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Today's News

  • Birth Announcement: Peyton Reese Bodenhamer

    Peyton Reese Bodenhamer, born 11:37 p.m. on April 21, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. She weighed 8 lb. and 1 ounce. She is the daughter of Jackie and Josh Bodenhamer of Dry Ridge. Her siblings are Corey Lane Clifton and Joshua Kendrick Bodenhamer. Her maternal grandparents are Steve and Sandy Lengel of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Paul and June Bodenhamer of Williamstown.

  • Losing winners

  • Monterey Matters: Reuniting with old friends

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.
    I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately. As you know, I just returned home from Pikeville last Sunday after going to Hillbilly Days.
    Theresa and I came home Easter Sunday from a trip to Roseville, Mich. We went there to visit some long-time friends from Monterey. You may recall reading last year when we meet back up with Tim and Pat Grace. They used to live here in the 70s.

  • MBMS to hold art extravaganza

    Maurice Bowling Middle School will host its Art Extravaganza May 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the multipurpose room.
    Organizers have created an art digital database with all student artwork.  You can go into the database and look at your child’s work from this year and order keepsakes.
    There will be a digital art workshop where guests can create their own artwork on a computer with name and hobbies. Guests can then order magnets or a print of the artwork for home.

  • Owen County Circuit court

    April 19, 2011

    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, first-degree persistent felony offender.
    Ryan Landis Baker, 1992, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, continued to May 10, jury trial set for June 21.

  • Part of our history passes away

  • Guest Editorial: Session saw passage of several bills

    By Damon Thayer
    Now that the 2011 General Assembly has adjourned, I wanted to review some of the legislation enacted this year.  As chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, I made sure that we took action on key pieces of legislation that will impact the lives of many Kentuckians.

  • Community Events

    City council to hold workshop
    The Owenton City Council will be conducting a special meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. for the purpose of a budget workshop.

    Free Internet safety lessons Thursday
    Do you Facebook? Want to learn how to stay safe online? Come listen as Mark McChesney gives us the “ins and outs” of technologies from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Owen County Public Library. Call the library now to register.

  • Local officials taking part in quake drill

    Kentucky is preparing for the Great Central US Shake Out Earthquake Drill, scheduled for April 28 and the National Level Exercise 2011, scheduled for May 16-20. Scientists, experts and emergency management officials are aware earthquakes similar to, if not greater than, those that recently struck Japan and New Zealand could hit Kentucky anywhere, at any time and we are taking steps to educate and prepare Kentuckians.

  • State police find meth lab, arrest one

    A Corinth man has been arrested following the discovery of a meth lab April 14.
    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Trooper Michael B. Webb said the state police arrived on the scene at about 6:53 p.m., where they found meth-cooking vessels and other paraphernalia used to make methamphetamine at 12095 Hwy. 330.
    Webb said James E. Howard, 21, was arrested at the location and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor and possession of marijuana.