Today's News

  • Historical Society News - July 12, 2015

    Although Kentucky’s economy struggled in the years following the Civil War,  the war didn’t have a huge impact on the productivity of the people in Owen County.
    Farmers continued to ship their fine tobacco and produce on numerous steamboats that plied the Kentucky River; by September 1866, Owen Countians had achieved some semblance of normalcy as they celebrated a week of festivities in New Liberty at the Owen County Fair.

  • Aug. 12, 2015 - Court news

    Owen Circuit Court
    Aug. 4, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from July 21, continued to Aug. 25.
    Jesse C. Jones, 1973, incest, third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, continued to Aug. 25.
    Joshua William Lay, 1979, probation violation, continued to Aug. 25.
    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree possession of heroin, motion to void pre-trial diversion, denied, hearing set for Aug. 25.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 12, 2015

    This has been a hectic week. I awoke Wednesday morning to a siren going up the road. I really didn’t wake up for that one, but in a minute or so there went another one, and another.
    By that time, 5:00 a.m., I was awake and went out on the screened in porch to see what was happening. I saw the sky to the left of my road light up over the tree line. Fire!

  • Wedding announcement: Criswell-Fitzgerald

    Kenzie Criswell, the daughter of Mark and Nancy Criswell of Owenton, will be united in marriage to Tyler Fitzgerald, the son of Kristi Collins and Chris Fitzgerald of Owenton, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Richland Baptist Church in Hesler.
    The maternal grandparents of the bride are the late Bobby and Willetta Cooke of Hesler. The paternal grandparents of the bride are the late Don and Mary Geneva Criswell of Owenton.

  • Wedding Announcement: Reese-Williams

    Desiree Cheyenne Reese and Joseph Thompson Williams are set to unite in marriage at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Hilltop Farm on Hwy. 227 N. in Worthville.
    The bride, a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2013 graduate of Beckfield College, is the daughter of Chris and Ann Reese. She is employed as a registered nurse at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
    The groom, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, is the son of Tommy and Kathy Williams. He is employed at North American Stainless.

  • In brief - Aug. 12, 2015

    Mobile food pantry will be held Aug. 15
    The First Christian Church Mobile Food Pantry will be at the church from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.

    Cammack reunion Aug. 16
    The Cammack reunion will be held at the Owen County Extension Building on Ellis Highway Sunday, Aug. 16. We will gather for a potluck meal around 1 p.m. We hope all family and relatives will attend. If you need further information, contact Bev Hearn at bhearn240@msn.com, or call (859) 824-6687.

  • NKY needle exchange inching forward

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Needle-exchange programs could be set up in Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties – if city and county officials approve them.
    The Population Health and Clinical Services committees of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health are scheduled to meet Thursday to talk about protocols for syringe-exchange programs at its regional health centers.

  • In brief - Aug. 5, 2015

    Camp MBMS to be held Aug. 6
    All incoming fifth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend Camp MBMS from 5-7 p.m., Aug. 6. Registration forms can be found on the Owen County School website and if you have questions please contact Becky Mefford at (502) 484-4017. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students and there will be activities planned for both students are parents. Refreshments will be served.

    Epoch sponsoring oil change for some mothers 

  • Special birthday: Beulah Cull
  • At the library: Aug. 5-11

    Is it possible that school starts next week? We hope you have all had a fun summer and that we will see lots of you in the library participating in all the fun stuff we have planned for you.  Our food series continues this week so please join us if you can.
    Here is this week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #3 – Browse the travel section, find a place you want to visit, study up as you make some plans. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.
    Thursday Noir Book Club