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Today's News

  • Tireless public servant Morgan named Owen Countian of the Year

    “A dedicated public servant.”
    “He has given his whole life to serve Owen County.”
    “He has spent a lifetime putting others first.”

    Numerous entries were sent in to the Owenton Rotary Club to nominate the 2013 Owen Countian Of the Year Rick Morgan.
    A volunteer firefighter for over 40 years, an EMT since the ‘70s and Owen County’s current director of emergency management, Morgan has spent his life putting his fellow citizens first throughout many emergencies.

  • Local landmark leveled: Ford House becomes part of history

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    A piece of Owen County history has been erased from sight, but not from memory.
    Last week, the Ford House on South Main Street was demolished, leaving rubble in its wake.
    Owen County Historical Society Director Bonnie Strassell said the home will be missed.
    “Eventually all that will be left of this Owen County landmark will be an imprint in the ground beneath, testifying of its existence,” Strassell said.

  • Officials want more information on proposed pipeline, Owen Co. judge says

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Officials from several Kentucky counties are meeting the Bluegrass Pipeline project with skeptic eyes.
    Owen County Judge-executive  Carolyn Keith said officials simply want more information on the proposed pipeline that would transport natural gas liquids from areas in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the northeast United States as well as to the Gulf of Mexico. The pipeline would extend through several Kentucky counties.

  • Owen Historical Society News: River Day success a team effort

    It meanders through the heartland of Kentucky and its history claims heroes such as Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark, Isaac Shelby, John Harrod and Benjamin Logan. However, most of the time it murmurs stories of the common folk who settled along its banks and who, despite ravaging floods, were inescapably drawn back to the Kentucky’s ancient song.

  • Owen County Mother of the year nomination: Love and strength are hallmarks of my mother

    I would like to nominate my mother Bonnie Woodyard for the 2013 Mother of the Year award.
    Mom was born and raised in Owen County. She attended Lusby Mill School during her elementary years. She graduated from Owen County High School in 1960 at the age of 16. Mom married my father in 1961. They have been happily married for 52 years. Mom drove a school bus for the Owen County School System for almost 40 years. She also worked alongside my father to operate a dairy and tobacco farm. She has been a Sunday school teacher for as long as I can remember.

  • Birth announcement: Mason Bradford Lilly

    Mason Bradford Lilly was born at 10:27 a.m. May 28, 2013, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He is the son of Brad and Lorrie Lilly. He weighed 6 pounds 15 and a quarter ounces. He is welcomed to the world by his maternal grandparents, Sheila Miller and Mike and Lisa Mason of Owenton; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Angie Gaines and Jeff Lilly of Owenton. He is the great-grandson of Ralph and Loretta Mason; Danny Miller and Patricia Spicer; and Russell and Bonnie Woodyard and the late Charles and Joyce Lilly.

  • Birth announcement: Connelly Layne Humbert

    Jared Humbert and Stanley Gail Perkins-Humbert would like to announce the birth of their daughter. Connelly Layne Humbert was born at 5:07 p.m. on June 21, 2013, at Central Baptist in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Clyde Dougherty and Linda Perkins Dougherty of Williamstown. Her paternal grandparents are John and Donna Humbert of Crittenden. Her maternal great-grandparents are Duard and Mary Bramlett of Owenton.

     

  • Birth announcement: Miles Matthew McNally

    Miles Matthew McNally arrived April 15, 2013. Lucas and Lyndsi McNally welcomed baby Miles along with his big brother Maximus.

  • Special birthday: Lucy Smoot Hall

    Family, friends and neighbors of Lucy Smoot Hall are invited to celebrate her 101st birthday. A birthday bash in her honor is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Owen County Extension Office. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and help Hall, a native of Owen County, celebrate this milestone.

  • Breaking bread with friends

    The Owen Senior Activity Center would like to thank the congregation of Hesler Assembly Of God for their donation of $75 a month to help provide breakfasts on Tuesdays for the seniors. Local churches provide Bible studies following the meal. Pictured are Hesler Assembly Of God Pastor Jerry and Cheri Peters, Frances Cozine Steurer manager of OSAC, and Gladys Stewart, assistant.