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Today's News

  • 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.

  • City council moves ahead with annexation plans

    Homeowners on several Owen County roads could eventually have the option of becoming Owenton residents after Owenton City Council members recently agreed to add several more roads to an annexation plan.
    The council had voted to begin the annexation process on several stretches of highway, including Hwy. 22 East for 1.9 miles to the new Maurice Bowling Middle School; U.S. 127 South to the ‘Welcome to Owenton’ sign; and U.S. 127 North to Old New Liberty Road.

  • Church News for Dec. 12, 2012

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Glory to God in the highest Heaven and peace on Earth. Bro Steve delivered God’s word from Luke 1:26-45 titled “Discoveries From Christmas.” It is wonderful to know that God grants, gives, provides, works and desires each of us to be his children. Is it not wonderful to have God in our lives this Christmas season ?

  • 2011: Just about perfect

    When people look back at 2011 in Owen County sports history there will be one word that comes to mind – perfect.
    The year began with the Owen County High School Lady Rebels winning their fourth-straight 31st District championship.
    The win over Gallatin County propelled the team into the Eighth Region Tournament where they knocked off Simon Kenton in the opening round before falling to Anderson County in the semifinals.

  • 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 Margie Duvall and the late Dickie Duvall of Owenton.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 6, 2012

    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, first-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 13.
    Joshua L. King, 1980, first-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 13.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Thomas St. Clair, motion to answer interrogatories continued from Dec. 9, continued to Jan. 20.
    Wallace Prince vs. J. Wayne Griffith, continued from Dec. 9, judgment to plaintiff for $1,000.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Funerals, a wedding and life goes on at the Branch

    John and I went to Dan’s funeral last Monday.
    I learned that the man driving the pickup that ran into him was Larry Conway and that he was a member of the Monterey community. He was the son of Ruth Hazlett and half brother of Albert who lives next door to our church.
    Our hearts go out to the Hazlett family and Mr. Conway’s brother who lives in Frankfort. We are very sorry for your loss.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Society will explore War of 1812 in publication

    During the War of 1812, 63-year-old Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby personally led the Kentucky militia into battle against the British and their Indian allies.
    Early in the war, Kentuckians  had suffered a great defeat and massacre at the hands of the British and Indians on the banks of the Raisin River.

  • Safety is priority No. 1 when deciding to cancel school

    Have you ever wondered how school officials go about determining whether or not Owen County schools are in session on bad weather days?  
    With the chill of the January air upon us and the threat of wintry weather ahead, I thought you might be interested in learning how we go about making that very tough decision.
    Getting our students to and from school safely each day is the number one priority of Owen County Schools Transportation Director Jimmy Sutherland and the many bus drivers responsible for transporting your children.