Today's News

  • 2 Owenton residents killed in shooting

    Landmark News Service

  • BBQ & Bluegrass returns Saturday

    Fans of barbecue and bluegrass music won’t have to travel far to find their niche this weekend, as the second annual BBQ & Bluegrass Jam returns to Poplar Grove.
    The family-friendly event, held at Steepleview Farm, is expected to be packed with entertainment, including a local act, The Downtown County Band, and the 2015 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist and Songwriter, Becky Buller.
    “That’s a tremendous talent to have in Owen County,” event host Marcus Carey said of Buller.

  • City of Owenton sees spike in arrests

    Arrests within the City of Owenton are up across the board, but complaints are down according to a report recently given by Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    Arrests within the City of Owenton are up 20 percent, while felony arrests are up 70 percent, and drug arrests 48-50 percent, according to Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    While arrests declined in 2015, Gentry said 2016 numbers are more in line with 2014.

  • Online tool detailing local drug use statistics made available to public

    A new online tool compiling regional data of opioid addiction launched Monday.
    The Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department presented the tool, titled GEOstory of Opioid Addiction, at a recent meeting held at the Owen County Public Library.
    The tool compiles data from the region and puts it in on location for citizens, caregivers and health professionals to access.

  • Visitors offer ‘first impressions’ of Owen County

    “There needs to be more businesses like the Bird Dog Cafe. It really compliments the small town feel and would likely attract young families.”

    “I was really excited when I looked at the website, but then I made some calls and everything was closed or had inaccessible hours.”

    “The wet-dry vote was visibly polarizing in the community. It will probably be a challenge to move past that and come together again.”

  • Wheatley to gain first Eagle Scout in decades

    One service project is all that stands between Wheatley resident Noah Malcomb and becoming the first Eagle Scout of his community in over 40 years.
    Malcomb, the 15-year-old son of Steven and Carrie Jo Malcomb of Wheatley, is a member of Troop 891 of Owenton. As a Life Scout, Malcomb has received all the badges required of him to become an Eagle Scout, with just a service project left to complete. Malcomb must fundraise for money and materials, bring in volunteers and manage the project from beginning to end.

  • Suicide demands our attention and honest, open discussion

    Kentucky Standard
    When a loved one suddenly takes his or her own life, it’s devastating. The first question is always: Why? How could we have missed the warning signs? For reasons that none of us fully understand, some people reach such depths of despair, pain and hopelessness that they see no way out but death.

As a society, we continue to tiptoe around the taboo topic of suicide.

  • Cold, snowy times create unforgettable memories

    Historians agree that the winters of 1778, 1779 and, 1780 were the most brutal ones in America.
    On Christmas Day, 1779, Daniel Boone and his family traveled across the frozen Kentucky River to a site six miles from Boonesborough and set up camp. Here Boone planted his new settlement of Boone’s Station.

  • Looking Back | Dec. 7

    Dec. 7, 2011
    5 years ago
    Memory of lost friend will help others live

    Saying goodbye to a friend hasn’t been easy for many Owen County High Scool students, but they are determined to keep her memory alive in all school activites.
    The Owen County High School National Honor Society, in partnerhisp with the Kentucky Blood Center, will hold its second blood drive of the school year Monday, in memory of senior Rebekah Gaines who died Oct. 16.

  • Students raise over $1K to benefit Dolly Parton Imagination Library