Today's News

  • Cooking for a cause: Technology group to aid Power Pack Program

    Fourth-grader Payton Gordon describes her Student Technology Leadership Program’s (STLP) community service confidently and succinctly.
    “It was created for kids by kids to help kids.”
    The Rockin’ Recipe STLP group has created a cookbook that not only aims to show children they can cook, but also raise money for Owen County’s Power Pack Program.
    The Power Pack Program, administered by the Youth Service Center, sends food home each Friday with children who may otherwise go hungry for the weekend.

  • Former assistant Owen County fire chief passes away

    Friends and family gathered Saturday to celebrate the life of a former Owenton fire chief
    James “Big Jim” Ware, 76, passed away at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Jan. 29 following a long illness.
    A lifelong resident of Owen County, Ware grew up in the Long Ridge area where, according to friends and family, he enjoyed blessing ones he knew through his cooking.
    Those close to Jim became fond of his secret barbecue sauce recipe,

  • Blaze destroys home on Highway 227

    A Feb. 5 fire on Highway 227 is believed to have originated from a wood stove.
    The New Liberty and Owen County Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at the 8000 block of Highway 227 North to find the home of David Stafford fully engulfed in flames.
    According to New Liberty Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Davis, no one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured while on scene.

  • Birth: Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina

    Mark and Sheri Rukavina are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina.
    Luke was born at 4:01 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 22 inches long.
    Luke’s maternal grandparents are Richard and Vicki Greene of Owenton. His paternal grandparents are Mark and Linda Rukavina of Lexington.
    His great-grandparents are Martha Rukavina, Ann Greene and Nick and Alene Scallon.

  • Birth: Amryn Rose Cochran

    Amryn Rose Cochran was born Jan. 19, 2015 to Cameron and Charissa Cochran in Missoula, Montana.
    Amryn weighed 6 lbs.,  12 oz. and was 19 inches long.
    Amryn is the great-granddaughter of Lee Cochran and the granddaughter of Mick and Shelly Cochran.

  • At the library: Feb. 4-10

    Quilling Valentine Cards
    From 2-4 p.m. today (Wednesday) come join us for more quilling techniques. Create a beautiful card using this artful papercraft technique.  Please call to reserve a spot.
    Once Upon a Time
    From 3:15-4:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) young participants in grades 5-8 will hear several versions of the same story followed by discussion and hands-on activities.
    Storytime with Miss Susan
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 for stories, crafts and fun.

  • Kay's Branch News, Feb. 4: Black ice a burden on Branch

    It’s snowing lightly and a slight breeze is blowing down the valley this morning. It’s 22-degrees on my thermometer. Fay said it was 26 at her house. It’s always a bit colder in this valley.
    Fay was telling me about more wrecks at the bridge that happened last week. It must have been Thursday because I went to Frankfort on Wednesday morning and there was no signs of them. It seems  a van with a lady driving hit some black ice and slid off the road into the creek at the end of the bridge.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 30, 2015

    Wesley Calmes, 1986, three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500. pleaded  not guilty, appointed public attorney.
    Eddie Edwards, 1983, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve, seven day, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served,no new offenses, costs.
    Adam Edward Killion, 1982, contempt of court, unsecured bond.
    Katie Sholderbrand, 1995, possession of controlled substance, heroin, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney.

  • Owen County Historical Society, Feb. 4: Community doctors played important role in county

    In the early 1900’s they visited Owen County homes traveling by horseback or horse and buggy over dirt-packed roads that were enveloped in snow during the winter and turned into quagmires during spring.

  • Smith House ground zero for annexation battle

    The legality of five ordinances approved by the Owenton City Council under former Owenton Mayor Doug West remains in question following the Smith House Restaurant’s Nov. 2014 advertisement for intention to apply for a liquor license.
    The ordinances annexed five roads into the city limits. The roads included sections of highway on Highway 22, Highway 127, Ellis Road, Gratz Road and East Adair Street.
    The five ordinances were approved by the Owenton City Council in July 2013, but have recently been publicly called into question.