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Today's News

  • In season: Cody King

    Cody King, 9, killed his first buck, a four-pointer, on opening day at his uncle Tommy Webster’s farm.

  • In season: Luke Dunavent

    Luke Dunavent, 13, killed a 10-point buck while recently hunting with his dad in Owen County. He is the son of Brad and Michelle Dunavent.

  • In season: Cameron Burden

    Cameron Burden shot this 8-point buck while hunting with his grandfather Barry McCormick. He harvested this buck Nov. 24.

  • To Russia with love: Owen native to represent USA in Winter Olympics

    When the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team steps up to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, not only will Adam Clark be representing the red, white and blue, he will be representing Owen County.
    Clark, who graduated from Owen County High School in 2003, was recently named to the bobsled team. The Centre College graduate will serve as a “pusher” and helping getting the bobsled off to a fast and accurate start will be one of this jobs.
    The recognition comes after four long years of hard work and dedication.

  • Blaze damages Monterey home

    A fire on Old Monterey Road during the early morning hours Satruday has been ruled an electrical fire.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call was received around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
    “The call came in as a flue fire,” Canchola said. “But once we got there, it was actually a fire that had already gotten to the attic. We made an attack, got it knocked down, but I would say it was about a 75-percent loss.”

  • Tip leads to drug arrests

    Two people were recently arrested after an anonymous tip led state police to find over five pounds of processed marijuana.
    Jamie Conrad, 41, and Shawn Long, 38, both of Owenton, were arrested Nov. 15 on multiple drug charges.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said state police were serving arrest warrants on both Conrad and Long, which led to more charges.

  • Questions on future of former senior citizens building

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has found a distributor for the emergency food assistance program, but a location to distribute the commodities remains up in the air.
    Items for the food assistance program are purchased through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and had formerly been distributed by Northern Kentucky Community Action which had to cease  distribution due to budget cuts.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she was notified that NKCA would no longer be distributing the items in mid-October.

  • Georgia - On Her Mind: You may recreate the recipe but not the woman

    It rarely snows this early in the upper south, but it drizzles more days than it doesn’t. If you’re not careful you can vanish into the mist on a Kentucky back road like Heathcliff on the moors of England. My family was luckier than most. We had Aunt Helen and her recipe for cast-iron skillet spaghetti to keep us on course through the gray days of November. Through the tedious weeks of stripping tobacco. Through frigid mornings on a schoolbus as we made the 20-mile trip to school. Or trudging, as she did, day after day, to a typewriter in an office.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County susceptible to that sinking feeling

    They are unwelcome residents and for hundreds of years they have squatted on Owen County land.
    New ones seemingly appear overnight and their appetites are insatiable. Gaping mouths are fed dirt, rock, lime, trash and an occasional rusty car or pickup, yet to no avail. These indefatigable giants are a constant irritation but from earliest times Owen countians have accepted their presence as part of the local landscape. Most don’t need an introduction to these sometimes cavernous depressions known as Owen County sinkholes.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Nov. 12, 2013

    Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. David Authier, motion to dismiss, see order.
    Gerald Kemper vs. Robert E. Cull, motion to appoint receiver, submitted.
    Charles Smith vs. Owen County School District, motion for extension of time, see order.
    Farm Credit Services of Mid-America PCA vs. John Ashcraft, motion for judgment and order of motion for attorney’s fees, continued from Oct. 15, remand.
    Wells Fargo Bank Na. vs. Patrick Clifton, motion for writ of possession.