Local News

  • Home tour slated for Sunday

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Ky. American rates could rise 24 percent

    Kentucky American Water customers could see an increase in their water bills following the company’s announcement last week of an application to adjust rates for water service.
    The company filed the application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to raise its overall rate — including residential, commercial and fire hydrant rates — by 22 percent to generate more than $19.8 million annually, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Lilu's Garden moving forward with plans for former Itron facility

    When Lilu’s Garden CEO Tom Guel’s mother was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, he and his business partner Charles Ciancanelli had only just begun working with CBD oils from a small lab in Colorado.
    The tumor had formed on Guel’s mother’s pituitary gland, which had not only caused Agromagley — a disorder that causes the pituitary gland to produce too much growth hormone — but had also wrapped itself around an artery in her brain that could lead to blindness and eventual death.

  • Project Graduation breathing new life in to old tradition with Holiday Home Tour

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Santa Claus is comin' to town

    Santa Claus will soon make his annual trip through Owenton, at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, during the Owen County Christmas Parade.
    The theme for this year’s parade is “Holiday Inspirations.” There will be three categories for floats: Wagon/trailer (first-place prize, $200; second-place prize, $150), truck bed (first-place prize, $100; second-place prize, $50) and utility vehicles (first place prize, $75; second-place prize, $50).

  • Decades-old business receives Chamber's top honor

    With a history dating back to the early 1900s, the award given to one local business at the 18th Owen County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting is one that has been decades in the making.
    The Chamber’s Outstanding Business of the Year began as C.F. Beverly Funeral Home, and although it has changed names and hands multiple times throughout the years, the business today known as McDonald & New Funeral Homes has remained dedicated to serving families throughout Owen County during times of grief.

  • Bakery offering 'Sweets On A Mission'

    Nearly seven years have passed since missionaries Richard and Kelly Green closed up their florist shop in Owenton and moved to Haiti. Those who know the couple said the news came as no shock as the two have spent more than half of their lives giving back to those in need.
    While the Greens recently moved back home, their mission work is far from complete.
    Their latest venture, Heavenly Sweets Bakery, will in part fund causes abroad and at home.

  • Hemp meeting draws curiosity from more than 100 farmers

    As the application deadline to grow hemp in Kentucky nears, about 110 farmers and interested persons gathered at the Owen County Extension Office Nov. 16, for an informational session led by representatives of the state’s department of agriculture.

  • At the Library | Nov. 21, 2018

    On display in the library through the end of November, the paintings and pastel images of Helen Karyn Upton. We are pleased to share this work with the community thanks to her sister, Susan Hampton.
    The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

    Wednesday, Nov. 21