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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Grace Leeann Wainscott

    Bruce and Kim Wainscott are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Grace Leeann Wainscott.  She was born at 2:04 a.m., Aug. 11, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches long.  Grace was welcomed home by her big brother Austin. Her family includes maternal grandparents Paula and the late Bill Dempsey; paternal grandparents, Tony and Mary Jo Wainscott; great-grandparents Mary Stafford and John and Barbara Colligan.

  • It's tea time

    The second “Tea Time” to support the Owen County High School Basketball team will be held Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Owenton.
    Individuals, groups of friends, organizations or businesses may host a table, decorate that table to a theme of their choice, invite guests, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a presenter on women’s interests and door prizes.  The cost for a table of eight is $120. Table sponsors will need to set up their table from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to allow time for judging.

  • Pumpkin prize
  • Owen Co. District Court: Oct. 11, 2013

    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Nov. 8.
    Isaac Goematt, 1994, first-degree criminal trespassing, pleaded guilty, 30 days concurrent with circuit court time.
    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 20.

  • Great care used to comfort families

    He is long and lanky and stands head and shoulders above most everyone else.
    Although he lives in Carroll County, his roots are in Owen. He is involved in his church and has worked about every job imaginable from farming to hauling to former president of the historical society.

  • Bridge work earns road crew statewide award

    The Owen County Road Department was recently awarded project of the year in the bridge category for work on the New Liberty Turnpike over Two Mile Creek.
    The award was given at the 2013 Snow and Safety Conference by the Kentucky chapter of the American Public Works Association.
    Owen County Road Foreman Greg Smoot said projects could be submitted in several different categories, but he chose to submit the bridge over Two Mile Creek for consideration.
    Work on the bridge took place during September of 2012 and took 30 days to complete.

  • Found money will repair some Owen County roads

    Several Owen County roads will get a fresh coat of asphalt thanks to a $200,000 state payment the county should have received in 2011.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the state agreed to give the county $200,000 for road repairs in 2011. The fiscal court used funds from the county coffers to repair roads but the state money wasn’t added to the ledgers.
    With the problem corrected, the county will use the funds to repair sections of Harris Ridge Road, Park Ridge Road and Point of Rock Road.
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  • Owen's new voice in state house speaks

    Growing up on a family farm in rural Scott County, Owen County’s new state representative says he has a personal connection with the people of the community.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, became Owen County’s representative earlier this year following the approval of legislative redistricting.
    Quarles was the guest speaker at Monday’s Owenton Rotary meeting.
    The son of a farmer and school teacher, Quarles’ first job was following a tobacco setter but he also had the opportunity to shovel a lot of manure.

  • Owen County's father of football

    It is always good to remember where you came from.
    On Friday night in Owenton, the Owen County High School football program took a walk down memory lane.
    At halftime on Friday night, fans and the current Rebels team honored those who came before them. Forty-seven football alumni were recognized as well as 10 members from the first football team in 1963.

  • Downtown landmark closes its doors

    Another chapter in Owen County’s history came to a close Oct. 4 when the doors were shut for the final time at Shopko.
    Though the sign above the door of the pharmacy at 119 W. Seminary St. read “Shopko,” many will always remember it as Morgan & Thomas, a trusted family pharmacy and a cool treat at the soda fountain.