Today's News

  • Montessori school to add second class, daycare program set for summer start

    The Owen County Montessori school will be expanding the age range of students it can accept for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Since the school opened last fall, eight students between the ages of 3 and 5 years old have attended the school for three full days each week. For next year, a second class will be offered for students that are between the ages of 6 and 9 years old.

  • Final weeks of session looming ahead

    FRANKFORT – With the final weeks of the session looming, we are all too aware of the short timeline and the many important pieces of legislation, including the state’s budget, that we still need to move through the process before session ends.

    This week marked the 10th week in an already historic session in terms of the number of bills before the General Assembly. During this 60-day session, there were 937 bills filed with 309 originating in the Senate. This total is the most since the 1,030 filed in the 2008 session.

  • Ky's first newspaper west of Pittsburgh published in 1787

    “Without him tyrants and humbugs in all countries would have their own way. Of all inventions, of all discoveries in science and art, of all the great results in the wonderful progress of mechanical energy and skill, the printer is the only product of civilization necessary to the existence of free men.” (Charles Dickens, circa 1850)

    Tom Strassell of Poplar Grove has spent a lifetime amid the magic of historic printing, and at the historical society meeting last week he took the audience on an enlightening journey into Kentucky’s past.

  • Looking back | March 16, 2016

    New Owen transient tax passes fiscal court
    March 16, 2011
    5 years ago

    After more than a year since the first discussion on a transient room tax, the Owen County Fiscal Court recently had a second reading on an ordinance and put the tax into place.

  • Circuit Court News | March 16, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    March 8, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity to robbery; continue to Mar. 22.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity to robbery; continue to Mar. 22.

    Robert James Craig, 1977, show cause hearing, failed to appear, bench warrant for $9,850 cash.

    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, probation violation for technical violation, continue to Mar. 22.

    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, show cause hearing, in state custody, remand.

  • District Court News | March 16, 2016

    Owen District Court
    March 11, 2016

    Michelle Bitzer, 1969, to review AA meetings, review set for April 22.

    Martrise L. Maddox, 1993, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no operator’s license, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 8.

    Brandi Becknell, 1979, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 18.

  • Community News | March 16, 2016

    Commonwealth Cleanup Week is March 19-26

    The Owen County Fiscal Court, in conjunction with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, will observe Commonwealth Cleanup Week March 19-26. Residents may bring their unwanted items to the Owen County Transfer Station for disposal free of charge, with the exception of household garbage and no more than four passenger tires.

    This week also starts our annual litter abatement program, where non-profit groups can raise funds picking up roadside litter. For more information, call 484-2427.

  • Senior Activities | March 16-22, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. cards; 1 p.m. Rook.

    Thursday, March 17: 10 a.m. extension office, education. Wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.

  • At the Library | March 16, 2016
  • OCHS Rebels Band receives distinguished rating at KMEA

    N-H School Correspondent

    Rebel Band students brought a distinguished rating back to Owen County March 8.