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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Some good things came from Depression

    Owen countians who lived during the Great Depression leave us a legacy of memorable stories to share with future generations. Generations of citizens who seem to have an over-abundance of material wealth, might find it difficult to imagine the great economic changes wrought by this devastating time in American history.

  • Birth: Makayla Grace Courtney

    Michael and Amy Courtney of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Grace Courtney. She was born June 10, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center weighing 5 pounds, 14 3/4 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long.

  • Wedding: Callaghan-Criswell

    John Criswell and Kara Callaghan, along with family and friends, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding Saturday, July 30, 2011. Festivities and food will take place from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at their residence with the ceremony to immediately follow. Everything is outdoors, so dress casually and comfortably. There will be no formal invitations mailed.
    Their home is located off Hwy. 22 W at 1505 Morgan Lane.
     

  • Wedding: Gibson-Barnett

  • The ‘Grandma Scam’

    Attorney General Jack Conway is alerting Kentucky consumers to a resurgence of the “grandparent’s scam” targeting senior citizens. General Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection has received nearly a dozen complaints this year related to the “grandparent’s scam” with victims reporting losses of nearly $40,000. Four of the complaints were received within the last month.

  • Owen County District Court 7-22-11

    Derrick Dempsey, 1989, second-degree burglary, $25,000 cash bond set, continued to Aug. 5.
    April Harmon, 1974, theft by unlawful taking, $5,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5.
    Seth Allan Keith, 1980, motion to revoke probation, continued to July 29.
    Seth Allan Keith, fourth-degree assault, $2,500 cash bond set, continued to July 29.
    Douglas Tuggle vs. Andrea Brackin, eviction hearing, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.
    Capital One Bank vs. Theresa A. Risch, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Now that it’s over ... Respect the results of wet/dry vote

    As I write this, it’s Election Day. According to Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid, it looks like a lot of people are coming out to vote on this topic.
    The fight over the wet/dry issue wasn’t particularly bloody thank goodness.
    When I was the editor of the Times-Tribune in Corbin, the local-option issue came to a vote and it made for some strange bedfellows.

  • Johnny may still be there with berries and chiggers

    I used to think that grass chiggers stalked everyone’s childhood, but to my amazement, I’ve run into people from other parts of the country who don’t know about them. By rights, the chigger should be our official state insect — if we must have one. After all, the epicenter of the parasite’s international breeding grounds lies in Kentucky, possibly on our Owen County farm. But no, Kentucky bestows that dubious honor to the Viceroy butterfly, an elegant bug, I admit, but why should personality and good looks dominate every election?

  • Community Events

    El Bethel’s VBS is tonight and Aug. 3
    El Bethel Church will host “Gold Rush” vacation Bible school 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 3. Toddlers and children ages 3 through fifth grade will learn lessons, enjoy music and dramas, crafts, and snacks. If you need a ride or more information, contact Darlene at 484-2556 or 514-3223.

    Circuit clerk’s office will be closed Saturday
    The Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Saturday. The office will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday.

    Class of ‘81 reunites Saturday

  • Council working to change status

    The Owenton City Council recently voted to begin the procedure of switching from a fifth-class to a fourth-class city, but a population requirement may make the process a difficult one.
    According to a “Kentucky League of Cities Research Report” on the classification of cities, a fourth-class city has a population requirement of 3,000 to 7,999.
    In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau, listed Owenton’s population as 1,387.