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Today's News

  • When we are afraid of the monsters, remember that God is there for us

    My grandfather sold insurance by day and in his spare time he was an artist.

    He mostly painted clowns – scary clowns.

    A few of his paintings hung in our house, which meant as a kid I had major heebie jeebies nearly all the time, especially at night.

    When you’re a kid getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and you know scary clowns are staring at you from the walls in the hallway, well, you grow up neurotic and afraid.

  • Local Church News | June 15, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We had a wonderful message from Revelations 4:1-2, 6-11 on a guide to worship.  In order to worship we must recognize and acknowledge God and respond to Him.  Be in prayer for our Bible school this week.  We will be studying Joseph, from prison to palace.  Come join us each night this week beginning at 6 p.m.  If you need a ride please call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • Williams, seniors cruise to victory in Ky. All-Star Classic

    Even though the basketball season for the Runnin’ Rebels came to a close in early March, Carson Williams still had one more performance on his home court for Owen County basketball fans Thursday night.

    Williams led the scoring effort by the senior team at the Kentucky All-Star Classic with a game-high 23 points. The seniors, who had a commanding 18-point lead at the half, defeated the junior team 121-87 when the final buzzer sounded.

  • Farm-fresh biscuits were cornerstone of Owen's cuisine

    “Certainly no bread in America has been more popular over a longer time than baking powder biscuits. In fact, in many homes they were baked three times a day in great quantities, and were eaten hot, with butter and honey or preserves, along with every meal.” James Beard, 1881.

  • Court News | June 8, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 3, 2016

    Brian Trusty, 1986, public intoxication, fourth-degree domestic assault, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Lauro Hernandez, motion to require answer to interrogatories, remand.

  • Looking back | June 8, 2016

    Boys hope “war” will help dream come true
    June 8, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Following two successful fundraising events, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students are now hoping to bring two counties together to help secure funding for their dream skate park.

    After approaching the Sparta City Council in September 2010 with their idea to improve the skate park, Colton Matt and Logan Bailey requested the council match whatever money the two raised.

  • At the Library | June 8, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year, fitness of mind and body. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Plus kids get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes. Summer fun is going to be cool at the library this year.

    Mr. Bond – Science of Sport

  • Friends of the branch take part in benefit

    The sun is shining and the first week of June has slipped by me while I wasn’t looking.

    Fay said they finally got some garden planted, as did Billy Ballenger. Tomatoes and corn will be a little late this year. The weatherman said no rain this week so they were headed for the hay field this morning, as are most of the farmers in this area.

  • Community News | June 8, 2016

    State of the City will be given Thursday

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier will give his annual State of the City address at the Smith House Restaurant Thursday during the Owen County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, scheduled for 7:15 a.m.

    Republican Party to meet Thursday

    The Owen County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at Smith House Restaurant. The plan is to discuss selection of Republican nominee for PVA and updates on progress of Lincoln Day Dinner plans.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets pay respect to veterans

    The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron cadets spent Memorial Sunday paying respects to our fallen veterans. Cadets from Owenton and Frankfort flights attended an event and visited two memorials.

    The cadets attended a Post 34 of the American Legion and Auxiliary Annual Memorial Day service at the newly renovated Healing Field in the Legion Park, Lawrenceburg.