Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts two for drug trafficking

    On Nov. 8, 2011, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    Elizabeth Brackin, 45, on the charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a narcotic drug, namely Oxycodone.
    If convicted on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Bench warrant set for $10,000.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Nov. 8, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Feb. 21, 2012.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 1939, murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, enhancement trafficking in marijuana, continued to Dec. 20.
    Brooke D. Hanlon, 1987, probation violation, owes $3,599.99, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, owes $420, bench warrant set for $420.
    Cody J. Huffman, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Displaying old toys brings Christmas nostalgia

     “We are a blessed people, chosen by God, and given the opportunity to respond to the offer of His grace.”
     Burlington pastor, Todd Toole offered these words of thanksgiving and promise at the historical society’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 10. 
    At times evoking laughter from the audience, the gregarious, silver-haired minister reminisced about some of his childhood years in Poplar Grove where his father, Gayle Todd, pastored the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Amazing 11-1 season seems like one long, perfect day

    Have you ever had one of those days that you just didn’t want to end? You know the kind. It’s the day when everything is perfect, so perfect that you almost dread the sun going down because you fear that you may never have another day quite like it.
    This was the 2011 Owen County football season.
    It began in the summer when players and coaches took the field. They spilled sweat and blood in an effort to get ready for that first night when they could see just how much all that work might pay off.

  • Season celebration

    Recently, Alfred Arrowood, co-owner of Family Billiards, invited the members of the Owen County High School football team for a meal and some fun at his restaurant.  Arrowood pays for the food out of his own pocket as a way to say thanks to the players for their commitment to Owen County High School and its athletics program.

  • Power House Rebels capture Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Power House football team recently completed its season in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League with a 6-0 Super Bowl victory over Walton.  The Rebels are (front row) Chase Petroff, Blake Burke, Logan Meadows, Timmy Morris, Ryan Lawrence, Kirby Young, Blake Duncan, Greg Taylor, and Dalton Miley.  (Back row) Jakob Ramsey, Coach Gus Smith, Trace Ogden, Cameron Perkins, Jason Gray, Randon Hall, Jesse Delucca, Ty Smith, Logan Harrod, Jeff Zapote, Dominick Barnett, and Coach Pat Patterson.

  • Extension service helps guests get ready for the holidays

    It’s never too early to begin decking the halls for the holidays.
    The Owen County Extension Service hosted its annual Holiday Trimmings Workshop Nov. 10. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every November and has remained an Owen County holiday tradition since the mid-1980s.
    Over the last 15 years, the workshop has provided those in attendance with recipes for the perfect holiday meal and craft instructions for special gifts and home decorations.

  • Attack in Owenton leads to arrest

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree assault after allegedly cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    According to a search warrant obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, was arrested after dispatch reported that a person had been stabbed and was at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich and Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer responded to the call.

  • Fiscal court toughens drug, alcohol rules for new hires

    A drug and alcohol free workplace policy that had been tabled by the Owen County Fiscal Court was passed at its Nov. 8 meeting with a change that will affect all new hires.
    Under the new policy, anyone who is hired to work for the county must take a drug test during the same business day they are hired.
    The policy originally gave new hires 24 hours to submit to testing, but after magistrate concerns at the Oct. 25 court meeting, the period of time was changed.
    Second District Magistrate Casey Ellis suggested the time be changed to the same business day.

  • KSP uncover pair of meth labs in Owen

    Kentucky State Police troopers discovered two meth labs Nov. 10resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.
    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton, and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton, were arrested resulting from a lab discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. 
    Three children who live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab.