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Today's News

  • Road closure expected through May

    Old Monterey Road, just south of Slippery Rock Road, will remain closed after last week’s storms damaged the roadway.
    The downpour sent a wall of water down the gullies at Slippery Rock, eroding around the culvert to where the State Highway Department closed the road.
    According to Nancy Wood, the district six office public information officer, the highway will be closed at least until the middle of May, because the local office will have to build a culvert because of it’s large size.

  • Voter registration deadline nears, poll workers needed

    By BRYAN MARSHALL AND MOLLY HAINES

  • Kentucky American working around bus schedule

    Work continues on Kentucky American Water’s $900,000 water main replacement project in Owenton.
    The project involves replacing aging water pipe which will provide additional water system redundancy and enhance overall reliability of service.

  • New heroin bill will tie prosecutor's hands

    When Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford began his workweek in Carrollton Monday, approximately 40 of his cases for the week would be heroin related.
    At least half of those cases were expected to be dismissed after Gov. Steve Beshear signed the new heroin bill as emergency legislation March 25.

  • Bakery to close its doors April 18

    When the large building was practically built over night on Hwy. 127 S., everyone wondered what it was, but soon learned of a place called Countryside Bakery and Deli.
    The store opened its doors in July 2010 and quickly became a local favorite with their large deli sandwiches, sarsaparilla sodas, pumpkin rolls, fresh breads and many items not found anywhere else.
    Wilmer Stoltzfus, the store’s owner, sadly announced last week that he and his family will close the Countryside’s doors April 18.

  • City PD suspended from federal program

    During one of the worst snow emergencies faced by Owen County in recent years, one of Owenton’s crucial emergency vehicles sat useless at the side of the road 50 miles away in Burlington, Ky.
    Owenton City Clerk Laura Aldridge was given permission by Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier to take one of the cities two Humvees to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. to pick up her son and his girlfriend.
    While on her way to the airport, the Humvee ran out of gas in Burlington and had to be towed back to Owenton.

  • 39,000 eggs a day

    Jonesville’s newest chicken farm, Egg Innovations, grew in population with the arrival of  25,000 chickens over the last couple of weeks.
    The free range chickens will seek the pastures around May 1,  after a brief period of getting use to the nesting and roosting areas in the over 500 foot long barn.
    After the peak laying of 98 percent, the workers will collect approximately 19,000 eggs a day.
    Local residents will not be able to get the all-organic eggs on site, but they will be sold at local Kroger stores in Kentucky.

  • Historical Society News, April 22: News determined to keep history of Gratz alive

    Although technology contributed much to the advancements of the 1940s-1960s, it also changed the fabric of rural America.
    In the wake of progress, small Owen County communities were forever transformed.
    Gratz is nestled amidst the hills of Owen County and is poised along a stretch of the Kentucky River.

  • Wild ride comes to an end

    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
    Thank You!
    I cannot say those words enough.

  • Owen District Court, April 17, 2015

    Shelly Campbell, 1986, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing May 29.
    Shelly Campbell, 1986, third-degree rape, waived to grand jury.
    William Newman, 1987, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree wanton endangerment, appointed a public attorney preliminary hearing set for April 24.
    Joshua Smith, 1993, second-degree stalking, third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communication, see order.