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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Owen Countian of the Year: At 92, Olds still gives to community

    The lyrics to “Happy Birthday To You” rang out from beneath the pavilion at the Owen County Fairgrounds July 14 as the crowd that gathered sang to this year’s recipient of the Owen Countian of the Year award.
    At 92 years old, Lenora Kelly Olds continues to contribute to the community, whether it be by investing time with Relay For Life or her weekly engagement at Owenton Center.  
    The Owen Countian of the Year award is presented each year during the fair by the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Olds said she had no idea she was receiving the award.