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Today's News

  • KSP searching for suspects in Cull Family break-in

    No arrests have been made following a break-in at Owenton’s Cull Family Pharmacy during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Kentucky State Police received an alert from the pharmacy’s alarm system at 4:30 a.m.
    “It appears that two individuals broke out the glass in the front of Cull Family Pharmacy to gain entry to the building,” KSP Post 5 Public Information Officer Joshua Lawson said. “An unknown number of pills were taken from the pharmacy.”

  • Popular fishing spot on the rise following repairs to dam

    Following a successful shad eradication and repairs to a leak in Elmer Davis Lake dam, fishing anglers are now beginning to take advantage of the lake’s rising waters.
    Water levels at the lake were significantly dropped following the shad eradication to repair the leak in the dam, according to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Biologist Jeff Crosby.
    Now that the repairs are complete, Crosby said water levels are on their way back to normal.

  • Making a rock star: OCHS grad., musician returns from first statewide tour

    When I grow up, I want to be a rockstar.
    Patrick Brumback actually wanted to work at Disney’s Pixar when he was growing up, but as it turns out, being a rockstar isn’t too far out of his reach.
    He grew up in Owen County around a family that played music, which fostered a later interest to be a musician.
    “One of my earliest memories is me slapping the strings of my uncle’s electric guitar. I was just making ugly noise but looking back it makes sense,” Brumback said.

  • A fond farewell: Cook follows calling to serve military families

    They say that if you find a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. They also say choose a major you love and you’ll never work a day in your life because that field probably isn’t hiring.
    Well, I don’t know who “they” are, but I say, follow the calling of God and you’ll always know you’re where you’re supposed to be exactly when you’re supposed to be there.

  • Entertaining tales of Owen County river men abound

    They were passed down through families, and their content ran from exhilarating to tragic, from rousingly humorous to almost unbelievable.
    They were the stories of life on the fire-belching mammoths that ruled the Kentucky River for over 100 years, and they have entertained Kentuckians for generations.

  • Looking Back | May 3, 2017

    5 years ago
    May 2, 2012
    Domestic case lead to drug indictment

    A convicted felon was recently indicted on methamphetamine charges after Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond was called to his residence over a domestic dispute.
    The incident took place during the afternoon hours April 20 at 1675 Hwy. 35. While at the residence Hammond said Kentucky State Trooper Dave Roberts stopped to see if everything was OK.

  • Owen District Court | May 3, 2017

    April 28, 2017

    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, one headlight, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, theft by unlawful taking under $500, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 12.

  • OCHS students perform well at conference
  • The search for morel mushrooms continues

    Rain, rain, rain — that’s about it for the news from the Branch this week. I did manage to get all of the yard mowed before the deluge started. The bad storm Thursday night scared Dobbs to death. I could have slept through it, but she kept digging her way further and further under the covers and kept me awake till it subsided about 4 a.m. I thought we must have had 3 inches of rain, but Fay assured me that it was only a little over an inch and a half. She has been trying to get her flowers planted between showers.

  • Roteract Club begins at Owen County High

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Mike Haines served as our March 6 speaker. Mike provided information on the Alumni Association project. They are looking to raise money for dual credit for students. Right now, 80 kids are enrolled in the program at Owen County High School. They are having a challenge that the graduation class that raises the most money will be recognized.
    On March 13 we had our St. Patrick and membership dinner with 50 individuals present. We had several new members present.