Local News

  • Time to check out

    N-H Staff Writer
    The newly constructed Owen County Public Library will not officially open until Oct. 30, but fans of the library will get a sneak peak into its amenities Sunday.
    The new facility will come equipped with an expanded space for teens, a teen librarian, a revamped local history room and a “toddler tower” that library director Jennifer Nippert said she will keep a surprise until the open house.

  • Tragedy strikes

    Two people are dead, including a 2-year-old child, after an early-morning house fire Friday.
    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call on the fire at 5:25 a.m.
    Preliminary investigation points to the kitchen as the location the fire started at 1885 Agee Road.
    Brock Morgan, 31, of Greensburg, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene. A two-year-old also died at the scene.
    The mother of the child, Katherine Perry, 30, of Owenton, was flown by PHI, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for life threatening injuries.

  • Miller family holds reunion

    The Miller reunion was held Oct. 21.

  • Owen Extension Service News: Healthy holidays eating for people with diabetes

    The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family.  Unfortunately, it is also a time when people eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods than they normally would.  If you have diabetes, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your blood glucose within the target range set by your doctor.  Some careful thought and planning can go a long way to help you manage your blood glucose and still have a good time around the holidays.

  • Sheriff’s daughter faces attempted-murder charge

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
    According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Honor Flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

    It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.
    That’s what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Dock deal done

    Owen County will be responsible for keeping the Gratz boat dock area clean once it is completed.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding between Owen County and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife at its Oct. 9 meeting.
    According to the memorandum, the department of fish and wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the boat ramp on a regular basis and will be solely responsible for capital construction or capital improvements to the ramp.

  • Crash claims second victim

    A second man has died following a crash on Highway 35 last week.
    Drew Mason, 26, of Sparta, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital following the crash.
    Mason was pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner Oct. 9 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash that also killed Justin Renfro, 24, of Owenton.
    Mason was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Financial help available for Owen farmers

    Over $200,000 was recently awarded in Owen County agricultural development funds for a county agricultural investment fund.
    The Owen County Farm Bureau submitted a proposal to the Owen County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost share incentives to local farmers.

  • High school names students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the student for month awards for September and August.
    The winners are Megan Wilhoite (freshman); Miranda Mason (sophomore); Seth Bush (junior) and Ashley Byers and Kendall McDonald (seniors).