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Today's News

  • KABOOM leads to two arrests

    Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller didn’t quite know what was going on when he heard the first KABOOM.
    At about 6 p.m. on April 23, Miller was in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot when he heard the boom and debris began to rain down on his cruiser.
    “When I got out to investigate, another explosion occurred,” Miller said in his report. “I called for another officer to assist and did not know what I was dealing with.”
    Miller began to investigate and found pieces of two-liter soda bottles around the parking lot.

  • Dolly’s offers vacation for furry friends

    If you have to leave a family member behind when you go on a cruise, business trip or vacation, an Owen County business wants you to rest and relax knowing that your pet is in good hands.
    Patty Whobrey, owner of Dolly’s Doggie Den, a boarding service for dogs and cats in Owen County, said business has been strong with plenty of repeat customers.
    “Spring break is one of our busiest times,” Whobrey said. “We had 16 pets the first week of April.”

  • Second annual 227 Yard Sale this weekend

    Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis hopes to show off the end of the county she’s proud to call home while bringing the community together with the second annual 227 Yard Sale this weekend.
    The yard sale will once again be Kentucky Derby themed, but Davis said decorations won’t be mandatory.
    “Everybody does the 127 yard sale,” Davis said. “But because (Hwy.) 227 is out this direction, it gets left out. I just wanted to do something that the whole community could be involved in.”

  • Molly Haines: A member of the family exits the stage

  • Owen Historical Society News – Riddle added to rich history of Owen County

    Someone once said, “God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”
    In rural Owen County, the loss of a loved one is accepted as part of everyday life.
    Author and storyteller Charlotte Ann Kemper Atchison described the days of mourning experienced by early Owen County families.
    Charlotte grew up on Bucks Run and wrote of the times in her childhood when a deceased family member was washed and dressed in his or her finest, and placed in the parlor for viewing.

  • Board honors Tamplin

    Jacob Tamplin, 12, the son of Jack and Carey Tamplin, received the technical writing award for STLP and was honored at a recent meeting of the Owen County Board of Education. Also pictured are Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette, left and  Jenna Gray, right,  advisor for the STLP program.
     

  • A new lease on Eden Shale

    In June 2012, the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture suspended operations of the Eden Shale Research Farm due to budget constraints. UK later contacted the Kentucky Beef Network with the opportunity to manage the farm. The opportunity was discussed by Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association’s leadership and an open forum was held in October of 2012 to discuss the opportunity. A majority vote led KBN to pursue the farm and the official agreement will be finalized within the next few days.

  • Birth: Austin Edward Bourne

    Austin Edward Bourne was born April 23, 2013, at 1:50 p.m. in the Saint Elizabeth Family Birth Place. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of Ed and Courtney Bourne of Owenton. The maternal grandparents are Kenny and Terri French of Warsaw. His paternal grandfather is Malone Bourne.

  • Retired teachers honored for service to community

    At the Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association state convention in Louisville on April 22, Owen County’s Retired Teacher’s group was awarded three awards:
    • The “Yes, We Did” award for having 100 percent membership;
    • The M.L. Archer Membership Award
    • The Gold Award for outstanding achievement in reaching the goals and objectives of KRTA.
    Barbara Ramsey is the membership chairperson for the local group.

  • HotShots knock off Orange Crush

    HotShots -5 vs. Orange Crush - 3
     The HotShots played the Orange Crush in a tight match that was tied three times and saw a lot of great skill from both sides.
    Gabi Stewart started the scoring early for the HotShots when she fired the ball to the back of the net in the first quarter.
    The HotShots showed improvement by spreading the field and passing the ball to one another.
    Price Griffin added a goal in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime.
    Luke Myers scored in the third quarter.