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Today's News

  • Architects chosen for district projects

    RossTarrant Architects Inc. was selected by the Owen County Board of Education to lead the way as project architects for the Owen County Lower Elementary School renovation and addition.

    “We solicited letters and RossTarrant responded with a letter, they were actually the only ones that responded with a letter by the deadline, so we are making the recommendation that RossTarrant be approved for this lower elementary renovation project,” Superintendent Rob Stafford said.

  • First Baptist honors emergency personnel

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    With recent tragedies involving police officers across the country, Owenton First Baptist Church felt a conviction to honor those who serve in the community every day by holding a special service for the first responders on Sunday.

  • Upcoming back to school events include Rebel Rally, Camp MBMS

    Back to school event set for Monday

  • Traveling preachers proved influential in local church history

    After the Revolutionary War until well into the 19th century, a group of dedicated stalwart men traveled the wilderness of America to spread the Gospel throughout the newly formed republic.

    With Bible in pocket and gun in hand, early circuit riding preachers left an indelible mark upon America and the American people; and through their untiring efforts they fanned the flames of religious fervor that spread across the land like a wildfire.

  • Owen grand jury hands sdown eight indictments

    The Owen County grand jury met July 12 and handed down the following indictments.

    Denver B. Stafford, 24, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree assault and possession of marijuana.

  • 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