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Today's News

  • Owen student wins SkillsUSA project grant

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center Skills USA chapter won first place in the leadership event called “Community Service” for their project, “A Place to Sleep,” in the 2013 SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Championship.
    The championship was held April 3 at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The Kentucky National Guard sponsored and judged the event.
    Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Rene Rabago of Carroll County and Nathan Jude of Owen County presented the project.

  • Police round up drug suspects

    The Owenton Police Department recently arrested three people following a three-month investigation into illegal drug dealers.
    The arrests took place April 17, with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanor charges.
    Danny Oakley, 58, of 109 East Perry Street, Owenton, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Community called on for aid to fight ‘epidemic’

    Local and state law enforcement will be on hand to answer questions from the public during Thursday’s drug forum.
    The forum will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Owen County High School auditorium and law enforcement along with local officials are hoping for a large turnout.

  • Building the Owenton line

    Those traveling north on U.S. 127 for the past couple of weeks have likely noticed construction crews and heavy equipment working to create Kentucky American Water’s new pipeline to Owenton.
    The construction began shortly after the Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized the company to build the pipeline in February. The pipeline will connect KAW’s Owenton customers to its Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.

  • Owen County welcomes a new face for 4-H

    Local 4-Hers can expect to see a new face around Owen County this spring.
    Born in Owen County, Jessi Williams, 28, had her public school years in Boone County, but knew one day she would return to what she says she has always considered “home.”
    After spending five years in the horse industry, Williams finally returned home in October when she became an assistant to Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman.
    On March 24, Williams became Owen County’s extension agent for 4-H Youth Development.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Nothing could match sassafras

    Spring heralds not only the earth’s renewal of sprouting grasses, budding trees and blooming flowers, but during the early 1900s it also reminded Owen County mothers of the necessity to boost their children’s immune systems after the effects of winter.

  • If you care about the future, attend Owen drug forum

    Every community in the United States typically has a drug problem to one extent or another.
    Typically, the people who make up the community turn a blind eye and hope drug addiction doesn’t touch their family.
    Owen County isn’t a typical community.
    Thursday night, local law enforcement, medical professionals and local government will reach out to the community for help from the people who make up this community.

  • Wolfe Honored

    Owen County Primary School second-grade student Gwen Wolfe was recognized at the April Owen County Board of Education meeting. Wolfe won first place in digital art at the recent STLP State Competition. She is pictured with Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette and Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford.

  • Safe boating weather tips from Owen official

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, asks that you should know the weather which can be both friend and foe.
    Calm winds and water make for enjoyable power boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
    A fresh breeze and a light chop provide an invigorating sailing or wind-surfing experience. But the sudden emergence of dark clouds, shifting and gusty winds, torrential downpours and lightning can turn a day’s pleasure into a nightmare of distress.
    Here are some tips on how to keep your pleasure and safety to a maximum.

  • Owen County District Court - April 19, 2013

    Danny Oakley, 1954, two counts of second-degree narcotics, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; public attorney appointed; preliminary hearing set for April 26.
    Henry C. Smith, 1959, two counts of second-degree narcotics; preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Linda L. Smith, 1962, second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Michael E. Vandt, 1974, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; continued to May 3.