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Today's News

  • Road Report | Work begins on resurfacing projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:

  • 3 OCHS students chosen for prestigious summer program

    When rising Owen County High School senior Laura Duke graduates high school in the spring of 2019, she will have earned an associate’s degree from attending the iLead Academy in Carrollton. This summer, Duke will receive yet another opportunity to further her college career by attending the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).
    Duke, along with fellow OCHS juniors Kaitlyn Parker and Jared Prather, could receive fully paid tuition to a number of Kentucky colleges by attending the five-week program.

  • Synthetic drugs stir social media controversy

    Synthetic drugs sold at a local gas station recently stirred controversy on social media, leading to a discussion between Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and the Owenton City Council at its April 17 meeting.
    The synthetic drugs began appearing at the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys, at 105 S. Main St., over the past month. Items like synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, and UPass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, are currently found on the shelves of the gas station.

  • Candidates to square off in Thursday forum at OCHS

    Candidates in May’s primary election will face-off for the first time in a political forum hosted by the Owen County High School Civics Club Thursday.
    The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m., inside the OCHS auditorium.
    Members of the club began organizing the forum early last month, contacting all candidates to take part in the event.

  • 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
  • Community news: Genealogy group to meet at historical society museum

    First Baptist Church invites children to VBS

    “Shipwrecked VBS” will be hosted at First Baptist Church until June 22. Shipwrecked is for kids from 4 years old through sixth trade (based on grade just completed) and will run from 9 a.m.-noon, each day. For more information or if you need the van to pick you up, call 502-484-2430.

    ‘Moose On the Loose’ at Cedar Hill