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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Office wins popcorn prize for helping to save lives

    Owen County’s drivers license office has been presented a large tin of “Thank You” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life for their exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

  • Wedding announcement: Ratliff-Powers

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ratliff of Lancaster and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles and formerly of Owenton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children Raeanne Ratliff and Stephen Michael Powers. 
    Raeanne is a graduate of Garrard County High School and the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts in mathematics secondary education and an associate degree in science from Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  She is employed by Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington.

  • Wedding announcement: Payton-Floyd

    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie D. Riddle are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Dawn Payton to Recko Recardoe Floyd. Floyd is the son of the late Sheila Floyd and Nelson Garcia of Homestead, Florida. The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Monterey Baptist Church.

  • Maroon team drops first game of season

    The Owen County Minor League Maroon team recently played three great games and won two of the three. 
    On June 5 at home, the team won against the Henry County Twins 5-4 with Eli Rice and Caleb Stafford on the pitchers’ mound.
    A 12-7 win against the Henry County Whitesocks in Henry County June 6 was a nail-biter but the team played tough and pulled a victory out in the last two innings.
    On June 7, the Maroon Rebels could not pull out the win as the Henry County Reds gave them the first loss of the season, 5-7.

  • Tailgating for the Troops honors vets with celebration

    Tailgating for Troops, a new organization that helps hire disabled veterans to build boards for cornhole, held an open tournament and get-together celebration at Elk Creek Vineyard. The event featured live music, food and games.

    Tailgating for Troops recently opened in the former Dollar General store in Owenton.


     

  • Smith House upgrades offerings with new chefs

    Although the Smith House has gained fame with its pies and BBQ, owners Billy and Julie O’Banion are hoping to add more unique and delicious options for diners from near and far.
    To aid the couple, two professional chefs have been hired on, the restaurant is now open daily and the O’Banion’s are hopeful they will be able to continue improving an Owen County tradition.