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  • Police round up drug suspects

    The Owenton Police Department recently arrested three people following a three-month investigation into illegal drug dealers.
    The arrests took place April 17, with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanor charges.
    Danny Oakley, 58, of 109 East Perry Street, Owenton, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Community called on for aid to fight ‘epidemic’

    Local and state law enforcement will be on hand to answer questions from the public during Thursday’s drug forum.
    The forum will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Owen County High School auditorium and law enforcement along with local officials are hoping for a large turnout.

  • Building the Owenton line

    Those traveling north on U.S. 127 for the past couple of weeks have likely noticed construction crews and heavy equipment working to create Kentucky American Water’s new pipeline to Owenton.
    The construction began shortly after the Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized the company to build the pipeline in February. The pipeline will connect KAW’s Owenton customers to its Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.

  • Owen County welcomes a new face for 4-H

    Local 4-Hers can expect to see a new face around Owen County this spring.
    Born in Owen County, Jessi Williams, 28, had her public school years in Boone County, but knew one day she would return to what she says she has always considered “home.”
    After spending five years in the horse industry, Williams finally returned home in October when she became an assistant to Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman.
    On March 24, Williams became Owen County’s extension agent for 4-H Youth Development.

  • Wolfe Honored

    Owen County Primary School second-grade student Gwen Wolfe was recognized at the April Owen County Board of Education meeting. Wolfe won first place in digital art at the recent STLP State Competition. She is pictured with Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette and Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford.

  • 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.