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Today's News

  • Council pulls permit

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Due to violation of Kentucky state law, the Owenton City Council moved to reject the original sign permit granted to Family Billiards and Restaurant in 2011.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said City Attorney Mitzi Evans advised the council to make the motion.
    “The planning and zoning ordinance went into effect last July when it was all brought up to date and now, we cannot legally issue a permit for a sign off premises,” West said. “It has to be on your property.”

  • Owen man avoids murder charge

    Murder charges have been dropped against one of two Owen County men accused of killing and dumping a man’s body on the side of Interstate 64.
    David Bruce II, 44, was facing charges of murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    The charges came after the May 5, 2012 death of Charles Monroe of Franklin County.
    The charges were amended Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to second-degree robbery, second-degree assault and criminal facilitation to murder.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Miss Wilma still a ‘piece of work’

    She was known as the “White Tornado” and “Road Runner.”
    No one is sure whether she ever shouted “beep, beep” as she streaked past, but her energy was boundless, and when she went places her feet hit the ground running. It was as if life was so full she didn’t want to miss any part of it.

  • All I am saying is ... Watch what you say and you can stay free

    Are people outraged the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people stunned the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people even somewhat surprised the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

  • Students of the year

    The faculty of Owen County High School recently voted for and selected the students of the year for 2012-13 school term. Pictured are (from right to left) Kirsten Parker, freshman of the year; Aaron Kline, sophomore of the year; Allen Nickell, junior of the year; and Mariah Derringer, senior of the year.

  • Middle school honor rolls

    Fifth Grade Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll: Janelle Aguazul, Liz Ashcraft, Bella Cammack, Mitchell Culbertson, Alli Gill, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Jacob Lilly, Samantha Mason, Addison Montague, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Piper Walker, Shelby York.

  • Owen County District Court: June 7, 2013

    Zachary T. Harrod, 1986, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for June 14.
    Benjamine Hellard, 1979, third-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Timothy M. Huddleston, 1994, third-degree criminal mischief, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to July 19.

  • Property Transfers - May 2013

    Martha B. Brock to Kentucky American Water.
    Michael L. Burnett, Mike Burnett, Diane Burnett and Diane J. Burnett to Michael L. Burnett, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Everett Perry, Ky. Route #607.
    James and Eileen G. Middendorf to David Keener and Patricia Hardin, lot 349 and 350, Perry Park Resort/Riverlake Subdivision, $134,000.
    Michael E. Moore to Melvin D. and Tara V. Embry, lot 54, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $2,000.

  • Softball players grab postseason honors

    The Owen County High School softball team recently handed out its postseason awards.
    Sophomore Shelby Gambrell had a big year for the Lady Rebels. She led the team in hits with 38 and triples with five. She also led the squad with 25 runs scored and 28 stolen bases.
    Senior Katelyn Sutherland also either led or was tied for the team lead in several categories. Sutherland finished with the most doubles (six), home runs (six) and total bases with 55.
    Sutherland and Lynsey Farrar also tied for the most walks with 11.

  • Flying on history day

    On June, 22 the Owen County Historical Society is inviting the public to take part in the Owen County History Day celebration in the backyard of the museum. One of the featured guests is Michael Harmon, above, a volunteer with the state’s raptor education program at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort. The Shelbyville man holds a state captive wildlife permit, general level falconry license, and a federal special migratory bird permit for educational purposes.