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Local News

  • Safe boating weather tips from Owen official

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, asks that you should know the weather which can be both friend and foe.
    Calm winds and water make for enjoyable power boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
    A fresh breeze and a light chop provide an invigorating sailing or wind-surfing experience. But the sudden emergence of dark clouds, shifting and gusty winds, torrential downpours and lightning can turn a day’s pleasure into a nightmare of distress.
    Here are some tips on how to keep your pleasure and safety to a maximum.

  • Birth: Hunter Alexander Beckham

    Ashleigh Briann Moore and Cameron Lee Beckham are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy. Hunter Alexander Beckham was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center on April 5, 2013, at 9:55 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Angela Ferrel and Jonathan Moore of Owenton and Tammy Jo and Leroy Beckham of Owenton. He is the great-grandson of Elizabeth and Carl Moore of Owenton and Ruby Stephenson, Danny Price and Judy Price of Glencoe.

  • The best and brightest

    Recently, several students at Owen County High School were inducted into the Beta Club.  To be a member, a student has to have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher, be in good disciplinary standing and display excellent character.  Students in the photo from left to right include Veronica Chisholm, Suzzana Cooke, Kennedi Dermon, Bernie Engelman, Triston Grisham, Tony Jiles, Ashton Marcum, Miranda Mason, Dalton Mears, Ciara Rogers, Michael Wash and Jessica Wilhoite.  Several other students were inducted but were unable to attend because of athletic events.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Join us for tasty travels across America

    “Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well”—that’s the theme of a national Living Well campaign being promoted by your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agents both at the national level and here in Kentucky. Local FCS Agents work through the University of Kentucky Extension Service to offer all kinds of information and programs that help families and individuals achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle.

  • This calls for a fiesta

    Since the Owenton location of Dairy Queen closed in September 2009, the building has remained empty despite rumors that it would be opening soon under a different name.
    But earlier this month, that long-running chit-chat become true when it was announced that a new version of a Frankfort favorite would be opening in Owenton.

  • Man arrested in connection with alleged barn break-in

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after a witness allegedly caught him stealing metal and other items from a field and barn.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office received the call from O’Banion Lane on March 5.
    Hammond said he and a deputy responded to the call and when they arrived, Steven S. Small, 26, allegedly had metal and different farm objects thrown into the back of a pickup truck.

  • Shelby Co. suspect solves some Owen crimes

    A recent arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department helped solve approximately seven different Owen County thefts.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a string of thefts took place during the last two weeks of February, all of which involved farm equipment.
    Hammond said the thefts took place on 227, next to Beechwood; on Old Beechwood Road; across from Elk Lick on 607 and other places.
    James A. Clark, 32, of Georgetown, allegedly stole racks, feeders, turning plows, gates, tractor weights and other equipment.

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.

  • Five generations

    Five generations gathered at Easter. From left to right are Barbara Watson, daughter Jeanette McCormick, great-great grandson Adrian, great-granddaughter Naomi and granddaughter Valerie.

  • Owen Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Perkins’ fourth-grade super honor roll: Madison Brown, Trinity Craig, Caitlyn Sizemore and Greg Webster. Honor roll: Corey Cook, Savannah Edington, Mary Gamm, Paige Heuser, David Marcincavage, Jaylan Tolbert and Brayden Woosley.
    Ms. O’Banion’s fourth-grade super honor roll: Merideth David. Honor roll: Madison Duvall, Joshua Gay, Jacob Haydon, Tori Lykins and Destiny Prather.