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Today's News

  • Looking back | July 27, 2016

    New field house on the horizon for Owen Co.
    2011 | 5 years ago

    Two construction projects are currently in the works for the Owen County Board of Education.

    The board met July 21 when architects for the upper-elementary school, RossTarrant Architects, discussed renovations to the old middle school and new field house.

    Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said a $500,000 building-fund has been designated for the field house.

  • Court News | July 27, 2016

    Owen District Court | July 22, 2016

    Sean W. Combs, 1996, second-degree burglary, second-degree complicity criminal mischief, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5.

    Dameon C. Centon, 1990, fourth-degree assault, continued to Sept. 2.

  • Winners, best of show named for 2016 Owen County Fair

    The following participants in exhibits at this year’s Owen County Fair received honors for top exhibitors and best in show awards for the following departments.

    The top exhibitor this year was Jeremiah Jury. The top exhibitor recognition is awarded to the Owen Countian receiving the highest total number of points in an open class division.

    The top family award went to Hannah and Rachel Howard. The top family award is given to the Owen County family receiving the highest total number of points in an open class division.

  • Owen Electric Cooperative’s power supplier seeks Kentucky PSC approval for new solar project

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Communications and Marketing Manager

    OWENTON – Owen Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, last Friday filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.

  • Community News | July 27, 2016

    OCHS Class of 1961 reunion

    The Class of ‘61 will be having their 55th class reunion Saturday at the Owen County Extension Office. The committee is very excited about the reunion and looking forward to see all classmates together again. If you have any questions, contact FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

    Retirement celebration to be held for Garnett

  • Gill represents Owen at UK’s Rising Scholars program

    Lindsay Gill, right, is greeted by a representative from the University of Kentucky 2016 Rising Scholars program on July 15, 2016. Gill represented Owen County High School at the program. The Rising Scholars program recognizes achievement by outstanding sophomores across the commonwealth and also presents opportunities available to those students.

  • Senior Activities | July 27 - Aug. 2, 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): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. extension office – crafts.

    Thursday, July 28: Noon, birthday bash; 1 p.m. Bunco.

  • At the Library | July 27, 2016

    Hey kids! Turn those July reading logs in to the library or your homeroom teacher no later than August 12 to be eligible for a special pizza party at your school. Adults must have their logs into the library by August 1to be entered in our contest for really special prizes too!

    Announcing new hours at the library.  We will now be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out!

  • Man can easily determine gender of flies he swats

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    A woman came home to find her retired husband waving a rolled up newspaper round his head.

    “What are you doing?” she asked.

    “I’m swatting flies,” he said. “So far, I’ve gotten three males and two females.”

    Puzzled, his wife asked how he knew which gender they were.

    “That’s easy,” he explained. “Three were on my recliner, and the other two were on the telephone.”

  • In the midst of hardship, as long as we have serenity, we are OK

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Serenity Prayer.

    That’s the one that goes: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

    Although the prayer is often attributed to St. Francis, it was written in 1926 by Reinhold Niebuhr, a Lutheran theologian.

    Fun fact: Niebuhr also wrote one of my favorite quotes about humor being the “prelude to faith” and laughter being the “beginning of prayer.”