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  • Top honor for cheerleaders

  • A grateful nation

    Maurice Bowling Middle School held a special ceremony Monday in honor of Veterans' Day to comemorate the efforts and sacrifices of those who have fought for freedom.

  • Sides squaring off over move to stop sign

    Discussion on the Family Billiards sign located at the corner of Main and East Perry streets continued at a recent Owenton City Council meeting.
    Attorney Ruth Baxter spoke on behalf of Mike McDonald, a part owner of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Baxter said during the meeting that the sign was not in compliance with the city’s regulations when the council approved the sign in 2011, or when the sign was recently erected.

  • Former governor to headline chamber dinner

    Former governor of Kentucky, senator and lawyer – these are just some of the many hats worn by this year’s special guest at the upcoming Owen County Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
    The 12th annual dinner meeting will take place Nov. 27, with State Sen.Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, as the speaker.
    Carroll, who served as lieutenant governor from 1972-1975, acting governor in 1975 and governor from 1976-1980, has a storied history in Kentucky politics and is one of its most recognizable figures.

  • Alleged heroin trip leads to indictment of Owen Co. man

    An Owen County man has been indicted after allegedly traveling to northern, Kentucky to purchase heroin with a juvenile.
    Christopher R. Walters, 33, was indicted on the charges of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 15 and 16, he knowingly induced, assisted or caused a minor to engage in illegal criminal controlled substance activity.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Walters was travelling to purchase heroin and the minor was with him.

  • A new chapter: Ashcrafts decide to sell Smith House

    If you want to get a sense of the impact the Smith House Restaurant has had on the Owen County, give it a “Google.”
    If you type in “Smith House Owenton” into Google, you’ll find 11,000 mentions in the Internet search engine.
    With its down home menu, warm atmosphere and wonderful pies, Smith House has been a tradition in Owen County since it opened in 1972.
    But a new page in the landmark’s history is about to be written.

  • Going green saves taxpayers’ green

    Owen County Primary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.  A certificate signed by Gov. Steve Beshear was presented to the school’s principal during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.

  • Honor Roll

    Fifth Grade First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll
    Janelle Aguazul; Mitchell Culbertson; Kelsey Davis; Alli Gill; Connor Jacobs; Cameron Morgan; Ryson Neeley; Samantha Mason; Shelby York
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Recipes for life: Program helps kids learn healthy habits

  • Local author to read from holiday book

    Georgia Green Stamper’s essay, “Shepherds in Bathrobes,” is included in Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, the latest book offering from Kentucky Monthly.
    Described by critics as a landmark anthology, the book features works from Harriette Arnow, Wendell Berry, Irvin S. Cobb, James B. Goode, Stephen M. Vest, Frank X Walker, Robert Penn Warren, and many others, including Stamper.