Today's News

  • Special Birthday: Bob House

    On Aug. 16 from 2-5 p.m. at Beechwood Assembly of God Church, the family of Robert “Bob” House invite you to attend the celebration of his 90th birthday. Please join family and friends for this special occasion.

  • Owen County retired teachers holding activities

    Any member of the Owen County Retired Teachers group who is planning on attending the fifth district workshop at the Oldham County Aquatic Center on Aug. 28 should contact Faye Shelton by Aug. 18 for lunch reservations.
    Also,  retired teachers should mark their calendars for Sept. 9, at 5:30 p.m. for the annual potluck picnic at Fairway Golf Clubhouse.
    New retirees will be honored guests at this dinner meeting which is the kick-off for a new year.

  • Birth announcement: Lennox Blake Miles

  • Rebel soccer and volleyball teams ready to roll

    The beginning of a new school year brings the beginning of the 2014 fall sports season in Owen County.
    The volleyball team and both soccer teams start their seasons on Monday night.
    The Rebels get things going on the soccer field Monday when they host Simon Kenton.

  • Owen Divas win championship

    After entering the tournament as a No. 3 seed, the Owen Divas claimed the championship. The team is coached by Blair Baldwin and Megan Hearn.

  • U9 Rebels are runners up in tourney

    The Owen Rebels 9U finished with an overall record of 11-4 and were the Markland Dam regular season and tournament runner-ups. The team is coached by Matthew Cull, John Fitzgerald, Brandon Kemper and Josh Hearn.

  • Tee off to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts

    There will be a golf scramble on Aug. 23 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts, a local non-profit organization that helps families that have children with a congenital heart defect.
    The entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart rental and post-tournament meal. 
    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun at 8 a.m.

  • Sunday sales approved

    A second reading of an ordinance that will allow small farm wineries in Owen County to be open between the hours of 1-7 p.m. on Sundays has been approved by a 3-1 vote of the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Owen County's Third-District Magistrate Teresa Davis made a motion to approve the ordinance. Second-district magistrate Troy Bramblett seconded the motion.
    Second-district magistrate Casey Ellis also voted to approve the ordinance.
    First-district magistrate Asa Phillips voted against the ordinance.

  • Owen County High Class of 1963 reunites

    Thirty-two members of the Owen County High School class of 1963 met Aug. 2 at the Owen County Extension Service building in Owenton to celebrate their 50-plus one anniversary of leaving high school. They were joined by four former faculty members, and 26 other friends and family.

  • Church helps raise money to help Ethiopian village get water

    Last week, Richland Baptist had a wonderful week of vacation Bible school.
    The theme this year was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
    The children and adults alike learned about how big God’s love is with a focus on the people of Ethiopia.
    Anita Wainscott was the guest missionary for the week. She has made several trips to Ethiopia and shared with the kids about her experiences and discussed with them many of the needs of the children there. She also led the music for the week.