those who rise with the sun and those who don’t.
    The morning folks cornered the world market on worms centuries ago, and have the best PR staff in the business. Early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise – oh, their press releases go on and on.
    Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the sun come up. Oh, maybe in my youth when I pulled colicky babies through the night, but I lived in Ashland then, in a hilly forest cut off from the rest of the natural world by industrial smog.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County has a rich history of political figures

    The stone orator stands erect atop the imposing alabaster monument and gazes out over the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton. The marker bears the image of United States Representative Evan E. Settle and designates his final resting place.
    Like many other Owen countians, Evan Settle devoted much of his life to politics, and nobly served the people of Kentucky.

  • Yard sale will kick off 227 Derby weekend celebration

    A community-wide 227 yard sale will be held May 4 and May 5 beginning at 8 a.m.
    The yard sale will have a Kentucky Derby theme and the “starting gate” will be at 227 in front of the Owen County bus garage.
    There is a $5 entry fee depending on the number of participants. Optional events like most decorative derby yard, most creative derby hat and total sales winner will be held. A drawing of the silks and helium balloon release will be held at 10 a.m. May 5.

  • Royce Adams to be honored at reception

    The community is invited to an appreciation reception being held in honor of State Representative Royce Adams, who is retiring from office.
    Adams has served Owen, Gallatin and Grant counties for over 20 years.
    The reception will be held April 28 at the Grant County Extension Office at the entrance to the Grant County Park, 105 Baton Rouge Road, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
    Refreshments will be served from 5-9 p.m.

  • Mission of mercy

    When Emma Miller saw the devastation left behind from the tornados that hit Kentucky earlier this year, she knew she had to help the kids.
    West Liberty Elementary School was destroyed by an EF-3 tornado that struck March 2. Two weeks after the tornado hit, elementary students went back to school in a temporary facility, converted warehouse space.
    “Since I saw all of the stuff that happened I just had a feeling like I had to help the kids,” 8-year-old Emma said.

  • Nippert’s service earns statewide recognition

    Because of her dedication to touching the lives of Owen County residents in a meaningful and productive way, Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert has received the 2012 Margaret F. Willis Community Service Award.
    The award is given annualluy to a Kentucky library staff member who goes above and beyond the call of duty to reach out to the community and get people excited and involved in the library.
    Margaret F. Willis, the namesake of the award, was instrumental in bringing bookmobiles to rural parts of Kentucky, including Owen County.

  • New manager named for Owen senior center

    A new director has been chosen for the Owen County Senior Citizens Center.
    Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit organization based in Covington and serving seniors in the eight counties of northern Kentucky, is pleased to announce new management of the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Senior Center will be managed by Frances Cozine Steurer.  
    SSNK Interim Executive Director Ken Rechtin said Steurer will bring more excitement to the Owen County center.

  • Looking for closure in Carroll Co.

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    Nearly a quarter-of-a-century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.
    Dennis spoke to the Carrollton Rotary Club Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • State asks court to set travel fees

    Senior citizens being transported by the Owen Public Transit will now pay a set fee for the service that takes them to and from doctors visits.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently passed a resolution setting the fare as requested by the Kentucky Department of Transportation.  
    The public transit was once on contract through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District through Northern Kentucky Transit. The Owen County Fiscal Court took over the transit system last year. The transit vehicles are now owned by the county.

  • Tim Farmer Archery Classic set for May in Frankfort

    The 17th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be held May 19-20 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.
    Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will attend.
    “Competition will be in 12 classes for men, women and youth,” Farmer said. “We welcome NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) shooters and their families.”