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Today's News

  • Pastor: Members in favor of replacing 166-year-old deteriorating church

    The deteriorating condition of the structure known as the “Little Church in the Valley” has led to discussion amongst members about potentially demolishing the nearly 167-year-old house of worship and rebuilding in the same location.
    Tim Osborne, pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church for nearly a decade, invites the public to attend a “town-hall style” meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, to not only hear what church members have to say regarding the church’s condition but to offer input of their own.
    The church is located at 11110 Ky. 355.

  • Farmers lend a helping hand to Neb. flood victims

    BY CAROL LEA SPENCE
    University of Kentucky

  • Duvall accepted into prestigious Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

    For the second year in a row and only the second time in school history, an Owen County High School student will attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE).
    Fifteen-year-old Madison Duvall, daughter of Travis and Whitney Duvall, will attend the three-week summer residency program at Northern Kentucky University June 23-July 13. The program allows students to work together to create a service or product that is later pitched to a live audience and a panel of judges.

  • KFB hosts inaugural Clays for a Cause event at Elk Creek Hunt Club

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its inaugural Clays for a Cause event, raising $107,100 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky.
    The sporting clays event, which took place at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, was attended by 191 participants and supported by 37 sponsoring companies. All proceeds will be donated to local hunger-relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log, April 22-28

    Monday, April 22
    3:06 p.m., process service, Jonesville Road
    4:45 p.m., welfare check, Main Street
    5:50 p.m., warrant service, Highway 22 East
    6:50 p.m., process service, Herman Greene Road
    7:27 p.m., process service, Swope Road
    8:02 p.m., ATV on highway, Stewart Ridge Road
    10:45 p.m., investigative followup, Love Bird Lane
    Tuesday, April 23
    7:14 a.m., school zone detail, Highway 22 East
    9:57 a.m., terroristic threatening, Owen County Judicial Center

  • May 1, 2019 | Community News

    Wildlife Showcase
    There will be a planning meeting for the Wildlife Showcase at the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, 3930 Hwy. 127 S. at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5. All churches are encouraged to have someone from their church to attend to help make plans for this event.
    Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling
    The Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling Association will hold a mule pull at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.

  • At the Library | May 1, 2019

    Wednesday, May 1
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the “Classical Stretch” DVD. Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    Thursday, May 2
    10:30 a.m., Storytime Join us for great stories, fun activities, and nifty crafts! For preschoolers and their caregivers. All are welcome every Thursday when school is in session.

  • Main Street's best bakers?

    Bourbon, butter and bacon.
    These three ingredients could mean statewide recognition for one local business set to compete for the title of today’s “Kentucky Main Street Best Baker.”
    Richard and Kelly Green, owners of Heavenly Sweets Bakery in Owenton, will vie for the title alongside other contestants from across Kentucky. The event is scheduled to take place in Covington.

  • Carroll won’t seek re-election, endorses state Rep. Joe Graviss

    At 88 years old, former Gov. and current state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, has announced his decision not to seek re-election in the 2020 race for Senate District 7, which consists of Owen, Gallatin, Franklin, Anderson and Woodford counties.
    Carroll, whose career in politics spans nearly six decades, began serving as Owen County’s state senator in 2013 as a result of redrawn state senate districts.

  • OCHS establishes tennis team; Merchant wins Singles Championship

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    N-H Correspondent

    When an eager seventh-grade student expressed interest in playing tennis at the high school level, athletic director T.J. Wesselman wasted no time in adding tennis to Owen County High School’s collection of sports.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School student, Chayce Merchant, having competed in just four matches so far, has already exceeded all expectations as the first OCHS tennis player.