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Today's News

  • Owen track team runs at Henry County

    The Owen County High School track team spent Saturday in New Castle. The team took part in the Henry County All-Comers Meet. Both the boys and girls had strong performances.
    For the girls, Andi Wash finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with teammates Ashley Williams and Andi Buford placing seventh and eighth. Jessica Wilhoite placed ninth.

  • Wallace’s legacy

    During the formal public opening of the new facility, Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Ella Wallace, right, was honored by the district for her dedication to the young people of Owen County by having the new gymnasium bear her name. Wallace was presented a plaque by Owen County School Board Vice Chairman Brian Young.

  • Hospice finds a new home

    Hospice of the Bluegrass has significantly expanded its facilities and moved into its new 21,000 square foot campus at 643 and 663 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    The new campus will enhance services provided by Hospice to its four-county service area that includes Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.

  • Local agencies recognizing National Public Safety Week

    It only takes a moment for an injury to happen — a fall on a stair, a moment’s glance away from the road, a biking or sports-related injury, a medication mix-up. But it also takes just a moment to protect against injuries and make communities safer.
    In recognition of National Public Health Week, Three Rivers District Health Department, Owen County Health Center, wants to remind the public that “Safety Is No Accident.”
    Here are some ways that Owen County Health Center is helping the community stay safe:

  • DAV mobile services to be in the area for vets, families

    So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit DAV offers help. The DAV mobile service office will be at the following locations to provide the best counseling and claim-filing assistance available.  
    The mobile service office is free to all veterans and members of their families.
    •April 18 — 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Northern Kentucky Chapter No. 19,
    3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring

  • Owen Scouts honored for service

    The Service to Youth Award was presented to Josiah Hollis, Carlisa Hollis, Nicholas Kaelin and Anthony Saat for their contributions to Owen County Venture Scouts, Boys Scouts and Cub Scouts. Many hours of volunteer services have been spent to lend a hand to all scouting activities.
    The Meritorious Service Award was presented to Felicia Hollis for many years of unselfish services to Owen County Scouts as well as the Trailblazer District. The Trailblazer District covers all scouting units for northern Kentucky.

  • Monterey Matters: Inspiration is sharing

    Well, the Cats didn’t make it all the way this year, but they surely did an awesome job getting as far as they did. I am still very proud to be a Kentucky Wildcat fan. Better luck next time, guys.

  • Kay's Branch News: Getting older is not all bad

    After a week of cold and clouds, the sun came out and we had a lovely day Saturday. Ann, Pat and I went to lunch at Panera Bread Cafe next door to the Longhorn. I hadn’t been there before, so it was nice to try something new. I liked it very much. We’re going to try it again sometime.

  • Owen County District Court

    April 1, 2011

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, in jail, $2,000 cash bond set, continued to April 8 for review.
    Leroy Beckham, 1959, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set, transferred to grand jury.
    Leroy Beckham, 1959, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 8.

  • Owen County property transfers

    March 2011

    Stinnett 4T’s Corporation to Toby and Treva Lyke, $200,000.
    Halle T. Parr to Wallace E. and Kasie R. Boian, New Columbus Road (KY 607).
    James and Rochelle D. Topmiller to Mark D. Kuntz, Johnson and Phelps Land Division, $98,000.
    Owen County Industrial Development to Reimer Investments LLC, U.S. Hwy. 127.
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Brent and Allison Craigmyle, Owenton and Sparta Pike.
    Lucas and Marie Dunn to Herman Wayne Dunn, Swope-Natlee Road.