Local News

  • Newly ordained

  • Deer Season: Abilgayle Dempsey

    Abigayle Dempsey harvested her first deer youth weekend, while hunting with her dad. Abigayle is the daughter of Jeremy and Kayla Dempsey of Owenton.

  • Deer Season: Elizabeth Castleman

    Elizabeth Castleman, 14, of Jonesville, took this deer on the family farm Oct. 12. She is the daughter of Cindy and Lee Castleman.

  • Deer Season: Conner Eades

    Conner Eades, the 9-year-old son of Robert and Tina Eades of Owenton, took in a 14-point during youth hunt weekend in Owen County.

  • Deer Season: Lexie Wilson

    Lexie Wilson, 8, shot this four-point buck on Oct. 12.

  • Deer Season: Jeffery Eldridge

    Jeffery Eldridge’s first deer was taken on Oct. 13. The deer was a three-point buck.

  • Calling all vets

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • It's tea time

    The second “Tea Time” to support the Owen County High School Basketball team will be held Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Owenton.
    Individuals, groups of friends, organizations or businesses may host a table, decorate that table to a theme of their choice, invite guests, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a presenter on women’s interests and door prizes.  The cost for a table of eight is $120. Table sponsors will need to set up their table from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to allow time for judging.

  • Pumpkin prize
  • Bridge work earns road crew statewide award

    The Owen County Road Department was recently awarded project of the year in the bridge category for work on the New Liberty Turnpike over Two Mile Creek.
    The award was given at the 2013 Snow and Safety Conference by the Kentucky chapter of the American Public Works Association.
    Owen County Road Foreman Greg Smoot said projects could be submitted in several different categories, but he chose to submit the bridge over Two Mile Creek for consideration.
    Work on the bridge took place during September of 2012 and took 30 days to complete.