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Today's News

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Kenneth Smith

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Do you really need a good reason to celebrate National Watermelon Day?

    In case you need another reason to enjoy a juicy, sweet, delicious slice of watermelon, now you have one: Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.
    Ice-cold watermelon is a wonderful and nutritious treat on a hot summer day. It’s over 90 percent water, so it’s a great way to keep yourself and your kids hydrated after a long day at the lake, playing outside or a sports camp.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Great weather highlights annual bargain hunting

    As I sit now to write, it is Aug. 5 and it’s 52 degrees on the thermometer at my kitchen window. The man on the TV said it might get up to 82 degrees this afternoon. This has been one of the coolest summers I have seen in my tenure on this planet, with the exception of one week at the end of June.
    My grass is still very green and still growing.

  • 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.