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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society | Poke salad nourished a generation during tough times

    In his new book, “The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s Table,” author Rick Bragg wrote: “In a South that no longer seems to remember its heart, our food may be the best part left.”
    This poignant statement was clearly demonstrated at the historical society picnic last week where a variety of Kentucky old-time recipes, along with a pinch of Owen County flavor, came to life.
    There was no denying member Stella Gibson’s pickled beets took the center of attention, along with Peggy Trinkle’s bean salad.

  • Lady Rebels soccer fall to Bearcats

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Sports Correspondent

  • Lady Rebels perform well in regional tourney

    For the first time since 2010, the Lady Rebels volleyball team advanced to the championship game of the Eighth-Region All “A” Tournament after defeating Caroll County in the first-round and Williamstown in the semifinals.
    The team finished as runner-up in the tournament losing 2-0 to Walton Verona in the championship game. From Owen County, seniors Audrey Lewis and Abby Bitler, and junior Lauren McDonald earned spots on the All-Tournament team.
    “I was confident we would make it to the championship,” Head coach Ann Carter said.

  • Judge signs Constitution Week proclamation

    BY PEGGY TRINKLE | John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  • At the Library | Sept. 12, 2018

    September is Library Card Signup Month. Come see just how incredible your local library is. Get a library card and check out something for you and your kids. Anyone who is incredible enough to signup or renew their library card will be entered in a weekly drawing for incredible prizes. Good times are to be had at the Owen County Public Library.

  • Sept. 12, 2018 | Community News

    Reception planned for retiring Chamber of Commerce director
    A dessert reception for Frank Downing will be held at the Owen County Extension Office from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, as he retires as executive director from the Owen County Chamber of Commerce. A presentation will be held at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to 859-904-3414 or owencountykychamber@gmail.com.

  • Kay's Branch News | After 2 sultry weeks, downpours arrive

    The rain finally came.
    After two weeks of dry weather, we got 2 inches of rain on Thursday. I can’t say that everything was turning brown, but I’m sure the grass and trees appreciated it. The gardens are all laid by, and the hay has been cut, so most everybody is ready for fall to begin.

  • Owen District Court | Sept. 7, 2018

    Sept. 7, 2018

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 2.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1999, probation violation, admitted violation, set for review Nov. 2.
    Ernest Combs, 1987, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Owen County Historical Society | ‘First frost’ might be the best cure for pesky horseflies

    As they traveled into Kentucky, early settlers brought with them what little household items they possessed, along with their livestock, their recipes and their home remedies that had been passed down from one generation to the next.
    Turpentine and kerosene were two of the most widely used ingredients in home cures. Many Owen countians recall that as children they were given a worm preventative consisting of a  teaspoon of sugar laced with a drop of turpentine.

  • 10th annual TRDHD Fun Run/Walk slated for Sept. 22

    The 10th annual Three Rivers District Health Department Fun Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m., Sept. 22, at Kentucky Speedway. Pre-registration for the event is $15; same-day registration is $20 and begins at 8 a.m. The race may be canceled due to inclement weather (thunder or lightning). If the weather is questionable on race day, call 502-514-1582. Checks may be made payable to Three Rivers District Health Department and mailed to Three Rivers District Health Department Attn: 5K Fun Run/Walk, 510 S. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Sept. 14.