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  • 2013 - looking back

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock/News-Herald Staff

    As we look back at the year 2013, its clear that many elements of life in Owen County will always stay the same. At the same time, the community is always looking for ways to improve itself while honoring and preserving its history.
    At the beginning of 2014, we take a moment to look back and remember where we have been.

  • IN HOT WATER: South Owen Fire Department

    After allegedly missing fire runs for months and falsifying reports to the state fire commission, the South Owen Fire Department may be no more.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the trouble with the department began approximately a year ago.
    “They just quit answering fire runs,” Keith said. “When that began, the Owen County (Volunteer Fire) Department began responding to that area, along with the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department for backup.”

  • Mobile home fire claims lives of two children

    Two children, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, died in a mobile home fire at 900 Gaines Village Dr., lot 7, this morning.
    According to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola, the department was dispatched to the scene at 9:44 a.m. and was on scene at 9:47 a.m.
    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke from the mobile home, with 50 percent involvement.
    At that time, Owen County Emergency Medical Services reported that two children were trapped inside the front area of the structure.

  • Owen falls 15 spots in health rankings

    Owen County fell 15 spots in the seventh annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, ranking 74th out of Kentucky’s 120 counties in overall health.

  • Tobacco setting season just around the corner
  • Keith pleads guilty in Franklin court

    Former Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Franklin County District Court Thursday.
    The charge came after Frankfort police received a complaint of a reckless driver near Ky. 676, known as the East-West Connector March 14, according to Major Rob Warfel with Frankfort Police. From a description of the vehicle, officers in the area were able to locate Keith around 4:30 p.m., Warfel said Keith stopped in the Elder-Beerman parking lot on Limestone Drive.

  • Stockdale Guns relocates to Owenton

    Trimble County native Dwight Stockdale’s love for guns led to an 11-year run as owner and operator of Stockdale Guns in Bedford.
    Now Dwight hopes to serve the needs of Owen County after relocating his business to Owenton’s Peach Plaza following his marriage to Owen County native Pam Chappell-Stockdale last May.
    A Vietnam Veteran, Dwight served in the United States Army National Guard for six years, two of which were active duty.
    The 72 year old said his love for firearms is why he opened a shop in the first place.

  • Kentucky lawmakers say negative impacts of session will be felt across the state

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal
    It may not come as a surprise that none of the legislation introduced by Frankfort and Franklin County Democratic lawmakers received a hearing in the 30-day legislative session, but they say the true surprise will be the eventual impact of what a new Republican supermajority passed.
    Rep. James Kay, D-Versailles, who represents part of Franklin County, sponsored several bills aimed at state pension reforms.

  • Beshear to offer sexual assault cold case training on SAFE Kit backlog

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEWS SERVICE
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear will host a three-day sexual assault cold case training for law enforcement, prosecutors and victim advocates across the state related to Kentucky’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit or SAFE kit backlog.
    The free training, hosted by the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the AG’s Office of Victims Advocacy, and the Department of Criminal Investigations, runs from April 11-13 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

  • Fire department visits MBMS