Today's News

  • Owen County Sheriff’s call log, May 20-June 2

    May 20
    7:28 a.m., extra patrol request, Highway 22 East
    9:45 a.m., school visits, Highway 22 East
    3:50 p.m., animal complaint, Breck Road
    4:21 p.m., welfare check, Rose Bourne Street
    6:04 p.m., emergency protection order service, Squiresville Road
    7:37 p.m., trespassing, Squiresville Road
    9:19 p.m., traffic stop, Cull Road
    11:05 p.m., traffic stop, West Seminary Street
    May 21
    6:05 a.m., alarms, Highway 127 North
    7:13 a.m., school zone detail, Highway 22 East

  • Owen County bridge project included in 2018 state road plan

    Thanks to significant state funding in the Commonwealth’s biennial highway construction plan, significant improvements will soon be made to the Brush Creek Bridge over Ky. 3102 in Owen County. Bidding on the project will be opened on June 21, the first step in the process of rehabilitating the bridge.

  • New Liberty to celebrate county’s Bicentennial

    The traveling Bicentennial torch will arrive at the New Liberty Christian Church Sunday, bringing with it a block-party-style gathering that is sure to bring back memories for many of the community’s older residents.
    The event, set for Sunday, June 2, has been in the works for months, and organizer Dawn Davis said volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure its success.
    Davis, along with her mother, Elizabeth Prewitt, Karen Walker, Betty Lusby, Veronica Gayle, John Gayle and Donna and Dean Ward have each contributed to the organizational efforts.

  • Members of MBMS track team break school records before heading to state

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Maddox terminated from city clerk position

    An inquiry into the City of Owenton’s finances will be conducted by an outside agency following the termination of Owenton City Clerk Laura Maddox last week.
    Maddox, who held the position of city clerk for more than 10 years, was initially suspended by Owenton Mayor Adam Gaines early last week. She was then relieved of her duties effective May 17.
    Following the termination, Gaines called for a special meeting to be held Monday.

  • Unemployment rate unchanged from March

    Kentucky Today

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate in April was 4 percent, which is unchanged from March and down 0.4 percent from April 2018, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, part of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Kentucky still lags behind the nation as a whole, as the Labor Department reported the U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April was 3.6 percent, down 0.2 percent from March 2019 level.

  • Researchers seek barn owl nest locations

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating barn owl nesting sites to gain a deeper understanding of why the species is rare in the state.
    Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. By 2016, however, there were only about 75 documented nesting locations statewide.

  • Organ donor registry surpasses the 2 million mark

    During a riveting and at times emotional press conference held in Lexington May 13, Trust For Life, the charitable arm of the Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks, announced that the Commonwealth’s Organ Donation Registry now has over 2 million registrants. This is a major milestone for the nonprofit and its partner organizations, all of which support the lifesaving mission of organ, eye and tissue donation and education.

  • May 22, 2019 | Community News

    Sign up for free soccer camp
    The Owen County Youth Soccer League will be hosting a free camp this summer for anyone wanting to play in the fall of 2019. The camp will be held on Thursday evenings in June. Any and all players are welcome to attend this free camp; there will be activities for all age groups U4 and up.

  • May 22, 2019 | At the Library

    Wednesday, May 22
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Improve your range of motion, be pain-free and full of vitality after stretching and strengthening all 650 muscles in this gentle and dynamic workout.  Be healthy and prevent muscle atrophy with each gentle exercise routine.  All standing exercises.
    Thursday, May 23
    9:30 a.m.-noon, Job Coaching Need help finding a job, assistance with your resume or interview coaching? Contact Cindel Mason at 859-428-7519 to sign up now.