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Today's News

  • Stafford tabbed to lead Owen schools

    A unanimous vote by the five members of the Owen County Board of Education will bring Rob Stafford back to the district where his career first began.
    This time, he will serve as the district’s leading man.
    A resident of Owen County with a long history in the district, Owen County School Board Chairman Stuart Bowling said Stafford is exactly what the district has needed.

  • CHD walk auction will feature UK tickets to highest bidder

    This year’s auction for the Eighth Annual CHD Awareness Walk will feature tickets to the University of Kentucky/Vanderbuilt basketball game for Feb. 20.
    The tickets are in section 43 of the lower level. Tickets will go to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the annual walk.

  • Police says 50 cars damaged by metal shards spilled on road

    Shards of metal scattered along U.S. 127 South Monday morning left dozens of vehicles with flat tires and a headache for the local state road crew.
    The crew received word early Monday morning that pieces of shredded metal were scattered along the road from mile marker seven to approximately 14.
    The crew began cleanup around 4:30 a.m. and vehicles with flat tires could be seen all along the stretch of highway.

  • Three-month investigation nets arrests

    A three-month drug investigation netted three arrests Saturday, with Owenton City Police hopeful there will be more to come.
    Owenton City Police Officers Steve Miller and Gary Alcorn were assisted by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell in the early afternoon roundup of three alleged drug traffickers.
    The arrests resulted in four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges.

  • Dog owner concerned over meatballs

    An Owen County man says someone tried to poison his dogs by slipping rat poison into balls of meat thrown on his property.
    Dick Reeves of 1550 227N. said he happened to be on his front porch in late January when he saw a pick-up pull into a drive adjacent to his property.
    “It was pretty weird,” Reeves said. “This person got out of the truck, started throwing stuff in my yard.”
    After the person crossed the fence over into his property, Reeves left the porch and began to approach the person.

  • Celebrating dads

    On Jan. 30, 2013, The Owen County Youth Services Center sponsored a 45-minute breakfast before school where fathers and their children met with other dads and kids in the MBMS multi-purpose room. During this time, they discussed the power of hard work, spent time together, created memories, and were equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship.
    The organizers would like to thank Kyle Riddle, All Pro Dad team captain and facilitator; Glenna Saylor; the MBMS cafeteria staff; MBMS custodial staff; and all the people who made the event possible.

  • Monday fire destroys Pleasant Grove home

    All Owen County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Monday afternoon.
    Owen County Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said the departments received a call at 12:48 p.m. for a full structure fire with possible entrapment at 1600 Pleasant Grove Road.
    Canchola said once firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to verify that there was no one inside the home.
    The home was a total loss and Canchola said the Red Cross has been called to assist those living in the home.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Songs of war become part of legacy

    “When our boys have crossed the ocean. There to die in No Man’s Land
    Oh, what true and brave devotion. As we see them take their stand.
    We will pray for their returning. And we’ll keep the home fires burning;
    We will one and all be true. While our boys are nobly dying
    For the flag. Red, White and Blue.”

  • County Clerk Corner: I’m losing sleep over districting

    What do you think about when you find yourself unable to sleep and looking up at the ceiling in the middle of the night?
    I sometimes think that during this time, I do my best thinking on issues.
    Since the beginning of the year, I have been thinking about changes that are going to have an impact on the Owen County Clerk’s office in 2013 and 2014.
    Questions such as:
    • Will the redistricting be done in 2013 or 2014?
    • Will we be able to get all the maps and description changes done and approved on time?

  • Guest Columnist Damon Thayer: Pension reform protects present and future

    Tuesday, the Senate went back in to session for the second part of the 2013 General Assembly session.