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Today's News

  • With 4-H running through her veins, local girl wins big at state fair

    Once a year the people of Kentucky gather in Louisville to take part in music, shopping, exhibitions and more at the Kentucky State Fair.
    While many fairgoers view the two-week event as a farewell to summer, one local girl attended to showcase her hard work and dedication as a member of Owen County 4-H.
    Owen County High School 10th-grader Kelsey Davis won multiple ribbons at this year’s state fair and went as far as receiving Class Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in Upcycle Container Garden in the 4-H Horticulture Division.

  • Mother, son team up for Owenton’s newest boutique

    For 30-year-old Clark Roberts, entrepreneurship just comes naturally.
    The Owen County native first began his landscaping business, 4 Seasons Landscaping, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University nine years ago.
    On Aug. 25, Roberts began a new business venture, partnering with his mother, Joy Roberts, a retired Owen County family and consumer sciences teacher, to open Owenton’s newest boutique, Dots on Main.
    Dots on Main offers various gifts, accessories and home decor that locals may have otherwise had to travel outside the county to find.

  • Walking wonders traversed the back roads of Owen County

    They walked to their fields, they walked to their neighbor’s home, they walked to the local general store and their children walked to school. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was this daily walking that contributed to the good health of many Kentuckians.

  • Owen District Court | September 6, 2017

    Sept. 1, 2017

    Michael Lee Baker, 1969, driving on a DUI suspended license, one headlight, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 8.
    Christian Flynn, 1997, first-degree burglary, preliminary hearing, waive to Sept. 12.
    Anthony Jiles, 1998, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking under $500, waive to grand jury Sept. 12.
    Paul Minch, 1985, owes $443 fines and costs.

  • Looking Back | September 6, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 5, 2012
    Owen Schools get high marks for college readiness

    The overall percent of Owen County students meeting college readiness benchmarks in some subjects of the ACT entrance exam is at an all time high, local officials said. According to a press release from Director of Instruction, Federal Programs and Professional Development Danny Osborne, Owen County juniors who took the ACT college entrance exam in 2011-2012 scored an average composite score of 18.3.

  • PruAria Evelyn Grider Jones

    Mark and GlyptusAnn Grider Jones of La Grange, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, PruAria Evelyn Grider Jones.
    PruAria was born Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:04 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Proud grandparents are Jim and PruAndera Grider of Owenton and Dr. Roger and Marian Jones of Owensboro. Proud cousins are Kaileigh, James, Christopher and Paisley Grider and Khloe Welsh.

  • September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    The month of September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. There are two primary goals for this month. The first goal is to promote awareness around the issues of suicide. The second goal is to educate about suicide prevention.

  • At the Library | September 6, 2017

    Calling all investors: We are excited to be involved in an innovative program to make use of our venue to help educate local investors. An integral part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so. Come to the library, scan four posters and take a one question quiz about each one on your phone to be entered in a contest to receive a $1,000 contribution to your IRA. This contest runs all through September at the library. Come in at your convenience.

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  • Commercial drivers have 24/7 access to online document portal

    By Margaret Forsee
    Owen Circuit Clerk

  • Lady Rebels come up short in All ‘A’ finals

    By Tim Hendrick
    Landmark News Service