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  • Break-in leads to indictment

    The Owen County grand jury recently indicted two men after they allegedly burglarized two barns in December.
    Alexander Keegan Pinkstaff, 18, and Joseph F. Chanlder, 20, are both charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking with a value of $500 or more and theft by unlawful taking with a value under $500.
    According to the indictments, the alleged burglaries took place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the two men allegedly took copper wire out of the barns located on Hwy. 22 East.

  • Family to share story at CHD walk

    A family who has made a life of helping and supporting others stricken by congenital heart defects will be among the special guests at the eighth-annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
    On Feb. 16 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., God’s Special Little Hearts and the Owen County Homemakers will be hosting the eighth annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
    Katie Columbia, chairperson of God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., said she had been following the story of the Mullett family of North Carolina for a long time.

  • Owen avoiding widespread flu outbreak so far

    Although an outbreak of the flu has caused several Kentucky school districts to shut down, Owen County has been fortunate so far.
    According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the current flu activity level for Kentucky is widespread, meaning outbreaks of influenza or influenza-like cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state.

  • A special birthday

    Chester Marston of Owenton celebrated his 93rd birthday Jan. 16 meeting his first great-grandchild, Hudson Gray.

  • A special birthday
  • A special birthday

    Chester Marston of Owenton celebrated his 93rd birthday Jan. 16 meeting his first great-grandchild, Hudson Gray.

  • Owen Co. Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Inman’s class super honor roll
    Macie Chappell, Colby Faulkner, Chloe Harmon, Madison Humphries, Aston Little, Brooklyn Morris, Hagen New, Gracie Pugh, Michael Roberts, Luke Vinal and Emmalee Wilson.
    A-B Honor Roll: Haley Burden, Shyann Ferrell, Oralia Olguin, Destiny Prather, Andy Sears, Faith Smith and Hunter Steffen.

    Mrs. Bates’ class super honor roll
    Charlie Baumann, Sydney Cobb, Katie Fisk, Emily Kemper and Malyn Merchant.

  • Agricultural news: Several extension farm meetings scheduled

    By Kim Strohmeier - Owen County Agriculture Extension Agent

  • Owen County state representative named to House tourism committee post

    State Representative Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge (61st District which includes Owen County) was recently named vice-chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives tourism development and energy committee.

  • Another member of Owen County School District administration turns in resignation

    In addition to a new superintendent, the members of the Owen County Board of Education are now looking for a new finance officer following the resignation of another member of the administrative staff.
    The board accepted a letter of resignation from long-time district finance officer Sheila Miller at its Jan. 10 meeting.
    The resignation became effective Dec. 31, 2012. Miller cited a job with the Kentucky Department of Education as her reason for resignation.