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  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after a traffic stop in Owenton led officers to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
    James K. Elmore, 25, was arrested at 12:13 a.m., Dec. 15, after officers stopped him on West Seminary Street.
    According to a citation, Elmore had constricted pupils and was acting nervous.
    Officers administered a heel-to-toe test, but according to the citation Elmore did not hold position and used his arms for balance.

  • Court won't change shelter policy

    As long as the Owen County Friends of Animals shelter has room for any dog that may be brought in, no dogs will be euthanized.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Jan. 10 and two constituents addressed the issue which was first brought up in December after members of the court visited the shelter and found it in what some felt was an overcrowded state.
    In December, the shelter had about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but director Hilari Gentry said no dogs were being treated inhumanely.

  • Murder trial begins

    The trial of a Corinth man who allegedly murdered a Scott County man in 2010 got under way Tuesday morning.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010 after Kentucky State Police troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Nov. 26, 2010.
    Dennis is charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana over five pounds.
    Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford began the opening statements Tuesday.

  • Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs.
    Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Pair charged with robbery

    An Owenton man and woman are being charged with first-degree robbery after the woman allegedly stole a firearm from her sister’s Owen County home.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 26, and Joshua L. King, 31, were arrested Jan. 4 after they allegedly broke into the home of Felicia Bramblett’s sister, Mary Bramblett on Dec. 28.
    According to an arrest citation, King admitted to being in the house, but did not know that Felicia Bramblett was taking items.

  • Leadership of school board shifts

    The Owen County Board of Education met for its first meeting of the year Jan. 3 and elected a new chairperson and vice-chairperson.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said in the past board members have elected to keep the same chairperson and vice-chairperson each year, but have decided to begin rotating the positions from now on.
    Board member Terry Patterson had been chairperson and Brian Young vice-chairperson.
    Brian Young will now hold the chairperson position and Brett McDonald will become the vice-chairperson.

  • Leadership of school board shifts

    The Owen County Board of Education met for its first meeting of the year Jan. 3 and elected a new chairperson and vice-chairperson.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said in the past board members have elected to keep the same chairperson and vice-chairperson each year, but have decided to begin rotating the positions from now on.
    Board member Terry Patterson had been chairperson and Brian Young vice-chairperson.
    Brian Young will now hold the chairperson position and Brett McDonald will become the vice-chairperson.

  • Walking for a cause

    God’s Special Little Hearts, in conjunction with the Owen County Extension Homemakers, will be hosting the Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects on Feb. 18  from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    CHDs are the No. 1 birth defect affecting approximately 40,000 babies each year, and is the leading cause of death in infants under the age of 1.
    If you are interested in forming a team for the walk, contact Katie Columbia at 502-514-1305 and a walk packet can be mailed.

  • City council moves ahead with annexation plans

    Homeowners on several Owen County roads could eventually have the option of becoming Owenton residents after Owenton City Council members recently agreed to add several more roads to an annexation plan.
    The council had voted to begin the annexation process on several stretches of highway, including Hwy. 22 East for 1.9 miles to the new Maurice Bowling Middle School; U.S. 127 South to the ‘Welcome to Owenton’ sign; and U.S. 127 North to Old New Liberty Road.

  • After five years, McBurney steps down at center

    After nearly five years of service, Owen County’s Senior Center director recently said goodbye.
    Lisa McBurney, who served as the center’s director for the past four years and 10 months recently accepted a new job. Her last day at the center was Dec. 9.
    DeDe Grisham will fill McBurney’s spot until a new director can be chosen and Ethel Hammond, a volunteer at the center and McBurney’s backup, will continue to volunteer and assist Grisham.