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Today's News

  • City council passes first reading of Ford property zone change

    The first reading on a potential zone change for the Ford property at 311 South Main Street was approved during a special called Owenton City Council meeting July 10.
    The Ford property is currently an R-1 lot (residential), but could soon be changed to C-1 (commercial).
    The first reading was expected to be held July 3, but was postponed over concerns about a potential technical violation.
    The planning and zoning commission approved the zone change during a June meeting, but the city council has the final say on the changes.

  • Owen Co. grand jury issues indictment in fatal accident

    An Owen County man was recently indicted on the charge of second-degree manslaughter after a DUI related crash that killed his brother May 16.
    The crash took place on Frank Clark Road when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 56, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.

  • Boone County offering Tasty Travels Across America

    On July 24, visitors can take a culinary trip across the nation where you will enjoy your meal by the bite while exploring familiar and new ingredients relating to the geography of our country and state food cultures.
    “Tasty Travels across America” will be offered at noon and again at 6 p.m. at the Boone County Extension Office in Burlington.
    This program will explore recipes from the Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Living Well Cookbook.

  • Angels take title

    The Angels were named the Owen County Parks and Rec League U8 softball champions last Friday. Coached by Kathy Stamper, James Goodrich, Roy Ferguson and Dana Justis, the 12-member team finished the season with an 8-4 record. Pictured, front row (L to R): Kaileigh Grider, Kailey Varner, Ashley Hudson, Kallista Ogden, Brooklyn Doss Back row (L to R): Gracie Justis, Destiny Goodrich, Miranda Stremme, Ellie Perkins, Gracie Ferguson, Emma Miller Not pictured: Katelynn Morgan.

  • Special recognition: Collin Trammel

    The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association has congratulated Collin Trammel as the 2012 recipient for being named to the first team all-state track team.

  • Special honor: Hunter Sutton

    Owen County High School student Hunter Sutton, right, recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders. IFAL is designed to expose high-school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.

  • Birth announcement: Sophia Nichole Gaines

    John Gaines and Casey Wright would like to welcome their new baby girl, Sophia Nichole Gaines. She was born June 18, 2012 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 lbs. and 6 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Angela Saxena. Maternal grandparents are DeeAnna Wolfe and Steve Wright and paternal grandparents are Gary Gaines, Amanda Gaines and Barbara Daniels.

  • Owen Electric to host rodeo for workers

    Owen Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce it will be the host of the Eighth Annual Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo.
    The event will take place July 26 and 27 at Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idlewild Road in Burlington.
    The events start July 26 at 3 p.m. for individual journeyman and apprentice lineman events, however, the opening ceremony and team events will take place July 27 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s a good time to catch up

  • Owen County Property Transfers for June

    Brenda Yevon House to Angel Guyan, Herman Green Road.
    James D. and Teresa L. Fraley to Bruce G. Anderson, $85,000.
    Jennifer Clifton to Patrick Clifton.
    The Estate of Kevin Parson to David G. Webster, lots 47-50 Eagle Creek Camp, $8,000.
    Deborah Kay Keith to Phillip Keith, Parcel B, $500.
    Deborah Kay Keith to David and Mary Ann Works, Ky. Route #845, $171,500.
    Carl J. and Mary K. Tackett to Kenneth L. and Victoria L. Marhoffer, lot 79, Hide-A-Way Hill Subdivision.