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Today's News

  • Local grandmothers leave lasting memories

    Some seem to be made up of all angles and sharp turns, and they never forget good manners. Others are pillow-soft, whose laps are wide and inviting and whose deep laughter somersaults from one end of a room to the other.

    They are known as grandmother, grandma, granny, mamaw, nana or some other term of endearment, and they fill our bellies with treats, our hearts with joy and our lives with a touch of magic.

  • Court News | Aug. 10, 2016

    Owen District Court | Aug. 5, 2016

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, public intoxication, first-degree possession of heroin, waived to grand jury, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 9.

    Dameon Denton, 1990, first-degree enhancement narcotics, possession of marijuana, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 12.

    Dameon C. Denton, 1990, fourth-degree assault, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 12.

  • Looking back | Aug. 10, 2016

    Saving Saveway
    2011 | 5 years ago

    After Saveway Supermarket owner Malone Bourne began announcing the news he would soon close Owenton’s oldest grocery store, the question on all of his customer’s minds seemed to be, “where will we buy our meat?”

  • Property Transfers | July 2016

    William J. Heiselman and Gail R. Aldred-Heiselman to Ronald B. Morrison and Elizabeth C. Morrison, lots 501, 502, 503 and 504 of the Elk Lake Shores subdivision, $58,750.

    Nancy Utt and Nancy Wainscott to Russell Bradley Lilly and Lorrie Ann Lilly, hose and lot at Bethany, $11,000.

    Ricky Perkins and Denise Perkins to Kentucky-American Water Company.

    Robert W. Slone and Debra Lynn Slone to Kentucky-American Water Company.

  • Cole brothers bring home 12th at national high school rodeo

    More than 170 high school teams entered the team roping division at the 68th National High School Finals Rodeo last month in Gillette, Wyo. Two Owen County natives were able to bring home 12th place.

    Quinn Cole and Wyatt Cole had a time of 29.81 seconds in the dally team roping, according to the rodeo’s website.

    Greg Cole, Quinn and Wyatt’s father, said the two had a time of just over 7 seconds while qualifying for the “short go.” The top 20 qualifiers moved on to the finals.

  • Community Events | Aug. 10, 2016

    Northern Ky. Community Action hosting open house today

    The Owen County Neighborhood Center is having an open house from 2-4 p.m. today at 109 S. Madison St., Owenton.

    Produce available at First Christian Thursday

    The FCC Community Food Pantry is receiving Farm-To-Table produce Thursday. It is available for any resident of Owen County and will be available in the parking lot of the First Christian Church from 2-6 p.m. Please bring ID. It is for Owen countians as long as supplies last.

  • Senior Activities | Aug. 10-17, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Extension office – nutrition.

    Thursday, Aug. 11: Noon, taco bar potluck; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • At the Library | Aug. 10, 2016

    Hey kids! Turn those July reading logs in to the library or your homeroom teacher no later than Aug. 12 to be eligible for a special pizza party at the library. Adults must have their logs into the library by Aug. 10 to be entered in our contest for really special prizes too.

    Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out.

    Adult Exercise

  • This column now written in air conditioning

    Most of the news this week involves the U.S. Hwy. 127 Yard Sale.

    Wanda, along with her mother, brothers and sister, were up to their elbows in it. Joyce loaned her big yard and lot to people to setup. Charles and Tess, with some help from Noel, cooked and served lunch to the visitors and Wanda, Ray and Barbara had wagon loads of “stuff” for sale.

  • Ribbon cutting held at Owen Electric’s distributed generation facility