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Today's News

  • Wedding: Baker-Liford

    Darla Baker, postmaster of Owenton, and Roger Liford of London were married on New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  Liford works for Messer Construction in Lexington and is the pastor of Free Spirit Baptist Church in Barbourville.  Their children are Whitney Baker Stratton of Oneida Ky., Bryan Baker, who is currently serving in the Marines in Okinawa Japan, Brandi Liford Crank of Jackson and Jaymee Liford of London.

  • Engagement: Keith-Cook

    Rusty and Christy Keith of Owenton and Jerry and Regina Cook of Wheatley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their eldest children, Amanda Keith and Clayton Cook.
    Amanda is the granddaughter of Alvin and Barbara Keith of Owenton and Janet Bourne and the late John Russell Bourne, formerly of Owenton.
    Clayton is the grandson of Don and Florence Cook of Greenup and Marjorie Duvall and the late W.R. “Dickie” Duvall of Wheatley.

  • Owen County property transfers - Jan. 11, 2012

    Marshall and Trina Lynn Gibson to Lucille Howard, Hensley Road, $2,889.89.
    Janice Marston to Lucile Howard, Hensley Road, $2,888.89.
    James L. Payne to Timothy W. Hitzfield, Ky. Route #3215, $268,537.
    Leon Rigsby Jr., Miriam R. Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, Jennifer L. Slone and Robert Slone to Bradley S. and Erin B. Abbott, 5530 Big Twin Creek Road, $147,121.32.
    H&H Resources LLC to Scott A. Holten, Gayle Holten, Glenn C. Holten and Nancy Holten, Lusbys Mill and Breck Pike.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Speaker will enlighten the Battle of Gettysburg

    “The battle is over, and although we did not succeed in pushing the enemy out of their strong position, I am sure they have not any thing to boast about.”

    With these words, Private Louis Leon, CSA, described the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. 
    Over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Penn., the battle raged between the Union and Confederate Armies.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity News: Speaker will enlighten the Battle of Gettysburg

    “The battle is over, and although we did not succeed in pushing the enemy out of their strong position, I am sure they have not any thing to boast about.”

    With these words, Private Louis Leon, CSA, described the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. 
    Over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Penn., the battle raged between the Union and Confederate Armies.

  • Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs.
    Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Pair charged with robbery

    An Owenton man and woman are being charged with first-degree robbery after the woman allegedly stole a firearm from her sister’s Owen County home.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 26, and Joshua L. King, 31, were arrested Jan. 4 after they allegedly broke into the home of Felicia Bramblett’s sister, Mary Bramblett on Dec. 28.
    According to an arrest citation, King admitted to being in the house, but did not know that Felicia Bramblett was taking items.

  • Leadership of school board shifts

    The Owen County Board of Education met for its first meeting of the year Jan. 3 and elected a new chairperson and vice-chairperson.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said in the past board members have elected to keep the same chairperson and vice-chairperson each year, but have decided to begin rotating the positions from now on.
    Board member Terry Patterson had been chairperson and Brian Young vice-chairperson.
    Brian Young will now hold the chairperson position and Brett McDonald will become the vice-chairperson.

  • Leadership of school board shifts

    The Owen County Board of Education met for its first meeting of the year Jan. 3 and elected a new chairperson and vice-chairperson.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said in the past board members have elected to keep the same chairperson and vice-chairperson each year, but have decided to begin rotating the positions from now on.
    Board member Terry Patterson had been chairperson and Brian Young vice-chairperson.
    Brian Young will now hold the chairperson position and Brett McDonald will become the vice-chairperson.

  • Walking for a cause

    God’s Special Little Hearts, in conjunction with the Owen County Extension Homemakers, will be hosting the Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects on Feb. 18  from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    CHDs are the No. 1 birth defect affecting approximately 40,000 babies each year, and is the leading cause of death in infants under the age of 1.
    If you are interested in forming a team for the walk, contact Katie Columbia at 502-514-1305 and a walk packet can be mailed.