Today's News

  • County tax rates held at ‘17 levels

    Real estate and personal property tax rates in Owen County will remain the same in 2018-19 as they were for 2017-18.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Aug. 28, to hold the tax rate on real property at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. That means the owner of a home valued at $100,000 will pay $122 in county taxes this year.
    The personal property tax rate also remained the same, at 13.4 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • McDonald's owner releases statement regarding hep. A case

    The owner of the Owenton McDonald’s has released a brief statement after an employee was infected with hepatitis A last week.
    Grant Groen, the owner and operator of the fast-food restaurant, thanked Three Rivers District Health Department for its partnership throughout the cleaning and reopening process.  

  • A new take on an old tradition: Homecoming parade moving to Thursday

    A decades-old tradition will be given new life this month when the Owen County High School football teams rolls through town for its annual homecoming parade.
    In addition to the football team, OCHS Athletics Director T.J. Wesselman said all fall sports teams -- boys and girls soccer, boys and girls golf, volleyball and cross-country -- would each have a respective float and will be recognized during the pep rally that follows the parade on the Owen County Courthouse lawn.

  • Hepatitis A outbreak hits Owen County

    Walmart Pharmacy will be holding a hepatitis A clinic from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday (Aug. 30), at the Long Ridge Baptist Church Family Center. Organizers of the clinic suggest bringing your insurance cards for zero co-pay. Medicaid patients age 19 and over only. Cash-paying patients will be charged $79. Long Ridge Baptist Church is located at 3575 US Hwy. 127.

  • 3 generations and hundreds of crops later, MK Farms still going strong

    Thirteen years have passed since lawmakers enacted the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act, otherwise known as the “Tobacco Buyout,” leaving many Kentucky farmers scrambling for an alternative to a crop that was once vital to their livelihoods.

  • County’s 200th anniversary to be marked by year of events

    In 1819, four years after the close of the War of 1812, Owen County was formed from parts of Franklin, Pendleton, Gallatin and Scott counties. As the county’s 200th anniversary draws near, a Bicentennial Planning Committee has been established and are working to coordinate events in individual communities across the county.
    The planning committee consists of 13 members of the community, ranging from library staff to Owen County Fair Board members.

  • Aug. 29, 2018 | Community News

    Clifton reunion set for Sept. 2
    The Clifton clan will hold its annual reunion at the Owen County Extension Office Sunday. A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. Research shows a lot of relatives; all are welcome.
    County offices to close for Labor Day
    The offices of Owen County government, including the Owen County Judge-Executive, Owen County Clerk, Owen County Sheriff and Owen County Attorney will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.
    Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office closed Monday

  • At the Library | Aug. 29, 2018
  • OCHS project grad. to host kayak fun run at Elmer Davis Lake

    Owen County Project Graduation will host a Kayak Fun Run at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at Elmer Davis Lake. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
    The event is open to adults, teens and youth. The minimum donation is $20 per adult/teen and $10 per child (12 years and under).
    Don’t own a kayak but want to participate? A limited supply of kayaks will be available to rent for a small fee of $10 per kayak. Kayak rentals will be a first come, first served basis.

  • Monterey voters to decide fate of wet/dry petition

    Voters in the Monterey precinct will have more than politicians on the general election ballot Nov. 6, after a wet/dry petition for the City of Monterey was recently filed at the Owen County Clerk’s Office.
    The petition, which reads, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Monterey?” was filed in time to make the Nov. 6 general election ballot, saving the county coffers the cost of a special election.
    Registered voters in the Monterey precinct will vote “yes” or “no” to the question.