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Today's News

  • DAR invests in education

    By Peggy Trinkle
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR

    JeanEllen Hiter Melton, Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution state corresponding secretary and chair of the Kentucky DAR news circulation and master questionnaire committees, was the guest speaker at the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Nov. 9 at the Owen County Library.  

  • Kay's Branch News: Busy days down on the Branch

    We’ve sure had a beautiful stretch of weather. Even the cloudy days were mild. It hasn’t been too good for the deer hunters though. There weren’t as many hunters on the Branch this weekend. Ann and I thought we saw one at Bruce’s barn as we went down the road Friday morning on our way to Frankfort.

  • Louisville museum features Owen in photographic bicentennial exhibit

    The Frazier History Museum is featuring historic photographs from Owen County, along with other areas of Kentucky as part of “Rough Road: The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975-1977,” a new exhibit which runs through Jan. 15.
    “Rough Road” features striking images from three photographers – Ted Wathen, Bob Hower and Bill Burke – captured during the nation’s Bicentennial celebration.  The three traveled into every county of the state to create a record of Kentucky over a three-year time span.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney: Ballots for county committee being sent out

    Be watching your mailbox for your official County Committee election ballot.
    Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters in Local Administrative Area Two, which encompasses the central part of the county including the communities of Gratz and Owenton.   
    If, for some reason, you do not receive a ballot, feel free to notify the FSA office.
    Completed and signed ballots are due back in the county office by the close of business on Dec. 5.

    Deadline for non-insured assistance program crops nears

  • Grand jury indicts two for drug trafficking

    On Nov. 8, 2011, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    Elizabeth Brackin, 45, on the charges of two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a narcotic drug, namely Oxycodone.
    If convicted on the charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, she could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
    Bench warrant set for $10,000.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Nov. 8, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Feb. 21, 2012.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 1939, murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, enhancement trafficking in marijuana, continued to Dec. 20.
    Brooke D. Hanlon, 1987, probation violation, owes $3,599.99, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, owes $420, bench warrant set for $420.
    Cody J. Huffman, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, probation revoked.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Displaying old toys brings Christmas nostalgia

     “We are a blessed people, chosen by God, and given the opportunity to respond to the offer of His grace.”
     Burlington pastor, Todd Toole offered these words of thanksgiving and promise at the historical society’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 10. 
    At times evoking laughter from the audience, the gregarious, silver-haired minister reminisced about some of his childhood years in Poplar Grove where his father, Gayle Todd, pastored the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Amazing 11-1 season seems like one long, perfect day

    Have you ever had one of those days that you just didn’t want to end? You know the kind. It’s the day when everything is perfect, so perfect that you almost dread the sun going down because you fear that you may never have another day quite like it.
    This was the 2011 Owen County football season.
    It began in the summer when players and coaches took the field. They spilled sweat and blood in an effort to get ready for that first night when they could see just how much all that work might pay off.

  • Season celebration

    Recently, Alfred Arrowood, co-owner of Family Billiards, invited the members of the Owen County High School football team for a meal and some fun at his restaurant.  Arrowood pays for the food out of his own pocket as a way to say thanks to the players for their commitment to Owen County High School and its athletics program.

  • Power House Rebels capture Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Power House football team recently completed its season in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League with a 6-0 Super Bowl victory over Walton.  The Rebels are (front row) Chase Petroff, Blake Burke, Logan Meadows, Timmy Morris, Ryan Lawrence, Kirby Young, Blake Duncan, Greg Taylor, and Dalton Miley.  (Back row) Jakob Ramsey, Coach Gus Smith, Trace Ogden, Cameron Perkins, Jason Gray, Randon Hall, Jesse Delucca, Ty Smith, Logan Harrod, Jeff Zapote, Dominick Barnett, and Coach Pat Patterson.