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Today's News

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.

  • Champions continue to raise awareness of drug abuse

    The Owen County Champions meeting had a great turnout Nov. 11 for its addiction awareness meeting led by Adam W. Greene.
    The Wild Goose had a full house and celebrated another recovery story with family and friends.
    The group will be having another community meeting at the Wild Goose Cafe on Saturday from 6 until 7 p.m.
    Deanna Whobrey will be leading this open meeting to raise awareness, answer questions, and promote recovery.

  • City sets new rules to limit yard sales

    Property owners within the City of Owenton will soon be limited to two yard sales per year following a second reading of an ordinance by the Owenton City Council.
    According to the ordinance, each location or property will be limited to two different yard sales per year. The yard sales may not last more than three consecutive days.
    Signs advertising yard sales may not be placed on public or private property without consent of the owner. Within 24 hours after the conclusion of a sale, all signs must be removed.

  • Carroll, Quarles mark library anniversary

    With the recent one- year anniversary of the the Owen County Public Library’s relocation, its board of trustees is already looking forward to the next three years.
    The library, which relocated from its Main Street location to Hwy. 22 East on Oct. 28, 2012, celebrated the first anniversary by hosting a meet and greet with State Rep. Ryan Quarles and State Sen. Julian Carroll.

  • Warrant leads to heroin arrest

    An Owen County man was recently arrested on multiple drug charges after state police attempted to serve him with a warrant.
    Marcus Smith, 41, was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin); tampering with physical evidence; two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia; contempt of court libel or slander resistance to order; first-degree wanton endangerment; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

  • Officials open new boat ramp in Gratz

    When fishermen and boaters look for a place to park and put their crafts in the Kentucky River, they will have a new place to launch in Gratz.
    State and Owen County officials turned out Nov. 6 for the formal opening of the Gratz Boat Ramp at the end of Main Street in Gratz. The new facility was built where the old Gratz bridge once spanned the Kentucky River from Owen County to Henry County.
    The facility features several acres of parking along with the ramp. There are no fees for using the facility.

  • Homeland Security helps local search and rescue

    The 37-plus miles of Owen County’s shoreline will now be easier to navigate in emergency situations after the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad was recently awarded a $23,000 state Homeland Security Program grant.
    Search and rescue used the grant to replace a 26-year-old fishing boat with a 1660 connector boat and motor designed for swift water conditions.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Remember the winding roads along Caney Creek

    The roads twist and turn and create a maze that at times leaves one wondering if he is coming or going.
    According to Owen County Property Value Administrator Jimmy Coyle, it’s easy to get lost if one is not familiar with the area. Doris Riley can attest to this fact. Three times, she visited a friend who lived in a community along Caney Creek and although she had no trouble finding her way in, all three times she got lost trying to find her way out.

  • Other Voices: What to do when the holidays are not happy

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching.  For some, this time of year is not met with happy anticipation. Some families are faced with the realization that a loved one is no longer present to enjoy the celebrations. Grief does not go away just because the holidays arrive and, in fact, the feelings may intensify.
    Here are some ideas to make this holiday special:
    Share a story – spend time talking about your loved one. Recall the ways they used to celebrate the holidays.  

  • Owen Co. District Court - Nov. 8, 2013

    Miranda L. Abel, 1978, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, four days jail, credit time served; resisting arrest, pleaded guilty, four days concurrent, credit time served.
    Brian P. Smith, 1986, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, rear license not illuminated, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 22 for review.