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Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Armed mob once considered Owen jail break

    “The simplest most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.” 

    Author Bruce Feliler attributes family stories as the secret sauce that holds families together.
    Owen County is replete with family and community narratives that have been shared with others. These stories of home life and community events serve to strengthen our ties both with our immediate family and with those with whom we share those stories.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 14, 2014

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 14.
    Bernice B. McDonald, 1973, non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Feb. 28.
    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, arraignment set for March 14.
    Bruce G. Tackett, 1987, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 21.

  • As snow begins to melt, Owen Co. officials urge caution with rising waters

    Owen County Emergency Management reminds residents that Kentucky is in the middle of is Flood Safety Awareness Week.

    Before a flood

  • ‘No burn’ season begins this week

    The Division of Forestry has the authority to impose fines of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to five years for any person who violates burning within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land.
    During the fire hazard season, even though the precautions required by KRS shall have been taken, it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Feb. 15 through April 40.

  • Owen countians rally for smoke-free law

    Nearly 300 advocates from across Kentucky gathered in Frankfort on Feb. 12 to show their support for a bill to make indoor workplaces and public places throughout the state smoke-free.
    Ruth Kingkade and Brittany Noe, both from Owenton, visited the Capitol to meet with their legislators. They then took part in a rally in the rotunda.

  • Rebels drop two of three in region showdowns

    Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall likes to spend the last few games of the season to get his team tournament ready.
    The last three game stretch was that preparation.
    Owen County hosted North Oldham High School last week before playing both Anderson County and South Oldham high schools on the road.
    South Oldham is the defending Eighth Region champion while Anderson County High School reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament. The Bearcats advanced by defeating the Rebels 50-47 in the quarterfinals.

  • Lady Rebels ready for last two home games

    A long season for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels is coming to a close. Lady Rebels are gearing up for their final two homes games of the 2013-2014 campaign.
    The team played a road contest last week in Taylorsville against Spencer County High School. Owen County was able to score its most points of the season but unfortunately it would not be enough. The Lady Bears would defeat the Lady Rebels 71-51 to pick up their fifth win of the season and keeping Owen County winless.

  • Grand jury charges man with stealing pick-up

    An Owen County grand jury has indicted a local man for allegedly stealing a truck.
    Arvil Hubbard Jr., 35, on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more and second-degree burglary.

  • Bad weather takes a toll on county resources

    Since the beginning of the year the Owen County Road Department has logged over 300 hours of overtime battling the snow and ice that has been present for much of that time.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the county road crews have put in many long hours to keep roads passable.
    “I think we’ve done an excellent job,” Keith said. “We were able to have school (Feb. 10) and I think that proves it, because there were many counties around us that didn’t have school.”

  • Murder trial may be delayed

    Nearly two years have passed since James Monroe’s body was found dumped on the side of Interstate 64 in Frankfort, and a trial for an Owen County man charged with the murder could be delayed once again.
    Joshua Hammond, 32, of Owen County, and James Simons, 37, of Grant County, are charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence following the alleged murder of Monroe on May 5, 2012.