Today's News

  • Primary field starts to take shape

    With less than a week before the filing deadline for the May 20 primary election the Owen County Sheriff’s race is expected to be the most heavily contested race.
    As of press time Tuesday, five candidates, including two city policemen, had filed for the office of sheriff.
    The five candidates are current Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Owenton City Policeman Steve Miller, Owenton City Policeman Gary Alcorn, Owen County Assistant Fire Chief/City of Owenton Maintenance employee Greg Estes and former law-enforcement officer Kristopher Lang.

  • Blurred lines: Changes to precinct lines will send nearly 1,000 Owen Co. voters to new locations

    N-H Staff Writer
    When Owen countians head to the voting booths for the upcoming primary election nearly 1,000 will find themselves affected by recent updates to precinct boundaries.
    The Owen County Board of Elections began the process of updating the precinct boundaries following updates to the county’s magisterial lines in 2011.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said both had to be looked at due to redistricting guidelines based off population changes in the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • Owenton catches another break

    Some residents and businesses in the City of Owenton experienced a second, much shorter period of time without water Jan. 15.
    An 8-inch water main break occurred on South Main Street near the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 2 p.m.
    Residents and businesses from the north side of the McDonald’s intersection to the Family Dollar Store in Owenton were affected.
    The Raisin Factory and the fire department were both without water, but the fire department had the capability of filling trucks on hydrants in town.

  • Weather shuffles tourney schedule

    Snowy weather and icy conditions have altered plans for the Boys All “A’ Tournament scheduled for this week at Owen County High School.
    Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to weather, will be played tonight (Wednesday) at OCHS.
    OCHS Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall announced the following changes Tuesday morning:
    • Jan, 22: Owen vs Eminence  7 p.m.
    •  Jan, 23: Gallatin vs. Carroll County 6 p.m.  (gym will be cleared);  Walton vs. Trimble, 8 p.m.

  • Guest column:Pipeline backers focus on talking to people

    By Bill Lawson and Michael McMahon

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 17, 2014

    Matthew A. Childs, 1986, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 24.
    Chancelor J. Conn, 1993, contempt of court, defendant owes $465 in restitution and $203 in fees, costs and fines, to pay $100 restitution, $50 each month.
    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, arraignment set for Jan. 31.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 7, 2014

    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, show cause deferred/installment payment, $455 public attorney fee, to pay $25 a month, bench warrant set for $500.
    Keath Bramblett, 1966, motion for evidentiary hearing, submitted.
    Michael Cain, 1983, revocation hearing, continued to Feb. 4.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, admitted, order to follow.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, show cause deferred/installment payment, owes $10,730 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant, no bond.

  • Kays Branch News: Busy week around the house

    This has been a hectic but productive week.
    Teri came on Monday to wash down the walls with vinegar. Then she and John decided that the lower part of the drywall needed to be cut away because it was still wet. She finished about 3 p.m.
    John helped me load three large trash bags into the car and I followed her to Owenton to the dump.
    She helped me unload and we went our separate ways. That was the last time I was out of the house all week.

  • 4-H News: Deadline for the 4-H shooting camp nears

    Over the past 20 years, Kentucky 4-H youth development agents and volunteers have helped thousands of youths learn responsibility, life skills and the safe use of firearms through the Shooting Sports Education Program. Opportunities abound for young people to get involved with this program. Once such opportunity is the statewide camp opened to young people ages 9 through 13. This year’s camp is April 2nd through 5th at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

  • Sophomore superlative: Williams scores 1,000th point

    The Owen County High School Rebels picked up a district win on Thursday night against Eminence High School.
    In the process, Carson Williams made history.
    Near the end of the third quarter of the Rebels’ 57-44 victory, Williams made a free throw to give him his 16th point of the game. The shot also gave him the 1,000th point of his career which made him the youngest player in OCHS history to reach that mark.
    “It feels good,” Williams said. “My brother (Sawyer) got it and my sister (Kelsey) got it and it is nice to join them.”