Today's News

  • Board hears presentation on new scoreboard

    Twenty-five years of service from the Owen County High School football scoreboard may be upgraded by next football season.
    Paul Jared of Slam Dunk Sports presented to the Owen County School Board of Education on how to replace the existing scoreboard by raising money for the district through sponsorships.
    The company works to raise money for the project through business sponsorships, most of which will be local businesses.
    Jared’s presentation included a 5-year warranty for the board and a ground-up installation.  

  • 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs set for Saturday

    The 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs (congenital heart defects) will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Emily Lowe, Bereavement Coordinator for Congenital Heart Network of Greater Cincinnati through the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Ohio, wife of Ryan Lowe and mom to Wyatt and heart angel Maggie, will be our guest speaker. She is attending the 2017 Congenital Heart Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. this week and will be talking about what she learned while there.

  • Alleged shooting suspect apprehended in New Mexico

    The suspect in a shooting on Old Columbus Road Friday was apprehended earlier today at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico.
    Derrick Mays Thomas, 23, allegedly opened fire on James Neal, 54, and Amber Neal, 25, around 11:18 p.m., Friday.
    Following the shooting, Thomas fled the scene with 22-year-old Elizabeth Neal and their two children, ages 1 and 3.


    UPDATE (Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 2 p.m.): Thomas was apprehended in Gallup, New Mexico. Both children are safe, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Community support keeps family’s spirits high

    At just 4 months old, Annastasia “Anna” Grubbs has faced more surgeries and beaten more survival odds than most people endure during their adult lives.
    Anna was born with the congenital heart defect (CHD), Coarctation of the Aorta, described as a narrowing of the aorta, restricting proper oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body.

  • Statewide tornado drill will be Tuesday

    FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation proclaiming March 1-7, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Owen County Emergency Management recognizes March 1, 7, 2017 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky.”  

  • KKK fliers found outside Owenton residences

    The Owenton Police Department is seeking information after receiving a complaint of Klu Klux Klan fliers left at residences along Roland Avenue. 

    Small packages containing birdseed and a flier reading, “The KKK Wants You,” along with an illustration depicting a hooded klansman and a hotline number for the Confederate White Knights were reportedly left at several residences along the city street.

  • Sunday sales fail to gain traction with city council members

    The ongoing proposal to change the current city alcohol ordinance came to a peak at the Feb. 7 city council meeting, with approximately 25 concerned citizens in attendance. 

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier began the meeting with a caution.

  • Family finds support system in local non-profit

    Judith and George Cook of Corinth have spent the past 16 months caring for their grandson, Jesse, who was born at 26 weeks old, only weighing 2.5 lbs.

    The couple’s struggle recently became even more daunting when Jesse was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD) known as Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). 

  • Itron moves closer to marketing facility

    In a recent meeting with Owen County officials, Itron focused on the next steps for marketing its Owenton facility.

    The move comes after Itron announced in November that it would shutter its local facility, leaving 450 employees behind.