Local News

  • Open house • Opening doors

    The staff of the Owen County Adult Learning Center hosted an open house on Feb. 12 to celebrate their new location.
    The learning center is now located at 103 West Perry.  The hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,  1 to 4 p.m. with night classes offered at the library on Tuesday and Thursday night 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
    Director Veronica Gayle said the open house was a great success.

  • Noninsured crop disaster assistance deadline nearing

    The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for March1 deadline are alfalfa, clover, grass, millet, mixing., teff

  • Senior Salute 2014

    Owen County High School held its annual Senior Night Friday. The seniors who participate in the OCHS athletics programs were honored.


  • Showing support for athletics

    Top: David Lyons, center, the president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check for $500 to Owen County High School Lady Rebels Head Coach Robert Osborne, left, and Amy Klein Wesselman, right, the girls JV head coach and assistant varsity coach. The donation is part this year’s Three-Point Challenge and will be used to help Owen County schools’ athletics programs.

  • Dirty business: Soap is target for thieves

    Owenton Police Narcotics Investigator Steve Miller said a widespread trend could be coming to Owen County after two people recently walked out of a local grocery store with over a dozen bottles of Tide laundry detergent.
    Miller said the incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at Meadowview Shopwise.
    “They bypassed the checkout and pushed the cart right out of the store,” Miller said.
    The two suspects, Christopher Holt of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jenna Smith of Owenton, allegedly stole 18 bottles of Tide.

  • Political season begins: Candidates meet with the public

    Yard signs, tote bags, pens, mouse pads, patriotic cupcakes and even a country ham lined the tables at the Owen County Extension Office Feb. 13.
    Only a few parking spaces could be found outside the office as voters gathered inside to hear what the candidates vying for Owen County elected offices had to say,
    The Meet Your Candidates reception was the Owen County Visioneers’ first event of the political season and Owen County Visioneer Joy Morgan said she couldn’t be happier with the attendance and the exchanges between voters and candidates.

  • Volunteers raise thousands to aid sick children and their families

    About halfway through this year’s Walk For Congenital Heart Defects Awareness, Katie Columbia had a problem.
    The larger-than-expected crowd had drank all the soda pop.
    But, Columbia said, that was a good problem to have.
    “We ordered the same amount of pop as last year but we ran out,” Columbia said.
    Volunteers ran out to get more drinks to make sure no one went thirsty.
    The soda pop situation was one of several bumps Columbia and the volunteers overcame this year to make the event successful.

  • Annual golf event ready to tee off

    The 15th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble is almost ready to tee off to help raise money and awareness for Owen County senior citizens and the Trust for Life Program.
    The namesake of the event, Owen County’s Circuit Court Judge Charles Satterwhite was a victim of cystic fibrosis during his youth, Satterwhite overcame his health problems to go to law school and eventually became Kentucky’s youngest circuit court judge ever.

  • Owen Fiscal Court moves to clear up road confusion

    A name change for two Owen County roads has come after packages belonging to residents of Severn Branch Road were being delivered to the wrong addresses.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution at its Feb. 11 meeting renaming Severn Branch Road and Hunter Lane.
    According to the resolution, Severn Branch Road has five residents that had their 911 address assigned by former Owen County Judge-executive Doug West as Hunter Lane in the early 1990s.

  • As snow begins to melt, Owen Co. officials urge caution with rising waters

    Owen County Emergency Management reminds residents that Kentucky is in the middle of is Flood Safety Awareness Week.

    Before a flood