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  • Off-duty cop foils alleged heroin deal

    Two men were arrested Thursday after an off-duty officer witnessed an alleged drug transaction involving heroin at a local car wash.
    Owenton Policeman Steve Miller said the incident took place at approximately 3:45 p.m., when the off-duty officer saw two white males in a vehicle allegedly transacting illegal drugs at the Owenton Auto Bath and observed the vehicles involved.
    “That officer gave it to me personally and I pulled them over at the edge of the (Owenton) cemetery on North Main Street,” Miller said.

  • Judge denies bond reduction in murder case

    A Franklin County Circuit Judge has declined to lower a $500,000 full-cash bond for one of two Owen County men accused of murdering a Frankfort man last spring.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, is being held at the Franklin County Regional Jail but a separate bond hearing will be scheduled sometime in the next few weeks, according to reports.
    Hammond, along with David Bruce II, 44, also of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are each being charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Crash leaves two dead

    A Monday crash has left two Frankfort women dead and one Owenton man with life-threatening injuries.
    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, preliminary investigation shows that a pickup truck, driven by Gary Sigretto, 51, of Owenton, was traveling south on Highway 127 near the intersection of Long Ridge and Sweet Owen Road when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons.

  • Little hearts, Invisible hand

    God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc. held its first congenital heart defect awareness walk eight years ago and chairperson Katie Columbia said the only way to explain the event’s continued success is God himself.
    The event was held Saturday at Owenton First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, with a total of 37 teams participating, nine more than the previous year’s event.

  • Sewing expo to be held in April

    “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton on April 16 and 17.
    The 2013 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. April 16m followed by make-it and take-it session of a tissue/change purse ending at noon.
    Tuesday afternoon participants take a half-day class offering a variety of options including quick table runner, easy cushion corners, Serger knit T-shirts, Orion’s Start and more.

  • Community events

    Freestore coming Saturday
    First Christian Church has arranged for the Freestore Mobile Food Pantry to be at the church’s parking lot in Owenton Saturday.
    Volunteers will be giving out 10,000 lbs. of food to Owen County residents between 10 a.m. and noon at First Christian Church.
    It is estimated that this will help 200 Owen County families.
    If you have need for the food, call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750 -3342 on Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve your voucher for the free food.

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  • True love of growing into a business

    Are you a Kentucky farmer or home gardener who grows your own fruits, vegetables, nuts or herbs and would like to sell you jams, jellies, pickles, baked goods and other home-processed products at local farmers markets?
    If so, the home-based processing and microprocessing program offers a way for you to do just that.

  • Relay For Life to hold team captain meeting

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Owen County invites team captains to the monthly team captain meeting scheduled for Feb, 19 at 7 p. m. at the Owen County Public Library.
    This monthly meeting will last for one hour and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share fundraising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event progress.

  • Third-annual poetry reading hosted by Owen County Arts Council to be held Friday evening

    Take a break from the winter and stop by the Wild Goose Cafe for its third-annual poetry reading.
    Opening acts from the aspiring young poets of Owen County middle school and  high school. Our featured artists this year include poetry from George  Tisdale and Mark Schaemmler, music from Mandy Holbert and special guest Maureen Moorehead, the appointed State Poet and Laureate for Kentucky.