Local News

  • Drunken driving charge dropped against official

    A driving under the influence charge against Owen County Fourth District Magistrate Troy Bramblett was recently amended to a reckless driving charge in Franklin District Court.
    Bramblett, 40, was charged with first-degree driving under the influence and speeding 15 mph over the limit after a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy observed him traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 127 in Franklin County, near Shadrick Ferry Road.

  • Broken headlight leads to indictment

    A routine traffic stop for one headlight led to the indictment of an Owen County man after a sheriff’s deputy found methamphetamine in the man’s vehicle.
    Ricky D. Helton, 34, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended and one headlight.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said he often assigns his deputies to different areas for traffic stops.

  • The Weekend Gardener: African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round!  Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.  Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow then many think if you create a favorable growing environment

  • Williams' goat finds a second home in Texas

  • Leadership group visits Owen Electric

    The Owen County Primary School Leadership Class visited Owen Electric Cooperative Friday to find out more about Owen Electric and what a cooperative is.
    “The class is observing productive businesses or cooperatives that are successful in our community. The students research the business and then visit the business, ask questions, and take notes about what they have learned,” Owen County Primary School Gifted and Talented Coordinator Teena Gamble said

  • Crash claims life of Glencoe woman

    Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg responded to a fatal collision Friday on KY 35.
    According to a press release, investigation revealed that Sarai D. Aguazul, 20, from Glencoe, was traveling south on KY 35 when she attempted to pass another vehicle. As she attempted to pass, the vehicle operated by Aguazul collided with a vehicle traveling north on KY 35. The driver of that vehicle, Susan D. Ellis, 44, of Owenton, was transported to New Horizons with non-life threatening injuries by the Owen County Life Squad.

  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    The annual Owen County Christmas Parade was held Sunday. This year’s theme was “Joys of Christmas.” This year’s church float winner was Hesler Assembly of God, Royal Rangers (top left). The first-place award in the civic adult category was Owen County Relay for Life and second place civic was Hard Rock of Owen County Search Dog Team. The first-place civic youth category winner was Girl Scout Troop 1030 and the first-place business category went to Dolly’s Doggie Den. The overall grand champion was Hesler Assembly of God, Royal Rangers.

  • Memory of lost friend will help others live

    Saying goodbye to a friend hasn’t been easy for many Owen County High School students, but they are determined to keep her memory alive in all school activities.
    The Owen County High School National Honor Society, in partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center, will hold its second blood drive of the school year Monday, in memory of senior Rebekah Gaines who died Oct. 16.
    “Rebekah donated blood last year before she got cancer,” Owen County High School senior Rianna Gayheart said. “And she was a recipient of blood during her treatments.”

  • Emergency workers ready to help again

    Across Owen County, volunteer  firefighters are ready to risk their lives to help and protect their communities.
    This sense of duty is a full-time commitment.
    The Christmas season is no different.
    The Owen County volunteer fire departments and the Owen County Search and Rescue are holding their first-annual food and coat drive to give back to the community that is always supportive of its volunteers.
    Owen County Volunteer Firefighters Jeff Wright and Daryl Hearne are spearheading the drive, which continues through Dec. 17.

  • Guilty plea entered in stabbing incident

    An Owenton man has been sentenced to four months behind bars after pleading guilty to cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, pleaded guilty to the charges of fourth-degree assault and second-degree wanton endangerment in Owen District Court Friday.
    Thomas was originally charged with first-degree assault but the charge was amended to fourth-degree Friday.
    He was sentenced to one year for each charge, but could serve only 120 days. He will be conditionally discharged for the balance.