Today's News

  • Rotary Club continues 50-year tradition of helping local students

    Recently, two Owen County students were presented with checks from Gary Gibson on behalf of the Owenton Rotary Student Loan Fund.
    Clayton Wilson, who plans to major in agriculture business at Morehead State University, and Ashley Parks, a freshman at Lindsey Wilson College, were each given $1,000 checks to help further their education.
    Any Owen County student can apply for the loans and wait to pay them back until one year after they graduate or immediately once they leave school.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 9, 2011

    Clay J. Couch, contempt of court, defendant failed to show proof of anger management and also owes $223 fines and costs, in jail, $715 cash bond set, continued to Nov. 4.
    James Grider, theft by unlawful taking, 45 days, to serve four, conditionally discharged for 41 days, restitution $120 plus court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Dan Sparrow vs. Phillip J. Hacker, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Society members share some of their personal history

    The cool, misty rain enveloped the picnic pavilion at the Owen County Historical Society Museum, and the scheduled September picnic was moved indoors at the I.O.O.F. Hall. However, even the effects of a hurricane could not dampen the festive mood as over 30 people gathered to share a chicken dinner — what’s a picnic without chicken — and trade stories.

  • Family treated ‘the help’ with kindness and respect

    His name popped up in my e-mail with uncanny timing. I was deep into planning the 80th reunion of The Rev. Silas A. Hudson’s descendants, and a few days earlier, I’d been to see “The Help,” a movie about racial prejudice encountered by black domestic workers circa 1963 Mississippi.  You see, Leon R. Harris (1886-1960) was a black writer who spent most of his childhood living in my white great-great-grandfather’s Kentucky home.  

  • Youth soccer league results

    Under 8
    HotShots–8 vs. Wildcats–2

  • Officials warn of DOT compliance scam

    An Owen County man recently received mail from a company that claimed he needs to take mandatory department of transportation training, however, state officials said the company is in no way associated with the DOT.
    The company, Compliance Educators LLC, is based in Shreveport, La. According to its advertisement, the training is to assist companies with being DOT compliant and even cites a DOT regulation.

  • Owen-Gallatin Penny war rages on

    Owen County is winning the war.
    The stakes? A  pie in the face of the judge-executive who’s county loses the “Penny War” and possibly thousands of dollars to renovate the skate park in Sparta.
    So far, Owen County has a substantial lead.
    At last count, Owen led $146.55 to Gallatin’s $55.67.
    The drive is spearheaded by Maurice Bowling Middle School students Colton Matt and Logan Bailey who have worked tirelessly toward their goal of seeing improvements to the park.

  • Alleged ATM thief linked to lottery ticket heist

    By Kayleigh Zyskowski

    KY News Content Service

    One of the three men charged with the theft in June of an ATM machine in Frankfort has now been indicted for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a gas station.
    Michael Raisor, 37, of 496 Colston Lane,  along with Dwayne Chadwell, 36, of 120 Schenkel Lane, were indicted for burglarizing Gas n’ Go on Old Lawrenceburg Road July 30, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday

    Owen County’s 10th annual Sweet Owen Day festival will be celebrated Saturday, with lots of fun and friendship expected.
    The festival began in 2001 as a weekend long event, with former Owen County Judge-executive Billy O’Banion spearheading the event. The event is now coordinated by the Owen County Judge-executive’s Office, the City of Owenton and the Owen County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Man armed with shotgun robs local store

    The Owenton Police Department is seeking information from the public after an Owenton business was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening.
    At approximately 8:50 p.m. Sunday, a man wearing a camouflage mask and other camouflage clothing entered the Family Dollar Store at 226 S. Main St., Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said.
    The suspect pulled what appeared to be a shotgun from under a pillowcase. The man demanded that the employees open the store’s safe.
    The subject took more than $500, but less than $1,000, and fled the scene.