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Today's News

  • Owenton police make arrests in connection with park break-ins

    Owenton Police have made arrests in connection with three break-ins at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    According to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller, the break-ins occurred between Sept. 29 and mid October.
    Miller said the first instance happened at office of Owen County Director of Parks and Recreation Buck Beverly in the community building near the stage.
    Miller said the door was kicked in and about $450 worth of damage was caused.
    The suspects are minors and have not been identified by police.

  • Special Veteran’s Day column: The Death of Capt. Waskow

    Editor’s Note: Veterans Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, and Scripps Howard Foundation have allowed us to reprint of Pyle’s most famous column “The Death of Capt. Waskow.” It’s a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms we enjoy.

    By Ernie Pyle

  • Retired teachers organization stays busy

    On Oct. 17, members of the Owen County Retired Teachers Association enjoyed a buffet lunch at Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Park. Members welcomed new teacher retirees and also celebrated Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Week.
    Those who attended were Martha Hamilton, Barbara Ramsey, Susan Burress, Vonda Howard, Suzanne Peak, Rita Ball, Babs Newcomb, Doug Ball, Wilma Perkins, Faye Shelton, Phyllis Malcomb, Julie Donahue and Mike Ramsey.

  • Owen County district court - Nov. 2, 2012

    Tina L. Ballard, 1969, non-payment of fines, defendant owes $467.50 in fines and costs.
    Raymond Eastman, 1968, first-degree enhancement narcotics, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 9.
    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Owen property transfers - October 2012

    Perry Park Resort Owners Association to Donnie Ball, lot 701, Perry Park Resort, $350.
    Patricia Olwine to Perry Park Resort Owners Association, lot 94, Riverlake Subdivision, $500.
    Meredith L. Lawrence to J.L. and Patty Davis, Eagle Hill Road, $172,081.46.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to John P. Meahl Jr. and Charles A. Melton Jr., Owenton and Grant County Tu.
    Neda Jarrell, JP Morgan Chase Bank Na., Chase Home Finance LLC. and Mark Cobb Master Commissioner to Federal National Mortgage Association, Mallory’s Mill Road.

  • Owen County Elementary School Honor Roll

    Third Grade, All A
    Mrs. Bates’ class: Charlie Baumann, Sydney Cobb, Haley Griffin, Grace Justis, Emily Kemper, Malyn Merchant and Isaac Wash.
    Mrs. Forsee’s class: Tennyson Hensley, Alexandria Perry, Gabi Stewart and Dylan Wainscott.
    Mrs. Hawkins’ class: Allison Byers, Shayna Cobb, Kristin Hearn, Matthew Hopkins and Emma Stine.
    Mrs. Inman’s class: Macie Chappell, Colby Faulkner, Chloe Harmon, Ashton Little, Brooklyn Morris, Hagen New, Gracie Pugh, Michael Roberts, Luke Vinal and Emmalee Wilson.

  • Troupe to take center stage

    For the first time, a group of select 4-H members will travel across the state to showcase their fine arts talents in the newly created 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.

  • Workshop will help teach ways to prevent suicide

    There will be a free suicide prevention training workshop Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. at the Owenton Church of Christ.
    The theme of the workshop is “question, persuade, refer” or QPR.
    As a trained GPR “gatekeeper,” you will learn:
    • To recognize the warning signs of suicide.
    • How to offer hope
    • How to get help and save a life.
    For more information, call 859-283-0952 ex.112. Participants must be registered to attend.

  • Deja Vu for Rebels

    They had their chances.
    Turnovers and missed opportunities did in the Owen County High School Rebels  Friday night at Patterson Field. Three first-quarter miscues and several empty possessions led to a season-ending defeat to Holy Cross.
    The Indians defeated the Rebels 42-32 in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.
    The game was a rematch of last year’s second-round game when Holy Cross came to Owenton and defeated Owen County 45-0 to end a perfect season. The Indians would go on to win the Class 2A state championship.

  • Soccer champs