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  • Grand jury indicts two for drug trafficking

    On Nov. 8, 2011, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    Elizabeth Brackin, 45, on the charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a narcotic drug, namely Oxycodone.
    If convicted on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Bench warrant set for $10,000.

  • Season celebration

    Recently, Alfred Arrowood, co-owner of Family Billiards, invited the members of the Owen County High School football team for a meal and some fun at his restaurant.  Arrowood pays for the food out of his own pocket as a way to say thanks to the players for their commitment to Owen County High School and its athletics program.

  • Extension service helps guests get ready for the holidays

    It’s never too early to begin decking the halls for the holidays.
    The Owen County Extension Service hosted its annual Holiday Trimmings Workshop Nov. 10. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every November and has remained an Owen County holiday tradition since the mid-1980s.
    Over the last 15 years, the workshop has provided those in attendance with recipes for the perfect holiday meal and craft instructions for special gifts and home decorations.

  • Attack in Owenton leads to arrest

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree assault after allegedly cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    According to a search warrant obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, was arrested after dispatch reported that a person had been stabbed and was at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich and Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer responded to the call.

  • Fiscal court toughens drug, alcohol rules for new hires

    A drug and alcohol free workplace policy that had been tabled by the Owen County Fiscal Court was passed at its Nov. 8 meeting with a change that will affect all new hires.
    Under the new policy, anyone who is hired to work for the county must take a drug test during the same business day they are hired.
    The policy originally gave new hires 24 hours to submit to testing, but after magistrate concerns at the Oct. 25 court meeting, the period of time was changed.
    Second District Magistrate Casey Ellis suggested the time be changed to the same business day.

  • KSP uncover pair of meth labs in Owen

    Kentucky State Police troopers discovered two meth labs Nov. 10resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.
    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton, and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton, were arrested resulting from a lab discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. 
    Three children who live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab.

  • Beshear carries Owen County by wide margin

    On his way to a sweeping victory Tuesday night, incumbent Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear captured victory in Owen County by a margin of 472 over Republican challenger David Williams and 866 votes over independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith.
    Owen County voters followed the statewide results with victories by Democratic candidates in five of the six races.
    In Owen County, the results were:
    Secretary of State
    Bill Johnson (Rep.) - 936
    Allison Lundergan Grimes (Dem) - 1500
    Attorney General

  • Rebel Ramblings Nov. 9, 2011

    Rebel Ramblings
    Playoff Edition
    (Round Two)

    • Covington Holy Cross will come to Owenton with a record of 8-3. The Indians had an easy win over Carroll County last week in the first round, 68-0.
    • The Indians’ three losses this season came against Cooper, Beechwood and Newport Central Catholic.
    • Indians Head Coach Bruce Kozerski spent 12 seasons as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Kozerski was the starting center for the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII in Miami against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Poe picked to take over Owen Farm Bureau

    Harold Poe, LUTCF, has been appointed the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Owen County Agency.
    Poe’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, vice president of agency support and marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.
     Poe, a Magoffin County native, is a master agent for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and was honored as the 2010 District Five Agent of the Year. He became an agent in January 2001 after graduating from Magoffin County High School and Prestonsburg Community College.

  • Strohmeier awarded scholarship to business, entrepreneurship forum

    Kim David Strohmeier of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service was awarded a full scholarship to attend the 29th Annual Entrepreneurship Education forum that was held Nov. 4-7 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    This scholarship was awarded for Strohmeier’s leadership and creativity in bringing entrepreneurship education to the schools.
    The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education is a national membership association of 95 organizations.