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Today's News

  • This calls for a fiesta

    Since the Owenton location of Dairy Queen closed in September 2009, the building has remained empty despite rumors that it would be opening soon under a different name.
    But earlier this month, that long-running chit-chat become true when it was announced that a new version of a Frankfort favorite would be opening in Owenton.

  • Man arrested in connection with alleged barn break-in

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after a witness allegedly caught him stealing metal and other items from a field and barn.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office received the call from O’Banion Lane on March 5.
    Hammond said he and a deputy responded to the call and when they arrived, Steven S. Small, 26, allegedly had metal and different farm objects thrown into the back of a pickup truck.

  • Shelby Co. suspect solves some Owen crimes

    A recent arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department helped solve approximately seven different Owen County thefts.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a string of thefts took place during the last two weeks of February, all of which involved farm equipment.
    Hammond said the thefts took place on 227, next to Beechwood; on Old Beechwood Road; across from Elk Lick on 607 and other places.
    James A. Clark, 32, of Georgetown, allegedly stole racks, feeders, turning plows, gates, tractor weights and other equipment.

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Though block houses are gone, stories remain

    The designs varied but the purpose was uniform – defense of the Kentucky railway system during the Civil War. Block houses which could hold up to 20 men were constructed by the Union along train tacks that traversed the Bluegrass.
    These were manned by federal soldiers whose job it was to thwart Confederate raids designed to interfere with northern supply routes.
    Author and historian Charles Bogart was the guest speaker last week at the historical society meeting, and using Power Point, he illustrated the construction of these fortifications.

  • Owen County District Court - April 12, 2013

    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, continued to May 10.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Jason Moore, 1983, three counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, continued to May 10.
    Jason L. Moore, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Leslie Roden, 1981, contempt of court, bonded out.
    Grant County Deposit Bank vs. Nathan Abrams, deposition, order of discovery.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 9, 2013

    Darian T. Carter, 1973, three counts of second-degree narcotics, adopted plea agreement.
    Joseph F. Chandler, 1992, two counts of third-degree complicity burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, continued to April 10.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, revoked.
    Joseph Michael Dorten, 1980, motion for expungement, order to follow.

  • Five generations

    Five generations gathered at Easter. From left to right are Barbara Watson, daughter Jeanette McCormick, great-great grandson Adrian, great-granddaughter Naomi and granddaughter Valerie.

  • Owen Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Perkins’ fourth-grade super honor roll: Madison Brown, Trinity Craig, Caitlyn Sizemore and Greg Webster. Honor roll: Corey Cook, Savannah Edington, Mary Gamm, Paige Heuser, David Marcincavage, Jaylan Tolbert and Brayden Woosley.
    Ms. O’Banion’s fourth-grade super honor roll: Merideth David. Honor roll: Madison Duvall, Joshua Gay, Jacob Haydon, Tori Lykins and Destiny Prather.

  • MBMS squad takes second

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School baseball team finished second in the Anderson County Middle School Showcase. The Owen County squad defeated Bondurant Middle School, Anderson County, Danville and East Jessamine to win their pool. They lost to Somerset Meese in the championship game. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Josh Spaulding, David Gray, Grant Cobb, Kirby Young, Jason Gray, and Aaron Bihl, Back row (left to right): Mike Fitzgerald (coach), Austin Fitzgerald, Nolan Tackett, Cameron McAnally, Patrick Osborne, Trace Ogden, Grant McMillen, and Brian Young (coach).