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Local News

  • Tip leads to drug arrests

    Two people were recently arrested after an anonymous tip led state police to find over five pounds of processed marijuana.
    Jamie Conrad, 41, and Shawn Long, 38, both of Owenton, were arrested Nov. 15 on multiple drug charges.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said state police were serving arrest warrants on both Conrad and Long, which led to more charges.

  • Questions on future of former senior citizens building

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has found a distributor for the emergency food assistance program, but a location to distribute the commodities remains up in the air.
    Items for the food assistance program are purchased through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and had formerly been distributed by Northern Kentucky Community Action which had to cease  distribution due to budget cuts.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she was notified that NKCA would no longer be distributing the items in mid-October.

  • Local program brightens holidays for area seniors

    This holiday season, the community can help give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior  program.
    The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with the North Central District Home Health Agency and KIPDA – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. The local Home Instead Senior Care office aids seniors in Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Woodford and surrounding counties.

  • Christmas Parade 2013: Guess who is coming to town?

    This year’s Owen County Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. The parade will leave from Southern States at 3 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Christmas Melodies.”
    There will be three categories for the floats this year:
    • Wagon/Trailer (Large) First place, $200; second place, $150.
    • Truck Bed - First place, $100; second place, $50.
    • Utility Vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) First place, 75; second place, $50.

  • Owen school to be honored for energy saving efforts

    The Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized for achieving the Energy Star rating on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized by school and state officials for achieving the Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to denote its energy efficiency.  

  • Hometown Hero

    Rick Morgan was awarded the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero award Monday by Pam Miller. Morgan joined the Owenton and Owen County Fire Departments around 1974, became Owenton fire chief in 1980, became emergency management director in June of 1994, became an EMT around 1976, was deputy sheriff in 1984 and was on the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad when it started in 1979. Morgan is currently the director of emergency management, is a volunteer firefighter and continues to work as an EMT.

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.

  • Champions continue to raise awareness of drug abuse

    The Owen County Champions meeting had a great turnout Nov. 11 for its addiction awareness meeting led by Adam W. Greene.
    The Wild Goose had a full house and celebrated another recovery story with family and friends.
    The group will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Cafe on Saturday from 6 until 7 p.m.
    Deanna Whobrey will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote recovery.

  • City sets new rules to limit yard sales

    Property owners within the City of Owenton will soon be limited to two yard sales per year following a second reading of an ordinance by the Owenton City Council.
    According to the ordinance, each location or property will be limited to two different yard sales per year. The yard sales may not last more than three consecutive days.
    Signs advertising yard sales may not be placed on public or private property without consent of the owner. Within 24 hours after the conclusion of a sale, all signs must be removed.

  • Carroll, Quarles mark library anniversary

    With the recent one- year anniversary of the the Owen County Public Library’s relocation, its board of trustees is already looking forward to the next three years.
    The library, which relocated from its Main Street location to Hwy. 22 East on Oct. 28, 2012, celebrated the first anniversary by hosting a meet and greet with State Rep. Ryan Quarles and State Sen. Julian Carroll.