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Today's News

  • 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).

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen countians have always answered the call

    It stands in Owenton Cemetery, and like many such war monuments that dot the American landscape, it is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have served our country in war.
    The poignant words on the back of the memorial point to the sometimes terrible price we pay for our freedoms. “How sweet to rest when life is done. With battles fought and victory won.”

  • Owen County circuit court - Oct. 9, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity possession of marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, violation of conditions of release, adopted plea agreement.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $6,599.66 total, to pay $200 a month, bench warrant set for $6,600.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity possession of marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, adopted plea agreement.

  • Owen County circuit court - Oct. 9, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity possession of marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, violation of conditions of release, adopted plea agreement.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $6,599.66 total, to pay $200 a month, bench warrant set for $6,600.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity possession of marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, adopted plea agreement.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Still plenty of play days left this season

    Good morning, though it’s wet and cloudy on the Branch this morning. I will be stuck at home. John brought the news on Friday that the road crew had moved its equipment in and would start paving our road Monday morning. The trucks have already gone up the road; though it’s hardly light out.
    I had a great week last week, busy every day, so I can afford to stay home one day to have our road blacktopped.

  • Lessons for life: Academy helps students learn to lead

    MBMS is starting the year off right with many students skilled and ready to help lead their school to a successful year. The 4-H program teamed with Teena Gamble to work with 80 students in grades fifth through eighth grades to work on developing their leadership skills and how to apply it to their real life, middle-school setting.

  • Local students take part in NOVA program at EKU

    Among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, are:
    Rebecca Garrison, of Owenton, a senior psychology major.
    Jarred May, of Owenton, a sophomore criminal justice major.

  • Owen Co. official offers Halloween safety tips for kids

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    Kids love Halloween.