Today's News

  • Prize-winning pets

    On May 18, the Owen County Primary Parent-Teacher-Student Organization held a pet show at the Owen County Park in the exhibit building as a fund raiser and fun, family event. This is the first time such an event has been held.
    There were 22 entries and the following were award winners:

  • Owen captures district

    The drought is over.
    On Friday night in New Castle, the Owen County High School baseball team captured their first 31st District title since 2007.
    The Rebels used a 3-run sixth inning to open up a 5-2 lead and Jarrod Ball shut the door in the seventh to defeat Gallatin County High School in the championship game.
    Owen County reached the championship game by beating Henry County High School 7-2 in the semifinals. It was the team’s first win of the season against the Wildcats after losing twice in New Castle earlier in the year.

  • Owen County High School senior awards 2013

    2013 Departmental Awards:

    AP Biology – Mitchell Griffin
    APES – Kendall McDonald
    Effort and Achievement – Stephanie Stanley
    Spanish II – Ashley Byers
    Visual Art – Austin Collins
    AP Calculus – Samantha Tabor; Mitchell Griffin
    College Career Ready Math – Andrea Wash; Ashley Byers
    Government and Civics – River Riddle
    Accounting and Financial Services – Mariah Derringer
    AP Literature – Ashley Byers
    Advanced Reading – Aly Minch

  • Shooting Stars

    Owen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club members Kaleb Wilhoite, Greyson Beatty and Mark Heuser competed in the Spencer County Invitational Shoot May 18th.  Beatty placed third in his age division for air pistol and Wilhoite placed second in his age division for trap.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A bad spring for planting

    I thought summer had finally come, but I’m back in jeans and a sweatshirt this morning. The blackberries are blooming in great clusters, so maybe this will be the last cold snap we’ll have, if you consider 58 degrees a cold snap.
    There was a lot of hay cut last week. I went to Frankfort and to church on Sunday and there was rolled hay everywhere. I have yet to see any tobacco planted though. This has been a bad spring for planting.

  • Wedding announcement: Kennedy-Thomas

    The families of Morgan Kennedy and David Thomas invite you to join them on their wedding day June 8, 2013, at 6:30 in the evening – 4090 Hwy 36, Williamstown, Ky. Dinner and dancing immediately following the wedding. Invitations were sent to family and out-of-town guests only.

  • Wedding announcement: Hawkins-Yager

    Larry R. and Anna M. Hawkins of Owenton and Vivian Yager and Gary Jenkins are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Arlena Michelle Hawkins and son Vincent Thomas Yager.
    Arlena is a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School and Vincent is a 2010 graduate of Owen County High School.
    The maternal grandparents are Aaron Dyer of Corinth and the late Mildred Mae Perkins-Dyer and Lawrence R. Hawkins and the late Kathleen Perkins-Hawkins.
    The paternal grandparents are Virginia Hensley of Carrollton and Lucille Jenkins of Georgetown.

  • Outstanding honor

    The staff and faculty of Owen County High School are proud to announce the local recipients of the 2013-2014 OCHS Governor Scholar program. Pictured (from left to right) are Tucker Trenary (alternate), Allison Dempsey, Willie Johnson, Hannah Strohmeier, and Bethany Johnson.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Play so kids are ready for kindergarten

    Parents often ask what young children need to know before they start kindergarten. Put simply, they need time and space to play. Did you know that a United Nations high commission has even noted the right to play as one of the Universal Rights of the Child? Play is how children learn. The activity does not matter. It can be building with blocks or cuddling a teddy bear. It can be putting together a puzzle or jumping in puddles in the rain. It can even be washing dishes and reading a book. If a child is having fun, creating and discovering new things, this is play.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 21, 2013

    Eric Beach, 1983, first-degree possession of heroin, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, adopted plea agreement, adopted plea agreement, continued to June 4.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, show cause hearing, owes $2,147 total.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, complicity theft by unlawful taking, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $4,999.66 total, to pay $200 a month, bench warrant set for $5,000.