Local News

  • Allegations regarding weapon at MBMS false

    Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said allegations that a Maurice Bowling Middle School student came to school with a knife or gun Friday are “completely unsubstantiated.”
    MBMS staff received the allegations around 3 p.m., just before buses began loading to transport students home, Stafford said.
    The late nature of the report caused some delay for students boarding their respective buses, which led to “a massive amount of rumors,” Stafford said.

  • Kleber Wildlife now home to pistol shooting range

    Members of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFWR) officially unveiled a new pistol shooting range Oct. 23, located at the Kleber Wildlife Management Area, located on Harmony Road.
    “This was the first public pistol range in the state built by KDFWR,” Sixth District Commissioner Jimmy Bevins said during a short dedication ceremony at the range. “We hope to have more in construction in the near future.”
    Built by the KDFWR’s engineering division, the newly-constructed range had two key sponsors.

  • At the Library | November 1, 2017

    If you are on Medicare, it is good to have a review of your Part D drug plan and your advantage plan. You could save some money as plans change every year. We are offering expert help in navigating the morass that is Medicare every Monday during November. Call (502) 484-3450 to make an appointment.
    Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs through Dec. 16, and we will have folks here at the library this week to help with signing up for that if you are looking for insurance options.

  • At the Library | October 25, 2017

    Movie Matinee — The Fog

    This classic suspense thriller stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Adrienne Barbeau. A small town is haunted by the ghosts of a shipwreck through an ominous thick fog. The event begins at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Anime Fandom

    Eat sushi, draw anime characters, make anime buttons and hang out with other anime fans. Wear your favorite anime merchandise. Fun for fans of all ages from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).


  • Sleeping man gets rude awakening from Owenton PD

    A call from a patron at Cull Family Pharmacy led to the arrest of a California, Ky. man Oct. 17 after Owenton police officers found multiple drugs and paraphernalia inside the man’s vehicle.
    The call was initially placed to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office, which notified the Owenton Police Department of a person in a red pickup truck acting suspicious, according to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller.

  • Identical twins make history at Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant

    Ever since identical twins Hallie and McKenzie Risch were old enough to talk, they begged their mother for the opportunity to compete in beauty pageants. Fearing that one sister would be let down if one were to win and the other didn’t, Heather Risch chose not to allow her daughters to compete.
    Finally, at the age of 9, the girls began competing and winning titles across the region, and on Oct. 14, the 11-year-old daughters of Scott and Heather Risch made history at the Miss Pre-Teen Kentucky County Fair Pageant held at Louisville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel.

  • OCHS Veterans Day program returns Nov. 10 with new additions

    For Owen County High School Civics Club President Madelin Shelton and Vice-President Kaitlyn Parker, Veterans Day is more than merely saying “thank you” to those who have served in the U.S. Military.
    The two students have worked diligently for weeks alongside other Civics Club members to bring Owen County’s entire student body under one roof to remind their peers of the sacrifices many have endured to protect America’s freedom.
    Both Shelton and Parker said it’s a subject that hits close to home.

  • A beary special passion

    Nestled inside a quaint cabin on New Liberty-Sparta Road, 32-year-old Adam Bear sits in a chair with his pet dog Arfie. Bear’s extended family members sit across the room on an antique bed – a cousin named Rusty, a grandmother, affectionately referred to as “Grammie,” among others.
    Adam and his descendants are not your typical family – they cannot speak, walk or embrace one another as an ordinary family might – but each bear was stuffed and sewn with love at the hands of their creator, 71-year-old Katie Gibson.

  • Deputy arrests three after discovering meth lab

    An anonymous complaint concerning a vehicle to the Owen County Sheriff’s Department Friday led to three arrests after a sheriff’s deputy discovered methamphetamine precursors in the vehicle.

  • At the Library | October 18, 2017

    Painted Pumpkins

    Using acrylic paint, decorate your very own pumpkin. Beautiful or spooky, the choice and the design are completely up to you. Appropriate for all ages, but children in second grade and under must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).


    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.