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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels victorious in All ‘A’ regionals

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent
    The Lady Rebels Golf team made a unique achievement which they are calling a “decapeat.” Not only did the team win the 2018 Eighth Region Class “A” championship, but it was their 10th time in a row doing so.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Historical Society News | Stories from Owen County's numerous communities linger on

    At one time over 60 communities thrived amid the hills of Owen County. Each one was unique and most shared special stories that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
    An 1886 article in the Owenton Democrat described a rather entertaining story that occurred in Gratz at the dedication of the Gratz Baptist Church.

  • Guest Editorial | A free press is not the 'enemy of the people'

    At the national level, name calling and threats against the noble pursuit of journalism have dominated the space for much of this year.
    The threat of tariffs enforced to benefit one lone employer helped throw a newsprint landscape already being decimated through the loss of print advertising into deeper chaos.
    And then there’s the rhetoric coming from the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C. “Enemies of the people,” the president has said repeatedly. The enemies he’s referring to? Media.

  • Owen District Court | Aug. 17, 2018

    Aug. 17, 2018

    Tiffiny R. Bailey, 1987, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, continued to Sept. 14.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1999, probation violation, continued to Aug. 24.
    Ernest Combs, 1987, receiving stolen property under $10,000 or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 24.

  • Kay's Branch News | Farm-to-table dinner a hit for Branch residents

    There is very little news this week from the Branch. Our new neighbors have settled into their house. Wanda bush hogged the area outside of the fenced-in house lot, and she is keeping that area mowed now. It looks very neat. I got all my mowing before the rain started again.
    Wanda said the Kentucky State Fair is taking place through Aug. 26. She said they advertised 26 free concerts with admission tickets, so there will be lots of music for everyone.

  • Aug. 22 Community News | Retired teachers to hold annual picnic

    Cattlemen’s Association to meet Sept. 6
    The Owen County Cattlemen’s Association will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Dinner will be provided. The featured guest speaker, Pendleton County Agriculture Extension Agent Lindie Huffman, will demonstrate meat-cutting techniques and new cuts of steak. Please contact the Owen County Extension Office at 502-484-5703 by Friday, Aug. 31, if you plan to attend.