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Today's News

  • Traditions define us as people, serve as cornerstone of nation

    Most cultures have customs that are passed from one generation to the next. Though many customs have vanished over the years, some of these traditions remain in the small towns and rural areas of Kentucky.
    Most customs were not considered a law but were just a matter of good manners instilled in a child, who honored them throughout life.
    Some old-time Kentucky customs included closing a screen door softly to keep it from slamming shut or never reaching for the last piece of chicken when company came to dinner.

  • Looking Back | March 29, 2017

    March 28, 2012
    5 years ago
    Rolling out in style

    The Owen County Volunteer Fire Department has a new addition to its team that chief Robb Chaney said will better help protect the people and property of Owen County.
    The department unveiled its new fire truck, a 2011 International, March 22.
    Chaney said the truck committee met for four months, five nights and a week, in order to choose the truck they felt was best for their department.

  • Owen District Court | March 29, 2017

    March 24, 2017

    Cornelia Jump, 1984, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for July 14.
    Eric S. Walters, 1978, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded guilty, 60 days to serve concurrent with state time.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Joshua Gibson, motion to require answer to interrogatories, no service, continued to April 21.
    Bowling Insurance Agency Inc. vs. James Lyons, motion for discovery and inspection continued from Feb. 24, continued to April 21.

  • Scott Co. drug OD’s stand at 23 in 2017

    By Dan Adkins
    Georgetown News-Graphic
    Scott County is on pace to match or exceed the number of heroin and opioid overdoses recorded in 2016, figures compiled by the county’s ambulance service indicate.
    “We had three last weekend, one last Friday and two on Sunday,” said Brandon Remley, director of Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services.
    Remley said that from Jan. 1 through March 21, paramedics and EMTs responded to 23 overdose calls.

  • HOSA students place fourth at conference
  • At the Library | March 29, 2017

    Remember to enter our first ever photo contest. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched -- anything! There are two age categories under 18 and 18 and over.
    Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to jchancery.ocpl@gmail.com any time between now and May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact phone number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply please try again or call Jennifer at the library.

  • Monterey native now a computer ‘genius’

    March must be the longest month of the year. It seems like it has gone on for forever, and it didn’t end well. UK got beat Sunday, so basketball is over for me until next November. Ann has discovered basketball this season, but unlike me, she likes to watch all the games. She will continue with the tournament till the very end. I, on the other hand, will now devote my weekends to golf.

  • Farm Bureau publishes children’s book

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle titled The Most Wonderful Dream.

  • Clark named superintendent of Owenton-based operations

    LEXINGTON -- Kentucky American Water announced the appointment of Nathan Clark as superintendent of operations for the company’s northern division, based in Owenton. In this position, Clark will oversee Kentucky American Water’s water and wastewater operations in Franklin, Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties.

  • Registration open for 4-H Natural Resource Academy

    by jessi williams
    Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Young people interested in the environment, science, or the outdoors may want to apply to be a scholar in the 4-H Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences Academy.
    The three-year program is designed to teach 4-H’ers beginning middle school about the environment around them. The academy, which began as a pilot project in Eastern Kentucky, is now offered statewide.