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Today's News

  • City renovating sidewalks in downtown Owenton

    Two sections of sidewalk are being renovated in downtown Owenton.
    According to Owenton Mayor Doug West, work on a section of sidewalk beside the Owen County Senior Citizens Center has been completed and will offer safer conditions for the people entering and exiting the center.
    A second section is still under repair.
    The corner of Seminary Street and South Madison, in front of the Owenton Clothing Center, is being renovated by city workers. The second project also includes renovating the steps at the corner.
     

  • 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.
     

  • All I’m saying is ... One moment defines a special, loving bond

    I took a picture Saturday that you will never see.
    It was a great picture, maybe one of the best I’ve taken in a long time.
    It was from the Battle of the Bluegrass softball tournament and featured a young girl and her coach.
    In the middle of an at-bat, the coach wrapped her arms around the girl and helped her with her batting stance. With great patience, she showed the girl how to hold her arms in the correct position and reminded her to keep her shoulders up.

  • Owen County District Court - July 25, 2014

    James A. Clark, 1963, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, tampering with physical evidence.
    Clay Couch, 1961, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Aug. 5.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 8.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 22, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking all others $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, continued to Aug. 5.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, show cause deferred, owes $1,093.13 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 9.
    Jeremy T. Deming, 1986, second-degree burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 5.

  • Birth announcement: Abigail Grace Smoot

    Zachary and Elizabeth Smoot of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace Smoot. She was born June 11 at Frankfort Regional Hospital, weighing 5 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long.  Her grandparents are Jesse Smoot of Owenton and Summer Bruce of Owenton and Steven and Lucinda Wright of Frankfort.

  • 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.  

  • Minor leaguers finish in third place

    The Owen County Minor League Baseball team captured third place in the Tri-County Invitational Tournament over the weekend.