Today's News

  • In its 13th year, Walk For Awareness still providing hope for local families

    Each year dozens of families in brightly colored T-shirts with team names like, “Isaiah’s Warriors” printed across their backs descend on the Family Life Center at Owenton First Baptist Church.
    They walk in remembrance, in honor and in support of those who have lost their lives, have battled or are currently battling a congenital heart defect (CHD).

  • Fiscal court hires new finance, human resources officer

    A short two months after former Deputy Owen County Judge-Executive and Finance/Human Resource Officer Pam Miller’s retirement, the Owen County Fiscal Court voted to hire her replacement — a position the court had intended not to refill.
    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis advertised for a finance/human resource officer in recent weeks after his office attempted to absorb Miller’s duties.

  • Man flees deputies after they receive DUI complaint

    A complaint of a driver under the influence on Burkes Lane led to multiple drug charges for one local man Thursday after he allegedly fled two Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies.
    The incident took place around 10 p.m. when Deputies Daniel Tracy and Brent Caldwell responded to the complaint. The deputies located 61-year-old Kenneth Rae Wallace, of Burkes Lane, who allegedly fled the scene and went over an embankment where he became stuck, according to a press release from Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess.

  • Storytelling through stitchwork

    As a first-time expectant mother some 40 years ago, Rebekka Seigel was unsure of the path that lay ahead of her.
    “I thought, ‘What are mothers supposed to do?’” She recalled. “I decided making a quilt was what I was supposed to do.”
    Seigel, now 69, grew up in Cincinnati playing with her grandmother’s fabrics and watching her quilt and sew. Her grandmother supplied her with a pattern for her first quilt, and she soon realized that quilting could become a creative outlet for her.

  • School officials discuss safety amid national concerns

    A short three weeks after a 15-year-old Marshall County High School student opened fire on his peers, killing two sophomores and injuring 18 other people, a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. claimed 17 lives.
    In the wake of the tragedies, multiple threats against students across Kentucky and the United States have been reported, including in neighboring Franklin and Gallatin counties.

  • Flooding causes some road closures, mudslide locally

    While last week’s downpours wreaked havoc in Carroll County, causing schools to close Monday and Tuesday and a state of emergency to be declared due to flooding, Owen County saw only minor flooding in low-lying areas.
    Officials closed roads such as Old Ky. 227, leading to Eagle Creek Drive and Eagle Creek Circle, Big Twin Creek Road and Old Landing Road Friday, though some roads were reopened as early as Friday evening.
    On Monday, Ky. 355 was closed at the 16-mile marker after a mudslide occurred. The road was expected to be reopened by 11 p.m., Monday.

  • Community News: Cattlemen's Association to meet March 8

    4-H Horse Club to meet
    The 4-H Horse Club will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

    4-H Teen Council to meet Tuesday
    The 4-H Teen Council will meet from 3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

    Pleasant Home Homemakers to meet
    The Pleasant Home Homemakers meeting will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 7, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • 3 vying for 62nd House seat

    A local high school teacher is among the candidates seeking to represent Owen County in Frankfort as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Owen teen on school walkout: ‘It is important for young people to get involved’

    By Jeanne Houck
    The Kentucky Enquirer