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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Feb. 12, 2013

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Loyd Adams, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Wells Fargo Bank Na. vs. Adah H. Baker, motion to file amended complaint, see order.
    Family Billiards & Restaurant Inc. vs. City of Owenton, motion to intervene, see order.
    Elizabeth Paige Williams vs. Joseph Bruce Williams Jr., motion for decree of dissolution of marriage, see decree.
    Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Arthur M. Bagwell IV, motion for writ of possession, see order.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Let’s just ignore Saturday’s game

  • Burn restrictions now in place

    The Division of Forestry and Division of Air Quality advises that Kentucky has entered the fire hazard season and it will be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30.

  • In the pink

    The Owen County High School cheerleaders showed their support for breast cancer awareness and the local Relay for Life organization by wearing pink and replica ribbons.

  • Birth Announcement: Skyler Jean

    Misty Stewart and Devan Lynch and big sister Brailey Lynch are proud to announce the arrival of the newest member of their family, Skyler Jean Lynch. She was born on Jan. 22, 2013. She weighted 7 lbs. 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She is welcomed by her grandparents, Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton; Ozzie Wright and Tina Lynch of Sanders; and Greg Lynch of Carrollton; her great-grandparents, Charles and Tillie Stewart of New Liberty and Charles Bizter of Owenton; and her great-grandpapaw, Boliver Baker of Ohio.

     

  • Owen Historical Society News: Mr. Lincoln was our special Valentine

    He was a yarn-spinner and a rail-splitter. He was mostly self-educated but went on to become a storekeeper, a lawyer and the president of the United States.
    He and his future wife were both born in Kentucky. He came into the world in a rough-hewn cabin, she in a luxurious home in Lexington. He was famous for his wit, honesty, and compassion; all of which served him well as he led this divided country during a most volatile tragic time.

  • Owen County grand jury issues indictments

    On Feb. 12, 2013, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    • Darian T. Carter, 40, on the charges of three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment on the three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule III controlled substance, namely hydrocodone.

  • Looking for insight to a remarkable woman

    The way my grandfather Hudson talked about her, you would have thought Aunt Sukey Rogers was a major character in his childhood, someone he saw walk out the door day before yesterday.
    As I unravel her life story, however, I do the math, and realize that she died over 30 years before Gran was born. Such is the reach, I suppose, of a headstrong woman defiant enough to free an unprecedented number of slaves in a time and place when women had trouble being heard.

  • Off-duty cop foils alleged heroin deal

    Two men were arrested Thursday after an off-duty officer witnessed an alleged drug transaction involving heroin at a local car wash.
    Owenton Policeman Steve Miller said the incident took place at approximately 3:45 p.m., when the off-duty officer saw two white males in a vehicle allegedly transacting illegal drugs at the Owenton Auto Bath and observed the vehicles involved.
    “That officer gave it to me personally and I pulled them over at the edge of the (Owenton) cemetery on North Main Street,” Miller said.

  • Judge denies bond reduction in murder case

    A Franklin County Circuit Judge has declined to lower a $500,000 full-cash bond for one of two Owen County men accused of murdering a Frankfort man last spring.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, is being held at the Franklin County Regional Jail but a separate bond hearing will be scheduled sometime in the next few weeks, according to reports.
    Hammond, along with David Bruce II, 44, also of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are each being charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.