Today's News

  • Owen District Court, April 10

    April 10, 2015

    JoAnn M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, appointed a public attorney, continued to May 5.
    JoAnn Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney.
    JoAnn Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney continued to May 5.
    JoAnn Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney, May 5.
    Randall D. Bolton, 1971, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree assault, resisting arrest, see order.

  • Owen Circuit Court, April 7

    April 7, 2015

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 21.
    Wesley W. Calmes, 1986, complicity third-degree burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000, first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, continued to May 5.
    Alison Coyle, 1982, probation violation, see order.
    Deanna T. Edwards, complicity first-degree possession of a controlled substance, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to April 21.

  • Congressman calls for legalization of industrial hemp


  • Historical Society News, April 15: Square dancing down through the generations

    It traveled  with immigrants from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Pioneers who journeyed across the mountains added their own unique movements, and  by the end of the 1800s it had a distinct American flavor.
    Gaining popularity in Appalachia it traveled throughout Kentucky; and today it is making a comeback as American feet are reintroduced to their toe-tapping, feet-stomping roots.

  • 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.

  • Voter registration deadline nears, poll workers needed


  • 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.

  • Alleged bank robbers plead not guilty to charges

    The two men accused of robbing People’s Bank & Trust Company March 20 have plead not guilty to multiple charges.
    Christoper A. Priessman, 23 and Adam L. Morris, 24, were each indicted on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $5,000.
    Priessman was also indicted on the charges of first-degree evading the police and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Morris was additionally indicted on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • 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.

  • 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.