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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kay's Branch News | The country has lost its 'voice of reason'

    The Kentucky State Fair has come and gone for another year. Wanda said she and Ray went last Tuesday in the evening to miss the heat of the day. They walked around to see some of the exhibits, among which was a 300 lb. watermelon. She said it was the biggest watermelon she had ever seen. It must have been some job getting that crop picked. Do you “pick” watermelons? I guess “harvest” would be a better word. Anyway, it was the biggest one she had ever seen.

  • 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

  • Owen Circuit Court | Aug. 21, 2018

    Owen Circuit Court

  • Owen County Historical Society | Kentucky militia took center stage during War of 1812

    They were called the “ragtag and bobtail of creation” and the Kentucky volunteers joining up to fight in the War of 1812  were in no way fashionable. Some wore large floppy hats, while others sported coonskin caps. Their pants were made of various materials from homemade linsy to buckskin, and though many wore shoes, a great number wore moccasins or went barefoot.
    According to Col. Orlando Brown, who was a child when Kentucky’s citizen soldiers rendezvoused at Georgetown, the dress of the Kentucky militia was anything but uniform.

  • 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.

  • Hepatitis A outbreak hits Owen County

    The Owenton McDonald’s was shut down by Three Rivers District Health Department just before 1 p.m., Monday after the department was notified that an employee of the fast-food restaurant has hepatitis A.
    The employee reportedly handled food while he/she was ill or infectious at the 506 S. Main St. location between Aug. 16-27, according to a press release from TRDHD.

  • 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.

  • 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.