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  • Sex offender indicted by Owen County grand jury

    An Owen County man was recently indicted for failure to comply with the sex-offender registry
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Trooper Brad Arterburn said Heith A. Necessary, 31, was registered as living in Owenton during a routine checkup when law enforcement discovered he was no longer at the residence.
    It was Necessary’s second offense.
    Arterburn said the checkups take place every few months and sex offenders have to register their new addresses once they relocate.

  • Owenton man involved in Indiana semi truck crash

    By Brent Brown
    Greensburg Daily News
    A semi carrying coiled steel left I-74 and caught fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, sending the driver to the hospital and shutting down portions of the interstate for a period of time.

  • Pair airlifted following crash in Monterey

    A couple traveling by motorcycle on U.S. Hwy. 127 N. toward Frankfort were airlifted out of Monterey after a crash that took place Sunday evening.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the crash took place at approximately 6 p.m. in front of the Monterey Market at 11465 U.S. Hwy. 127.
    Hammond said a vehicle, driven by Jan Willoughby, was turning out of the Monterey Market onto U.S. 127 N. and didn’t see the motorcycle traveling in the southbound lane.

  • Owen County Historical Society to honor veterans with local ties

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • Local livestock exhibitor honored at Kentucky Proud Points luncheon

    Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    In Owen County, Morgan Forsee of Owenton won the top prize for rams in the sheep division.

  • Two local fire departments awarded state grant money

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service
    The Kentucky Division of Forestry has awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
    In Owen County, the Jonesville and Owenton volunteer fire departments received grants.

  • Newly ordained

  • Deer Season: Abilgayle Dempsey

    Abigayle Dempsey harvested her first deer youth weekend, while hunting with her dad. Abigayle is the daughter of Jeremy and Kayla Dempsey of Owenton.

  • Deer Season: Elizabeth Castleman

    Elizabeth Castleman, 14, of Jonesville, took this deer on the family farm Oct. 12. She is the daughter of Cindy and Lee Castleman.

  • Deer Season: Conner Eades

    Conner Eades, the 9-year-old son of Robert and Tina Eades of Owenton, took in a 14-point during youth hunt weekend in Owen County.