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Today's News

  • April 2017 Property Transfers

    Robert and Joyce Clifton to Elizabeth Paige Clifton, two tracts of land in Owen.
    Jimmy and Joyce Browning to Jonathon Zach Waller, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    Elizabeth May and Charles Catron to West Lex LLC, land in Owen County, $95,000.
    Karen S. and David R. Creamer to David R. Creamer, lot 16, Perry Park Subdivision.
    John W. True, Vivian Darlene True and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, John W. True and Vivian Darlene True, Farm No. 1 and Farm No. 2, Wild Deer Lake Farms.

  • What more could a mother want?

    The weather is finally starting to look like spring. Saturday was a beautiful day for mowing, pulling weeds and sprucing up the outdoors. John brought Liam down to play in my yard with Jessie and to play in the creek. There is very little water in the creek at the moment, only puddles here and there but just right for a 2 year old to manage.

  • Gratz man victim in fatal Frankfort crash

    A Gratz man died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash in Frankfort Friday evening.
    S.J. Smith, 81, was driving northbound on U.S. Hwy. 127 near Frankfort’s Cove Spring Park when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median, striking Smith’s Chevy Malibu and a Ford F-250. The semi then careened through the guardrail and down a hill just past the entrance to Cove Spring Park, according to the Frankfort State-Journal.

  • Town Hall addresses county's critical health and wellness needs

    In light of the current drug epidemic sweeping Owen County and the Commonwealth, Three Rivers District Health Department hosted a “Town Hall” last week in hopes of further educating the public on drug prevention and health resources.
    Guest speakers included Owen County resident Brad Wilhoite, Owen County’s project coordinator for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Sarah Paige Tuttle and Former Kentucky Congressman and Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky CEO Ben Chandler.

  • Farmers’ market kicks off Friday

    With the 2017 Owen County Farm and Craft Market set to open Friday, patrons can expect new vendors and old favorites, as well as a new spin on the Owen County Judge-Executive’s opening-day cookout.
    New additions to this year’s market include Parker Farms, providing meats, including pork and chicken this week. Luther Farms will provide some produce, but mostly flowers; Hundred Happy Acres will also provide meat; Dog Hair Pottery with hand-thrown pottery and Tiny Love Company with hand-sewn items such as towels and aprons.

  • Community Events | May 10, 2017

    Republican party to meet Thursday
    The Owen County Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

  • Proper etiquette grandmother’s wish for young granddaughter

    The letter was tucked inside an old book in the historical society collections, and the book, titled “The Charm of Fine Manners,” illustrates the high regard placed upon proper etiquette in the 1900s.
    The letter, which was penned almost 100 years ago, was dated December 24, 1922, and was signed “Grandmother.”
    “Grandmother” was an Owen counitan who wrote this lovely note to her granddaughter, Helen; and its contents illustrates the significant impact of grandparents upon the lives of their grandchildren.

  • Derby Day Hospice event another success

    Derby Day and graduation was the big news this past weekend. UK had their graduation ceremonies.

  • At the Library | May 10, 2017

    Paint A Mother’s Day Pot
    Make a gift for mom by painting a vase or pot, then we will make some paper flowers to fill your creation, for grades 2-8. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

  • Wedding: Wash-Fitzgerald

    The families of Andrea Layne Wash and Jared Wayne Fitzgerald would like to extend an invitation to share in their children’s joy and celebration of marriage. The couple will be married at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Owenton. The reception will be hosted in the family life center immediately following the ceremony. All friends and family are welcome.
    Formal invitations are being sent to out of town guests only.