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Today's News

  • Sweet Owen Arts in the Park: Local arts council announces deadline for contest application

    The Owen County Arts Council will be holding an art contest as part of the fifth-annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park organized by the council.
    This is a juried event and only artists displaying  their own original work are eligible.  Exhibitors must be present throughout the entire show. Artists leaving early will not be invited back.
    The  emphasis of the show is original arts and crafts by residents of Owen and surrounding counties.

  • Community baby shower to help teen moms

    Owen County Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center will host a community baby shower for teen parents and newly expectant parents on April 16. The event includes informational presentations that help expectant parents prepare for the arrival of their new baby. Presentations will include brain development; the importance of early education; breastfeeding; books and reading; healthy relationships; parenting styles; nutrition; dental care; and safety in the home

  • Owen County District Court: March 22, 2013

    Owen District Court
    March 22, 2013

    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to April 9.
    Linda M. Johns, 1984, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no or expired registration plates, continued to April 5.
    World Finance Corp. vs. Matthew Brown, motion to set aside, default judgment, motion to dismiss, see order.

  • City council to consider new plan for future

    Nearly 20 years have passed since the city of Owenton’s comprehensive plan was brought up to date, but with the help of the community and Northern Kentucky Area Development District, a new plan is expected to be approved next month.
    The current comprehensive plan was approved as it was in July 2012, but the current plan had not been revised or updated in 20 years.

  • Blaze guts local home

    An Owen County family is being assisted by the Red Cross after a Friday fire claimed their home.
    The Owen County Volunteer Fire Department received the call just after 8 p.m. Friday.
    All county departments responded to the fire at the 4000 block of Hwy. 22, at the corner of Gratz Road and Cecil Lane.
    Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said the house was a total loss and the cause of the fire was electrical.

  • Egg hunt gets sunny side of the weather

    When Buck Beverly became Owen County Parks and Recreation director last August, the first thing on his agenda was a community-wide event.
    Only a few months into his new post, Beverly put together an activities committee and presented his idea of a community-wide Easter egg hunt to the group.
    “I told them I wanted to plan a community-wide event and that I had the Easter egg hunt in mind,” Beverly said. “It was met with a lot of hard looks, a lot of confused looks.”

  • Sheriff's office passes state audit

    Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the audit of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond’s 2011 tax settlement.
    According to a press release from Edelen’s office, the audit found that the sheriff’s financial statement fairly presents the taxes charged, credited and paid, for the period of April 16, 2011 through April 16, 2012, in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Student-athletes also sharing their musical talents

    In a couple of months, a group of five seniors will take their last walk across the stage at Owen County High School, but not before they leave their mark as members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes band.
    The band, which has a total of seven members, put together a successful Christmas cantata that was preformed for eight local churches and the entire school district.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen men served John Hunt Morgan

    He stood six feet tall. His finely chiseled face was framed by curly brown hair, and according to an admirer, his gray eyes “reflected strength of character.”
    One Northern newspaper branded him “the king of horse thieves, a bandit, a freebooter, no better than a thug,” while in the South he was admired as “the thunderbold of the Confederacy.” Most Owen countians supported his cause, embraced his ideology and offered him sanctuary whenever he visited the area.

  • County Clerk Corner: Clerks working together to better serve the public

    All 120 counties across the state of Kentucky have at least one thing in common at this time of the year. I call it “March Madness” and it has nothing to do with playing ball or shopping. In the county clerk’s office it is time for the renewals of all trucks, trailers and farm tags.  I encourage you not to wait until the last working day of the month, because the lines are always long at the end of March.  Be sure that you bring your last years registration and insurance with you.