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Today's News

  • ‘There will never be another Mayme’

    Biologically, Louanne Cobb is an only child, but she will be the first to admit that she has shared her mother with a host of Owen countians over the years.
    Whether it was chaperoning a school dance, teaching Sunday school, hosting a New Year’s Eve party for the kids of Owenton or providing a safe place for children at the Rebel’s Den, Mayme Kelley has devoted much of her life to Owen County’s youth.
    It was that devotion that led Kelley to the Owen County Fairgrounds arena July 16 to accept the 2017 Mother of the Year award.

  • Public servant named countian of the year

    Husband of one, father of three and a grandfather to eight. The 2017 Owen Countian of the Year goes to a man who served his country during wartime and to this day continues to serve the small town he calls home.

  • At the Library | July 26, 2017

    Get ready at the library for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. We have 100 pairs of glasses to allow you to watch this special phenomena safely. They will be given out on a first come first serve basis beginning Aug. 1. Come in and get your pair.

    Western Wednesday Matinée
    We will be screening “The Man From the Snowy River” starring Kirk Douglas. Bring a friend, bring the kids and enjoy the popcorn at 1 p.m., today.

  • A glimpse into the past: Former N-H publisher visits New Liberty

    In the 1700s families from Virginia and the Carolinas traveled with friends and neighbors into the wilderness of Kentucky. They joined together in large groups for defense against Indian attacks and frontier brigands, and to offer each other assistance in clearing the forest and building homes. Before long communities dotted the landscape of the Commonwealth and these small villages and towns created an unforgettable and enduring history which helped define the character of Kentucky

  • Community Events | September 20. 2017

    Beverly/Bruce reunion set for Sunday

    The Beverly/Bruce reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lockport Methodist Church. The potluck lunch will begin around 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. For more information, call Wanda Browning at (502) 930-8103.
    Soil Conservation meeting date changed
    The Owen County Soil Conservation meeting has been changed to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    Wright-James reunion will be Sept. 30

  • Brothers fought and died alongside one another in War of 1812

    His slender long-fingered hands rest atop a cane. Yet, the stately white-haired gentleman in the picture sits erect, and his finely chiseled features reflect a strength that seems to deny his frailty or the need for a walking stick.
    The handwritten caption below the picture identified the Owen countian as “Uncle George 98 years,” and this image of George S. Forsee has become a treasured piece of Owen County history.

  • Looking Back | September 20, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 19, 2012
    Raleigh resigns: Superintendent to leave Owen post for job with Kentucky Department of Education

  • Owen District Court | September 20, 2017

    Sept. 12, 2017

    Justin W. Alvor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, buy or posses drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, resume pay 90 days.

  • Auditions for ‘A Mayberry Christmas’ will be Saturday

    With the help of the Owen County Arts Council and Owen County Tourism Commission, people of all ages will have the chance to get into the holiday spirit sooner than expected, as the two organizations host auditions for “A Mayberry Christmas” Saturday.
    Auditions for the play, based on the “Andy Griffith Show,” will be open to all ages, ranging from young actors who could potentially be cast as Sheriff Andy Taylor’s young son, Opie, to adults who can sing in the choir.

  • Branch residents take in local events

    I hate getting up before it’s good light. If this were Tuesday, I’d still be in bed, but duty calls.
    Wanda has been busy this week. We both went to Catherine Raisor’s funeral last Monday. Not a good way to start the week. Barbara and Joyce were there. Joyce and Wanda’s uncle Jimmy used to visit her often when she was still at home in Frankfort. She lived close to her uncle, Harold. She had lived a long and sometimes hard life, but she was a wonderful woman and was always ready to help a friend. She will be missed.