Today's News

  • More than 50 attend search and rescue training

    A total of 56 personnel from four different counties and 14 different agencies attended an extrication training hosted by Owen County Search and Rescue Saturday.

    Search and Rescue Chief Greg Estes would like to thank McDonalds, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Air Methods, Cowboys, Belterra, B&C Towing, the Owen County Fairboard and Meadow-View Shopwise for their support of the event.

  • Community mourns loss of OCHS student

    Owen County High School students gathered in the front lobby of the facility Tuesday morning for prayer following the loss of one of their own in a tragic accident Monday.
    Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call at about 8:40 p.m. of a single-vehicle collision near the 3500 block of Ky. 355, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Tackett prevails over Pratt in special election

    Two hundred and fifty-three.

    That number is how many votes gave Georgetown Democrat Chuck Tackett the victory over Republican Phillip Pratt in the 62nd House District special election March 8.

    Both candidates said they knew the election would be highly contested in a bid for the 62nd District state representative seat, vacated by Ryan Quarles when he assumed the role of state agriculture commissioner.

    “I did think it would be close, that it would be a few votes one way or the other,” Pratt said.

  • OCSAR hosts public training

    Owen County Search and Rescue will host what the squad hopes will become an annual extrication training Saturday at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend the training. The invitation is the first of its kind in Owen County, according to Captain Greg Estes.

    The event has been in the planning stages for about two months and Estes said he hopes it will open the public’s eye to the professionalism of the squad.

  • Montessori school to add second class, daycare program set for summer start

    The Owen County Montessori school will be expanding the age range of students it can accept for the 2016-2017 school year.

    Since the school opened last fall, eight students between the ages of 3 and 5 years old have attended the school for three full days each week. For next year, a second class will be offered for students that are between the ages of 6 and 9 years old.

  • Cruz takes Owen in Republican Caucus

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    Republicans across the state turned out in droves, waiting for up to an hour in some areas, to participate in Saturday’s Republican Caucus.

    Owen County’s turnout neared 500 voters, with Ted Cruz taking the local lead. Donald Trump was declared the state’s winner.

  • Monday cow sale aiding area farmers

    Despite the recent loss of Blue Grass Stockyards, cattle farmers across the area can rest a little easier with the addition of a Monday sale at United Producers Owenton.

    The Blue Grass Stockyards sales pavilion, located in Lexington, was destroyed Jan. 30 in one of the largest fires in the city’s history. Other nearby businesses were also damaged or destroyed.

    Although Blue Grass Stockyard officials announced plans to rebuild Friday, construction isn’t expected to begin until this summer, pending appropriate sign-offs from city officials.

  • Student arrested for threatening teacher

    An Owen County High School student was arrested March 1 after allegedly threatening teachers when they confiscated his bong.

    Students had just returned from an outing, when Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Lilly said teachers seized a bong Cody J. Minch had purchased while on the outing.

    “That’s what set him off,” Lilly said. “He basically threatened some teachers, he threatened to knock one’s teeth out. Another person heard them say he was going to shoot them.”

  • More than 500 attend 11th CHD Walk

    Even though Saturday was a dreary day outside, the atmosphere inside the Family Life Center at Owenton’s First Baptist Church was filled with music playing, kids running around and people having a good time at the 11th annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s.

    Katie Columbia, chairwoman and founder of God’s Special Little Hearts, said more than 515 people came out to the event. She said the event this year exceeded her expectations.

  • iLead Academy to host video game night Friday

    Video games have captured the generations and spurred an interest in technology from the days of Galaga and Pac Man to developers working on titles that haven’t been announced yet. A group of iLead students want to help other students capture that same interest in technology by hosting a video game tournament.