Today's News

  • Engagement | Williams-Harper

    Dave and Amy Williams of Wheatley are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Trevor Dean Williams to Audree Layne Harper. Harper is the daughter of Shawn and Ginny Harper of Murray.
    The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Murray. A reception will follow at First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Please RSVP at www.theknot.com.

  • Community News | July 25, 2018

    Squiresville Baptist to host Fifth Sunday Music Service
    At 7 p.m., Sunday, Squiresville Baptist Church will be having its Fifth Sunday Music Service. Everyone is invited to attend for a good time of gospel music.

  • At the Library | July 25, 2018

    Age Reversing Exercise
    Are you looking for a slow-paced, full-body workout? Meet at the library to follow the Miranda Esmonde-White video. Wear comfortable clothing. Great for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).

  • Kay's Branch News | I can't plan for a rain that only comes every 20 years

    Rain, rain, rain. I could stop right there. That has been the news on the Branch this week. We have had 5-plus inches of rain this week.

  • Owen District Court | July 20, 2018

    Owen District Court
    July 20, 2018

    Phillip S. Beach, 1988, second-degree burglary, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 3.
    Lawrence B. Colston, second-degree burglary, continued to Aug. 3.
    Jason Smith, 1994, carrying concealed deadly weapon, pleaded guilty, 12 months, to serve 30 days, court costs; failure to produce insurance card, dismissed.
    Travis G. Stone, 1988, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 3.

  • Owen County Historical Society | Chicken ‘pulley bone’ elicited many sibling rivalries

    In the South, frying chicken is serious business. Just ask anyone who lives below the Ohio River.
    For generations, fried chicken recipes have been passed down both by word of mouth and written on scraps of paper. Everyone considers their own fried chicken family recipe to be the very best.
    Owen countian Sandy Bush makes her chicken, “Just like my mom.”  She breads it in flour, salt and pepper, although she’s been known to use a special flour sold by the Kentucky Colonel, then drops the coated pieces into a sizzling pan of hot oil to fry them.

  • Longtime pharmacist, public servant receives Rotary Club's top honor

    On the evening of July 15, Judy Cull frantically texted her husband Bob Cull encouraging him to come to the Owen County Extension Office immediately. A Walk-A-Thon had just concluded at the First Baptist Church of Owenton, and Bob insisted upon staying to help clean up.
    Under the persistence of his wife, Bob eventually arrived, just in time to receive the Owenton Rotary Club’s Owen Countian of the Year award.
    It’s the type of dedication Bob showed that evening that led to the award, dedication to not only his church, but the community as a whole.

  • County fire chief submits letter of resignation

    Citing personal reasons, Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney formally resigned from his leadership roles with the volunteer fire department Monday.
    Chaney, who also served as the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department’s records officer, served as chief of the department for eight years.

  • Following lightning strike, fire destroys 227 home

    As strong storms ripped through the area Friday and into the early morning hours Saturday, local firefighters were dispatched to the 11000 block of Ky. 227, Georgetown Road, following a lightning strike to a nearby residence around 12:21 a.m., Saturday.
    A passerby reportedly alerted the home’s occupant, Dallas Keith, of the fire. Keith escaped the residence unharmed.
    When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved structure fire.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted to the Owen County Fair Board by Devon Baker, Aron Bourne and Tricia Crawford nominating their mother, Diana Dawson, for Owen County Mother of the Year.


    My sisters and I would like to nominate our mother, Diana Lynn Dawson as Owen County’s Mother of the Year.