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Today's News

  • Boys hit the ground running

    The 2014 Owen County High School track season is off and running.
    On March 11, the boys’ team took part in the GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Walton-Verona. The Rebels had several outstanding performances including Michael Wash, who won the discus. Seth Shafer placed second; Andrew Banks, third; and Willie Johnson; sixth; in the same event.
    Shafer would finish first in the shot put while David Lewis was second; Sammy Chapman.  fourth; and Jesse McCracken, sixth.

  • Season begins for Lady Rebel track team

    The Owen County High School girls track team started their season last week. The team took part in the GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Walton-Verona March 11.
    The team had a solid meet with some top performers in several events.
    Autumn Hunter won the 3200-meter run while Samantha Tamplin finished second. Nicole Jacobs won the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the 100-meter hurdles.
    Danielle Roetker placed second in 100-meter hurdles.

  • Clerk’s Corner: Primary day on horizon

    It’s of no surprise to anyone who has spent time in and around the county clerk’s office that the clerk and staff have been busy. We are preparing for both the primary election May 20 and for the delinquent real estate tax bills to be turned over to the clerk from the sheriff on April 15.
    On May 20, voters will go to the polls to vote on candidates for United States senator fourth congressional district, circuit clerk judge 15th judicial circuit, county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and magistrates for Owen County.

  • In his footsteps: Owen family helps mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Frankfort

    Although it was a re-enactment of a moment in history, as he walked in the gathered crowd, Owen County’s Kalem Juett said he felt like he and his family might be making their own piece of personal history.
    On March 5, Juett and his family, along with thousands of others, took part in a retracing of steps civic rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took around the streets of Frankfort.
    “It was good to participate in an event that represented history,” Juett said.

  • Owen grand jury hands down three indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down three indictments March 4.
    • Jacob Sharp, on the charges of second-degree burglary and receiving stolen property, firearms.
    According to the indictment on the charge of second-degree burglary he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in the dwelling of Angela Wade; on the charge of receiving stolen property, firearm, he received, retained or disposed of movable property of another, namely a handgun, Play Station and jewelry of Angela Wade, knowing they had been stolen.

  • FBI arrests former Franklin deputy sheriff in Owen

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

  • Commonwealth Cleanup Week will be held March 22-29

    Residents may bring unwanted items to the transfer station free of charge with the exception of household garbage, demolition debris and a limit of four passenger tires.
    The Roadside Litter program will begin at this time.
    For more information call 502-484-2427 or email gsmoot@owencoky.com

  • Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.
    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Rise in heroin abuse brings officials together for summit

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Landmark News Service
    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.
    That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one former heroin addict.

  • Guest columnist Julian Carroll: March was a reminder of our history

    Many lawmakers and myself joined thousands of Kentuckians gathered along Capitol Avenue Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,’s March on Frankfort.  Dr. King led 10,000 others in a march up to the front door of our Capitol on March 5, 1964 in support of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and I was there too.