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Today's News

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week will be held March 22-29

    Residents may bring unwanted items to the transfer station free of charge with the exception of household garbage, demolition debris and a limit of four passenger tires.
    The Roadside Litter program will begin at this time.
    For more information call 502-484-2427 or email gsmoot@owencoky.com

  • Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.
    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Rise in heroin abuse brings officials together for summit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Landmark News Service
    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.
    That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one former heroin addict.

  • Guest columnist Julian Carroll: March was a reminder of our history

    Many lawmakers and myself joined thousands of Kentuckians gathered along Capitol Avenue Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,’s March on Frankfort.  Dr. King led 10,000 others in a march up to the front door of our Capitol on March 5, 1964 in support of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and I was there too.  

  • Owen County Cooperative Extension history: 1939-1946

    Extension service celebrates centennial

    May 8 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, the federal legislation that created the Cooperative Extension Service. President Woodrow Wilson, in signing the act, called it “one of the most significant and far-reaching measures for the education of adults ever adopted by the government.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court: March 4, 2014

    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, show cause deferred, owes $1,775 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Jackie L. Gibson, 1978, complicity trafficking in marijuana, first-degree complicity possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 22.
    Georgia Ann Hazlett, 1977, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation continued from Feb. 18.
    Just G. McNay, 1992, show cause deferred or installment payment, owes $2,055 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $2,000.

  • Owen County District Court: March 7, 2014

    Steven Small, 1986, second-degree assault, preliminary hearing set for March 14.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for March 21.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, contempt of court, owes $1,690 in restitution and fees and $178 court costs, preliminary hearing set for March 21.
    Justin Houston, 1969, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, $5,000 bond set, preliminary hearing set for March 21.

  • Kays Branch News: Work finally getting done along the Branch

    The sun came out, the snow disappeared and we got a lot done this week.
    John’s back improved and he called to say we could work on shelving on Wednesday.
    Teri came over to do her laundry and she helped too.
    The shelves are finished and loaded. They took everything I needed to store in plastic boxes with room to spare. The saw horses are gone, along with John’s tools.
    The big room in the basement is rearranged and back in living order.

  • Science fair winners

    Despite the Winter Vortex, 620 students participated in the annual Kentucky American Science Fairs.
    It was evident that students, teachers and parents put in lots of hard work, long hours and dedication to present such outstanding projects.  It is obvious the importance that Owen County Elementary K-4 and Maurice Bowling Middle School teachers put into teaching science to students.

  • Wedding announcement: Dempsey-Eaton

    Brandon Dempsey and Kirsten Eaton of Owenton are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding set for April 26, 2014. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Elk Lick Church in Owenton. A reception will follow at the Owen County Extension Office. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Invitations sent to out of town guests only.