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Today's News

  • Rand Paul visits Owenton, talks healthcare

    From the mayor of Owenton to the youngest student enrolled in Owen County Schools, insurance is something that can tie a majority of Owen countians and the nation together. Although not every person has insurance, it is something that allows many to remain healthy throughout America.

  • Gov. Bevin launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign

    FRANKFORT — Governor Matt Bevin’s office began placing painted rocks around Kentucky Thursday afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” (DLTD) initiative.

  • Remembering the ‘pie ladies’ of Dog Hill

    They were called “the pie ladies,” and a child living on Dog Hill (East Adair) in the late 1950s and early 1960s most likely purchased one of the flaky muffin-size pies that the pie ladies sold for a quarter.

  • Looking Back | August 16, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 15, 2012

    Elementary students take over former middle school

    As students in Owen County returned back to school today, those at Owen County Elementary School had a completely revamped facility to kick the year off in.
    After housing Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years, the building at 1960 Hwy. 22 East will now be home to elementary students after the Owen County Board of Education approved a $1.6 million building and grounds plan in 2011.

  • Owen District Court | August 8, 2017

    Aug. 8, 2017

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, pre-trial conference set for Sept. 12.
    Matthew T. Bedford, 1986, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, three years, waive fines, to serve 60 days, credit time served.

  • Peas and Poetry, meteorite shower make for big week on the Branch

    Schools starts today. I haven’t had a child in school since John graduated, I won’t tell you how long ago that has been. My great-grandchildren will be starting school in Frankfort.
    Noel Thomas started his bus route Monday. He is driving some students to classes in Carrollton. Joel will have to start coordinating his deliveries in the late afternoon with the bus run coming home. Kay’s Branch Road is not built for school buses and semis to coexist.

  • Community Events | August 16. 2017

    FCC Food Pantry open today, Aug. 19

    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Cammack reunion set for Sunday

    The annual Cammack family reunion will be held Sunday, at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 14545 Jonesville Road, Jonesville. We will plan to eat around 1 p.m. We hope to see many friends and family there. For more information, call Bev Hearn at (859) 393-7328 or Jimmy Cammack (502) 484-3858.

  • Owen County volleyball teams are serving into their next season

    Bumping, setting and spiking into the new school year has become a norm for Owen County, though there is still room for change as a new season begins. With multiple new coaches and a busy upcoming season, the Owen County Volleyball teams have an interesting season planned for them throughout this school year.

  • Indeterminate or determinate?

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | August 9, 2017

    Aug. 9, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 665
    Aug. 2: 246
    Last Year: 538

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers during the morning sale sold stead to $3 higher, afternoon sales were sharply lower, slaughter cows and bulls were steady.

    Feeders: 587
    Slaughter: 62
    Replacements: 16