Today's News

  • Library Corner By Jennifer Nipper: Summer reading program ready to start once again

    It’s Summer Reading time again at your local public library. We hope you’ll make the time to come out and enjoy all that your library has to offer.
    With the high price of gas and other necessities, we all need to find ways to economize. This summer, you can still satisfy your wanderlust on the cheap. Be an armchair globetrotter by participating in our “One World, Many Stories” programming, starting today, June 8. There will be an exciting session each Wednesday in June at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. sponsored by the Ohio Valley United Charities.

  • Kay's Branch News: In the dark ages but keeping up

  • UK to open sports medicine clinic at New Horizons

    The University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine has announced the launch of a new outreach clinic in Owenton.
     The clinic, run by Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland, will occur on the first Tuesday of each month.
    Ireland is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine.

  • Owen County property transfers

    Joseph M. and Virginia L. Hall to Lisa M. and Craig M. Clark, lot 1052, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $345,000.
    James Brandon Combs, Nita Combs, Taylor Lee Combs, James Brandon Combs Jr. and Andrew Jacob Combs to Blue Moon Investors LLC, Hwy. 22 and 227, $11,000.
    Donald Martin Estate to Robert A. Shinault, Lusby Mill-Needmore Road.
    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to James Franks, lot 6, Eagle Hill Estates, Eagle Hill Road, $30,000.
    Barry L. Snell to Ray Douglas Snell and Janet Snell, Eagle Hill Road.

  • Owen County District Court

    June 3, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, preliminary hearing set for June 10.
    Christopher Miller, 1966, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve two, conditionally discharged balance, court costs.
    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged, court costs.
    Jacob E. Stivers, 1976, fourth-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

  • Monterey Matters: Back from the beach and ready to write

  • Owen Historical Society News: Early businesses were key to Owen County economy

    Since the formation of Owen County, entrepreneurs have established businesses and brought prosperity to the area.
    The first store in Owenton was established in 1820 by a Virginian named Bruce, followed by a second one run by George and Willis Roberts. Although these early establishments had limited supplies, nevertheless they provided necessities to early residents.

  • Taking the lead

  • Class of 2011 senior honors

    Departmental Awards
    Woman’s Club Scholarship - Tina Day
    Rotary Award - Haley Bishop and Dylan Wright
    Gene Ray Dusch - Sarah Griffith and Jared Fitzgerald
    Nutritional Science - Adrian Wilson
    FACS Life Skills - Adrian Wilson
    KOSSA Certificates - Jonathan Gentry, John Bibb, Kaylan Glass and Kelsey Johnson
    Music - Taylor Cummins
    Forensic Science - Geremy Robinson
    Anatomy and Physiology - Danielle Hoop
    Biology II - Danielle Ransdell
    Spanish II - Mary Alford

  • Senior Celebration

    Hundreds filled the gymnasium at Owen County High School Saturday to watch 99 students receive one last round of applause as the graduating class of 2011.
    The 2011 class president Gray Grisham opened the ceremony and welcomed the guests.
    Brittany DeCandia delivered the devotional.
    Following an introduction by Danielle Hoop, the class valedictorians Krista Power and Morgan Forsee took their fellow classmates on a walk down memory lane with a list of 10 lessons learned during their time at OCHS.