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  • CKC Festival set to return Saturday

    For over 20 years, Greene’s Country Crafts has provided an assortment of handmade items for the home to customers across Kentucky and the nation from a quaint shop located behind Melvin Greene’s Seminary Street residence.
    Greene and his family have run the store that specializes in creating unique primitive décor. With their experience in creating things and selling them, the Greenes have had many opportunities to travel and set up booths at multiple festivals or markets to sell their wares.

  • Bush retires from board of elections
  • Owen District Court | September 20, 2017

    Sept. 12, 2017

    Justin W. Alvor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, buy or posses drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, resume pay 90 days.

  • Second Dollar General location on the rise

    A second Dollar General Store could open locally by late winter, just a few miles down the road from the company’s existing Owenton location.
    Groundwork has already begun on the new location, which will be located at 20 Sweet Owen Road, the former site of Hunter’s Greenhouse off Highway 127 North, according to Dollar General spokeswoman Laura Somerville.
    The company purchased the land from Gary and Darlene Hunter for $225,000 earlier this year, according to Owen County Clerk Laurel Stivers.

  • City hall to charge fee for in-office water payments

    By Molly Haines and Elisabeth Moore
    N-H Staff
    For over a decade, Kentucky American Water has offered customers the convenience of in-office bill pay from its Main Street location. The company recently announced its decision to shutter its Owenton facility following damages sustained to the building earlier this year, leading to a lengthy discussion by the Owenton City Council on future bill-pay options.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday with over 60 vendors

    As the weather begins to cool down, fall festival season is starting to heat up across Kentucky. In Owen County, locals are preparing for Sweet Owen Day, a 16-year-old annual festival that takes place each September on the Owen County courthouse square.
    Set for 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Sweet Owen Day will be a day full of fun for the whole family, according to event organizers.

  • Owen County Public Transit receives federal award

    Public transportation is a common privilege for many major cities, allowing travelers to shuttle from one area to the next without having to worry about the stress of a daily commute.
    While many smaller areas lack a steady public transportation system, Owen County Public Transit (OCPT) continues to grow, having recently received the statewide Outstanding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Achievements award.

  • Noise complaint leads to drug arrest

    A noise complaint on Shady Lane eventually led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man Thursday, after a sheriff’s deputy discovered drugs and a handgun inside the man’s residence.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell was called to 55 Shady Lane on a noise complaint just before 10 p.m. Once on scene, Caldwell was given consent to search Wesley Roberts’ residence, where he discovered over eight ounces of marijuana, controlled substances believed to be crystal meth and a handgun.

  • With 4-H running through her veins, local girl wins big at state fair

    Once a year the people of Kentucky gather in Louisville to take part in music, shopping, exhibitions and more at the Kentucky State Fair.
    While many fairgoers view the two-week event as a farewell to summer, one local girl attended to showcase her hard work and dedication as a member of Owen County 4-H.
    Owen County High School 10th-grader Kelsey Davis won multiple ribbons at this year’s state fair and went as far as receiving Class Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in Upcycle Container Garden in the 4-H Horticulture Division.

  • Mother, son team up for Owenton’s newest boutique

    For 30-year-old Clark Roberts, entrepreneurship just comes naturally.
    The Owen County native first began his landscaping business, 4 Seasons Landscaping, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University nine years ago.
    On Aug. 25, Roberts began a new business venture, partnering with his mother, Joy Roberts, a retired Owen County family and consumer sciences teacher, to open Owenton’s newest boutique, Dots on Main.
    Dots on Main offers various gifts, accessories and home decor that locals may have otherwise had to travel outside the county to find.