Today's News

  • Committee working to form local alumni association

    A group of Owen County High School graduates have formed a steering committee which is working diligently to organize an alumni association for the school.  The idea was presented at a class reunion last year, and a Facebook group page was created in May of this year for graduates of OCHS that were interested in forming an alumni association.  The group page now has over 1100 members, and membership is growing weekly.

  • One injured after being struck by vehicle

    A woman in her early 50s has been transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after reportedly sustaining injuries from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Pam Hawkins was crossing the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 22 E. when she was struck by the vehicle.
    Owenton City Police Officer Steve Miller said the vehicle was driven by Stacy Hudnall.

    Hawkins sustained injuries to her right leg.

    The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m.

  • The mule: The original farm technology

    They made a farmer’s work easier, or more difficult, depending on their disposition on any given day.
    Some declared they are quite ornery, though it has been said they are not as obstinate as donkeys. Perhaps that is a matter of debate, yet most Owen County farmers agree that the mule was an indispensable addition to life on the family farm.
    The mule’s contrariness has been expounded upon in stories, poems and songs, and there is no denying patience can wear thin when trying to convince a mule of his duties.

  • Owen District Court | Nov. 25, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Nov. 20, 2015


    Brandon Finnell, 1997, third-degree burglary; receiving stolen property under $500; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Dec. 4.

    Katina S. Johnson, 1980, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Looking back | Nov. 25, 2015

    5 years ago
    Showcasing success
    Nov. 24, 2010

  • LED lights use less energy during the holiday season

    Manager of Communications, Owen Electric

  • Think safety when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving meal

    Owen County Emergency Management

  • Community Events | Nov. 25, 2015

    Squiresville Trio to perform Sunday
    The Squiresville Trio will be performing at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, at Squiresville Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Come join us for some great gospel music.
    Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing canceled
    The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing scheduled for Nov. 29 has been canceled due to the holiday weekend.

  • Owen County Senior Center Events | Nov. 25, 2015

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.
    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., Extension office craft-making session, please bring a shirt from home for the craft.

  • At the Library | Nov. 25, 2015

    The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving.
    Festivals Of the World will be celebrated at the library this month and next. This is passive programming that adults and children can participate in at their own pace. We will have passports available for you to make and they will be stamped each week you come in.