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  • Steepleview Farm joins Farm Bureau's roadside market program

    Owen County is home to three of the 88 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. Opening this season is Steepleview Farm.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Steepleview Farm has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Something to brag about

    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, right, recently announced that the above signs will be placed at various areas throughout the county. The signs read, “Owen County Proud Home of Carson Williams Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball 2016.” Williams, left, attended the April 12 meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court, where he and Runnin’ Rebels Coach Devin Duvall were also named Kentucky Colonels.

  • Law enforcement check to ensure sex offender compliance

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole and the US Marshals Service checked more than 20 residences in Owen County as part of Operation Roundball.

    Operation Roundball, conducted April 13-14, was intended to verify addresses of registered sex offenders in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties, according to a US Marshals Service news release. Across the three counties, 91 residences were checked and 10 are being investigated for non-compliance.

  • Two OCHS rising seniors to attend presigious Governor's Scholars Program

    After completing a rigorous application process that began in August, two of Owen County High’s rising seniors will attend one of the state’s most prestigious honors programs this summer.

    Molly Gamble and Jordan Prather will spend five weeks attending the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, a residential program that works to enhance the state’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

  • Man charged with cruelty to animals following horse neglect

    A Crescent Springs man is facing two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals after neglecting horses.

    Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn said he received a complaint call on Sunday, Feb. 14, about four horses under the care of David Authier, 54, at a farm located at 4935 Georgetown Rd. near Hesler.

    One of the horses had fallen down a hill, was in grave condition medically and unable to put much weight on one of its legs before collapsing again, Alcorn said. The horse had to be put down.

  • Staff remembers Coyle's service to Owen

    “You don’t always have to know the answer, but you have to know where to find the answer.”

    That piece of advice is just one of the many ways Blake Robertson, a field representative of the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will remember PVA Jimmy Coyle, who passed away April 21.

    Coyle was first elected PVA in 2006 and took office in December of that year. It was a job he took seriously, but his coworkers agreed that he kept the office environment light.

  • Ayres Family Orchard in full bloom

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, right, visited Ayres Family Orchard Thursday. Larry Ayres, left, gave Quarles a tour of the orchard while the apple trees were in full bloom.

  • Circuit clerk unveils local organ donor portraits

    About 30 people were on hand as Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee unveiled five portraits of organ donors and organ recipients from Owen County Friday afternoon at the circuit clerk’s office.

    Owen County has added 4,591 residents, more than 50 percent of all Owen residents, to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry since it was created in May 2007, according to a report on the Trust for Life website.

  • Unattended car rolls into Bowling Insurance, minor damage

    The Owenton Volunteer Fire Department responded to Bowling Insurance, located at 105 N. Thomas St., after an unattended car slipped out of park and rolled backward into the storefront window Thursday. No one was at the business at the time and there were no injuries.

  • Last day of school for students May 25

    Owen County students will get to start their summer vacation a day earlier thanks to a bill passed this legislative session in Frankfort.

    House Bill 111, which became law without the governor’s signature on April 14, includes a provision that allows school districts to remain open on the day of the primary election, Tuesday, May 17, provided that no school building in the district is used as a polling place.