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  • A slam-dunk for WKU

    Western Kentucky University will soon become the new home of former Running Rebels standout and 2016 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams.
    The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward will join the Hilltoppers after requesting a transfer from Northern Kentucky University last month, where he started 61 games over the last two seasons, averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2017-18. He shot 60.8 percent from the field.

  • At the Library | April 25, 2018

    Age-Reversing Exercise
    Discover how to reawaken the power of your 650 muscles and help increase mobility, improve flexibility and build strong bones. Follow a safe and slow-paced full body workout DVD. For all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).
    Get the Scoop At the Library
    Celebrate Children’s Book Week by eating ice cream sundaes and participating in a scavenger hunt. Search the library shelves and earn a prize from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime

  • Community News | April 25, 2018

    Early Childhood Fair slated for Saturday
    Free “Awesome Animal Adaptations” Early Childhood Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, for children ages 3-kindergarten. The Cincinnati Children’s Museum will be bringing a live bat, snake, turtle and other hands-on materials for learning. The event is hosted by the Owen County Early Childhood Council.
    WMU to meet Saturday

  • Kay's Branch News | Monthly card games make for busy week

    The rain stopped long enough over the weekend for me to mow most of my yard. There’s still the small backyard that I didn’t get to before I wimped out. I have a very good riding mower, but just sitting and turning over and over wears me out. Hopefully, I can finish this week. I’m glad that I got myself out of my Sunday clothes and got that much finished.
    It’s raining again as I write this Monday morning. I couldn’t get in touch with Fay; I guess they spent the weekend with Jennifer in Lexington.

  • Road Report | Motorists urged to use caution as Transportation Cabinet begins 6 repair projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:

  • Kentucky American Water offers new local payment option

    Kentucky American Water customers now have a new option for paying their water and sewer bills in person in Owen County.
    Ashcraft Real Estate Services, located at 125 N. Madison St., Owenton, is now accepting Kentucky American Water customer payments between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and between 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays.

  • 3 OCHS students chosen for prestigious summer program

    When rising Owen County High School senior Laura Duke graduates high school in the spring of 2019, she will have earned an associate’s degree from attending the iLead Academy in Carrollton. This summer, Duke will receive yet another opportunity to further her college career by attending the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).
    Duke, along with fellow OCHS juniors Kaitlyn Parker and Jared Prather, could receive fully paid tuition to a number of Kentucky colleges by attending the five-week program.

  • Students may now report bullying anonymously by using online form

    Bullying amongst school-age children continues to make local and national headlines with 28 percent of students in grades sixth-12 reporting a bullying experience, according to a 2011 federal survey.
    With school safety concerns at the forefront of the minds of many school district officials, the Owen County School District last week announced the implementation of an anonymous online bullying reporting system that can be used by students, parents and community members.

  • Candidates to square off in Thursday forum at OCHS

    Candidates in May’s primary election will face-off for the first time in a political forum hosted by the Owen County High School Civics Club Thursday.
    The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m., inside the OCHS auditorium.
    Members of the club began organizing the forum early last month, contacting all candidates to take part in the event.

  • Synthetic drugs stir social media controversy

    Synthetic drugs sold at a local gas station recently stirred controversy on social media, leading to a discussion between Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and the Owenton City Council at its April 17 meeting.
    The synthetic drugs began appearing at the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys, at 105 S. Main St., over the past month. Items like synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, and UPass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, are currently found on the shelves of the gas station.