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Today's News

  • Birth Announcement: Brenna Raye Miller

    Michael and Stacey Miller are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Brenna Raye. She arrived at 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her proud grandparents are Billy and June Prather, Roxanne and Owen Bennett and George and Donna Miller, all of Owenton; and her great-grandfather is Herbert Prather of Owenton.
     

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  • Police charge three in local bank robbery

    A third and final suspect in connection with the robbery of the New Liberty branch of the First Farmers Bank and Trust was arrested at Carroll County Memorial Hospital Monday.
    Todd McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with second-degree robbery, flagrant non-support and failure to appear.
    Aaron L. Jones, 23, of Fort Mitchell and Wilma Renee Jones, 32, of Carrollton, were arrested without incident by the Fort Mitchell Police Department in Fort Mitchell Saturday.

  • Utility to build water pipeline to Owenton

    Kentucky American Water has been authorized to build a pipeline that will connect its customers in the Owenton area to the company’s water treatment plant on the Kentucky River in Owen County.
    The Kentucky Public Service Commission issued an order Thursday that found building a pipeline and related storage tanks is more cost-effective than making improvements to Owenton’s aging treatment facility, which KAW owns and operates.

  • One man's gold rush

    Colorado Springs, Colo. isn’t the final goal of Olympic hopeful and Owen County native Robert Beverly but it is an important stepping-stone.
    Beverly, who racked up dozens of top Judo honors while competing for Owen County, is currently training at the United States Olympic Complex and is chasing his dream of a gold medal out west.
    Olympic Coach Eddie Liddie recruited Beverly over the summer at the 2012 National Junior Olympics. He joined the OTC team Jan. 9 after completing his first semester at Jefferson Community College.

  • Onto the national stage

    While most college students will be enjoying a break from the books at home this summer, Owen County High School graduate Christina Johnson will travel to Florida where she will represent Kentucky in a nationwide pageant.
    After being crowned Miss Kentucky Collegiate America 2013 in February, Johnson will compete in the Miss Collegiate America pageant in July, where she will be up against 51 other college-age girls.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Post offices were local cornerstones

    “Dear Mom and all,
    I’m writing you a few lines to say hello and tell you that I’m getting along fine. Well Mom, we left Missouri Monday and arrived in Louisiana Tuesday about 12 o’clock. Well Mom I don’t have much to say, but I’ll give you my address anyway … tell them all hello and give them my best wishes … it’s awful beautiful out here and the trees are all pine. Well, I’ll have more time to write the next time.
    Love, Marvin”

  • Damon Thayer: Senate moves to protect voting rights

    As tthe General Assembly moves into the final eight days of this short session, the Senate continues to direct its focus on saving taxpayers’ dollars, using a bipartisan approach to solving the Commonwealth’s most pressing and important issues.

  • Owen County District Court: March 1, 2013

    Seth Keith, 1980, third-degree terroristic threatening, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for March 15.
    Brittany M. Moore, 1992, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to March 15.
    Zarah Martin, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, continued to March 15.
    University of Kentucky Fed. Credit Union vs. Donita Chandler, motion for default judgment.
    New Horizons Health Systems vs. Shannon Dalton, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Feb. 26, 2013

    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, also owes $2,142.50 in fines, costs and fees, bench warrant set for $2,200.
    Randy Burgess, 1958, motion to revoke probation, remand.
    Darian T. Carter, 1973, three counts of second-degree narcotics, jury trial set for April 2.
    Sara Carter, 1976, second-degree complicity narcotics, continued to March 12.