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  • Family feuds are only fun on the television show

    Every weekday at noon I post a question of the day on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.
    Sometimes it’s a fun question about food — everybody likes food. Sometimes it’s about a local or national issue.
    The questions are meant to get people engaged with the newspaper, although sometimes they get people enraged — with the paper, with each other, sometimes with me just because I asked a question.

  • Church News | September 13, 2017

    New Columbus Baptist

  • Fish and wildlife reports record number of deer killed

    Archery hunters took full advantage of the cool weather and high deer population, making the opening weekend of the 2017 archery season one for the record books.
    The 136-day archery season opened Sept. 2, with a record number of deer killed statewide, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. A mild winter and favorable conditions during the fawning season were encouraging signs for the season ahead.

  • Owen County Public Transit receives federal award

    Public transportation is a common privilege for many major cities, allowing travelers to shuttle from one area to the next without having to worry about the stress of a daily commute.
    While many smaller areas lack a steady public transportation system, Owen County Public Transit (OCPT) continues to grow, having recently received the statewide Outstanding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Achievements award.

  • Noise complaint leads to drug arrest

    A noise complaint on Shady Lane eventually led to the arrest of a 50-year-old man Thursday, after a sheriff’s deputy discovered drugs and a handgun inside the man’s residence.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell was called to 55 Shady Lane on a noise complaint just before 10 p.m. Once on scene, Caldwell was given consent to search Wesley Roberts’ residence, where he discovered over eight ounces of marijuana, controlled substances believed to be crystal meth and a handgun.

  • With 4-H running through her veins, local girl wins big at state fair

    Once a year the people of Kentucky gather in Louisville to take part in music, shopping, exhibitions and more at the Kentucky State Fair.
    While many fairgoers view the two-week event as a farewell to summer, one local girl attended to showcase her hard work and dedication as a member of Owen County 4-H.
    Owen County High School 10th-grader Kelsey Davis won multiple ribbons at this year’s state fair and went as far as receiving Class Champion and Reserve Grand Champion in Upcycle Container Garden in the 4-H Horticulture Division.

  • Mother, son team up for Owenton’s newest boutique

    For 30-year-old Clark Roberts, entrepreneurship just comes naturally.
    The Owen County native first began his landscaping business, 4 Seasons Landscaping, after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University nine years ago.
    On Aug. 25, Roberts began a new business venture, partnering with his mother, Joy Roberts, a retired Owen County family and consumer sciences teacher, to open Owenton’s newest boutique, Dots on Main.
    Dots on Main offers various gifts, accessories and home decor that locals may have otherwise had to travel outside the county to find.

  • Walking wonders traversed the back roads of Owen County

    They walked to their fields, they walked to their neighbor’s home, they walked to the local general store and their children walked to school. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was this daily walking that contributed to the good health of many Kentuckians.

  • Owen District Court | September 6, 2017

    Sept. 1, 2017

    Michael Lee Baker, 1969, driving on a DUI suspended license, one headlight, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 8.
    Christian Flynn, 1997, first-degree burglary, preliminary hearing, waive to Sept. 12.
    Anthony Jiles, 1998, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking under $500, waive to grand jury Sept. 12.
    Paul Minch, 1985, owes $443 fines and costs.

  • Looking Back | September 6, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 5, 2012
    Owen Schools get high marks for college readiness

    The overall percent of Owen County students meeting college readiness benchmarks in some subjects of the ACT entrance exam is at an all time high, local officials said. According to a press release from Director of Instruction, Federal Programs and Professional Development Danny Osborne, Owen County juniors who took the ACT college entrance exam in 2011-2012 scored an average composite score of 18.3.