Local News

  • Owen County bus involved in Carroll accident

    An Owen County school bus was involved in an accident with a single-passenger vehicle on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

    The school bus carrying 12 students from the Carroll County Area Technology Center was traveling eastbound toward I-71 as the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot at a neighboring business. The two vehicles collided. The car’s driver-side sustained the most damage.

    The driver of the vehicle was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS.

  • Stafford tabbed to lead Owen schools

    A unanimous vote by the five members of the Owen County Board of Education will bring Rob Stafford back to the district where his career first began.
    This time, he will serve as the district’s leading man.
    A resident of Owen County with a long history in the district, Owen County School Board Chairman Stuart Bowling said Stafford is exactly what the district has needed.

  • CHD walk auction will feature UK tickets to highest bidder

    This year’s auction for the Eighth Annual CHD Awareness Walk will feature tickets to the University of Kentucky/Vanderbuilt basketball game for Feb. 20.
    The tickets are in section 43 of the lower level. Tickets will go to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the annual walk.

  • Police says 50 cars damaged by metal shards spilled on road

    Shards of metal scattered along U.S. 127 South Monday morning left dozens of vehicles with flat tires and a headache for the local state road crew.
    The crew received word early Monday morning that pieces of shredded metal were scattered along the road from mile marker seven to approximately 14.
    The crew began cleanup around 4:30 a.m. and vehicles with flat tires could be seen all along the stretch of highway.

  • Three-month investigation nets arrests

    A three-month drug investigation netted three arrests Saturday, with Owenton City Police hopeful there will be more to come.
    Owenton City Police Officers Steve Miller and Gary Alcorn were assisted by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell in the early afternoon roundup of three alleged drug traffickers.
    The arrests resulted in four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges.

  • Dog owner concerned over meatballs

    An Owen County man says someone tried to poison his dogs by slipping rat poison into balls of meat thrown on his property.
    Dick Reeves of 1550 227N. said he happened to be on his front porch in late January when he saw a pick-up pull into a drive adjacent to his property.
    “It was pretty weird,” Reeves said. “This person got out of the truck, started throwing stuff in my yard.”
    After the person crossed the fence over into his property, Reeves left the porch and began to approach the person.

  • Celebrating dads

    On Jan. 30, 2013, The Owen County Youth Services Center sponsored a 45-minute breakfast before school where fathers and their children met with other dads and kids in the MBMS multi-purpose room. During this time, they discussed the power of hard work, spent time together, created memories, and were equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship.
    The organizers would like to thank Kyle Riddle, All Pro Dad team captain and facilitator; Glenna Saylor; the MBMS cafeteria staff; MBMS custodial staff; and all the people who made the event possible.

  • Monday fire destroys Pleasant Grove home

    All Owen County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Monday afternoon.
    Owen County Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said the departments received a call at 12:48 p.m. for a full structure fire with possible entrapment at 1600 Pleasant Grove Road.
    Canchola said once firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to verify that there was no one inside the home.
    The home was a total loss and Canchola said the Red Cross has been called to assist those living in the home.

  • Owen to take part in earthquake drill

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to remind residents that in the month of February, hundreds of communities throughout a nine-state region will participate in a region-wide earthquake drill during the third-annual “Great Central U.S. Shake Out.”
    At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

  • Students go from crayons to college

    On Jan. 29, Owen County Primary School held its first annual “Crayons to College” assembly to promote college readiness.
    Letters were sent to colleges all over the United States to explain the goal of promoting college readiness at a young age and to ask for donations of hats, shirts, pencils, and other items to get the kids excited for learning about their school.
    Each class will represent a college and will learn facts about their college for the remainder of the year