Today's News

  • Cancer center needs help

    The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center, located at the New Horizons Medical Center, is in need of volunteers to staff the room Monday-Saturday during operating hours.   

  • Owen beauties dominate Gallatin pageant


    Three Owen County girls recently received crowns at the Gallatin County Fair.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The ‘50s were a golden age



    I awoke to July this morning and had hardly had time to get used to June. It seems like I have spent the last two months on the lawn mower. I got the very last bit of mowing done on Saturday, but it wasn’t easy. 

  • Three Owen Co. students named to EKU dean’s list


    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,749 students earned dean’s list honors for the Spring 2013 semester.

    Local students honored are:

  • Guest columnist: Take pride in our history


    Independence Day is our country’s most patriotic of holidays, chock-full of flags, fireworks and family festivities.  It is a day when we Americans proudly wear red, white and blue as an expression of our devotion for the greatest country in the world. 

  • Owen Historical Society News: Our history comes alive

    Clad in buckskins breeches, a tomahawk belted at his waist, the slim young boy evoked a classic image of a frontier Kentuckian.

  • Breaking bread

    The seniors from the Owen Senior Activity Center would like to thank the First Christian Church for all the great fellowship and breakfast for the month of June. Members of the congregation along with Brother Greg Guy supplied the breakfast every Tuesday along with devotion for the seniors. Right: Everyone enjoyed the breakfast and the time together.

  • Owen countian takes second place in Rotary speech contest

    On March 29 at South Oldham’s Breakfast Rotary Club Meeting, six students from the Bluegrass Sectional competed in the Rotary Speech Contest.
     Accompanied by his father, Bernie Engelman Sr., communications teacher Mark McDaniel and Owenton Rotary Club President Mark Stallons, Owen County High School sophomore Bernie Engelman represented Owenton Rotary Club.
    The five other contestants traveled across the Bluegrass from North Oldham, Western Hills, South Oldham, Trimble County and Lawrenceburg.

  • Owen District Court - June 28, 2013

    Roy Lane, 1987, contempt of court, continued to Dec. 13.
    Justin G. McNay, 1992, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, second-degree disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to July 3.
    Justin McNay, 1992, theft of controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, continued to July 3.
    Jennifer G. Stosberg, 1970, first-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 3.
    Korey W. Wilson, 1991, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, continued to July 3.

  • Owen Circuit Court - June 25, 2013

    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, motion for discovery and inspection, remand.
    James A. Clark, 1981, six counts of theft by unlawful taking, three counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded not guilty, jury trial set for Aug. 22.
    Zea Demaree, 1988, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, also owes $2,155, probation revoked.
    Zachary T. Harrod, 1986, third-degree burglary, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded not guilty, jury trial set for Aug. 15.