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  • Great Partners

    Owenton Mayor Doug West recently accepted an award from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for significant achievement to the partnership between The Housing Authority of Owenton and the Housing Authority of Frankfort in recognition of outstanding performance.

  • Burn restrictions now in place

    The Division of Forestry and Division of Air Quality advises that Kentucky has entered the fire hazard season and it will be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30.

  • In the pink

    The Owen County High School cheerleaders showed their support for breast cancer awareness and the local Relay for Life organization by wearing pink and replica ribbons.

  • Owen County grand jury issues indictments

    On Feb. 12, 2013, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    • Darian T. Carter, 40, on the charges of three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment on the three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule III controlled substance, namely hydrocodone.

  • Looking for insight to a remarkable woman

    The way my grandfather Hudson talked about her, you would have thought Aunt Sukey Rogers was a major character in his childhood, someone he saw walk out the door day before yesterday.
    As I unravel her life story, however, I do the math, and realize that she died over 30 years before Gran was born. Such is the reach, I suppose, of a headstrong woman defiant enough to free an unprecedented number of slaves in a time and place when women had trouble being heard.

  • 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.