Today's News

  • Chappell becomes Owen’s first state pageant winner
  • War of 1812 lieutenant became Owen wharfmaster

    He was near six feet tall with broad shoulders and a sandy complexion. There is no doubt that commanding a keelboat on the Kentucky toughened his body and expanded his horizons; and although at times his profanity shocked the naive, no one doubted the skill and sincerity of Owen County riverman and wharfmaster Dennis Byrnes.      

  • Looking Back | Oct. 26, 2016

    Oct. 26, 2011
    5 years ago
    Showing Love for Lenora: Foundation honors Owen countian for contributions to community

    Numerous contributions to her community, service as a volunteer and role model for future generations-these are just a few of the reasons why Owen County’s Lenora Kelly Olds was one of nine to receive this year’s William R. Markesberry Senior star award.

  • Contest winners share essays
  • At the Library | Oct. 26, 2016

    Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • Branch remains busy in preparation for winter

    The weather is changing but very slowly. The theme for this column is bush hogging, cutting wood and policing up the area for cold weather.
    John has cut a large load of wood and stacked it under my porch at the back, so I am ready if it ever turns cold. I have been digging out and spreading small piles of dirt that Adam dug out of the creek when he cleaned it this summer, so if it ever rains again, it will be ready to seed.

  • Community Events | Oct. 26, 2016

    Squiresville Baptist hosting fifth Sunday hymn sing
    Squiresville Baptist Church will be having their fifth Sunday music service at 7 p.m., Sunday. Everyone is invited for an evening of good gospel music and fellowship.
    Trick or treat will be Oct. 31
    Trick or treat will take place in the City of Owenton from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.
    KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

  • Everyone deserves a bright, drug-free future

    Oct. 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week. Owen County Drug Coalition and Youth Services Center encourages parents to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. They can make their pledge to do so on redribbon.org. Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to sign the pledge during the lunch periods at school.

    by autumn perkins

  • Volleyball team scores first district title

    The Owen County volleyball team earned their first ever victory on Aug. 11, 2009, in Owenton. Their opponent that night was Eminence. Last Thursday night, in the same building the Lady Rebels again defeated the Lady Warriors. This time it was for their first ever 31st District championship.
    Owen County defeated Eminence 3-0 on Thursday night to capture the title. It was a match they almost did not get to play.

  • Wildcats edge Rebels to earn home field

    The Owen County Rebels entered Friday night’s game looking to secure a home game in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. They would fall just short.
    Gallatin County came to Owenton and spoiled their chances of playing at home the first week of November. The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 14-13 to finish second in the district and earn a home game for themselves.