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  • Family celebrates service, promotion

    Lt. Colonel James M. “Mike” Yocum was recently promoted to full colonel in the U.S. Army. Yocum was joined at the promotion ceremony by his family and special guests including (from left to right) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Gwendolyn Defillippi; Maria Yocum; Kaylee Yocum; Col. Mike Yocum; Shelby Duvall Yocum; Jim Yocum; Betty Ritter; and Scott Yocum.

  • Rotarians support Owen County Park

    Owenton Rotary President Mike Cobb, right, presents Owen Co. Parks Director Buck Beverly, left,  a check for $2,000.  “We are fortunate to have such a wonderful park available for our community to enjoy,” Cobb said. “The Owenton Rotary club is pleased to support the efforts of the Owen County Park (staff).”

  • Special birthday: Edith Lewis

    Edith Lewis celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 2013. The occasion was celebrated by an open house with family and friends.

  • Special birthday: Edith Lewis

    Edith Lewis celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 2013. The occasion was celebrated by an open house with family and friends.

  • Volunteers fight fire and cold weather

    Volunteer firefighters braved more than just smoke and heat Thursday afternoon as they battled a barn fire in frigid conditions.
    With the temperature hovering around the upper teens with a strong wind blowing across Old Kenny Road, firefighters tried to extinguish a blaze that had engulfed a barn owned by Doug Detheridge.
    “We braved the elements on this one,” Robb Chaney, chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said. “That’s just the way it goes sometime in winter.”

  • Boy who received new heart ready to encourage others at annual walk

    Cassie Landrum didn’t need to ask if her son Luke was feeling better after undergoing a heart transplant.
    She could just see it.
    “We came in and he wasn’t even awake yet but you could tell. His color was great. He was breathing better,” Cassie Landrum said. “It was just a miracle. “We knew right then it was a success.”
    For the Landrum family, the September surgery at a University of Cincinnati hospital was the culmination of years of fears, tears and prayer.

  • Tips, investigation leads to drug arrests

    After months of undercover investigation, a recent drug roundup by the Owenton Police Department netted over a half a dozen felony charges and four misdemeanors.
    The roundup took place Jan. 18 and was conducted by the city’s narcotics investigator Steve Miller and officer Rufus Shearer.
    According to a statement from the Owenton Police Department, Michael J. Scott, 45, of Owenton, was charged with the sell or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, simulated marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges were misdemeanors.

  • Friend to Owen Co. farmers stepping down

    After serving farmers through numerous changes in agriculture for over three decades Owen County Extension Agent Kim Strohmeier is set to retire Friday.
    Strohmeier was hired on as the county agent for agriculture and natural resources in June of 1979 and has made a career out of helping Owen County’s agriculture blossom.
    As tobacco production in Owen County has slowed, Strohmeier has been with farmers through investigation of different farm enterprises, as well as taking part in community development projects.

  • Owen County High School honor roll - Jan. 29, 2014

    12th-grade super honor roll
    Jarrod Ball, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Minch, Morgan Neece, Gabe Osborne, Shelby Power, Hannah Strohmeier and Richard Swigert.

    12th-grade honor roll

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School second nine weeks honor roll - Jan. 29. 2014

    Eighth-grade all A honor roll
    Matthew Brothers, Emily Cammack, Lindsey Gill, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Katie Patterson, Madelin Shelton and Shirley Smith.

    Eighth-grade A/B honor roll