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Today's News

  • Police searching for missing teen

    A 15-year-old Owenton girl is missing after she left her East Adair Street residence July 11.

    Courtney Marie Sutherland left home around 5:30 p.m., according to Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn.

    “She was going to the courthouse to use the internet,” Alcorn said.

    But Sutherland did not return home later that night. It was discovered after she didn’t return that she took extra clothes with her before leaving.

    It is believed she might possibly be in the Frankfort area, according to Alcorn.

  • ANOTHER SHOT

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since earlier this year was officially filed at the county clerk’s office Thursday, July 14.

    The petition required signatures from 25 percent of voters in the last election. A total of 656 signatures were certified by Monday morning and a local option election is slated for Sept. 20.

  • For Duvall, farming has been a near lifelong adventure

    In the late 1940s, a young boy from Wheatley would cash in the contents of his piggy bank to purchase two sheep. He wasn’t quite old enough to begin grade school, but already Billy Duvall had recognized his passion.

    “I never wanted to do anything else,” Duvall said of farming. “By the time I got out of high school I already had several different crops, equipment and livestock.”

  • Chisholm crowned Miss Owen

    Nineteen contestants had entered Saturday’s Miss Owen County Fair Pageant. The runner ups were announced and then it was down to two contestants. Master of Ceremonies Billy O’Banion paused before announcing the first runner-up, when shouts of “Go ‘Queen V!’” came from the quiet crowd.

    The shout signaled support for hometown girl Veronica Chisholm, who would walk away with the sash and crown. Chisholm was only one of two Owen County residents competing in the pageant.

  • Robertson, Johnson vie for PVA’s office

    Last week, Owen County’s Democratic and Republican parties selected their nominees for the property valuation administrator position, which is on the ballot in this year’s general election in November.

    The Owen County Republican Committee selected Blake Robertson, who is currently serving in the county property valuation administrator role. Robertson was appointed June 10 by Gov. Matt Bevin after the death of James “Jimmy” Coyle in April.

  • Ellis addresses council's concerns

    Owenton City Council’s monthly meeting started a little different than normal as Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis talked about the city and county’s relationship.

    “It seems that a lot of people in the community continue to try and pit the county and the city against each other,” Ellis said. “I’ve been here and addressed it before. We’ve had some issues, we’ve worked through those, and I think we’re better for it, to be quite honest.”

  • Annual county fair set to begin Saturday; carnival opens Monday

    The Owen County Fairgrounds may be quiet now but starting Saturday throughout all of next week, patrons will fill the venue for the 85th annual Owen County Fair.

    Owen County Fair Board Director Ashley Young said it seems many communities don’t value the county fair as much these days, but he doesn’t believe that pertains to Owen countians.

    “To most people it is like an old time tradition,” Young said. “People look forward to it here.”

  • THE ARK HAS ARRIVED

    By LINDA LAWRENCE
    Landmark News Service

    Thousands of people descended on Grant County for the official Ark Encounter ribbon-cutting and media day held on July 5 and the grand opening to the public, which took place as planned on July 7.

  • Looking back | July 13, 2016

    Madison Gamble named Miss Owen County 2011
    2011 | 5 years ago

    As the annual Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show got into full swing Monday, another Miss Owen County was crowned.

    Madison Gamble, the 16-year-old daughter of Kelley and Teena Gamble, received the crown over 10 other contestants.

    Gamble was also named Miss Photogenic.

    Brittany Clark was the third runner-up, Danielle Hoop was second runner-up and Christina Johnson was first runner-up.

    Christina Ueltschi was named Miss Congeniality.

  • Court News | July 13, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | June 28, 2016

    James Brandon Daugherty, 1980, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property firearm, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to July 26.

    Jackie L. Gibson, 1978, probation violation, continued to July 12.

    Isaac L. Goemaat, 1994, show cause hearing, failed to pay fines, costs and fees, apply bond, resume payments.

    Lauro Lopez Hernandez, 1991, second-degree rape, continued to Aug. 18.