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Today's News

  • Williams transitions to Carson Newman

    On April 24, former Owen County HIgh School Runnin’ Rebel and 2012 Eighth Region Player of the Year Sawyer Williams signed a national letter of intent to play NCAA Division 2 basketball on a full athletic scholarship at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. Williams is transferring from Morehead State University where he was a red shirt freshman this past season.

     

  • Chappell elected to Council for Burley Tobacco board

    Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected new representatives to the board of directors at the 2013 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting of Membership April 18 in Lexington.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 23, 2013



  • Owen County District Court - April 26, 2013

    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 27.
    Danny Oakley, 1954, two counts of second-degree narcotics, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Jessica Ransdell, first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of fourth-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 10.

  • Owen student wins SkillsUSA project grant

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center Skills USA chapter won first place in the leadership event called “Community Service” for their project, “A Place to Sleep,” in the 2013 SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Championship.
    The championship was held April 3 at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The Kentucky National Guard sponsored and judged the event.
    Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Rene Rabago of Carroll County and Nathan Jude of Owen County presented the project.

  • Police round up drug suspects

    The Owenton Police Department recently arrested three people following a three-month investigation into illegal drug dealers.
    The arrests took place April 17, with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanor charges.
    Danny Oakley, 58, of 109 East Perry Street, Owenton, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Community called on for aid to fight ‘epidemic’

    Local and state law enforcement will be on hand to answer questions from the public during Thursday’s drug forum.
    The forum will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Owen County High School auditorium and law enforcement along with local officials are hoping for a large turnout.

  • Building the Owenton line

    Those traveling north on U.S. 127 for the past couple of weeks have likely noticed construction crews and heavy equipment working to create Kentucky American Water’s new pipeline to Owenton.
    The construction began shortly after the Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized the company to build the pipeline in February. The pipeline will connect KAW’s Owenton customers to its Kentucky River Station II water treatment plant at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.

  • Owen County welcomes a new face for 4-H

    Local 4-Hers can expect to see a new face around Owen County this spring.
    Born in Owen County, Jessi Williams, 28, had her public school years in Boone County, but knew one day she would return to what she says she has always considered “home.”
    After spending five years in the horse industry, Williams finally returned home in October when she became an assistant to Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman.
    On March 24, Williams became Owen County’s extension agent for 4-H Youth Development.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Nothing could match sassafras

    Spring heralds not only the earth’s renewal of sprouting grasses, budding trees and blooming flowers, but during the early 1900s it also reminded Owen County mothers of the necessity to boost their children’s immune systems after the effects of winter.