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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Bransen Allen McKillop

    Bransen Allen McKillop was born Aug. 23, 2013, to Brittany Allen Waldrop and Jared Allen Bransen McKillop of Fairfield. He weighed 6 pounds and was 19.25 inches long. He is welcomed to the world by his proud grandparents, Karen and Glenn Todd Waldrop of Frankfort and Tracie Allen of Cincinnati, Ohio; his great-grand parents, Darlyn and the late Glenn Waldrop of Owenton, Carol Saylor or Sarasota, Fla., Bob Allen of Mason, Ohio; and the McKillop families of Ohio and Missouri.

  • Owen County seniors hold monthly meeting

    On Oct. 23 the Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Sharon Miskell.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason led the pledge to the flag.
    Roll call was given by secretary Ethel Hammond with 12 members present.
    In old business, there was a discussion on money that was made at Sweet Owen Day.
    The group also talked about the trip to the Robinson show that was enjoyed by everyone.
    In new business, the election of officers who will take office in November was discussed.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Oct. 25, 2013

    Brian P. Smith, 1986, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, rear license not illuminated, drug paraphernalia, continued to Nov. 8.
    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 1.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Cordia Lashinsky, motion to require answer to interrogatories, present and sworn to answer interrogatories.
    Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC. vs. Silas Prather, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Glen Duke vs. Jacob Stivers, forcible detainer, continued to Nov. 1.

  • Panel approves Kentucky American rate request

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently approved new rates for Kentucky American Water customers, reaching a decision on a rate increase requested by the company in December 2012.

  • With chilly temps back, officials urge fire safety

    With winter just around the corner and chilly weather already here, local fire departments are hopeful Owen countians will take necessary precautions when it comes to heating their homes.
    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said firefighters responded to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Neighborhood Center on S. Madison St. Thursday for smoke.
    Lilly said the electrical wiring in the thermostat had gone bad and caused the building to smoke up.
    No damage was done to the center.
    Local fire departments see a spike in calls when temperatures turn chilly in the fall.

  • Quick action saves barn from blaze

    The sharp eyes to two men on the roof of the Itron building in Owenton may have prevented serious fire damage to a barn behind Meadowview Monday.
    The men saw smoke coming from a barn behind the grocery store and contacted the store owner Bud Forsee.
    Luckily, the chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department happens to work at Meadowview.
    “Bud came and got me,” Chief Robb Chaney said.
    With smoke rolling out of the barn, Chaney sounded the alarm while he and two other men fought back the fire by smothering it with dirt.

  • Air-ambulance service lifts off from Owenton

    When a medical emergency strikes, over 300 Owen County families with a PHI Air Medical membership will soon have to wait at least 20 minutes, or choose a new air ambulance service.
    The Owenton base of PHI will close effective Nov. 1, but those who have paid their membership can continue to receive service from bases in Morehead and North Vernon, Ind.
    PHI Air Medical Regional Director Erik Rhode said Owenton became a business problem in regards to the ultimate viability of the base.

  • UPDATE: Trick-Or-Treat will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2.
  • Rebels drop regular season finale

    It wasn’t a happy ending for the Owen County High School Rebel football team Friday night.
    The regular season for the Rebels ended the same way it began - with a loss on the road.
    The Rebels traveled to Warsaw to close out the regular season by taking on Gallatin County High School.
    The last time Owen County played the Wildcats on the road, it was the Rebels who were looking to finish a perfect district record and claim the Class 2A District 5 championship.
    On Friday, it was the Wildcats who were hoping to pull off the feat.

  • Season ends for volleyball squad

    The 2013 Owen County High School Lady Rebels volleyball season has ended.
    The season wrapped up Oct. 22 in Eminence when the team lost in the semifinals of the 31st District volleyball tournament.
    Owen County began the tournament by taking on Gallatin County High School in the opening round Oct. 21.