Today's News

  • Hometown Hero

    Rick Morgan was awarded the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero award Monday by Pam Miller. Morgan joined the Owenton and Owen County Fire Departments around 1974, became Owenton fire chief in 1980, became emergency management director in June of 1994, became an EMT around 1976, was deputy sheriff in 1984 and was on the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad when it started in 1979. Morgan is currently the director of emergency management, is a volunteer firefighter and continues to work as an EMT.

  • Power plays: Owen County golf standout agrees to hit the greens for Northern Kentucky

    She has heard her sister talk about playing collegiate golf.
    Next fall, Shelby Power will have her own stories to tell.
    On Friday night, the Owen County High School senior signed a letter of intent to play golf at Northern Kentucky University. She becomes the second member of her family to play golf at a NCAA Division I school. Her sister Krista plays at Morehead State University.
    “It has always been my dream,” said Power of playing playing golf in college. “I am just thrilled.”

  • Rebel going down under

    His high-school career may be finished but one Owen County High School senior still has more football to play.
    Logan Lowe has been selected to play for the 2014 Kentucky State Football Team and almost as impressive as being chosen is where the practices and the games will be played.
    Lowe will be traveling to Australia where he will be taking part in the Down Under Bowl. The games are sponsored by a group known as Down Under Sports.

  • In season: Cannan Eades

    Cannan Eades, the 7-year-old son of Robert and Tina Eades of Owenton, shot an 11 pointer on opening day of deer season.

  • In season: Madison Duvall

    Madison Duvall recently shot her first deer, a four-point buck, while hunting with her dad Travis.

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.a

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.

  • Champions continue to raise awareness of drug abuse

    The Owen County Champions meeting had a great turnout Nov. 11 for its addiction awareness meeting led by Adam W. Greene.
    The Wild Goose had a full house and celebrated another recovery story with family and friends.
    The group will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Cafe on Saturday from 6 until 7 p.m.
    Deanna Whobrey will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote recovery.

  • City sets new rules to limit yard sales

    Property owners within the City of Owenton will soon be limited to two yard sales per year following a second reading of an ordinance by the Owenton City Council.
    According to the ordinance, each location or property will be limited to two different yard sales per year. The yard sales may not last more than three consecutive days.
    Signs advertising yard sales may not be placed on public or private property without consent of the owner. Within 24 hours after the conclusion of a sale, all signs must be removed.

  • Carroll, Quarles mark library anniversary

    With the recent one- year anniversary of the the Owen County Public Library’s relocation, its board of trustees is already looking forward to the next three years.
    The library, which relocated from its Main Street location to Hwy. 22 East on Oct. 28, 2012, celebrated the first anniversary by hosting a meet and greet with State Rep. Ryan Quarles and State Sen. Julian Carroll.