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  • Huntin’ down a dream

    Brianna Perkins isn’t afraid of taking on big challenges.
    After facing down cancer, Perkins is setting her sights on taking down some big game with the help of a few new friends up north.
    Perkins was surprised with a trip to Wisconsin during Saturday’s fourth annual Beka’s Toppers Sporting and Clay Archery Shoot at Elk Creek Hunt Club, with help from G.O. Heath, a featured guest on the Sportsman Channel’s North American Whitetail.

  • Special election could bring alcohol sales to Owenton

    A special election has been slated for Sept. 16 concerning the possible sale of alcohol at restaurants within the city limits of Owenton but the restaurant owners behind the push said their establishment will continue to be a family-friendly environment.
    The special election will take place in the Owenton Incorporated precinct which includes the Owenton city limits in its entirety.
    Only those registered to vote in the Owenton Inc. precinct can vote in the election.
    The polling place will be the Owen County Courthouse.

  • U.S. 127 Yard Sale set for Aug. 7-10

    The annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale, which bills itself as the world’s longest at 690 miles, is set for Aug. 7-10.
    The yard sale stretches from Addison, Mich. south to Gadsden, Ala. The route enters Kentucky near Cincinnati and stretches south to the Tennessee line.
    The sale is headquartered at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, Tenn., according to the sale’s website.
    In all, the sale route covers parts of five states.
     

  • Wilson wins soil conservation scholarship

    The Owen County Soil Conservation District is proud to announce that Clayton Wilson has received the State Soil Conservation of Natural Resources Scholarship.
    He attends Morehead State University.
    Wilson is the  son of Curnie and Muriel Wilson.
    The scholarship was awarded to a student that is enrolled in college who has declared a major in the field of agriculture or conservation of natural resources.  

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Owen Countian of the Year: At 92, Olds still gives to community

    The lyrics to “Happy Birthday To You” rang out from beneath the pavilion at the Owen County Fairgrounds July 14 as the crowd that gathered sang to this year’s recipient of the Owen Countian of the Year award.
    At 92 years old, Lenora Kelly Olds continues to contribute to the community, whether it be by investing time with Relay For Life or her weekly engagement at Owenton Center.  
    The Owen Countian of the Year award is presented each year during the fair by the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Olds said she had no idea she was receiving the award.

  • 2014 Owen County Mother of the Year focused on her family

    When she lived in Virginia in the early 1970s, the 2014 Owen County Mother of Year Donna Osborne Scott would take her kids down to the beach.
    Even after a long day preparing food to the hungry diners, Scott would ignore her aching feet, tired muscles and pack up her kids for some time in the sun and sand.
    That sacrifice of time and energy was not lost on her kids. It was a special time for the mother and her children.

  • Men charged with making meth in Owen County

    Two men are behind bars after an active meth lab was recently discovered at their Gratz residence.
    According to the police reports, police were investigating a complaint on July 14 made by Michael J. Shaw’s girlfriend, when Shaw barricaded himself in a house located at 9695 Hwy. 355.
    After securing Shaw, 29, police found an active meth lab inside the residence. Marijuana and a pipe were also found in the residence.

  • No charges expected in crash that injured official

    Kentucky State Police officials said no charges are expected in connection with the crash that injured two people including Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kyle Newsome, 19, of Owenton, was driving southbound on Hwy. 127 S. on July 10 when she apparently fell asleep. Her vehicle drifted into the northbound lane, police said.
    Morgan, who was driving in the northbound lane, spotted the vehicle coming toward him and shifted into the other lane, police said.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    On behalf of my seven brothers and sisters, I would like to nominate our Donna Osborne Scott for mother of the year for many reasons but the main reason is for the sacrifices she had to make for each of us as we were growing up.
    She married and had her first son at a young age and by the age of 32, she had eight kids -  Timmy, Jimmy Dale, Terry and Tom Dezarn and four girls, Teresa Perkins, Patty Sue Miller, Tina Lilly and Florence Ratliff.