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Today's News

  • Building the Owenton line

    Those traveling north on U.S. 127 for the past couple of weeks have likely noticed construction crews and heavy equipment working to create Kentucky American Water’s new pipeline to Owenton.
    The construction began shortly after the Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized the company to build the pipeline in February. The pipeline will connect KAW’s Owenton customers to its Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.

  • Owen County welcomes a new face for 4-H

    Local 4-Hers can expect to see a new face around Owen County this spring.
    Born in Owen County, Jessi Williams, 28, had her public school years in Boone County, but knew one day she would return to what she says she has always considered “home.”
    After spending five years in the horse industry, Williams finally returned home in October when she became an assistant to Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman.
    On March 24, Williams became Owen County’s extension agent for 4-H Youth Development.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Nothing could match sassafras

    Spring heralds not only the earth’s renewal of sprouting grasses, budding trees and blooming flowers, but during the early 1900s it also reminded Owen County mothers of the necessity to boost their children’s immune systems after the effects of winter.

  • If you care about the future, attend Owen drug forum

    Every community in the United States typically has a drug problem to one extent or another.
    Typically, the people who make up the community turn a blind eye and hope drug addiction doesn’t touch their family.
    Owen County isn’t a typical community.
    Thursday night, local law enforcement, medical professionals and local government will reach out to the community for help from the people who make up this community.

  • Wolfe Honored

    Owen County Primary School second-grade student Gwen Wolfe was recognized at the April Owen County Board of Education meeting. Wolfe won first place in digital art at the recent STLP State Competition. She is pictured with Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette and Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford.

  • Safe boating weather tips from Owen official

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, asks that you should know the weather which can be both friend and foe.
    Calm winds and water make for enjoyable power boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
    A fresh breeze and a light chop provide an invigorating sailing or wind-surfing experience. But the sudden emergence of dark clouds, shifting and gusty winds, torrential downpours and lightning can turn a day’s pleasure into a nightmare of distress.
    Here are some tips on how to keep your pleasure and safety to a maximum.

  • Owen County District Court - April 19, 2013

    Danny Oakley, 1954, two counts of second-degree narcotics, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; public attorney appointed; preliminary hearing set for April 26.
    Henry C. Smith, 1959, two counts of second-degree narcotics; preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Linda L. Smith, 1962, second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Michael E. Vandt, 1974, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; continued to May 3.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It seems spring has arrived along the Branch

    Two weeks ago, as Ann and I were coming home, after the last terrible play at the Brown Theater, the landscape was still bare and very winter like, though the sun was shining.
    Suddenly at midweek, I noticed the forsythia bushes were in full bloom and lovely.
    The peony bushes were pushing through the ground and there were buds on the Bradford pears. The next morning they were in full bloom.
    Spring had come to the Branch.
    The grass turned green and started to grow, the red bud tree at the front of the house is now in full bloom.

  • Birth: Hunter Alexander Beckham

    Ashleigh Briann Moore and Cameron Lee Beckham are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy. Hunter Alexander Beckham was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center on April 5, 2013, at 9:55 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Angela Ferrel and Jonathan Moore of Owenton and Tammy Jo and Leroy Beckham of Owenton. He is the great-grandson of Elizabeth and Carl Moore of Owenton and Ruby Stephenson, Danny Price and Judy Price of Glencoe.

  • Minge honored

    Robert Lee Mingie (above) of Owenton, received the Champions of Character Award for Men’s Indoor Track at Campbellsville University’s Honors and Awards Day, April 17 in Ransdell Chapel.