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Today's News

  • Police look for leads in connection with church break-in

    A reward is being offered for to anyone with information on a break-in that recently took place at Elk Lick Baptist Church.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the break-in took place Dec. 2 at the church located at 6095 Claxon Ridge Rd.
    Hammond said a window was broken out of the basement where the suspect or suspects entered.
    “They ransacked through everything in the church,” Hammond said.
    A member of the church who lived nearby noticed motion lights on in the church and went to turn them off.

  • Owen grand jury indicts suspects for alleged drug trafficking

    Three people were recently indicted on drug-trafficking charges after state police received information about a man on parole possibly using heroin.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Rodney W. Rabourn, 28, was on parole when state police went to 57 Wren Lane in Elk Creek Resort Nov. 13.
    When state police arrived, they found Rabourn, along with Crystal Turner, 28, and Anthony Rice, 32, in possession of heroin.
    Arterburn said a child was in the home and was removed and placed with family members.

  • Owen Historical Society News: History is as plentiful as dirt

    “It’s as cheap as dirt, as plentiful as dirt and as dirty as dirt.”

    This quote reflected the opinion of someone who obviously had occasion to live in an era when bituminous coal was king in Kentucky.
    Though there may be truth in this statement the fact remains that coal played a integral part in the history of the commonwealth, and most Owen countians remember the days when area homes, businesses and schools depended on this smooth sooty sometimes smelly resource for heat.

  • Student brings technology to pasture

    Hagen New, an Owen County fifth grader, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    New is a student at Owen County Elementary and displayed his project, “Livestock is Mooving into QR Codes,” and demonstrated how farmers can use quick response code technology on ear tags to quickly scan and gather information on an animal.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Dec. 3, 2013

    Keath Bramblett, 1966, motion to proceed in forma pauperis, submitted.
    James A. Clark, 1981, three counts of theft by unlawful taking $500 or more, three counts of third-degree burglary, three counts of theft by unlawful taking, second-degree persistent felony offender, adopted plea agreement.
    Miranda Dews, 1972, diversion completion, owes $7,992.84 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Kelvin Gabbard, 1976, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued from Nov. 19, order to follow.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for November

    Bank of America Na. to Hometown Community Development Corporation and Homestrong USA, Adair Street, $67,800.
    Michael Kelley, BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Commonwealth Credit Union, Commonwealth of Kentucky, County of Owen, City of Owenton, City of Owenton and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner, Adair Street.
    Welty Enterprises Inc. to John F. Wood, Eagle Creek Campground, $18,000.
    John F. and Mabel Wood to Anthony Hehe, Eagle Creek Campground, $18,000.

  • Birth announcement: Brantlee Jacob Campbell

    Brantlee Jacob Campbell, the son of Marybeth Campbell and Nick Currier of Williamstown,  was born Oct. 10, 2013, in the Georgetown Community Hospital. He was 18 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, eight ounce. He is welcomed to the world by his maternal grandmother,  Sherry Jones Campbell of Corinth; paternal grandparents, Lisa and Brian Currier of Williamstown; and four great-grandparents.

  • Birth announcement: Axl Taylor Kermicle

    Jeremy Kermicle and Brittani Perkins would like to announce the birth of their son, Axl Taylor Kermicle. Axl was born at 1:05 p.m., Nov. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph East in Lexington. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 ounces and was 20 and a half inches long.  His grandparents are Scott and Tina Kermicle, Bill and Pamela Gwin and Stacy Perkins.

  • Kay’s Branch News : This was a weekend full of cancellations

    Last week started out just fine – 60-plus degrees and sunshine. Teri came over to do her laundry and helped me get my Christmas decorating under way.
    We got more done than I would have in a week. So I went to play bridge all afternoon on Tuesday.
    Wanda said they went fishing at the dam in Monterey. Barbara told her they had caught some sauger (that’s some kind of fish), but evidently they weren’t biting so they came home and ate fish from the freezer.  

  • Owen County Farm Bureau receives 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Owen County Farm Bureau received the 2013 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.
    The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.