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Today's News

  • Two local post offices could close

    Two local post offices could shut their doors under a plan released Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service.
    In a news release, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it will “be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs.”
    The closures would affect the Jonesville and Perry Park post offices.

  • New field house on the horizon for Owen Co.

    Two construction projects are currently in the works for the Owen County Board of Education.
    The board met July 21 when architects for the upper-elementary school, Ross-Tarrant Architects, discussed renovations to the old middle school and a new field house.
    Owen County Schools Superintendent David Raleigh said a $500,000 building-fund has been designated for the field house.

  • Franklin Co. grand jury indicts trio in ATM heist

    Three Owen County men were recently indicted in Franklin County after allegedly stealing an ATM machine from a parking lot in Frankfort.
    The incident took place June 18, when according to Commonwealth Attorney Larry Cleveland, the ATM was taken from the parking lot on Reilly Road in Frankfort.
    “They stole this back-hoe and they used the back-hoe to dislodge the ATM and get it onto a trailer and then they hauled it off on the trailer.”
    The ATM was later found in Monterey.

  • Owen voters just say No

    The voters of Owen County have rejected a proposal that would have expanded alcohol sales.
    The final tally was 1,522 votes cast for expanded alcohol sales and 1,792 voting no, a difference of 270 votes.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she expected a 53-percent turnout early Tuesday. When all the results were official, only 44 percent of registered voters cast their ballots.
    Steve Delaney, one of the leaders of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, said he is pleased with the margin of victory.

  • Kemper joins Tisch Real Estate

    Peggie Tisch-Rollins, owner/broker of Tisch Real Estate is pleased to announce that Melissa Kemper rejoined the company as managing broker.
    Kemper has had a successful career in real estate since 2004 and has weathered the storm of the slow market.

  • Golden anniversary - Bruce and Pat True

    Bruce and Pat True will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 20, 2011

  • Retired trooper joins Owenton police force

    Former Trooper Steve Miller retired from the Kentucky State Police in 1992, but 19 years later he has been sworn in as an Owenton police officer by Mayor Doug West.
    Miller, 59, was employed by the Kentucky State Police in 1974. After graduating from the KSP academy in Frankfort, he was assigned to Post 14 in Ashland where he worked as an on-the-road trooper and later was selected one of 16 public affair officers in the state.
    In 1989, Miller transferred to Post 5 in La Grange where he was assigned to Owen and Gallatin counties until retiring in 1992.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Families share truth behind feud

    Seven descendants from the Smoot family and one from the Walkers were among the crowd that gathered at the I.O.O.F. Hall Thursday to hear the story of the Walker-Smoot feud. The scheduled speakers, Beth Raisor Jones and Susan Raisor Benton, had to cancel their presentation because of the recent death of their father. But Robert Walker and Lisa Smoot graciously agreed to tell the story according to what had passed down through their respective families.

  • Become a true grill master

    Grills are great for cooking hamburgers and steaks. Unfortunately, many people stop there.
    An entire gourmet meal can be prepared on a grill, or using other outdoor cooking equipment, including any assortment of meat or vegetables, and even desserts.
    If you are interested in becoming the next grillmeister of your community, with the reputation of being a great outdoor chef, we’ve got a series of programs designed for you.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Congrats on Fan Fair