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Today's News

  • ‘Sew Crazy’ church group sewing to help needy women in Africa

    BY ABIGAIL WHITEHOUSE | Landmark News Service

  • The cost of sharing information

    BY ABIGAIL WHITEHOUSE | Landmark News Service

  • Master printer sets up shop at Owen County Historical Society Museum

    As he metered out thick black ink on the form tucked inside the bed of the wooden printing press, Master Printer Tom Strassell took his visitors on a journey into the past.
    Strassell’s historic print shop was on display at the Owen County Historical Society Museum Saturday, and the life-time printer skillfully illustrated his craft as he set type, showed the art of engraving and demonstrated casting type from hand molds, which was accomplished at type foundries around the world from the 13th-19th centuries.

  • Community News | July 17, 2019

    Class of ‘94 to host reunion July 20
    The Owen County High School Class of 1994 will celebrate its 25th reunion beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at Bird Dogs Coffee, located at 101 W. Seminary St., Owenton. Enjoy live music by Eddie Barber with Reckless. Food will be provided. The cost is $10 per person, excluding beer and wine available for purchase on-site only. No outside alcohol permitted. Text 859-619-9568 to RSVP.
    OCHS seeks SBDM parent rep

  • At the Library | Beat the heat with 'Lego Free Play'

    Wednesday, July 17
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Improve your range of motion, be pain-free and full of vitality after stretching and strengthening all 650 muscles in this gentle and dynamic workout. Be healthy and prevent muscle atrophy with each gentle exercise routine. All standing exercises.
    10 a.m-1 p.m., Lego Free Play Drop in, beat the heat and spend some time building with our extensive Lego collection. Have a relaxing time at the library on a summer day.
    Friday, July 19

  • Cafe signals new beginnings for Gratz

    GRATZ — On a cold, cloudy day in 2011, a small crowd of people gathered on Main Street in Gratz to witness what would become a significant moment in the community’s already rich history.
    After carrying passengers from Owen to Henry County and back for 80 years, the historic Gratz bridge was blasted following the opening of a newly-constructed overpass on KY 22, leaving commuters little choice but to bypass what was once a thriving river town.

  • Chavez pleads not guilty to second-degree manslaughter

    A local restaurant owner and former Owen County court security officer was arraigned in district court Friday following a fatal ATV accident June 21.
    Mario Chavez, 42, is now charged with second-degree manslaughter, a Class C felony, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggravated circumstances, first offense. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

  • PSC approves new Kentucky American Water rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission announced Thursday, June 27, new water service rates for Kentucky American Water customers.
    The company’s rate request, filed in November 2018, was driven by more than $100 million in needed investment in water treatment and distribution system upgrades since the company’s last rate increase in August 2016. The cost of water service for customers remains about a penny per gallon.

  • Lathrem crowned Miss Owen County Fair, will represent at state level

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    N-H Correspondent

    On Saturday, June 29, the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show kicked off its 2019 events with a day full of pageants. The day was very special for one frequent pageant competitor, Chelsey Lathrem, who was crowned 2019 Miss Owen County Fair.

  • Agricultural Heritage Trail dedicates final mural

    BY JOY MORGAN
    Agricultural Heritage Trail Committee