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Today's News

  • Beshear appoints court of appeals judge

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Allison Jones as court of appeals judge for the Sixth Appellate District, Division 1. District 6 is composed of 21 counties: Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.
    Jones, of Oldham County, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

  • Kentucky Panthers take World Series title

    The Kentucky Panthers 15U baseball team recently won the Greater Midwest Baseball wood bat World Series played July 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo. The team consists of kids from Walton Verona, Trimble County, Owen County, Gallatin County and Carroll County. Pictured are front row (from left to right):  Boo Donahue, Zakk Hicks, Michael Stewart, Justin Ray, Mason Wilson and Cameron McAnally. Back row, left to right: Coach Jeff Lehkamp, Garrett Lehkamp, Nolan Tackett, Michael Dunaway, Austin Dunn, Coach Mike Dunaway and Head Coach Jimmy Ray. Not pictured Daniel West.

  • Fall ahead: School sports gear up for new season

    With temperatures feeling more like September and less like the final weekend in July, Owen County sports fans can take heart that the fall sports season is coming.
    Practice has begun for the fall sports seasons. The football, volleyball, golf, cross country and soccer teams are getting ready for the 2013 campaigns. With practice comes expectations of another successful season for each team.
    The football team will be looking for a third-straight winning season and another trip to the playoffs.

  • Owen County Baptist Association to hold 89th annual meeting

    The 89th annual session of the Owen County Baptist Association will convene Monday  at 7 p.m.  at the Beech Grove Baptist Church.
    The Tuesday sessions will convene at 4:30 p.m. at the New Liberty Baptist Church. A potluck supper will be served at 6 p.m.  and the business session will resume at 7 p.m.
    Bob Cull will serve as moderator and Larry Ayres as vice-moderator.
    All association pastors, officers, church messengers and interested persons are strongly encouraged to attend this annual event.

  • Dedication to children earns Woodyard Mother of the Year honor

    Whether it was in the home, on the school bus or in church, Bonnie Woodyard has always had love to share for the children in her life.
    Woodyard received the Owen County Mother Of the Year award July 17 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.
    The mother of five, grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of five, Woodyard attended the fair under the pretense that she would be watching one of her granddaughters in a pageant.

  • 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.