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Today's News

  • Academic team takes top honors in district competition

    The Owen County High School Academic Team took home top honors at the 31st District Championship held Saturday at Walton-Verona.
    According to advisor Mark McMillen, the team defeated squads from Gallatin County, Walton-Verona,  Williamstown, and Grant County high schools
    The Owen County team won the following awards:
    • The FPS team of Miranda Mason, Nicki Jacobs, Samantha Tamplin and Catie McClain who took first place.
    • Makenzie Davis took second overall in composition.

  • Owen family takes pride in change to organ donation symbol

    For Paula and Sara Satterwhite, the new symbol on their driver’s license stands for something more than just being an organ donor – it’s an enduring symbol of a man they love.
    The symbol reads “Organ Donor” and is now being printed on the front of driver’s licenses in Kentucky, instead of the small sticker of the past.
    When Kentucky’s Circuit Court clerks rolled out the new symbol last week, Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee made sure that the mother and daughter were the first to have it printed on their licenses.

  • Owen County Relay for Life kick off to be held Feb. 7

    The 2013 Relay for Life of Owen County Kick Off Celebration will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. during a break between Owen County High School Basketball games.
    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. and the varsity game will start at 7:30 p.m.
    Support the Owen County Rebels while you learn about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life or start or join a team to participate in the Relay for Life event this spring.
    The special survivor speakers for the event will be Kim and Danny Morgan.
    There will be door prizes given away as well.

  • Audubon Society to hold event at library

    A program on bird identification with tips and insights along with great photography will be offered by Connie May at the Owen County Public Library on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
    This video presentation with informal discussion is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
    Everyone is welcome to attend and learn methods to better identify birds. There is no charge to attend the programs and both will be concluded by 7:30 p.m.  Come learn bird identification  
    techniques whether novice or experienced birder.

  • I’m just saying ... Legalizing hemp could be a boon to Owen farmers

    Americans are good at a lot of things but one trait that seems to run through most of our history is the ability to turn a bad situation to our advantage through innovation and a willingness to look outside the box.
    The weak economy and the deterioration of the tobacco market has opened the door for Kentucky farmers to once again start raising hemp as a lucrative cash crop.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Poplar Grove has a history of its own

    It stands atop a slight rise facing Highway 127. Its alabaster exterior evokes a picturesque portrait of a country church waiting to usher a community of believers into a worshipful haven. Though small, the vestibule has the honor of both welcoming visitors and members; and  is a place at the end of a service for handshaking as the congregation adamantly declares approval of the sermon.
    For almost 100 years, the small, white church has faithfully served the community of Poplar Grove in northern Owen County.

  • Owen County District Court: Jan. 25, 2013

    Zachery T. Brock, 1990, second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, second-degree disorderly conduct.
    William D. Chandler, 1987, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, license to be in possession.
    Sharon L. Herzner, 1984, alcohol intoxication in a public place, public intoxication controlled substance.
    Henry Lane, 1965, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 1.
    Michael B. Parrish, 1989, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing.

  • Civil service

    The Owenton Police Department recently purchased 2013 Dodge Charger as its newest cruiser to be driven by officer Steve Miller. The cruiser has a V-8 Hemi and 375 horsepower. 

  • Birth announcement: Steven Eli Glass

  • Birth announcement: Steven Eli Glass