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Today's News

  • Owen Co. Arts Council thanks community for all the support

    The Owen County Art Council would like to thank everyone who made the first annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park possible. There were many hands behind the scenes that combined to create a great event for Owen County.

  • Owen County grand jury indictments

    July 14, 2009

    On July 14, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

    • Antoine R. Williams, 22, on the charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    According to the indictment, on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia he possessed drug paraphernalia, which is used, intended for use or designed for use of drugs; on the charge of possession of marijuana he knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana.

  • Hetterman named Owen Countian of the Year

    When Judy Hetterman came to the pavilion at the Owen County Fairgrounds Wednesday night she thought she was going to see how a friend’s daughter did in the beauty pageant.

    Hetterman never dreamed that instead she would be presented with the Rotary Club’s Owen Countain of the Year award.

    Hetterman said her family was also unaware of the honor.

    “My family didn’t even know,” Hetterman said. “So everyone who knew kept a good secret.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 14, 2009

    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, bench warrant, no bond.

    Kendale Ashby, 1977, flagrant non-support, continued to Aug. 11.

    Matthew T. Brock, 1990, two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of theft of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, see order.

    Richard William Buchanan, 1969, motion for jail time credit, see order.

    Albert W. Fields, 1955, first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, continued to July 17.

  • Local post office is gold standard

    Despite the financial challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service, the Owenton Post Office continues to deliver top-quality service.

    In a recent Gallup Organization Survey, USPS customers gave the facility high marks for efficiency, accuracy of delivery, consistency of delivery and wait-time in line.

  • Magistrates reject cleaning plan, approve move

    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Monday and voted to temporarily move the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    At the March 10 fiscal court meeting, a representative from the sheriff’s department reported most of their staff had recently suffered “upper respiratory problems.” The  Kentucky Department of Labor previously inspected the entire building where the sheriff’s office is located and reported that no unusual circumstances were found.

  • Hornaday credits crew for victory at Sparta

    Two drivers came into Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway looking to extend winning streaks. Both were successful.

    Ron Hornaday Jr. held off Mike Skinner on the final lap to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. For Hornaday, it was his third-consecutive win. With the win, he became the first repeat winner of the race at the track.

    The second race of the night saw Parker Kligerman finish first in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. For the 18-year-old rookie, it was his fourth straight victory and his fifth of the season.

  • Getting a great tan isn’t the key a happy life

    Maybe you won’t understand this little story if you’ve never felt different, if you’ve always fit in, if you’ve never felt too fat or too thin, too short or too tall ee" if you’ve never been a teenager or can’t remember being one.

    And maybe you can’t laugh at this silliness if you’ve walked a road so harshly different it rises up to taunt you every morning of your life. I think of those who’ve struggled with racial prejudice or serious physical or mental disabilities.

  • Annual Owen County Fair Week continues

    Monday night, 12 young ladies stood before three out-of-town judges in hopes of becoming the 2009 Miss Owen County Fair.

    After a two-hour contest that included formal wear and swimsuit competitions, the judges’ decision became final, and Shadow Perry was crowned Miss Owen County Fair.

    Perry, who has been participating in Owen County pageants since she was a baby, said she feels at ease now that the pageant is over.

    “I feel awesome and relieved,” Perry said. “I’ve been doing this all my life and it feels great to win.”

  • Middle school students presented with awards

    Rotary Awards

    Sixth Grade

    Michael Ashcraft and Brittany Thornton

    Seventh Grade

    Gabe Osborne and Brittany Schaub

    Eighth Grade

    Corey Cobb and Felicia Neal

    Perfect Attendance

    Ben Allen, Allison Dempsey, Cody Downey, Brady Glacken, Autumn Gover, Willie Johnson, Annie Juett, Hannah McCormick, Charles Moloney, Kristen Mygra, Tiffany Ohmer, Victor Perez, Talmon Shidecker, Kayleigh Shaw, Brandon Slusher, Corby Smith, Brooklyn Smither, Richie Swigert, Tyler True, Sarah Wotier