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Today's News

  • Cameras help nab alleged car thief

    Security cameras from a local gas station recently helped Owenton City Police nab an alleged car thief.
    Owenton City Policeman Gary Alcorn said police received report of a stolen vehicle on Oct. 17.
    Alcorn said the victim, Stacey Westover of Owenton, was visiting a friend on Kelly Court when John Dillion Lusby, 23, went to borrow Westover’s friend’s car.
    When the friend wouldn’t allow Lusby to borrow their car, Alcorn said Lusby took off in Westover’s vehicle.

  • Romney takes the title in OCHS mock election

    With the election less than a week away, one race has already been called. Republican Mitt Romney has won the Owen County High School presidential mock election.
    Romney garnered 107 of 203 possible votes in the mock election which was held Oct. 25. President Barack Obama was not far behind with 92 votes. Independent candidate Randall Terry and Libertarian Gary Johnson received two votes each.

  • Capturing the Youth Vote

    President Barack Obama may not know it but he has secured the support of the first graders at Owen County Primary School.
    Thursday, the entire first-grade class cast their vote for president with the help of Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid and her staff.
    Kincaid provided a real voting machine for the kids to use.
    Owen County Primary teacher Brandy Neal said casting a vote for president was the culmination of a unit on government and elections.

  • New library opens doors to the public

    After months of anticipation, local library patrons finally got the chance to step inside the new Owen County Public Library Sunday.
    Although the library didn’t officially open until Monday, many scanned the shelves during the open house to see what their first checkout from the new facility would be.
    Discussions began in 2007 for construction of a new library facility and a groundbreaking ceremony was held just over a year ago at the library’s location on Hwy. 22.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 26, 2012

    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 2.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Oct. 23, 2012

    Jesse M. Brock, 1978, show cause deferred, owes $775 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $800.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, owes fines and costs of $725, continued to Nov. 6.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Dec. 10.
    Zea Demaree, 1988, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity position controlled substance, pleaded guilty, continued to Nov. 20.
    Gregory A. Evans, 1969, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Nov. 20.

  • Wedding: Young-Sanders

    Jesse and Kimberly Romans of Owen County proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Steven T. Sanders to Nicole Young of Flatrock, Michigan. The couple will be united in marriage Nov. 17, 2012.
    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Owen County High and a 2011 graduate of electrical school. He is currently an electrical supervisor and the bride is currently a real estate agent.
    Both work and will continue to reside in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Ninth grade: Makayla Acrey, Carley Bennett, Emily Bibb, Mason Borchers, Victoria Cammack, Joshua Chancery, Arielle Columbia, Courtney Creech, Clay Dempsey, Dylan Duvall, Blaine Forsee, Courtney Gullion, Katelyn, Herald, Logan Hobbs, Cory Hudnall, Alexia Keeton, Baylee Keeton, Colton Matt, Chad McDonald, Jessica O’Connor, Suzi Richey, Nicole Roberts, Abigail Schadler, Blake Simmons, Mikayla Sipple, Chelsae Smith, Shyan Stivers, Reagan Sutton, Vincent Toftness, Victoria Wheeler, Amber Williamson and Haleigh Woods

  • Getting ready to run

    Although they won’t take to the court for a regular season game until December, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels are hard at work practicing for the upcoming season.

  • Needed or not, proposed amendment protects hunting

    By Scott Wartman
    Kentucky Enquirer

    One statewide issue on November’s ballot in Kentucky will allow voters to decide whether hunting and fishing will become a constitutionally protected right.
    Whether the proposed constitutional amendment will have any impact or is needed depends on who you ask.
    The General Assembly passed in 2011 the legislation filed by State Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville, to put the amendment on the ballot.