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  • Owen County District Court News

    Dec. 10, 2010

    Razor Capital vs. John Cochran, motion for default judgment.

    Cach LLC vs. Doris J. Delaney, motion for default judgment.

    Deborah Rose vs. Randy Hammitt, eviction hearing, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.

    American General Financial Services, Inc. vs. Walter Pat Lawrence, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Midland Funding LLC vs. Alex Magee, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Yvonne Rieskamp, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Police subdue man after confrontation

    An Owenton man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill family members and several law-enforcement officers Dec. 3

    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich confronted Ura W. “Moochie” Wright, 58, about 1:40 p.m. outside a home on Davis Lake Road where Lanny Wright, Moochie Wright’s cousin, lives.

    “He (Moochie) had been making threats against his cousins and the police all day,” Gentry said.

  • A year ends, change begins for local government

    Owenton Mayor-elect Doug West is expected to take the oath of office Friday at Owenton City Hall.

    The date was announced at Owenton City Council’s regular monthly meeting Dec. 7.

    West will be sworn in at 4 p.m. and a reception will take place afterward.

    West said the entire community is invited to attend.

    One newly elected magistrate was sworn into office Dec. 6 at the Owen County Courthouse.

    Troy Bramblett, who ran against and defeated fourth-district magistrate Ray Smith, was sworn in as well as others in various county positions.

  • Man charged with shooting cats in Owenton

    A 76-year-old Owenton man has been charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief after a criminal complaint was filed in October.

    According to the complaint, Samuel H. Riley, subjected two cats to “injurious mistreatment” by shooting them with a .22 rifle on two separate dates.

    The cats were the property of Diana and Ted Seaman.

    The shooting caused one of the cats to have its leg amputated and the other suffered a shattered jaw.

  • Bad weather in the area? It’s snow problem

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County and temperatures plummeted into the teens.

    Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating, no major problems occurred.

  • Shooting leaves one dead

    A 71-year-old Corinth man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police say may have been a drug-related meeting.

    Christopher Dennis Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after KSP troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele, of Georgetown, shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane Friday.

    More than five pounds of marijuana were discovered at the home.

    Dennis is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana (over five pounds), charge enhanced by possession of a firearm.

  • Santa comes to town Sunday

    The annual Owen County Christmas parade will roll through town Sunday, kicking off the Christmas season once more.

    This year’s theme will be “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said this theme was chosen from last year’s leftovers.

    “We still had some good suggestions left from last year so we decided to choose one of those,” Hetterman said.

  • Meeting the Needs could fall short

    As children across the world prepare letters of their special wants to send to the North Pole, one organization in Owen County is seeking basic needs to continue helping local families.

    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.

  • Angel Tree begins to shine again

    This year, 36 children across Owen County are looking to have their Christmas made special by those who take a name from the angel tree, put together by the Owen County Extension Office.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said each year families throughout Owen County request assistance through their office.

    Those who request help can get full sponsorship by attending the “Small Steps to Health and Wellness” class or participating in 16 hours of community service.

  • Middle school students will go to new building after holiday break

    Despite not having a completion date set in stone, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said students will be moving into the new Maurice Bowling Middle School following winter break.

    The school was expected to be completed in October, but due to harsh winter weather earlier this year, contractors were unable to complete construction in early fall.