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Today's News

  • Owen County judo team finishes first in championship

    The Owen County Judo team brought home at the gold at the 2016 O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship on Saturday, April 22, at the high school.

    The Owen County team earned 84 points in the competition while Bowling Green Judo earned 54 points and finished in second place. Wakaishu Judo of Louisville took home third with 35 points.

  • Queens For A Life

    The 2016 Queens For A Life pageant was held Saturday, April 27 in the Owen County High School auditorium. This year the participants helped to collect items for Owen County Friends of Animals, collecting 179 total items. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Owen County Relay for Life.

  • Court News | May 4, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 29, 2016

    Paul D. Blackburn, 1980, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to May 6.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.

    Ashley Mills, 1994, non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to May 6.

  • Flash flood claims life of Teresita man

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office identified 49-year-old Paul Switzer as the man who was swept away in the swollen waters of Indian Creek Sunday evening.

    Numerous emergency responders, law enforcement officials and others searched for Switzer for hours after the area around Teresita Road received 2 inches of rain in about 45 minutes, according to officials.

    Newly appointed Owen County Emergency Management Director Larry Karsner said the initial call came in at 5:38 p.m. Sunday.

  • Off to... NATIONALS

    Eight students will have the opportunity to represent Owen County at the International Society of Technology Education this June in Denver.

    Carrie Wilhoite, director of technology for Owen County Schools, said the students recently took home top honors at the state’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) showcase April 22 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington.

  • Interim PVA appointed; examination for Governor’s appointment will be May 31

    An interim Owen County Property Valuation Administrator has been appointed – but the process of filling the seat doesn’t stop there.

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue officially appointed Chris Cross of Dry Ridge to the office as an interim PVA following the death of Jimmy Coyle April 21.

    Cross will serve as PVA until a special examination can be held. Following the examination, Gov. Matt Bevin will make an official appointment to serve until the Nov. 8 General Election.

  • Owenton's spring cleanup

    The City of Owenton is having a spring cleanup, which runs from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 14. City residents may bring unwanted items to the Owen County Transfer Station for disposal free of charge, with the exception of household garbage and no more than four passenger-car tires.

  • Owen County's history rich with storytellers

    In early Kentucky they were found in the widely-scattered frontier cabins. As towns sprang up, they congregated at trading posts and taverns. By the 19th and 20th centuries, they patronized the local general stores, and as communities expanded, storytelling became a delightful pastime for folks who were hungry to escape the hum-drum of everyday life.

  • Looking back | May 4, 2016

    1,270 names
    May 4, 2011 | 5 years ago

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen county Clerk’s Office May 2.

    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • This Mother’s Day, give Mom something to brag about

    Three elderly ladies got together on Mother’s Day and were talking about how much their sons loved them.

    “My son brings me a huge bouquet of flowers every week, not just on Mother’s Day,” the first woman said. “He’s always bringing me to great restaurants, too. And if I so much as hint that I want something, he goes out and buys it.”