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Today's News

  • Christmas Parade 2013: Guess who is coming to town?

    This year’s Owen County Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. The parade will leave from Southern States at 3 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Christmas Melodies.”
    There will be three categories for the floats this year:
    • Wagon/Trailer (Large) First place, $200; second place, $150.
    • Truck Bed - First place, $100; second place, $50.
    • Utility Vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) First place, 75; second place, $50.

  • Owen school to be honored for energy saving efforts

    The Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized for achieving the Energy Star rating on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized by school and state officials for achieving the Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to denote its energy efficiency.  

  • Hometown Hero

    Rick Morgan was awarded the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero award Monday by Pam Miller. Morgan joined the Owenton and Owen County Fire Departments around 1974, became Owenton fire chief in 1980, became emergency management director in June of 1994, became an EMT around 1976, was deputy sheriff in 1984 and was on the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad when it started in 1979. Morgan is currently the director of emergency management, is a volunteer firefighter and continues to work as an EMT.

  • Power plays: Owen County golf standout agrees to hit the greens for Northern Kentucky

    She has heard her sister talk about playing collegiate golf.
    Next fall, Shelby Power will have her own stories to tell.
    On Friday night, the Owen County High School senior signed a letter of intent to play golf at Northern Kentucky University. She becomes the second member of her family to play golf at a NCAA Division I school. Her sister Krista plays at Morehead State University.
    “It has always been my dream,” said Power of playing playing golf in college. “I am just thrilled.”

  • Rebel going down under

    His high-school career may be finished but one Owen County High School senior still has more football to play.
    Logan Lowe has been selected to play for the 2014 Kentucky State Football Team and almost as impressive as being chosen is where the practices and the games will be played.
    Lowe will be traveling to Australia where he will be taking part in the Down Under Bowl. The games are sponsored by a group known as Down Under Sports.

  • In season: Cannan Eades

    Cannan Eades, the 7-year-old son of Robert and Tina Eades of Owenton, shot an 11 pointer on opening day of deer season.

  • In season: Madison Duvall

    Madison Duvall recently shot her first deer, a four-point buck, while hunting with her dad Travis.

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.a

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.

  • Champions continue to raise awareness of drug abuse

    The Owen County Champions meeting had a great turnout Nov. 11 for its addiction awareness meeting led by Adam W. Greene.
    The Wild Goose had a full house and celebrated another recovery story with family and friends.
    The group will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Cafe on Saturday from 6 until 7 p.m.
    Deanna Whobrey will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote recovery.