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Today's News

  • One killed in Owen County crash

    A Carroll County woman is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 355 in Owen County. 
    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police, Samantha Mowery-Griffin, 22, of Worthville, was traveling north on Highway 355 at 3:20 p.m. when the right side of the vehicle she was driving went off the road into a ditch.  The vehicle then struck the edge of a driveway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field. 

  • Celebrating Mayberry

    The first-ever Owenton Car and Truck Cruise was held Saturday and brought dozens of classic vehicles to the Owen County Courthouse square. The event was organized by Richard Greene.

  • Owen grand jury hands down eight indictments

    The Owen County grand jury met June 10 and handed down the following indictments:
    • Bryan P. Briede, 28, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Lawmakers visit Eden Shale, hear about present and future

    About 100 guests, staff and lawmakers recently attended a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture held at Owen County’s Eden Shale farm.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, who represents Owen County in the Kentucky House of Representatives, said he was happy to discuss the future of agriculture in the commonwealth.
    “Eden Shale is one of the treasures of Owen County and it was a real pleasure to show it off to some of the members of the committee who don’t have a background in farming.”

  • Blaze guts mobile home on Squiresville

  • Smoke rising: Kentucky American to begin testing waterlines

    Field crews will soon be conducting smoke testing in order to perform a sanitary sewer evaluation study of the Owenton sewer system.
    O’Brien & Gere, under contract with Kentucky American Water and the City Of Owenton will perform the work, which will include opening manholes in the streets. The information collected during the study will be used to help improve and repair the wastewater collection system.
    Field crews will conduct the smoke testing for two to three days, from July 1-3.

  • Owen library wins grant for community Big Read project

    The Owen County Public Library has announced that it has received a grant to host The Big Read in Owen County.
    The Big Read is a program of the national Endowment for the Arts and is designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.
    The local library is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project from September to June 2015.

  • Owen County District Court - June 13, 2014

    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 27.
    Peter L. Sabino, 1988, tampering with physical evidence, public intoxication, first-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, third-degree criminal mischief, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 20.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, to revoke probation continued from May 23, continued to June 27.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 27.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - June 10, 2014

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sexual performance by minor under 16 years of age, continued to June 24.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, owes $1,857.50 restitution and costs, continued to June 24.
    James A. Clark, 1981, shock probation in felony convictions, motion for shock probation, denied.
    Geraldine Fraley Cuneo, 1967, diversion completion, diversion.
    Tina M. Frazier, 1964, two counts of second-degree narcotics, adopted plea agreement.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Community comes together to honor friend

    I went to David’s funeral on Tuesday last - June 10. The weather cooperated and they were able to have it in Joyce’s backyard. It was very appropriate because that was where the New-True Clan had gathered for many years on lazy Sunday afternoon’s to eat, play, relax and be with family.
    It is a beautiful setting on the creek with large trees to set under and acres of grass to play any game that meets your fancy.