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Today's News

  • Election 2014: Owen County Coroner's race

    Lannis Garnett

  • Georgia On My Mind: 'Swag Money' fires incompetent cyber-assistant

    I fired my personal assistant. I got worried she was a spy for the CIA using my ho-hum life as a front. Bumbling around working for me, a Kentucky grandmother on Medicare, she was respectably dull and invisible, ready to take on any ISIS terrorists who may have penetrated the frozen foods section of my local Kroger.
    If not an undercover agent, however, she certainly was the most incompetent assistant in history. Or maybe the most impertinent.

  • Owen County District Court: Oct. 24, 2014

    Kenneth P. Duerring, 1968, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 21.

    Shanna Jent, 1974, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unspecified, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 31.

    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 31, preliminary hearing waived to Oct. 20.

  • Owen Circuit Court: Oct. 21, 2014

    Donovan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Nov. 7.

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, adopted plea agreement.

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree sexual abuse, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Nov. 7.

  • Election 2014: Kentucky Supreme Court

    Michelle M. Keller

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Oct. 29, 2014

    Morgan’s presence touched the soul of the people.
    He was a folk hero of the South and won the admiration of many as he wrought havoc upon the Union Army. He was a master of guerilla warfare and against overwhelming odds John Hunt Morgan left an indelible mark upon the hearts of a nation.

  • Restaurant moves into city limits

    The Owenton City Council has approved an ordinance to annex the Smith House Restaurant into the City of Owenton.
    The council held a first reading on the ordinance at its Oct. 7 meeting and a second reading at a special Oct. 14 meeting.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said Smith House Restaurant owner Billy O’Banion wrote a letter to the council requesting to be annexed into the city.
    West said the move would allow the Smith House Restaurant to obtain a liquor license if the establishment acquired the proper amount of square footage.

  • Woman’s curio shop is a tribute to daughter

    Colorful business cards with Ghirardelli chocolates attached aren’t the only thing sweet about the recently opened Carolann’s Curio.
    The gift shop, located at 312 South Main Street and owned by Paula Sanders, gets its namesake from Sanders’ daughter who passed away from a blood disease in 2012.
    Sanders said her plans for a gift shop came to a halt after her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson, became sick.

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.