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Today's News

  • Postal Service had little choice on its decision

    With a multibillion dollar deficit, it appears there was little the U.S. Postal Service could do to thwart its plan to discontinue Saturday mail delivery.
    The Postal Service announced last week that beginning in August, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices would remain open on Saturdays.
    The cutback is expected to save the agency $2 billion annually.

  • Third-annual poetry reading hosted by Owen County Arts Council to be held Friday evening

    Take a break from the winter and stop by the Wild Goose Cafe for its third-annual poetry reading.
    Opening acts from the aspiring young poets of Owen County middle school and  high school. Our featured artists this year include poetry from George  Tisdale and Mark Schaemmler, music from Mandy Holbert and special guest Maureen Moorehead, the appointed State Poet and Laureate for Kentucky.

  • City council won't support net-profit tax, mayor says

    Despite an auditor’s suggestion that the city begin collecting a controversial net-profit tax on local businesses, Owenton Mayor Doug West doubts the move will gain any traction with the Owenton City Council.
    The tax was dropped from the city’s books in early 2011 after some local business owners said they were not aware of the tax.
    The 1-percent levy on net profit from businesses conducted in the city by a resident or a nonresidential business entity was established under former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

  • Boy's attitude lifts parents through difficult days

    Like the saying goes, attitude is everything.
    And it’s Luke Landrum’s attitude that has made the difference for both he and his family while battling Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
    At 6-years-old and awaiting a heart transplant, Luke doesn’t ask many questions. When he begins to feel tired, he knows it’s time to rest and as his father Josh Landrum said, he just goes with the flow.

  • Robot invasion!

    When more than two dozen robots invade Owen County Saturday, they won’t be programmed to shoot ray beams out of their eyes, disintegrate the local population or begin the conquest of Planet Earth.
    All these high-tech servants will be asked to do is place beanbags in goals as part of a tournament sponsored by the Owen County High School Technology Students Association.
    The tournament will feature 25 teams from across Kentucky and Ohio.

  • Hemp plan passes first state hurdle

    One Owen County magistrate feels the sky is the limit for Kentucky if the federal government were to lift a ban on industrial hemp.
    Fourth district magistrate Troy Bramblett attended a Monday meeting of the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee, where lawmakers unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, which would provide an administrative framework for industrial hemp if legalized by federal government.

  • Owen County bus involved in Carroll accident

    An Owen County school bus was involved in an accident with a single-passenger vehicle on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton at about 2 p.m. Thursday.

    The school bus carrying 12 students from the Carroll County Area Technology Center was traveling eastbound toward I-71 as the vehicle pulled out of the parking lot at a neighboring business. The two vehicles collided. The car’s driver-side sustained the most damage.

    The driver of the vehicle was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS.

  • Stafford tabbed to lead Owen schools

    A unanimous vote by the five members of the Owen County Board of Education will bring Rob Stafford back to the district where his career first began.
    This time, he will serve as the district’s leading man.
    A resident of Owen County with a long history in the district, Owen County School Board Chairman Stuart Bowling said Stafford is exactly what the district has needed.

  • CHD walk auction will feature UK tickets to highest bidder

    This year’s auction for the Eighth Annual CHD Awareness Walk will feature tickets to the University of Kentucky/Vanderbuilt basketball game for Feb. 20.
    The tickets are in section 43 of the lower level. Tickets will go to the highest bidder on Saturday, Feb. 16 during the annual walk.

  • Police says 50 cars damaged by metal shards spilled on road

    Shards of metal scattered along U.S. 127 South Monday morning left dozens of vehicles with flat tires and a headache for the local state road crew.
    The crew received word early Monday morning that pieces of shredded metal were scattered along the road from mile marker seven to approximately 14.
    The crew began cleanup around 4:30 a.m. and vehicles with flat tires could be seen all along the stretch of highway.