Local News

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.

  • Owen Co. native receives 2013 female USATF athlete of the year

    The University of the Cumberlands track and field and cross-country teams have been staple programs in the NAIA and Mid-South Conference for quite some time, displaying some of the most talented athletes in the nation.

  • Primary field starts to take shape

    With less than a week before the filing deadline for the May 20 primary election the Owen County Sheriff’s race is expected to be the most heavily contested race.
    As of press time Tuesday, five candidates, including two city policemen, had filed for the office of sheriff.
    The five candidates are current Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Owenton City Policeman Steve Miller, Owenton City Policeman Gary Alcorn, Owen County Assistant Fire Chief/City of Owenton Maintenance employee Greg Estes and former law-enforcement officer Kristopher Lang.

  • Blurred lines: Changes to precinct lines will send nearly 1,000 Owen Co. voters to new locations

    N-H Staff Writer
    When Owen countians head to the voting booths for the upcoming primary election nearly 1,000 will find themselves affected by recent updates to precinct boundaries.
    The Owen County Board of Elections began the process of updating the precinct boundaries following updates to the county’s magisterial lines in 2011.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said both had to be looked at due to redistricting guidelines based off population changes in the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Owenton catches another break

    Some residents and businesses in the City of Owenton experienced a second, much shorter period of time without water Jan. 15.
    An 8-inch water main break occurred on South Main Street near the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 2 p.m.
    Residents and businesses from the north side of the McDonald’s intersection to the Family Dollar Store in Owenton were affected.
    The Raisin Factory and the fire department were both without water, but the fire department had the capability of filling trucks on hydrants in town.

  • Weather shuffles tourney schedule

    Snowy weather and icy conditions have altered plans for the Boys All “A’ Tournament scheduled for this week at Owen County High School.
    Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to weather, will be played tonight (Wednesday) at OCHS.
    OCHS Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall announced the following changes Tuesday morning:
    • Jan, 22: Owen vs Eminence  7 p.m.
    •  Jan, 23: Gallatin vs. Carroll County 6 p.m.  (gym will be cleared);  Walton vs. Trimble, 8 p.m.

  • 4-H News: Deadline for the 4-H shooting camp nears

    Over the past 20 years, Kentucky 4-H youth development agents and volunteers have helped thousands of youths learn responsibility, life skills and the safe use of firearms through the Shooting Sports Education Program. Opportunities abound for young people to get involved with this program. Once such opportunity is the statewide camp opened to young people ages 9 through 13. This year’s camp is April 2nd through 5th at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

  • Harris joins Union College dean’s list

    Megan Nicole Harris of Worthville, a student at Union College, was recently named to the school’s fall 2013 dean’s list.
    The dean’s list at Union is composed of undergraduates who have completed at least 15 hours of graded work with a 3.33 grade point average, no grades of incomplete for the semester and no grades of C or below for the semester.

  • Relay for Life to hold kickoff

    The Relay For Life of Owen County kickoff will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Owen County Extension Building. A spaghetti dinner will be prepared by the Homemakers Association. Following the dinner you can learn more about the “Race To the Finish” theme and register your Relay team for 2014.
    The cost of the spaghetti dinner is $10 and you may RSVP to Kim Morgan by calling 502-750-1750 or email at kmorgan350@gmail.com.

  • Walking for children

    The CHD Awareness Walk is scheduled for Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at the Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the live entertainment from local gospel groups/individuals, shop our various vendors for your loved ones Valentine’s Day gift while supporting the walk, eat lunch with us and bring your children to enjoy our Kid’s Corner where we will have an inflatable slide, face painting and crafts.