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Today's News

  • Summer sends Owen County teens looking for work

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    It’s summer time and kids everywhere are beginning to look for their chance to make it in the workforce.
    But in Owen County, even with an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent, finding that summer job might have some at a loss.
    According to NBC News, teenagers are going to have their work cut out for them landing summer jobs in this market. They will be competing against older individuals who already have experience under their belts.

  • Damage on the diamond

    “If they want to be destructive, they shouldn’t take it out on the youth of Owen County.”
    Owen County Parks and Recreaction Director Buck Beverly left the park for a short time on Monday afternoon and when he returned a short time later, he saw what he called “senseless destruction.”
    Two youth baseball fields, commonly referred to as the “small T-ball fields” were left unable to be played on after someone did “donuts” in the outfield and drove through the middle of the infield.

  • Council pulls permit

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Due to violation of Kentucky state law, the Owenton City Council moved to reject the original sign permit granted to Family Billiards and Restaurant in 2011.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said City Attorney Mitzi Evans advised the council to make the motion.
    “The planning and zoning ordinance went into effect last July when it was all brought up to date and now, we cannot legally issue a permit for a sign off premises,” West said. “It has to be on your property.”

  • Owen man avoids murder charge

    Murder charges have been dropped against one of two Owen County men accused of killing and dumping a man’s body on the side of Interstate 64.
    David Bruce II, 44, was facing charges of murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    The charges came after the May 5, 2012 death of Charles Monroe of Franklin County.
    The charges were amended Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to second-degree robbery, second-degree assault and criminal facilitation to murder.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Miss Wilma still a ‘piece of work’

    She was known as the “White Tornado” and “Road Runner.”
    No one is sure whether she ever shouted “beep, beep” as she streaked past, but her energy was boundless, and when she went places her feet hit the ground running. It was as if life was so full she didn’t want to miss any part of it.

  • All I am saying is ... Watch what you say and you can stay free

    Are people outraged the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people stunned the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

    Are people even somewhat surprised the federal government could be tracking your phone calls, Internet usages and email?

    No.

  • Students of the year

    The faculty of Owen County High School recently voted for and selected the students of the year for 2012-13 school term. Pictured are (from right to left) Kirsten Parker, freshman of the year; Aaron Kline, sophomore of the year; Allen Nickell, junior of the year; and Mariah Derringer, senior of the year.

  • Middle school honor rolls

    Fifth Grade Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll: Janelle Aguazul, Liz Ashcraft, Bella Cammack, Mitchell Culbertson, Alli Gill, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Jacob Lilly, Samantha Mason, Addison Montague, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Piper Walker, Shelby York.

  • Owen County District Court: June 7, 2013

    Zachary T. Harrod, 1986, third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for June 14.
    Benjamine Hellard, 1979, third-degree burglary, first-degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Timothy M. Huddleston, 1994, third-degree criminal mischief, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to July 19.

  • Property Transfers - May 2013

    Martha B. Brock to Kentucky American Water.
    Michael L. Burnett, Mike Burnett, Diane Burnett and Diane J. Burnett to Michael L. Burnett, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Everett Perry, Ky. Route #607.
    James and Eileen G. Middendorf to David Keener and Patricia Hardin, lot 349 and 350, Perry Park Resort/Riverlake Subdivision, $134,000.
    Michael E. Moore to Melvin D. and Tara V. Embry, lot 54, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $2,000.