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  • Community News | April 27, 2016

    Baccalaureate service to be held May 15

    The community is invited to attend the Owen County High School Class of 2016 baccalaureate service, beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the gymnasium at Owen County High. A short reception will follow the service.

    Absentee voting has begun

    Absentee voting for the May 17 primary election has begun. If you will be out of town on the day of the election, you may stop by the Owen County Clerk’s Office to vote as an absentee now through Monday, May 16.

  • Steepleview Farm joins Farm Bureau's roadside market program

    Owen County is home to three of the 88 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. Opening this season is Steepleview Farm.

    In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Steepleview Farm has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Something to brag about

    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, right, recently announced that the above signs will be placed at various areas throughout the county. The signs read, “Owen County Proud Home of Carson Williams Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball 2016.” Williams, left, attended the April 12 meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court, where he and Runnin’ Rebels Coach Devin Duvall were also named Kentucky Colonels.

  • Law enforcement check to ensure sex offender compliance

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Probation and Parole and the US Marshals Service checked more than 20 residences in Owen County as part of Operation Roundball.

    Operation Roundball, conducted April 13-14, was intended to verify addresses of registered sex offenders in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties, according to a US Marshals Service news release. Across the three counties, 91 residences were checked and 10 are being investigated for non-compliance.

  • Two OCHS rising seniors to attend presigious Governor's Scholars Program

    After completing a rigorous application process that began in August, two of Owen County High’s rising seniors will attend one of the state’s most prestigious honors programs this summer.

    Molly Gamble and Jordan Prather will spend five weeks attending the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program, a residential program that works to enhance the state’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

  • Man charged with cruelty to animals following horse neglect

    A Crescent Springs man is facing two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals after neglecting horses.

    Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn said he received a complaint call on Sunday, Feb. 14, about four horses under the care of David Authier, 54, at a farm located at 4935 Georgetown Rd. near Hesler.

    One of the horses had fallen down a hill, was in grave condition medically and unable to put much weight on one of its legs before collapsing again, Alcorn said. The horse had to be put down.

  • Staff remembers Coyle's service to Owen

    “You don’t always have to know the answer, but you have to know where to find the answer.”

    That piece of advice is just one of the many ways Blake Robertson, a field representative of the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will remember PVA Jimmy Coyle, who passed away April 21.

    Coyle was first elected PVA in 2006 and took office in December of that year. It was a job he took seriously, but his coworkers agreed that he kept the office environment light.

  • Inverness: A reminder of Scottish ancestry in Owen

    A small village located in the Scottish highlands boasts of a long history of castles, battles and the Loch Ness monster. Its name, “Inverness,” traveled with Scottish immigrants across the Atlantic, and was bestowed upon several towns and villages in the raw, new land of America.

    The Gowers immigrated from Inverness, Scotland, to Kentucky in the early 1800s. Their daughter, Lucy Harriet Gower, married an upcoming Owenton lawyer in 1824.

  • Court News | April 27, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 21, 2016

    Jonathan D. Holland, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, pleaded not guilty, hiring attorney, continued first appearance set for May 6.

    Brittany Plummer, 1990, theft by unlawful taking, bonded out.

    Jesse T. Romans, 1993, second-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

  • Looking back | April 27, 2016

    Weather woes continue
    April 27, 2011
    5 years ago

    As scattered showers continued to fall across Owen County Monday, one Owen County farmer began the cleanup process after a confirmed tornado just over the Grant County line on Pettit Pike destroyed four of his tobacco barns.

    Asa Phillips, a long-time Owen County farmer and first district magistrate said the damages took place Saturday afternoon.