Today's News

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 16, 2015

    Steven B. Eves, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; giving officer false name or address, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; no operator’s license, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 9, 2015

    Echo Cummins, 1989, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Jan. 23.
    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, theft by unlawful taking or disposition under $500, pleaded guilty, 60 days, court costs, public attorney fee, restitution.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Stephanie Grebe, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.

  • Community news vital to paper

    Publisher and journalist Henry Luce once said, “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”
    I’ve found the same to be true about myself, except my world is contained to a rural county in northern Kentucky with a little over 10,000 residents.
    The past three months have been a learning experience for me. There have been a few tears here and there, but luckily I’ve had our readers by my side to help guide and encourage me.

  • Stories of courtship and love abound in Owen County

     The tiny-waisted dress cascades to the floor in sheer delightful layers of light blue. The mannequin which highlights this elegant piece stands on the second floor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum and displays this poignant reminder of love, courtship and marriage.

  • 28,000 chickens to descend on Jonesville

    Egg Innovations, which was started by John Brunquell in 1989, is the largest free-range and pasturing company in the United States and is structured around three core values, “letting chickens be chickens,” food safety and family farming.
    The chickens are expected to arrive around March 2.
    An open house will be announced in the near future.
    A second building is in the planning stages, which will be 1,175 by 50 feet.

  • Volunteers hopeful giveaway leads to food pantry

    BY BRIAN RIDDLE/N-H News Correspondent

  • Regional law enforcement teaming up


    Courtesey of the State-Journal

  • Fire damages home on Stewart's Ridge Road

    A faulty wire was the cause of heavy smoke and fire damage to a home at 4330 Stewart’s Ridge Road Jan. 14.
    Jonesville Volunteer Fire Chief Chase Duvall said the faulty wire was found on an exhaust stand that caught the floor on fire behind a wood stove located in the kitchen of the home.
    “The structure wasn’t a total loss,” Duvall said. “It just did a lot of heat and smoke damage to the kitchen. That was the main room that suffered the most damage.”
    The  fire took place around 2:15 p.m.

  • Fire breaks out at Owen County Upper Elementary School

    A fire in the library of the Owen County Upper Elementary School was quickly extinguished Jan. 7.
    Kentucky State Police confirmed that the fire began after an 8-year-old student found a book of matches in the library.
    According to Trooper Mitchel Hazelett, the student lit one of the matches and did not know how to put it out. The student dropped the match on the floor, causing damage to an area of carpeting, measuring about four by six feet.

  • 2013 annexation called into question

    The annexation of several roads into the City of Owenton has been called into question by local officials.
    The annexation, which was given a second reading by the Owenton City Council in June 2013, was discussed at the Jan. 6 council meeting.
    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said procedurally the annexation was done correctly, but the issue lies within just how far the city can go.