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Local News

  • City facing lawsuit over Burke records request

    A co-executor of former Owenton City Clerk Charlotte Burke’s estate has filed suit against the City of Owenton, claiming the city’s responses to open-records requests were untimely and legally insufficient.
    Burke served as Owenton’s city clerk from 2008 until January of 2009, when she was found dead in the home of her ex-husband, Danny Cobb. Kentucky State Police said she shot Cobb and then turned the gun on herself.

  • Saving Saveway

    After Saveway Supermarket owner Malone Bourne began announcing the news he would soon close Owenton’s oldest grocery store, the question on all of his customer’s minds seemed to be, “where will we buy our meat?”
    Bourne began telling his customers last week that the store would likely be closed by Labor Day. Signs on the front windows of Saveway announced 20-percent discount on nearly everything in the store.
    But with some persuasion from loyal customers and employees, Bourne has decided to keep the store going, but with some major changes.

  • Murphy completes Marine basic training

    John M. Murphy, son of Gary Murphy and Kayla Jones, grandson of Jean and Bobby Murphy, completed his Marine Corps basic training June 15 at Parris Island, S.C.
    Upon returning home, Murphy was welcomed by family and friends with a celebration at his grandparents’ home in Georgetown.
    Murphy will be returning for more training in August at Fort Geiger, N.C.

  • Owen County Horse Show results (miniature and saddlebred)

    Lead Line
    Rex, ridden by Sam Cobb
    Bump The Rock, ridden by Judah Mefford, Williamsburg, Ohio
    Rusty, ridden by Brax Ward, Owenton
    Rascal, ridden by Lily Fitzgerald, Owenton
    Buddy’s Chocolate Bliss, ridden by Audrey Roberts, Worthville
    Owen County Pleasure Only
    Wolfman George, ridden by Guy Cobb
    Smedlena, ridden by Sydney Cobb
    Rascal, ridden by Audrey Lewis
    Arabian Halter
    Astaire Can Dance, ridden by Jennifer Lewis, Georgetown; first place

  • Owen County Horse Show results (Walking Horse)

    Stick Horse Class
    Buddy, ridden by Audrey Roberts, Worthville
    My Body Lady, ridden by Rylan Wordman, Owenton
    Sarah, ridden by Abbi Hearn, Owenton
    Brownie, ridden by Malachi Mefford, Owenton
    Bunnig, ridden by Judah Mefford, Owenton
    Bump, ridden by Cooper Carson, Sparta
    Bronco, ridden by Logan Wagers, Owenton
    Lead Line Class
    Crackerjack, ridden by Konnor Owens, Stanford; first place
    Bump The Rock, ridden by Cooper Carson, Batavia, Ohio; second place

  • Community Events

    El Bethel’s VBS ends tonight
    El Bethel Church hosts “Gold Rush” vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 tonight. Toddlers and children ages 3 through fifth grade will learn lessons, enjoy music and dramas, crafts, and snacks. If you need a ride or more information, contact Darlene at 484-2556 or 514-3223.

  • Community Events

    El Bethel’s VBS ends tonight
    El Bethel Church hosts “Gold Rush” vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 tonight. Toddlers and children ages 3 through fifth grade will learn lessons, enjoy music and dramas, crafts, and snacks. If you need a ride or more information, contact Darlene at 484-2556 or 514-3223.

  • Bethany school alum unite to remember

    The number of persons attending the Bethany school reunion continues to be smaller, but the enthusiasm remains upbeat.
    In spite of the 90-plus temperature and interstate repair, 18 friends met for lunch and fellowship July 23 at Noble’s Restaurant near Corinth. Some sat in traffic or drove the long way around to attend.
    A former student/teacher, the late Geraldine Hudson Green, had compiled a list of graduates/teachers of Bethany. Remembering faces to put with the names was interesting.

  • Kentucky Grazing Network coming to Owen County

    With one grazing network up and running, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Master Grazer program is looking to create similar regional networks across the state.
    The Kentucky Grazing Network is for forage and ruminant producers. Participants share ideas and advice with other group members with the goal of improving everyone’s forage operation. The first network began earlier this summer in Northern Kentucky with a pasture walk at UK’s Eden Shale Farm in Owen County.

  • Owen Co. musician graces cover of ‘Kentucky Living’

    One of Owen County’s most well-known musicians has fiddled his way to the August cover of one of Kentucky’s most prestigious magazines, “Kentucky Living.”  
    John Harrod has devoted a big part of his life to recording and documenting the state’s rich heritage of traditional talent and music, especially the fiddle.