Local News

  • FCC Food Pantry relocates to West Perry Street

    The Owenton First Christian Church Food Pantry opened its doors to serve the people of Owen County on a monthly basis in 2011.
    First sponsored by a grant from the Free Store Food Bank, the pantry quickly outgrew the tables set up each month in the church parking lot and moved to a small building on Seminary Street. A delivery each month provides enough food for 100 families in Owen County. The food includes a balance of meat, breads, pastas, canned goods, fresh fruits and vegetables as well as some sweets. Local community butchers provide seasonal meats as well.

  • Former First Lady portrayed at recent NSDAR meeting in Warsaw

    The John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met May 23, at the Hawkins-Kirby House in Warsaw. The program was “Lunch at the Whitehouse with Caroline Harrison.” Bonnie Strassell, local storyteller, acted the part of Caroline Harrison.

  • Updated bill pay options for Ky. American customers

    As of Friday, June 1, Kentucky American Water’s payment drop box located at 102 North Main Street in Owenton will be closed. After June 1, 2018, in-person payments can be made at Ashcraft Real Estate Services located at 125 N. Madison St. in Owenton between 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, and between 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays.

  • Community News | June 13, 2018

    Organizations encouraged to participate in Mayberry
    Day Mayberry Day will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, followed by a sock hop from 6-10 p.m. Organizations are invited to take part in the event. If a charity, church or organization would like to take part, please call 502-563-5050 or email tourismdirector@owencountyky. us. Your idea must be based on the Mayberry theme, 1950s-60s rural America. Think about the Andy Griffith Show to come up with ideas.

  • Water Warriors Camp will be July 10-13 at MBMS for local children, ages 9-11

    For the fourth year in a row, Kentucky American Water will partner with Bluegrass Greensource and the Owen County Family Resource Center to host a water education camp for Owen County youth.
    The Water Warriors Camp will bring together students ages 9-11 to engage in exciting and hands-on lessons about water. Focusing on water conservation and water quality, lessons will vary from testing the health of the pond by Owen County High School to learning how water used to be transported before household plumbing by hauling water in a relay race.

  • Campbellsville University honors Owen County educators

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.
    Kentucky State Senator Max Wise shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program held at Campbellsville University.

  • IBMA’s five-time male vocalist of the year set to headline concert at OCHS

    The bright lights and honky tonks of Pasadena, Texas are a far cry from the hills and hollers of Appalachia where Bluegrass music originated in the 1940s.
    Russell Moore, International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) five-time male vocalist of the year, grew up a scant two miles from Gilley’s, a bar and honky tonk owned by country music’s Mickey Gilley. But it was the music of the mountaineers that pulled Moore east where the traditional form of music flourished throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s.

  • One last tradition for Owen Co. High seniors

    Members of the Owen County High School class of 2018 donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before entering the school’s gymnasium Saturday morning for one final tradition: Graduation.
    One by one, each walked across the stage and once every student had his or her diploma in hand, Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford took to the podium.
    “By the authority granted to me by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Owen County Board of Education, I’m pleased to confirm you as graduates of Owen County High School, class of 2018.”

  • Corinth continues search for water leak, leaves residents without water for days

    BY AMANDA KELLY | Landmark News Service

  • Elk Lake man arrested on multiple child porn charges

    A local man is charged with more than a dozen counts of possession of child pornography following an undercover investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch.
    Patrick Voegele, 33, of Elk Lake, was arrested at approximately 11:57 a.m., May 14.
    The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the files of child sexual exploitation online, according to a KSP news release.