Today's News

  • 1 killed in Saturday morning crash

    Police say alcohol was a factor in a wreck that claimed the life of an Owen County man during the early morning hours Saturday.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Larry Osborne said the accident occurred at 1:20 a.m. Saturday around the 2050 block of Fortner Ridge Road.
    According to Osborne, Charles E. Corbin II, 39, of 7955 Hwy. 22 E., was traveling west on Fortner Ridge Road when he rounded a curve and lost control of his vehicle.
    Osborne said Corbin crashed into some trees and was partially entrapped in his vehicle.

  • OCHS Civics Club to host debate

    The Owen County High School Civics Club will get a lesson in politics Thursday when they host the 2014 General Election candidate’s debate.
    The debate will begin at 6 p.m., but those attending also will get to meet with candidates beforehand at 5:30 p.m.
    The debate’s moderator, student and Civics Club President Connor Chancery, said candidates will have booths set up and refreshments will be provided for the meet-and-greet portion of the event.
    Fellow club member Veronica Chisholm will help moderate.

  • Election 2014: Owenton mayor

    Doug West

  • Election 2014: Owenton City Council

    Adam Gaines

    Family: Married to Brandi Kay Gaines; children, Karmyn Chevelle Gaines; parents, Donette and Charlie Gaines
    Current employment: Mechanical maintenance at North American Stainless, Carrollton

  • Election 2014: Owen County Coroner's race

    Lannis Garnett

  • Georgia On My Mind: 'Swag Money' fires incompetent cyber-assistant

    I fired my personal assistant. I got worried she was a spy for the CIA using my ho-hum life as a front. Bumbling around working for me, a Kentucky grandmother on Medicare, she was respectably dull and invisible, ready to take on any ISIS terrorists who may have penetrated the frozen foods section of my local Kroger.
    If not an undercover agent, however, she certainly was the most incompetent assistant in history. Or maybe the most impertinent.

  • Owen County District Court: Oct. 24, 2014

    Kenneth P. Duerring, 1968, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 21.

    Shanna Jent, 1974, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unspecified, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 31.

    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 31, preliminary hearing waived to Oct. 20.

  • Owen Circuit Court: Oct. 21, 2014

    Donovan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Nov. 7.

    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 sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, adopted plea agreement.

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree sexual abuse, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Nov. 7.

  • Election 2014: Kentucky Supreme Court

    Michelle M. Keller

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Oct. 29, 2014

    Morgan’s presence touched the soul of the people.
    He was a folk hero of the South and won the admiration of many as he wrought havoc upon the Union Army. He was a master of guerilla warfare and against overwhelming odds John Hunt Morgan left an indelible mark upon the hearts of a nation.