Local News

  • 1 killed in Saturday morning crash

    Police say alcohol was a factor in a wreck that claimed the life of an Owen County man during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Osborne said the accident occurred at 1:20 a.m. Saturday around the 2050 block of Fortner Ridge Road.
    According to Osborne, Charles E. Corbin II, 39, of 7955 Hwy. 22 E., was traveling west on Fortner Ridge Road when he rounded a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Osborne said Corbin crashed into some trees and was partially entrapped in his vehicle.

  • OCHS Civics Club to host debate

    The Owen County High School Civics Club will get a lesson in politics Thursday when they host the 2014 General Election candidate’s debate.
    The debate will begin at 6 p.m., but those attending also will get to meet with candidates beforehand at 5:30 p.m.
    The debate’s moderator, student and Civics Club President Connor Chancery, said candidates will have booths set up and refreshments will be provided for the meet-and-greet portion of the event.
    Fellow club member Veronica Chisholm will help moderate.

  • Election 2014: Owenton mayor

    Doug West

  • Election 2014: Owenton City Council

    Adam Gaines

    Family: Married to Brandi Kay Gaines; children, Karmyn Chevelle Gaines; parents, Donette and Charlie Gaines
    Current employment: Mechanical maintenance at North American Stainless, Carrollton

  • Election 2014: Owen County Coroner's race

    Lannis Garnett

  • Election 2014: Kentucky Supreme Court

    Michelle M. Keller

  • Restaurant moves into city limits

    The Owenton City Council has approved an ordinance to annex the Smith House Restaurant into the City of Owenton.
    The council held a first reading on the ordinance at its Oct. 7 meeting and a second reading at a special Oct. 14 meeting.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said Smith House Restaurant owner Billy O’Banion wrote a letter to the council requesting to be annexed into the city.
    West said the move would allow the Smith House Restaurant to obtain a liquor license if the establishment acquired the proper amount of square footage.

  • Woman’s curio shop is a tribute to daughter

    Colorful business cards with Ghirardelli chocolates attached aren’t the only thing sweet about the recently opened Carolann’s Curio.
    The gift shop, located at 312 South Main Street and owned by Paula Sanders, gets its namesake from Sanders’ daughter who passed away from a blood disease in 2012.
    Sanders said her plans for a gift shop came to a halt after her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson, became sick.

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.