Today's News

  • Fleming Co. author to visit Owen County Public Library

    Author Don Curtis will be at the Owen County Public Library at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 to discuss his book “Uncommon Valor...Common Virtue: The Franklin R. Sousley Story.”
    Fleming County native, Franklin Sousley, was on Iwo Jima that fateful day, Feb. 19, 1945, where he participated in raising the American flag in the iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal.  
    Meet the author who will impart his knowledge about the Kentucky hero and discover Sousley’s early life growing up in Fleming County and becoming a Marine.  

  • Engagement: Cozine-Perkins

    Eddie and Patty Cozine of Sparta and Marvin and Teresa Perkins of Owenton wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney to Jon.
    Courtney is a 2011 graduate of Gallatin County High School. She is currently employed by Dorman Products of Warsaw where she is a Customer Service Representative.
    Jon is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School. He is currently employed by North American Stainless of Ghent.
    A 2016 summer wedding is being planned.

  • Owen County EMA offers safety tips for winter months

    DAVID LILLY | Owen County Emergency Management

  • Plans announced for annual Christmas parade

    The Owen County Christmas Parade will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.
    The theme this year will be “Holiday Traditions.” There will be three categories for the floats: wagon/trailer (large); truck bed and utility vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.)
    Decorations should match the theme and signage should be placed on each side of the float to identify the group.

  • Community Events | Nov. 11, 2015

    Fall harvest festival at Owenton Manor
    The Owenton Manor is having its fall harvest at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Owenton Manor. There will be a silent auction, live music, a chili supper and other activities. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions, call (502) 484-5721.

  • Got leaves? Turn them into compost

    JENEEN WICHE – Weekend Gardner

  • The gift of misery and how it leads us to grace

    I spent this past weekend feeling sad.
    The reason isn’t important — actually, there really wasn’t a reason other than I just felt like being sad, and so I was.
    I called my sister to tell her that I was sad, but she was at her granddaughter’s soccer game and didn’t answer her phone, which made me even sadder.
    I would’ve told my husband I was sad, but he would just tell me all the reasons I have not to be sad or he’d give me a pep talk, which is not the proper response to sadness, in my opinion.

  • Country boys like full portions of food, kindness

    ROGER ALFORD – N-H Columnist

  • Local Church News | Nov. 11, 2015

    Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon on Nov. 1 was from Romans 5:15-19 “The Gift by Grace.”
    Louise Johnson sang “Stand By Me” and Bonnie Woodyard also sang a special song.
    The Hen House Ladies met last Friday at the church.
    We will host the South Owen community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Elk Lick Baptist Church. Please bring your favorite desert for after the service.

  • Girls finish 13th in cross country meet

    It may not have been the performance they were hoping for but the Owen County girls cross country team has nothing to be ashamed of following the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet on Saturday.
    The team traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday for the meet and finished 13th overall. Head coach Heidi Williams was still impressed with how her team had improved since the start of the season.