Local News

  • Plans announced for next Satterwhite charity golf scramble

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Center and the Trust for Life program invites the public to take part in the 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble.
    The event will be held at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley on April 6 with a shotgun start at noon.
    The cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, food and entertainment following the tournament.
    Participants can pick their own four-person team. A USGA handicap or average score will be required.
    The alternative date for bad weather will be April 13.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Indoor activities to teach math skills

    During the cold winter months, it is harder to find activities to do with younger children. It seems all too easy to allow a child to spend more time on the computer or in front of the television. However, these activities can get in the way of time together as a family and can even impede development of important kindergarten readiness skills. What are some ideas that families can do instead to help young children learn math skills?

  • Community Events

    Weather spotters class
    Owen County will have a weather spotters class tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m. at the Owenton and Owen County Volunteer Fire House at 404 South Main Street. 
    All Owen County residents are welcome to attend this class.  It will teach the basic information on weather.

  • Argument ends badly for shed

    Two Owen County residents face alcohol-related charges after the truck they were in crashed into a garage on Greenup Road Jan. 23.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, William Chandler, 26, and Sharon Herzner, 27, were arguing when Chandler lost control of the truck he was driving.
    At around 3:07 p.m. Jan. 23, the vehicle plunged down a steep hill at 1100 Greenup Road and into the corner of a garage owned by Lloyd Wagers.

  • Strong in his heart

    N-H Staff Writer

    With a top of the line artificial heart valve, Larry Ayres continues to work on his apple orchid just as easily as someone who had never had a heart condition.
    Ayres owes much of that to organizations like God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., which offers support to people born with heart defects and raises awareness in the public about what can be done to make life better for patients and their families.

  • Academic team takes top honors in district competition

    The Owen County High School Academic Team took home top honors at the 31st District Championship held Saturday at Walton-Verona.
    According to advisor Mark McMillen, the team defeated squads from Gallatin County, Walton-Verona,  Williamstown, and Grant County high schools
    The Owen County team won the following awards:
    • The FPS team of Miranda Mason, Nicki Jacobs, Samantha Tamplin and Catie McClain who took first place.
    • Makenzie Davis took second overall in composition.

  • Owen family takes pride in change to organ donation symbol

    For Paula and Sara Satterwhite, the new symbol on their driver’s license stands for something more than just being an organ donor – it’s an enduring symbol of a man they love.
    The symbol reads “Organ Donor” and is now being printed on the front of driver’s licenses in Kentucky, instead of the small sticker of the past.
    When Kentucky’s Circuit Court clerks rolled out the new symbol last week, Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee made sure that the mother and daughter were the first to have it printed on their licenses.

  • Owen County Relay for Life kick off to be held Feb. 7

    The 2013 Relay for Life of Owen County Kick Off Celebration will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. during a break between Owen County High School Basketball games.
    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. and the varsity game will start at 7:30 p.m.
    Support the Owen County Rebels while you learn about the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life or start or join a team to participate in the Relay for Life event this spring.
    The special survivor speakers for the event will be Kim and Danny Morgan.
    There will be door prizes given away as well.

  • Audubon Society to hold event at library

    A program on bird identification with tips and insights along with great photography will be offered by Connie May at the Owen County Public Library on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.
    This video presentation with informal discussion is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
    Everyone is welcome to attend and learn methods to better identify birds. There is no charge to attend the programs and both will be concluded by 7:30 p.m.  Come learn bird identification  
    techniques whether novice or experienced birder.

  • Civil service

    The Owenton Police Department recently purchased 2013 Dodge Charger as its newest cruiser to be driven by officer Steve Miller. The cruiser has a V-8 Hemi and 375 horsepower.