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Today's News

  • Giving back with 'Food From the Heart'

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Council holds first reading of Sunday sales ordinance

    For the first time in City of Owenton history, a proposal for Sunday alcohol sales appears to be gaining traction among council members.
    The Owenton City Council held the first reading of an ordinance amending its current alcohol regulations to include Sunday sales May 7.

  • Voters urged to bring driver's license to voting booth Tuesday

    In conjunction with county clerks and election day poll workers, the Kentucky Board of Elections will be implementing Epoll Books in a limited county roll out during the upcoming statewide primary election May 21.
    The books — which have been shown to decrease voter check-in times from an average of three minutes to under 45 seconds — will be used in all polling places in Owen County for the first time, according to Owen County Clerk Laurel D. Stivers.

  • Event to educate, raise awareness on organ transplants, rare disease

    What began as a social media campaign for a kidney donor will soon expand to an educational event that will also serve as a fundraiser for 24-year-old Kylie Newsome.
    Newsome, a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School, was diagnosed with Goodpasture’s Syndrome last year after she became ill while living in Kansas City, Kansas. The rare autoimmune disorder attacks the basement membrane in the lungs and kidneys, resulting in kidney failure for Newsome.

  • Owen County Sheriff's Department Call Log, May 6-12

    May 6
    9:53 a.m., for informational purposes, Owen County Judicial Center
    2:39 p.m., investigative followup, Highway 22 East
    2:43 p.m., animal complaint, Squiresville Road
    3:55 p.m., assault, West Seminary Street
    6:43 p.m., process service, Old Sweet Owen
    7:46 p.m., process service, Leaning Oak Road
    10:03 p.m., suspicious vehicle, Eden Shale Road
    11:13 p.m., missing person, O’Banion Lane
    May 7
    6:56 a.m., property damage accident, Highway 227 North

  • Farmers lend a helping hand to Neb. flood victims

    BY CAROL LEA SPENCE
    University of Kentucky

  • Duvall accepted into prestigious Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs

    For the second year in a row and only the second time in school history, an Owen County High School student will attend the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE).
    Fifteen-year-old Madison Duvall, daughter of Travis and Whitney Duvall, will attend the three-week summer residency program at Northern Kentucky University June 23-July 13. The program allows students to work together to create a service or product that is later pitched to a live audience and a panel of judges.

  • KFB hosts inaugural Clays for a Cause event at Elk Creek Hunt Club

    Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance hosted its inaugural Clays for a Cause event, raising $107,100 to fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky.
    The sporting clays event, which took place at Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, was attended by 191 participants and supported by 37 sponsoring companies. All proceeds will be donated to local hunger-relief efforts as part of the Department of Agriculture’s Kentucky Hunger Initiative.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log, April 22-28

    Monday, April 22
    3:06 p.m., process service, Jonesville Road
    4:45 p.m., welfare check, Main Street
    5:50 p.m., warrant service, Highway 22 East
    6:50 p.m., process service, Herman Greene Road
    7:27 p.m., process service, Swope Road
    8:02 p.m., ATV on highway, Stewart Ridge Road
    10:45 p.m., investigative followup, Love Bird Lane
    Tuesday, April 23
    7:14 a.m., school zone detail, Highway 22 East
    9:57 a.m., terroristic threatening, Owen County Judicial Center

  • May 1, 2019 | Community News

    Wildlife Showcase
    There will be a planning meeting for the Wildlife Showcase at the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, 3930 Hwy. 127 S. at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5. All churches are encouraged to have someone from their church to attend to help make plans for this event.
    Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling
    The Bluegrass Pony and Mule Pulling Association will hold a mule pull at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.