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Today's News

  • Meeting the Needs relocating, hopes to better serve public

    Throughout the year, many families in or around Owen County need some form of help. Whether it be food, clothes or other commodities, Meeting the Needs was created to help meet the needs of those who may be struggling to make it on their own.
    Meeting the Needs is a ministry-based organization that recently relocated to Highway 22 East in Owenton. The organization helps raise money and donations for their various charities, which includes providing clothes, food and other commodities to people and families who are in need.

  • Local coffee shop hopes to promote community with music fest

    By Mike Haines
    N-H Correspondent

  • Farm-to-table dinner deemed successful

    The vendors of the Owen County Farm and Craft Market would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual farm-to-table dinner a success. For the second year in a row, we have been blessed with a great group of people, delicious food, cooperating weather and an all-around good time.

  • At the Library | June 28, 2017

    Summer Reading is winding down, but there’s still time to grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. Once again, kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by June 30. It’s all happening at the library this summer.
    Summer Reading — Bricks 4 Kidz

  • Community Events | June 28, 2017

    Owen County Parks & Rec is offering co-ed and church league softball immediatley following fair week. Forms may be found at www.owencountyparksandrec.com and the $250 team fee is due June 30. They may be turned in or mailed to 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, KY 40359. For more information, contact the director of both leagues, Tim McIntosh, at (502) 330-6346. A minimum of four teams must sign up with the form and fee for the league to play.

  • Owen sheriff switches to fee-pooling

    Following months of discussion, the Owen County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance for fee-pooling at the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.
    Under a fee-pooling system, the operating budget for the sheriff’s department will be run through the county treasurer in the judge- executive’s office.

  • Walls come tumbling down

    The scenery on Highway 22 East has recently seen drastic changes due to the demolition of the former Owen County Elementary School.
    The facility is currently being demolished by a construction company based out of Lexington to make way for renovations to the Owen County Lower Elementary School, which houses students in kindergarten through second grade.
    The demolition is nearly 70 percent complete, according to Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford.

  • County declared a ‘Work Force Ready in Progress’ community

    Owen County was declared a “Work Ready in Progress” community by the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, a panel of experts representing each of ten stakeholder groups that reviews each application for Work Ready and Work Ready in Progress status.
    Over the past several years, a committee has worked together using previously-collected data and narratives to outline a working plan to reach Work Ready status.

  • Veterans, police, first responders to be honored at fair

    Towns of all sizes are full of people who go beyond what they have been asked to do. Whether it is helping a stranger or protecting the city as a whole, there are many hometown heroes that people can constantly rely on.
    Owen County’s hometown heroes will be honored at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 16.

  • Owen County was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War

    Owen County was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War. Though occupied by the Union Army by 1862, most county residents sympathized with the Southern cause, and although some Owen countians joined Union forces, a great number joined the Confederate Army.
    Civil War stories are entrenched in family histories, and many have been recorded. Historian and riverman, Charlie Johnson, has written many Civil War articles featuring Owen countians and many are included in a new book currently being published by the Owen County Historical Society.