Today's News

  • Twin brothers hit by same vehicle in Fri. accident

    Two Owenton men were taken to New Horizons Medical Center after being struck by the same vehicle.
    The incident happened at 6:40 p.m. Friday, when William Dean and his twin brother Tommy Dean were walking along South Main Street near Owenton City Hall.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, William Dean, 59, stepped out into the southbound lane and was struck by a passenger car driven by 66-year-old Rebecca Seigel of Owenton.

  • City seeks bright ideas

    Owenton Mayor Doug West and the members of the planning and zoning commission are looking for some fresh ideas for the city’s future.
    West will host a community meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse to take suggestions from the public on the city’s future in order to update its comprehensive plan.
    The current comprehensive plan was approved as it was in July, but the current plan has not been revised or updated in 20 years.

  • Businesswoman shares her knack with Owen County

    From Dallas, Texas to Owen County, June Osborne has shared her love of home décor with friends and family. Now Osbrone will begin sharing that love with the entire community.
    The 62-year-old, soon-to-be retired engineer said she has always had a knack for decorating, including floral arrangements and room staging – all of which will be a part of the business.

  • Georgia: On her mind - Always remember the lasting touch a gift can have

    This is a Christmas story. Sort of. Or maybe it’s about grumpy old men. Maybe it’s about the commercialism that we like to rant against at this time of year. I’m pretty sure, though, that it’s about love.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Students learn a lesson about Christmas past

    Each was unique. Some showed evidence of being painstakingly cut and carefully crafted by small hands. Others bore marks of well thought-out planning. Not all had been signed, but those that were revealed names such as Jasmine, Hailey, Brie, Hannah, and Rachel.
    For this Christmas season, the tree in the parlor at the historical society museum will reflect nostalgic times in Owen County when families constructed their own ornaments, made homemade gifts and despite the lack of material things, celebrated Christmas with great joy.

  • In season: Canaan Eades

    Canaan Eades, the  6-year-old son of Robbie and Tina Eades of Owenton, shot a 5-point buck while hunting in Owenton. This is Canaan’s second deer of the season.

  • In season: Colton Iles

    This 14-point buck was given the name Old Lucky four years ago by Colton Iles when he shot and missed him. On the hunt for him ever since, Colton finally got his chance the afternoon of opening day while hunting with his dad and cousin Derek.


  • In season: Robert Wilhoite

    On the morning of Nov. 17, while hunting with his buddy Colton Iles, and Colton’s dad, Robert Wilhoite, 14, shot his 17 pointer with a .270.

  • Owen County District Court: Nov. 30, 2012

    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 7.
    William B. Cummins, 1984, speeding 11 mph over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to wear seat belt, drug paraphernalia, continued to Dec. 14.
    Craig Ellis, 1980, non-support, dismissed.

  • Helping Hands

    The Owen County Youth Services Center and Community Education Center recently held a fundraiser for the Power Pack Program and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The staff of the centers would like to thank the community for its support purchasing popcorn from the students of Owen County schools. Approximately $3,200 was raised which will be split between the two programs. The top three sellers received prizes for their hard work. The top sellers were Kendall Whobrey (first place), Destiny Prather (second place), and Malachi Mefford (third place).