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Today's News

  • No. 8 (Female) - Kelsey Williams

    This young lady did something at Owen County High School that no one else has ever done. Not even her mom.

    Kelsey Williams played both soccer and basketball while in school. Her role on those two different teams might be a case study in opposites.

  • Owen/Fayette pipeline stretching 31 miles almost complete

    After two years of construction near the Owen-Franklin County line, Kentucky American Water is nearing completion of its new water treatment plant and pipeline project, the Central Kentucky Water Supply Solution.

    The project includes a new water treatment plant, located on Hwy. 127 South near the Owen-Franklin line on the Kentucky River; a 31-mile underground water transmission line; and support facilities.

  • Fair memories and a little common courtesy

    When I was a young boy, one of my most treasured possessions was my stuffed frog.

    I remember stalking around the Harrison County Fair – probably sometime around 1971 or 1972 – with my older sister, looking atone of those games where you toss a dart at a balloon and the tag behind it tells you what you won.

    It was always my favorite game at the county fair. Boys seem to have an innate love of things that go “POP.”

  • The new Miss Owen County crowned

    As the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show kicked off Monday night, a new Miss Owen County was crowned.

    Katie Haines, the 16-year-old daughter of Mike and Cindy Haines, received the honor over 13 other contestants.

    Ashley True was the fourth runner-up, Jessica Knott was third, Kristen Haines was second, and Danielle Hoop was first runner-up.

    This year’s Miss Congeniality was Katie Jo Rohling and Miss Photogenic was Brittany McDonald.

  • Library looks to the future

    As plans for a new facility moves forward, the Owenton Public Library recently held a long-range strategic planning meeting featuring invited guests from across many prominent Owen County organizations. The breakfast meeting was earlier this summer to discuss the strengthens and weaknesses of the Owen County and the role the library should take in the future of the community.

    “I was really pleased with the number of people who attended, as well as the comparative diversity of the group,” Nippert said  shortly after the meeting.

  • A new place to rest

    There’s a lot that can be done with five acres of land: produce crops, raise livestock or build homes. You could even build a new cemetery, which is exactly what Bruce Clark decided to do with his vacant land.

    Clark said the cemetery, located on Wright Road, is his way of giving back to the community.

    “I thought about putting some cattle out here,” said Clark. “But I decided I’d like to do something for the community.”

    Clark said the cemetery, which has been in the works for a little over a year, could open soon.

  • T-ball season ends

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation Department wrapped up its T-Ball season.  Pictured are the Raptors after receiving their trophies. Pictured are (Front row, left to right):  Hannah Howard, Dylan Wainscott, Landen Perkins, Jacob Dial, and Rachel Howard.  Back row: Coach Troy Bramblett, Gavin Hill, Evan Bramblett, Emma Miller, Ellie Blair, Luke Vinal and Coach Stephanie Howard. Not pictured were Meleah Beatty and Nash Cammack.

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  • Carroll County man dies in Owen Crash

    A Carroll County man died Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Ky. 355 in Owen County.

    According to the Kentucky State Police,  William P. Tackett, 25, of Carrollton, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident around 2:08 a.m. Friday by Owen County Deputy Coroner Larry Dale Perry.

    Troopers said Tackett was traveling south on Ky. 355 when he apparently lost control of the vehicle. His vehicle crossed over the road and impacted into a ditch in the northbound lane.

    Tackett was alone at the time of the crash.

  • Police seize 300 pot plants

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Department along with the Kentucky State Police have destroyed one of the largest marijuana patches found in Owen County in several years.

    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said over 300 immature plants were found on private property on Old Columbus Road, off Ky. 607.

  • No. 9 (Male) - David Wainscott

    His teammates called him the “Old Man.”

    Why? They thought he was wise beyond his years.

    David Wainscott was a three-sport star at Owen County High School. He played football, basketball and baseball before he graduated in 1978. He was good at all three, but baseball may have been his best sport.

    Wainscott was a centerfielder who, according to his coach Ronnie Dunavent, was a smart player who could hit any pitcher he faced.