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Today's News

  • Break-in leads to indictment

    The Owen County grand jury recently indicted two men after they allegedly burglarized two barns in December.
    Alexander Keegan Pinkstaff, 18, and Joseph F. Chanlder, 20, are both charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking with a value of $500 or more and theft by unlawful taking with a value under $500.
    According to the indictments, the alleged burglaries took place between Dec. 4 and Dec. 6.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the two men allegedly took copper wire out of the barns located on Hwy. 22 East.

  • Family to share story at CHD walk

    A family who has made a life of helping and supporting others stricken by congenital heart defects will be among the special guests at the eighth-annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
    On Feb. 16 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., God’s Special Little Hearts and the Owen County Homemakers will be hosting the eighth annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects.
    Katie Columbia, chairperson of God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., said she had been following the story of the Mullett family of North Carolina for a long time.

  • Owen avoiding widespread flu outbreak so far

    Although an outbreak of the flu has caused several Kentucky school districts to shut down, Owen County has been fortunate so far.
    According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the current flu activity level for Kentucky is widespread, meaning outbreaks of influenza or influenza-like cases and recent laboratory-confirmed influenza in at least half the regions of the state.

  • I’m just saying ... No redistricting means Thayer will stay in Owen County for now

    It’s what they call a short session at the General Assembly.
    Since the state’s legislature started holding annual meetings instead of every two years, the odd numbered years have been limited to 30 days instead of 90.
    The state faces a lot of problems and 30 days doesn’t seem like a lot of time to address them in any realistic way.

  • A special birthday

    Chester Marston of Owenton celebrated his 93rd birthday Jan. 16 meeting his first great-grandchild, Hudson Gray.

  • A special birthday
  • A special birthday

    Chester Marston of Owenton celebrated his 93rd birthday Jan. 16 meeting his first great-grandchild, Hudson Gray.

  • Owen Co. Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Inman’s class super honor roll
    Macie Chappell, Colby Faulkner, Chloe Harmon, Madison Humphries, Aston Little, Brooklyn Morris, Hagen New, Gracie Pugh, Michael Roberts, Luke Vinal and Emmalee Wilson.
    A-B Honor Roll: Haley Burden, Shyann Ferrell, Oralia Olguin, Destiny Prather, Andy Sears, Faith Smith and Hunter Steffen.

    Mrs. Bates’ class super honor roll
    Charlie Baumann, Sydney Cobb, Katie Fisk, Emily Kemper and Malyn Merchant.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Jan. 15, 2013

    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, probation violation, probation revoked.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, probation violation, also owes $2,067 in fines, costs and fees, appointed public attorney.
    Joseph Michael Dorten, 1980, diversion completion, release from diversion.
    James K. Elmore, 1986, probation violation, also owes $1,825 fines and costs, motion to revoke probation, appointed public attorney, hearing set for Jan. 29.
     Dallas G. Goins, 1988, show cause deferred, owes $155 total, remand.

  • Owen County District Court: Jan. 18, 2013

    Nicole Black, 1972, contempt of court, $1,000 unsecured bond, ordered to pay $50 per month on restitution.
    Toni Riner, 1983, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, $500 cash bond with surety on balance so long as applied to child support.
    Brian Trusty, 1986, menacing, third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded not guilt, appointed public attorney, continued to Feb. 1.