Today's News

  • New Columbus crash claims life of 49 year old man

    A single-vehicle accident on New Columbus Road claimed the life of a 49-year-old man June 23.

  • Kentucky Sports Radio embraces Ky. fan base with local promotions

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter

  • Three Rivers to cease home health operations

    Some services provided by Three Rivers District Health Department will be reduced as the district makes adjustments due to decreases in state funding and increases in the local level funding of the retirement system.
    The department announced last week that it would transition out of providing home health services which includes transferring its patients to other agencies that do not have the governmental overhead Three Rivers currently has.

  • HealthPoint Family Care seeks buyer after losing federal grant

    HealthPoint Family Care and Drs. Johnson, Smalara, and Baumann are actively pursuing interested medical groups to assume the practice in Owenton.
    HealthPoint will not set a closing date until a successor is in place. This change was prompted when HealthPoint was not awarded the Federal Grant for Owen County. HealthPoint is a federally qualified health center (FQHC).All FQHC’s receive annual federal grants to help fund operations in specific counties.

  • Variety of programs key to Owen County’s athletics department’s Title IX success

    Landmark News Service
    Owen County’s high school athletics program passed its Title IX assessment, but it was the variety of opportunities available, and not gender equity, that won the day, Board of Education members were told recently.
    Title IX compliance is important to the district, Athletics Director T. J. Wesselman said, and could have significant financial consequences.

  • Worst case scenario: Husband prepares for his wife to come back home

    By Roger Alford

    I sometimes wonder if I’m just too easily amused, but I got a big kick out of the old joke about a fellow who showed up for work visibly upset.

    His coworkers gathered around and asked what was wrong.

    “My wife has been missing for about a month, and the detective working the case came by the house this morning and told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks.

    “He said my wife has been missing long enough that I may want to prepare for the worst.”

  • Grace Notes: The trouble with cookies and other stuff

    When I was a kid, my grandmother on my father’s side owned a bakery.

    Whenever we’d visit her we would come home with huge pink bakery boxes filled with assorted butter cookies, plus bags of bagels and loaves of bread and the best cinnamon rolls and bear claws you could ever eat.

    Fun fact: My dad used to say that when Uncle Benny swept the floor at night, whatever he swept up was what he put on the bear claws as toppings.

    I’m pretty sure he was joking, or else he wanted to gross us out so he could eat all the bear claws. 

  • Church News | June 20, 2018

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    Jerry Ellis sang, “Higher Ground” Sunday morning. Happy birthday to Terry Burke! Please pray for Tony Collins, Larry and Phyllis Adkins, Wayne & Ginny Smither, Sue Sipple, our military, police and first responders, our president and leaders, peace in Jerusalem and Korea and our great country.

    Tonight (Wed.) at church from 6 to 6:45, Felecia Collins and family will receive friends to honor her mother, Janet Smoot. The memorial will start at 6:45 p.m. with a balloon release and fellowship meal at 7 p.m.

  • At the Library | June 20, 2018

    Get your camera out and take some photos of what makes Owen County a great place in which to live! The Owen County Library is sponsoring its Second Annual Photography Contest.

    Rules and requirements can be found on our website, Facebook page and at the library. Prizes will be awarded for adults and children. Submissions accepted until July 13.


    Next week is the last week of Summer Reading. Keep reading and submit those journals by June 30 to earn Fair tickets for all children who participate. Reading Rocks!


  • Local teens attend 4-H Conference