Today's News

  • Community News: Learn to make fishing lures at Beech Grove Baptist

    4-H Livestock Club to meet
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • At the Library | March 14, 2018

    Celebrate Pi Day
    Let’s celebrate this special math day by measuring and baking a cherry or apple pie. Enjoy pie on pi day from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.
    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Home School Program: Geology Rocks!

  • Owen County Senior Center Events | March 14, 2018

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long. If you need a ride to the center, call Owen County Public Transit at 502-750-2828, and schedule when you would like to come. For more information, call 502-484-3139.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., extension office/nutrition
    Thursday: 10 a.m., game; 1 p.m., Bingocize
    Friday: 10 a.m., stretching, sitting or standing; 1 p.m., Rook

  • Innovation, identity key to Doyle Lawson's decades-long career

    Since its inception 92 years ago, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry has inspired untold thousands of singers, songwriters and musicians to pack their bags and head for Music City, USA.

    International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson, who will perform at Owen County High School March 18, recalls the first time he heard Bill Monroe over the airwaves of 650 WSM from the Grand Ole Opry almost as if it were yesterday.

  • Fiscal court hires new finance, human resources officer

    A short two months after former Deputy Owen County Judge-Executive and Finance/Human Resource Officer Pam Miller’s retirement, the Owen County Fiscal Court voted to hire her replacement — a position the court had intended not to refill.
    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis advertised for a finance/human resource officer in recent weeks after his office attempted to absorb Miller’s duties.

  • In its 13th year, Walk For Awareness still providing hope for local families

    Each year dozens of families in brightly colored T-shirts with team names like, “Isaiah’s Warriors” printed across their backs descend on the Family Life Center at Owenton First Baptist Church.
    They walk in remembrance, in honor and in support of those who have lost their lives, have battled or are currently battling a congenital heart defect (CHD).

  • Owenton man behind bars after making bogus 911 call

    A 911 call placed out of boredom landed an Owen County man behind bars Sunday.
    The Scott County Sheriff’s Department reported that Thomas Dean Jr., 45, of Owenton, called 911 Sunday, reporting an unresponsive female in a car, according to Lexington’s WKYT. Dean told dispatchers that the supposed unconscious woman had a needle in her arm and that a small child was in the rear seat of the vehicle.
    911 dispatchers were giving Dean instructions on how to begin CPR when Dean advised that a male subject exited the vehicle and brandished a knife.

  • Deputy recovers two stolen vehicles, nets 4 arrests

    With the help of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police, Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich recovered two stolen vehicles Friday, netting four arrests along the way.
    The investigation began around 5:30 a.m., after Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call from the New Liberty Volunteer Fire Department regarding a wrecked vehicle at the intersection of Ky. 36 and New Liberty-Sparta Road.

  • Man flees deputies after they receive DUI complaint

    A complaint of a driver under the influence on Burkes Lane led to multiple drug charges for one local man Thursday after he allegedly fled two Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies.
    The incident took place around 10 p.m. when Deputies Daniel Tracy and Brent Caldwell responded to the complaint. The deputies located 61-year-old Kenneth Rae Wallace, of Burkes Lane, who allegedly fled the scene and went over an embankment where he became stuck, according to a press release from Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess.

  • Storytelling through stitchwork

    As a first-time expectant mother some 40 years ago, Rebekka Seigel was unsure of the path that lay ahead of her.
    “I thought, ‘What are mothers supposed to do?’” She recalled. “I decided making a quilt was what I was supposed to do.”
    Seigel, now 69, grew up in Cincinnati playing with her grandmother’s fabrics and watching her quilt and sew. Her grandmother supplied her with a pattern for her first quilt, and she soon realized that quilting could become a creative outlet for her.