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Today's News

  • Roger Alford: Power of God is on full display every day

    One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School Honor Rolls

    Fifth Grade Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll
    Allison Bourne; Mercedes Bourne; Madison Brown; Cameron Carter; Cheyenne Coppola; Trinity Craig; Meredith David; Mary Gamm; Carsyn Inman; Tori Lykins; Jorden May; Haylee Neeley; Caitlin Sizemore; Jack Spurgeon; Maddigan Walker; Gregory Webster
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1979-1989

    This is the seventh in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1979-1989

    BY KIM D. STROHMEIER

  • Owen grand jury hands down four indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down four indictments April 8.
    • Autumn L. Darrell, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • City council moves ahead with pay hike for next mayor

    An ordinance that would raise the mayor’s salary for the City of Owenton was given a first reading Monday.
    If approved, the ordinance will raise the mayor’s salary from $12,000 to $18,000 per year and would allot for $300 per month in health and life benefits.
    The raise would not become effective until Jan. 1, 2015, following the Owenton mayoral race in November.

  • Owen girl wins grant to help feed hungry kids

    Anna Riddle, a third-grade student from Owenton has been awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.
    The grant will support Riddle in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.
    Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Days - the largest volunteering and service event in the world.
    Riddle is using her grant to purchase food for Owen County Schools’ Power Pack Program – a program that sends food home with hungry children on the weekends, when school meals are not available.

  • Wife of suspect in murder case indicted

    One of the three men allegedly involved in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man, along with his wife, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the State-Journal, Joshua Hammond, 33 and his wife, Louanna Hammond, were charged after testimony from Travis Wright, a witness in the James Simons trial last month.
    Joshua Hammond, Simons, 37 and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Walmart parking lot on Leonardwood Drive in Frankfort.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kentucky families grew up with tobacco

    Raising tobacco was what we knew. It was a way of life.

    In these few poignant words, Glenna Clifton revealed the important role tobacco played in the lives of Owen countians for generations.
    It was the “cash crop,” paying mortgages and college tuitions.
    In earlier days it bought flour, sugar, coffee, and other staples that couldn’t be grown in the family garden.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Beautiful weather highlights special holiday

    In case somebody out there slept through it, this past Easter weekend was beautiful.
    It neither rained nor snowed on our parade. All the local churches were full. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service on the hill behind the church.
    There were Easter egg hunts and family dinners, the New–True Clan gathered at Barbara’s for dinner, Fay and Bruce went to her brother Gary’s in Scott County after church to spend some time with the family. I’m sure there were children to hunt Easter eggs at all these gatherings.

  • Wedding announcement: Kelley-Tupts

    Jim and Sharon Kelley of Benton are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Carolyn Kelley to Aaron Tupts, the son of David and Leah Tupts of Frankfort. Aaron is the grandson of Harry and Beverly Johns of Owenton and Trigga Johns of Louisville. The wedding will be held June 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Mount Sterling.