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Today's News

  • Guilty plea in fatal crash

    An Owen County man has pled guilty to a manslaughter charge following a May DUI-related crash.
    The crash took place May 16 when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road and he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.
    Lamonte Richardson was extricated with no injuries.

  • City council approves zone change for Ford property

    After several months of City of Owenton Planning and Zoning Commission and Owenton City Council meetings, the council held a second reading on the proposed zone change at 311 South Main Street, known as the Ford property, July 27.
    Each council member attending the meeting approved the second reading.
    Members Tim Cammack and Robert Walker were not in attendance.
    The property had been an R-1 lot (residential), but was changed to C-1 (commercial).
    The change will allow a commercial business to be opened on the property.

  • A few ideas for canning or freezing

    Soon, many vegetables and fruits will be ready for harvesting, and many gardeners will have more produce than they can readily eat. Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve.
    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor, and texture.

  • Wedding: Clark-Duvall

    Don and Lucinda Renfro would like to invite all friends and family to attend the marriage of their daughter, Brianna Clark, to Nathan Duvall, the son of Danny and Kim Duvall. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Greenup Fork Baptist church.
    A reception will follow at the Owen County exhibit building.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Branch is proud of new Miss Teen Owen Co.

    After last week, this one has been relatively calm.
    We got some much needed rain but with it came the wind. Fay said it was very strong at her house. Their corn was blown over and dead limbs scattered across her yard.

  • Owen County District Court - July 20, 2012

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, pleaded guilty, to serve 180 days, concurrent with Franklin County jail time.
    Carolyn Gabbard, 1988, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set.
    Vivian Erksine, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 27.
    Jeffrey Riddle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Aug. 3.

  • 2012 Owen County Mother of the Year Nomination Letter

    I would like to nominate my mother, Bonnie Fitzgerald, for the Owen County Mother of the Year.
    My mom was born July 26, 1943, to Porter and Christine Osborne. She was the oldest of seven children. She lost a brother in Vietnam in 1969. This was something the family never quite got over.

  • Owen Historical Society News: The call of riverboats lured many boys to the banks

    Meet Charlie Moormon. The slender, whiskered gentleman from the Cincinnati Museum Center presented a program on riverboats at the historical society meeting July 12.  His love of the river and the steamboats which once crowded its expanse was evident as he relived the early days of steam powered boats and the vital role they played in the history of America.

  • 127 yard sale returns

    Signs of the world’s longest yard sale are already popping up throughout Owen County and community leaders are hoping the bargain hunters will spend some of their money here.
    The 127 Corridor Sale will kick off Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 5.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce President Dallas Stafford said the sale is something he doesn’t feel Owen countians have taken full advantage of.

  • Burglary suspect caught on video

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree burglary after he allegedly climbed into a residence through a ceiling and busted a hole into it.
    Isaac L. Goemaat, 18, is also being charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and receiving stolen property firearm and second-degree criminal mischief.
    According to records obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s office, Goemaat was caught on video entering a residence on Hawk View Lane and exiting on a dirt bike.