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  • Hunter named to fill school board position

    A new Owen County Board of Eduation member is expected to be sworn in Thursday following the resignation of Brian Young in March.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Kimberly Hunter will finish out Young's term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.
    Hunter was serving on the Owen County Primary School SBDM council, but resigned in order to take the vacant school board seat.

  • Owen High announces awards, scholarships

    College Scholarships
    University of Louisville    Josie R.    
        Sizemore
    Eastern Ky. University    Amber
        Patton and
         Victoria Howard
    Northern Ky. University    Rianna Gayheart
    Georgetown College    Andrew Giles,
        Miranda Owen,        Brandy Rexroat         and Darian Polley

  • Primary 2012: Owen turnout beat state average

    Owen County voters turned out in slightly higher numbers than across most of the commonwealth for the May 22 primary election.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she had estimated that 20 to 22 percent of the county's registered voters would visit the polls. A total of 1,463 cast their ballots, giving Owen County a voter turnout of 19.92 percent.
    "It was pretty quiet," Kincaid said. "We had a small turnout and there were no problems with our equipment or anything like that."

  • KHS to dedicate historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field

    The Kentucky Historical Society (will dedicate a historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 127 and KY 607 near Old Cedar Baptist Church in Monterey.

  • Bittersweet Celebration

    The word “family” was one of the touchstones for this year’s graduation service at Owen County High School
    During their address, Owen County High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian Brittany Sloma and Salutatorian Miranda Owens talked about the tragedies that touched the class, including the deaths of Rebekah Gaines and Miranda Goodhew.
    Sloma and Owens said the terrible events brought the class together like a family and each classmate will have a special bond that will forever connect them.

  • Murder suspects enter not-guilty pleas in Franklin

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County accused of killing a Frankfort man May 5 entered not guilty pleas in Franklin Circuit Court May 17.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are being charged with murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.

  • Murder suspects enter not-guilty pleas in Franklin

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County accused of killing a Frankfort man May 5 entered not guilty pleas in Franklin Circuit Court May 17.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are being charged with murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.

  • Fatal crash leads to charges

    One Owenton man is dead and another has multiple charges pending against him after an alleged DUI-related crash May 16.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Bradley Arterburn said KSP troopers responded to the crash at 6:59 a.m. The incident occurred several
    hours earlier but was not called in until another driver saw the vehicle, police said.
    The driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in a statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

  • Owenton cops nab suspects in burglary

    Two Owenton men were arrested Thursday after allegedly burglarizing
    Smoker Friendly on North Main Street in Owenton.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, Brandon S. Zipperle, 19, and Charles Dodson II, 22, were arrested May 19, the same day the incident took place.
    According to records obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Zipperle admitted to breaking into Smoker Friendly with the intent to steal cigarettes.

  • Blooming Cloverbuds

    By Denise Perkins
    4-H Cloverbud Leader

    Friday,  the Owen County 4-H Cloverbud group planted the barrels around  the square as their service project.  I would like to thank Daniel Bustle, Owen County High School Ag.  teacher/ FFA sponsor, for helping me choose and providing the flowers used in the barrels.