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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Branch is proud of new Miss Teen Owen Co.

    After last week, this one has been relatively calm.
    We got some much needed rain but with it came the wind. Fay said it was very strong at her house. Their corn was blown over and dead limbs scattered across her yard.

  • Owen County District Court - July 20, 2012

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, pleaded guilty, to serve 180 days, concurrent with Franklin County jail time.
    Carolyn Gabbard, 1988, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set.
    Vivian Erksine, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 27.
    Jeffrey Riddle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Aug. 3.

  • 2012 Owen County Mother of the Year Nomination Letter

    I would like to nominate my mother, Bonnie Fitzgerald, for the Owen County Mother of the Year.
    My mom was born July 26, 1943, to Porter and Christine Osborne. She was the oldest of seven children. She lost a brother in Vietnam in 1969. This was something the family never quite got over.

  • Owen Historical Society News: The call of riverboats lured many boys to the banks

    Meet Charlie Moormon. The slender, whiskered gentleman from the Cincinnati Museum Center presented a program on riverboats at the historical society meeting July 12.  His love of the river and the steamboats which once crowded its expanse was evident as he relived the early days of steam powered boats and the vital role they played in the history of America.

  • 127 yard sale returns

    Signs of the world’s longest yard sale are already popping up throughout Owen County and community leaders are hoping the bargain hunters will spend some of their money here.
    The 127 Corridor Sale will kick off Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 5.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce President Dallas Stafford said the sale is something he doesn’t feel Owen countians have taken full advantage of.

  • Burglary suspect caught on video

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree burglary after he allegedly climbed into a residence through a ceiling and busted a hole into it.
    Isaac L. Goemaat, 18, is also being charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and receiving stolen property firearm and second-degree criminal mischief.
    According to records obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s office, Goemaat was caught on video entering a residence on Hawk View Lane and exiting on a dirt bike.

  • Fitzgerald has spent a lifetime focusing on children

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    Some may remember her as a school bus driver, others as an Owen County School District cafeteria worker, or cheering on Owen County’s many sports -- but this year everyone will know Bonnie Fitzgerald as Owen County Mother of the Year.
    Fitzgerald received the honor July 18 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.
    The award came as a surprise to Fitzgerald, who said she almost didn’t make it to the fair that night.

  • Wallace named Owen Countian of the year

    Fresh out of college in 1970, Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Ella Wallace came to Owen County as a health and physical education teacher.
    Forty-two years later Wallace is one of the most celebrated educators around and has been awarded Owen Countian of the Year by the Owenton Rotary Club.
    The award came as a shock to Wallace, who said she had been tricked into attending the fair by Billie Jo Ashcraft.

  • Wallace named Owen Countian of the year

    Fresh out of college in 1970, Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Ella Wallace came to Owen County as a health and physical education teacher.
    Forty-two years later Wallace is one of the most celebrated educators around and has been awarded Owen Countian of the Year by the Owenton Rotary Club.
    The award came as a shock to Wallace, who said she had been tricked into attending the fair by Billie Jo Ashcraft.

  • Keith urges public to properly use 911 calls and be prepared

    With Owen County having so many telephone exchanges and cell towers, it is difficult for emergency dispatch to know exactly where the emergency may be, according to Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith.
    When an Owen County resident calls 911, they are urged to give their name, number, address, address of the emergency and a description of the emergency to the dispatcher.
    Keith also said let the dispatcher know the county you are in so they can make sure they get the right responder to the emergency.