Today's News

  • Owen County author shares Parkinson’s journey in book

    When Kentucky author Machele Coleman Bess was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her life became a little shaky. Coming from a Christian family, however, she has learned to have faith in God and continue to think positively.
    In her new book, “Unshaken Faith: A Parkinson’s Pocketbook,” Bess describes how, while she has been diagnosed with an uncommon disease, she strives to appreciate the little things in life and remember that God alone is her fortress and she will not be shaken.

  • Guests of honor

    Two longtime staples in Owen County business were honored at the 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 27.
    The chamber honors an outstanding businessperson and business each year, chosen by the meeting committee. Nominations are taken from the membership.
    The winner of this year’s outstanding businessperson of the year was Bud Forsee, owner of Meadowview Shopwise.

  • Twin brothers hit by same vehicle in Fri. accident

    Two Owenton men were taken to New Horizons Medical Center after being struck by the same vehicle.
    The incident happened at 6:40 p.m. Friday, when William Dean and his twin brother Tommy Dean were walking along South Main Street near Owenton City Hall.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, William Dean, 59, stepped out into the southbound lane and was struck by a passenger car driven by 66-year-old Rebecca Seigel of Owenton.

  • City seeks bright ideas

    Owenton Mayor Doug West and the members of the planning and zoning commission are looking for some fresh ideas for the city’s future.
    West will host a community meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse to take suggestions from the public on the city’s future in order to update its comprehensive plan.
    The current comprehensive plan was approved as it was in July, but the current plan has not been revised or updated in 20 years.

  • Businesswoman shares her knack with Owen County

    From Dallas, Texas to Owen County, June Osborne has shared her love of home décor with friends and family. Now Osbrone will begin sharing that love with the entire community.
    The 62-year-old, soon-to-be retired engineer said she has always had a knack for decorating, including floral arrangements and room staging – all of which will be a part of the business.

  • Georgia: On her mind - Always remember the lasting touch a gift can have

    This is a Christmas story. Sort of. Or maybe it’s about grumpy old men. Maybe it’s about the commercialism that we like to rant against at this time of year. I’m pretty sure, though, that it’s about love.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Students learn a lesson about Christmas past

    Each was unique. Some showed evidence of being painstakingly cut and carefully crafted by small hands. Others bore marks of well thought-out planning. Not all had been signed, but those that were revealed names such as Jasmine, Hailey, Brie, Hannah, and Rachel.
    For this Christmas season, the tree in the parlor at the historical society museum will reflect nostalgic times in Owen County when families constructed their own ornaments, made homemade gifts and despite the lack of material things, celebrated Christmas with great joy.

  • In season: Canaan Eades

    Canaan Eades, the  6-year-old son of Robbie and Tina Eades of Owenton, shot a 5-point buck while hunting in Owenton. This is Canaan’s second deer of the season.

  • In season: Colton Iles

    This 14-point buck was given the name Old Lucky four years ago by Colton Iles when he shot and missed him. On the hunt for him ever since, Colton finally got his chance the afternoon of opening day while hunting with his dad and cousin Derek.


  • In season: Robert Wilhoite

    On the morning of Nov. 17, while hunting with his buddy Colton Iles, and Colton’s dad, Robert Wilhoite, 14, shot his 17 pointer with a .270.