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Today's News

  • May 2018 Property Transfers

    Lee Anne Ryan to Lee Anne Ryan Trustee, Ryans Field Trust dated March 14, 2018, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    James Lester Payne Sr. Estate, James Lester Payne Estate, James L. Payne Estate and Lisa Payne Executor to James Thomas and Linda Carolyn Johnson, land in Owen County, $50,000.
    Paul Douglas Smoot, Paul D. Smoot and Valerie Smoot to Central Kentucky Timber and Logs LLC, two tracts of land in Owen, $325,000.
    MMA Holdings LLC vs. Michael Scott Copley and Hannah Beth McEndre, land in Owen County, $108,500.

  • Kay's Branch News | Farmers take advantage of last week's dry days

    It’s overcast this morning after a week or so of sunshine. During that week all the farmers around here got their hay cut, dried, raked and baled. That is almost a miracle. It only happens about one year out of every six in this part of Kentucky.
    Wanda said she raked hay for Ray all day Wednesday. She said this was the first time she had attempted this chore, but she got it done while Ray came behind her and baled. They got it all into the barn on Friday. I drove into Owenton late last week, and everybody along the road was doing the same job.  

  • Community News | June 13, 2018

    Organizations encouraged to participate in Mayberry
    Day Mayberry Day will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, followed by a sock hop from 6-10 p.m. Organizations are invited to take part in the event. If a charity, church or organization would like to take part, please call 502-563-5050 or email tourismdirector@owencountyky. us. Your idea must be based on the Mayberry theme, 1950s-60s rural America. Think about the Andy Griffith Show to come up with ideas.

  • Water Warriors Camp will be July 10-13 at MBMS for local children, ages 9-11

    For the fourth year in a row, Kentucky American Water will partner with Bluegrass Greensource and the Owen County Family Resource Center to host a water education camp for Owen County youth.
    The Water Warriors Camp will bring together students ages 9-11 to engage in exciting and hands-on lessons about water. Focusing on water conservation and water quality, lessons will vary from testing the health of the pond by Owen County High School to learning how water used to be transported before household plumbing by hauling water in a relay race.

  • Campbellsville University honors Owen County educators

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – At the annual 32nd Excellence in Teaching Ceremony, Campbellsville University recognized 169 teachers from 60 school districts. A total of 3,749 teachers have been recognized for their teaching excellence throughout the years.
    Kentucky State Senator Max Wise shared his appreciation for the teachers across the commonwealth during the program held at Campbellsville University.

  • Is a matching 401k plan better than a company pension?

    BY RANDY BEHYMER | Wealth Management

  • Honor the flag on Flag Day and every day

    BY PEGGY TRINKLE | Regent, John-Guill Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter NSDAR

  • 5 bits of wisdom to the graduating class of 2018

    The year I graduated high school just happened to coincide with the emergence of a particular brood of cicadas. I had longed for a party in my parents' side yard under a towering ash tree to celebrate my entrance into adulthood. Sadly, the foul odor of dead cicadas canvassing our yard crushed my dreams. All summer long, buzzards swooped down into our yard to feast on the cicadas, and not too long after that, the once-beautiful ash tree became victim to the ash borer beetle.

  • IBMA’s five-time male vocalist of the year set to headline concert at OCHS

    The bright lights and honky tonks of Pasadena, Texas are a far cry from the hills and hollers of Appalachia where Bluegrass music originated in the 1940s.
    Russell Moore, International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) five-time male vocalist of the year, grew up a scant two miles from Gilley’s, a bar and honky tonk owned by country music’s Mickey Gilley. But it was the music of the mountaineers that pulled Moore east where the traditional form of music flourished throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s.

  • One last tradition for Owen Co. High seniors

    Members of the Owen County High School class of 2018 donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before entering the school’s gymnasium Saturday morning for one final tradition: Graduation.
    One by one, each walked across the stage and once every student had his or her diploma in hand, Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford took to the podium.
    “By the authority granted to me by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Owen County Board of Education, I’m pleased to confirm you as graduates of Owen County High School, class of 2018.”