Today's News

  • Open season: Curtis Dale Bates

    Curtis Dale Bates II, 9, harvested his first deer on youth weekend. He participated in a special program that allowed the meat to be made into jerky and shipped overseas to our American soldiers.

  • Open season: Kaitlynn Goodrich

    Kaitlynn Goodrich took her first deer while hunting with her dad during youth weekend in Owen County. She is the 13-year-old daughter of Misty Woolums and Jeremy and Gina Goodrich.

  • Open season: Logan Wagers

    Logan Wagers bagged this deer during youth hunting weekend on the property of Danny Williams while hunting with his grandfather Barry Bishop.

  • Open season: Ethan and Alex Young

    Ethan and Alex Young of Owenton enjoyed a morning of squirrel hunting with their dad on the Perkins family farm on Cull Road. The boys are first graders at Owen County Primary School.

  • Sheriff’s daughter faces attempted-murder charge

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
    According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Honor Flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

    It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.
    That’s what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Dock deal done

    Owen County will be responsible for keeping the Gratz boat dock area clean once it is completed.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding between Owen County and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife at its Oct. 9 meeting.
    According to the memorandum, the department of fish and wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the boat ramp on a regular basis and will be solely responsible for capital construction or capital improvements to the ramp.

  • Crash claims second victim

    A second man has died following a crash on Highway 35 last week.
    Drew Mason, 26, of Sparta, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital following the crash.
    Mason was pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner Oct. 9 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash that also killed Justin Renfro, 24, of Owenton.
    Mason was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Financial help available for Owen farmers

    Over $200,000 was recently awarded in Owen County agricultural development funds for a county agricultural investment fund.
    The Owen County Farm Bureau submitted a proposal to the Owen County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost share incentives to local farmers.

  • High school names students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the student for month awards for September and August.
    The winners are Megan Wilhoite (freshman); Miranda Mason (sophomore); Seth Bush (junior) and Ashley Byers and Kendall McDonald (seniors).