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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 8, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, continued to June 5.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, remand.
    Thomas K. Blackburn, 1983, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument., jury trial set for July 13.
    Samantha Gaston, 1993, receiving stolen property, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month, first payment due by July 31.
    Gaylord Gollihue Jr., 1974, show cause deferred, owes $2,765, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $2,800.

  • Owen County District Court - May 18, 2012

    Elizabeth Smith, 1978, harassment, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 1.
    Patricia Snow, 1968, second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for May 25.
    Charles Dodson, 1989, second-degree complicity burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, preliminary hearing set for May 25.
    Matthew S. Walters, 1986, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • Arts in the Park schedule

    11:30    OCES Choir
    Noon     Downtown County Band
    1 p.m.   Brittney Gillstrap
    2 p.m.    John Harrod and his fiddle students
    2:30 p.m.    Katie Jo Rohling and Ellie Grace dales
    3 p.m.    Mandy Holbert
    4 p.m.    Cecil Jackson and the Dry Ridge Bluegrass band

  • Red Cross looking for new recruits in Owen

    Are you interested in giving back to your community? How about joining the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team.
     The American Red Cross will host a DAT Volunteer Recruitment Day at the Owenton City Fire Department on Friday at 6 p.m at 214 North Main Street in Owenton , KY 40359. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Ayres Orchard to host field day

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day Saturday.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management. The field day will be held Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Owen Co. workers to see raises under new budget

    All non-elected Owen County employees are expected to receive raises during the next fiscal year.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the 2012-13 budget ordinance May 8.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the increases will be small, but both full- and part-time employees will receive a raise.
    The budget has already been approved by the state, Keith said.
    “They have to make sure all the numbers are OK and that everything adds up,’ Keith said. ‘They also check to make sure everything has proper classification.’

  • Annual Arts in the Park returns to fairgrounds Saturday

    The fourth annual Owen County Arts in the Park opens this weekend featuring plenty of music, food, exhibits and local artists plying their trade.
    The festivities get started at 10 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds and is presented by the Owen County Arts Council.
    Organizer Patty Petzinger said there will be some changes designed to make the experience more enjoyable for the entire community.
    “This year, we will have roving musicians so there will be music everywhere,” Petzinger said.

  • Grand jury indicts driver after injury crash

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after being involved in an alleged DUI-related crash where two people were seriously injured.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Bradley Arterburn, Thomas P. Colligan, 46, was traveling west on Hwy. 36 (Jonesville Road) when he crossed the center line and struck two vehicles.
    The accident took place around 4:38 p.m. April 21.

  • Bond for Owen County men accused in killing set at $500,000

    Two Owen County men were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury May 9 after allegedly strangling a Frankfort man to death and dumping his body on the side of Interstate 64 in Franklin County.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County were indicted in Franklin Circuit Court on the charges of murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    A third man from Grant County, James Simons, 35, was also indicted on the same charges.

  • Students following in strong footsteps

    On April 15, the Owen County Primary Leadership Class held its second-annual luncheon.  
    The seven young leaders greeted guests from all the businesses that they had visited over the year.  
    Peoples Bank, First Farmers Bank, Owen Electric, Owen Dental Center, New Horizons Family Practice, the Owen County Extension Office, and staff members from the Owen County Courthouse participated in the event.