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Today's News

  • Owen native earns Legion of Merit

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Nix attended a retirement ceremony at Fort Knox March 6. His reserve unit Fourth Battalion, 399th Regiment, 104th Division, wanted to honor him for his service to the unit and the United States Army during his 36-year career.
    At the ceremony, Nix was awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding leadership, unparalleled professionalism and dedication to duty, which contributed to the overall mission success of every unit in which he served.

  • Order early and save on yearbook

    The yearbook staff of Owen County High School is now accepting orders for the 2011 edition of the Pride of Owen Yearbook. 
    The staff is offering an early-bird special of $60.
    There are two ways to order your yearbook:
    1. Go online to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the order number 10735. When ordering online, you will pay $3.50 for processing.
    2.  See Ms. Bush at the high school to place your order and avoid the $3.50 processing fee.

  • Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson

    Debra Dawson of Owenton would like to announce the adoption of her three children — Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson.
    All three children have been part of the Dawson family for almost four years with the adoption completed Aug. 10, 2010.
    Welcoming the children into the family were siblings: Danielle Chase of Louisville, Lyndsey Arey of Owenton, Wade Howard of Las Vegas, Nev., Samantha Smith of Owenton, Charles Chase Jr. of Owenton, and Spencer Wilcoxson of Owenton. Other family members include Kris Smith of Owenton and Mike Meyer of Louisville.

  • Maleigha Jo McCormick

    Maleigha Jo McCormick was born at 4:07 p.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her proud parents are Amanda McCormick of Frankfort and Jonathan McKinney of Frankfort.
    Maleigha’s maternal grandparents are Karen and Jeff Tackett of Williamstown and Barry and Thelma McCormick of Owenton. Her maternal great-grandmother is Sarah McCormick of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Pastor Ronnie and Marlene McKinney of Frankfort. Her paternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Nora McGaushey.

  • Kailyn Ryann Heinlein

    Cora Cobb and Kevin Heinlein would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailyn Ryann Heinlein. She was born Christmas Day 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Toni and Kevin Stewart of Owenton and Barry and Tammy Cobb of Frankfort. Paternal grandparents are Chantela Heinlein, Bob Tenner and Randall Heinlein, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. Kailyn was also welcomed home by her two sisters, Laila and Jessica.

  • Makiya Grace/Colin-Jo Peak

    Melissa and Steven Peak are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colin-Jo and granddaughter, Makiya Grace. Colin-Jo Nahuel Peak was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center Jan. 22, 2011, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Makiya Grace was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center March 15, 2011, weighing 6 pounds, 10 3/4 ounces.

  • Truck tug to benefit Tackett family

    The Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers are hosting a benefit April 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds in honor of William Tackett, who died in a car accident last year when he was 26 years old, and his son Braydon, who died two months later.
    Proceeds from the event will go to help erect tombstones on their graves.
    Lisa Stewart,  William’s mother and Braydon’s grandmother, arranged for a nice funeral service and burial for her babies and has only recently been able to pay off those expenses.

  • Family with Owen ties safe from crisis in Japan

    Well, I made it through another basketball-filled weekend. In case someone out there was in a cave someplace and hasn’t heard, the University of Kentucky beat West Virginia. So we march on to next weekend. This time we will face Ohio State. I am filling my head with mundane things so I won’t dwell on it.
    Gardening is something to think about. I have seen several plots that have been plowed.

  • Owen woman finds a new opportunity at women’s school

    Owen County was well represented at the New Opportunity School for Women at Berea College in February.
    Christina Johns was selected as one of 10 women to participate in this three-week program.
    Career exploration and leadership development create the framework for the experience, which includes an internship on campus or in the community and intensive educational and personal development classes.
    For Johns, the experience was nothing short of “life changing.”

  • Owen County District Court

    March 25, 2011

    Leroy Beckham, 1959, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for April 1.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Derek Pearson, judgment to plaintiff for $1,279.80, plus interest and court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Bryan Kelly, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.
    Bryan R. Kelly, 1987, fugitive from another state, warrant required, extradition hearing, remand.