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Today's News

  • Leadership Owen County: 2012 Education day

    The old saying goes ‘you’re never too old to learn.’
    Our Leadership Team had the privilege to enrich our knowledge of the Owen County schools.
    We began our day at Owen County Elementary with Charlotte Elkins (DDP) and her support staff such as Jimmy Sutherland (transportation), Karen Wash (health), Beverly Marcum (family resource), Becky Mefford (youth services), Veronica Gayle (adult education) and Kathy Resetar (community education).
    Elkins explained the importance of the children’s attendance.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Harry Brock

    Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Harry Brock

    Harry and Martha Brock are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 23, 1962. The celebration will be held at Long Ridge Baptist Church in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. on March 24. There will be a catered meal and cake for family and friends. The party is given by their daughter, Monica Brock. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Birth announcement: Ryan Patrick Duvall

    Ryan Patrick Duvall, the son of Todd and Cristi Duvall of Lawenceburg, was born Dec. 14, 2011 at 3:14 p.m., at Central Baptist Hospital.
    He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 lbs. 7 ounces

  • Birth announcement: Miyah Grace Case

    Miyah Grace Case was born Jan. 25, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and was 20 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Ricky and Laura Case of Owenton. She was welcomed home by a host of family and friends. Proud grandparents are Curt and Kim Smith and Mike and Paula Creech, all of Owenton.

  • Spruce up Owen County during Clean-up Week

    Adopt-a-Highway groups poised to ‘spring clean’ roadsides, help preserve Kentucky’s scenic beauty
    Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 18-24
    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: March 6, 2012

    Edward Gravely, 1981, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender, motion to revoke bond, recall bench warrant.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for jail time credit, denied.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, continued to March 19.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, continued to April 18.

  • Republican candidates for House share views at Smith House

    Republican U.S. House candidates Gary Moore and Marcus Carey of Owen County addressed the Owen County Republican Party meeting at the Smith House Restaurant March 1.
    Boone County Judge-executive Moore said he expected most people from Owen County would vote for one of their own, Marcus Carey, but he hoped they would vote for him.
    Moore said he is a conservative, and very conservative Boone County has elected him many times, and he’s conservative on both fiscal and social issues.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Musical roots gaining strength once again

    Roots music is being revived, and the young people involved in its comeback are dedicated musicians determined to keep America’s heritage alive.
    With these words fiddler, singer, and traditional music preservationist John Harrod  poignantly connected with the audience at the March 8 meeting of the historical society.

  • Looking for Bleu’s clues

    After weeks of searching a local family recently found their missing Siberian Husky in a plastic garbage bag and is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
    Joy Botkins and her family were originally offering a $500 reward for anyone helping to find the dog, Bleu, who went missing Feb. 22.
    The dog’s carcass was found March 4 in an unoccupied section of Sawdridge Creek Road.