Today's News

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival

    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.
    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Georgia woman wanted by police arrested locally

    A fugitive from Macon, Ga. was recently apprehended in Owenton and charged with possession of heroin
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell said while attempting to locate Shawna Freeman, who was wanted by police in Macon, Ga., she was arrested and charged with possession of heroin.
    The heroin was found in Freeman’s purse.
    The arrest came following a traffic stop on South Main Street in Owenton.
    Barbara Andrews of Owenton was driving the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop on Sept. 17.

  • Third-generation bull looks to earn ‘grand champion’

    N-H Reporter

    With two grand champions of the Santa Gertrudis breed in the past 7 years, Sparta resident Larry Osborne is hoping to add a third title traveling across America with his bull in this year’s competitions.
    Troubadour, a 2 year old, 2,400 lb. bull, has already won five grand champion titles in five livestock shows at the Kentucky State Fair, the Ohio State Fair, the Indiana State Fair, the Delta Fair in Memphis, Tenn. and in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • 4-H helps build character through livestock programs

    Participating in livestock programs is one of the most recognized aspects of 4-H. Along with learning about animals young people can develop positive character traits to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    There are many ways youths can be involved in livestock programs through 4-H. Programs offered through 4-H include quiz competitions, skillathons, livestock judging, animal projects and shows. Owning an animal is not a requirement for participation.

  • Contract will keep medical center, ER open

    Everything will remain “business as usual” at New Horizons Medical Center, according CEO Bernie Poe.
    Rumors have been circulating since spring, when the facility’s board of directors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    The facility’s contract with Coast to Cost Healthcare Services was set to expire on Sept. 15, and emergency and other medical services were to be discontinued. But Poe said that the situation was averted on Friday.

  • New healthcare providers set to open locally

    Triad Health Systems, Inc., a federally qualified health center, will expand its services into Owen County after recently receiving a grant to open a full location.
    The provider is expected to come to Owen County by the end of 2016, initially located at the Owen County Health Center on Hwy. 22 E.
    Triad currently has one location in Gallatin County.
    Triad Health Systems CEO/Executive Director Adam Craft said the company provides primary-care services and is tasked for being a safety-net provider.

  • More than a game

    Last week the Maurice Bowling Middle School volleyball team played a match against Gallatin County.
    While the match may have looked similar in many ways to every other match they have played this season, it was very different. Monday night’s match was not as much about what took place on the court, but rather about those who were there to watch – including one very special coach.

  • Mobile home fire claims lives of two children

    Two children, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, died in a mobile home fire at 900 Gaines Village Dr., lot 7, this morning.
    According to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola, the department was dispatched to the scene at 9:44 a.m. and was on scene at 9:47 a.m.
    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke from the mobile home, with 50 percent involvement.
    At that time, Owen County Emergency Medical Services reported that two children were trapped inside the front area of the structure.

  • Owen County Montessori School officially opens

    Co-founders Emily Lofald and Ellie Petzinger welcomed their six registered students to the first day of school at Owen County Montessori on U.S. 127, south of Owenton. The initial group of students are in the 3- to 5-year old program and, for the first six weeks will be in the “phase in” stage, where they learn how to be courteous to others while in a classroom setting. Petzinger says they plan to start the 6- to 9-year-old program next year. 

  • One injured after being struck by vehicle

    A woman in her early 50s has been transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after reportedly sustaining injuries from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Pam Hawkins was crossing the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 22 E. when she was struck by the vehicle.
    Owenton City Police Officer Steve Miller said the vehicle was driven by Stacy Hudnall.

    Hawkins sustained injuries to her right leg.

    The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m.