Today's News

  • Mission of mercy

    When Emma Miller saw the devastation left behind from the tornados that hit Kentucky earlier this year, she knew she had to help the kids.
    West Liberty Elementary School was destroyed by an EF-3 tornado that struck March 2. Two weeks after the tornado hit, elementary students went back to school in a temporary facility, converted warehouse space.
    “Since I saw all of the stuff that happened I just had a feeling like I had to help the kids,” 8-year-old Emma said.

  • Nippert’s service earns statewide recognition

    Because of her dedication to touching the lives of Owen County residents in a meaningful and productive way, Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert has received the 2012 Margaret F. Willis Community Service Award.
    The award is given annualluy to a Kentucky library staff member who goes above and beyond the call of duty to reach out to the community and get people excited and involved in the library.
    Margaret F. Willis, the namesake of the award, was instrumental in bringing bookmobiles to rural parts of Kentucky, including Owen County.

  • New manager named for Owen senior center

    A new director has been chosen for the Owen County Senior Citizens Center.
    Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, a nonprofit organization based in Covington and serving seniors in the eight counties of northern Kentucky, is pleased to announce new management of the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Senior Center will be managed by Frances Cozine Steurer.  
    SSNK Interim Executive Director Ken Rechtin said Steurer will bring more excitement to the Owen County center.

  • Looking for closure in Carroll Co.

    The News-Democrat

    Nearly a quarter-of-a-century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.
    Dennis spoke to the Carrollton Rotary Club Wednesday at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • State asks court to set travel fees

    Senior citizens being transported by the Owen Public Transit will now pay a set fee for the service that takes them to and from doctors visits.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently passed a resolution setting the fare as requested by the Kentucky Department of Transportation.  
    The public transit was once on contract through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District through Northern Kentucky Transit. The Owen County Fiscal Court took over the transit system last year. The transit vehicles are now owned by the county.

  • Tim Farmer Archery Classic set for May in Frankfort

    The 17th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be held May 19-20 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.
    Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will attend.
    “Competition will be in 12 classes for men, women and youth,” Farmer said. “We welcome NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) shooters and their families.”

  • Owen track teams host Dayton and Eminence

    The Owen County High School boys and girls track teams were in action Friday in Owenton. The teams hosted the Owen County All-Comers Meet that featured Dayton and Eminence. Both teams dominated the competition.
    In the girls 100-meter dash, it was Amber Gover crossing the line first with Ashley Byers finishing in third place.
    Kaileen Sizemore placed seventh; Sarah Willhoite, eighth; Hannah Strohmeier came in ninth; Autumn Gover finished 10th; and Sarayna Knox placed 12th.

  • Birth announcement: Ryder Wilton Bond

    Jamie and Morgan Bond would like to announce the birth of their son Ryder Wilton Bond, who was  born March 13, 2012 at 10:55 p.m.
    Ryder weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by his big brother Cameron; maternal grandparents, Kim Juett of Long Ridge and Margo and Danny Doty of LaGrange; paternal grandparents, Danny and Bonnie Bond of Sparta; and great-grandmother Jeanette Davis of Sparta.

  • Engagement: Johnson-Crump

    Hannah and Westley Johnson II of Owenton are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their mother Jodie Carol Johnson to Anthony Lewis Crump, father of Breanna, Preston and Riley Crump of Jeffersonville.
    Jodie is the daughter of Gary and Barbara Duvall of Owenton and the granddaughter of Bea Perkins and the late Curtis Perkins, JC Duvall and Glenna Duvall of Owenton.

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer: Strong turnout for Arts in the Park

    Last week was a picture postcard week for our area, sunshine, mild breezy days, fit for about anything one would want to do outside. I divided my time between mowing and cards. The third week of the month always has bridge on Tuesdays and hand and foot on Fridays. I did well at cards, won at bridge and split the games of hand and foot. I can take my winnings and buy a cup of coffee anywhere.