Local News

  • 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs set for Saturday

    The 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs (congenital heart defects) will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Emily Lowe, Bereavement Coordinator for Congenital Heart Network of Greater Cincinnati through the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Ohio, wife of Ryan Lowe and mom to Wyatt and heart angel Maggie, will be our guest speaker. She is attending the 2017 Congenital Heart Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. this week and will be talking about what she learned while there.

  • Alleged shooting suspect apprehended in New Mexico

    The suspect in a shooting on Old Columbus Road Friday was apprehended earlier today at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico.
    Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, allegedly opened fire on James Neal, 54, and Amber Neal, 25, around 11:18 p.m., Friday.
    Following the shooting, Thomas fled the scene with 22-year-old Elizabeth Neal and their two children, ages 1 and 3.


    UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 2 p.m.): Thomas was apprehended in Gallup, New Mexico. Both children are safe, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Community support keeps family’s spirits high

    At just 4 months old, Annastasia “Anna” Grubbs has faced more surgeries and beaten more survival odds than most people endure during their adult lives.
    Anna was born with the congenital heart defect (CHD), Coarctation of the Aorta, described as a narrowing of the aorta, restricting proper oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body.

  • UPDATED: Man and daughter injured in Friday night shooting

     The suspect in a Friday night altercation remains at large after allegedly shooting a man and his daughter at their home on Old Columbus Road.

    Kentucky State Police received a call at 11:18 p.m., after Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, of Mt. Sterling, allegedly arrived at 2060 Old Columbus Rd., where an altercation between he and James Neal, 54, of Owenton, took place. 

  • KKK fliers found outside Owenton residences

    The Owenton Police Department is seeking information after receiving a complaint of Klu Klux Klan fliers left at residences along Roland Avenue. 

    Small packages containing birdseed and a flier reading, “The KKK Wants You,” along with an illustration depicting a hooded klansman and a hotline number for the Confederate White Knights were reportedly left at several residences along the city street.

  • Sunday sales fail to gain traction with city council members

    The ongoing proposal to change the current city alcohol ordinance came to a peak at the Feb. 7 city council meeting, with approximately 25 concerned citizens in attendance. 

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier began the meeting with a caution.

  • Itron moves closer to marketing facility

    In a recent meeting with Owen County officials, Itron focused on the next steps for marketing its Owenton facility.

    The move comes after Itron announced in November that it would shutter its local facility, leaving 450 employees behind. 

  • Fire claims Stewart Ridge garage
  • Looking Back | Feb. 15, 2017

    5 years ago

    Feb. 15, 2012

    City council agrees to drop fourth-class bid


    Owenton Mayor Doug West’s decision to trash a bill to make Owenton a fourth-class city was met with applause from approximately 56 people who attended the Feb. 7 city council meeting.