Today's News

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: Owen County School Board

    First Educational District

    Kimberly Layne Hunter
    Kimberly Layne Hunter, 39, incumbent district one school board member; director of Owen County Christian Preschool.
    Graduated from Owen County High School, attended Northern Kentucky University for three years (majored in human services).
    Married to Travis Hunter; two children, Autumn and Noah, who attend Owen County Schools.

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: Owenton City Council

    Timothy Curtis Cammack
    Timothy Curtis Cammack, 45, incumbent Owenton City Councilman; manager of technical services at Owen Electric
    Graduate of Owen County High School; received a two-year certificate from Northern Kentucky Technical School
    Married to Kitty Stafford Cammack; two sons, Noah, 10 and Nash, 7.

    What are the most important issues facing the City of Owenton and what would you do to address them?

  • One candidate drops out while two write-ins join local races

    Two of the three educational districts up for election will now go uncontested after one candidate recently dropped out of the race.
    Michele Heuser, who was running against Owen County Board of Education Chiarman Stuart Bowling for the third educational district seat, formally dropped out of the race Oct. 25.
    The third educational district covers Lusby’s Mill, Jonesville and South Owen.
    Kimberly Hunter, who was appointed to the board earlier this year and serves as the first educational district board member is also running uncontested.

  • Suspect tried to evade cops by hiding under pile of clothes

    A tip to an Owen County sheriff’s deputy led police to a meth lab on Hwy. 1669 in Wheatley over the weekend.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich said after receiving a tip on someone’s whereabouts Oct. 27, he and a Kentucky State Police trooper went to the residence where they thought they heard someone inside.

  • Cameras help nab alleged car thief

    Security cameras from a local gas station recently helped Owenton City Police nab an alleged car thief.
    Owenton City Policeman Gary Alcorn said police received report of a stolen vehicle on Oct. 17.
    Alcorn said the victim, Stacey Westover of Owenton, was visiting a friend on Kelly Court when John Dillion Lusby, 23, went to borrow Westover’s friend’s car.
    When the friend wouldn’t allow Lusby to borrow their car, Alcorn said Lusby took off in Westover’s vehicle.

  • Romney takes the title in OCHS mock election

    With the election less than a week away, one race has already been called. Republican Mitt Romney has won the Owen County High School presidential mock election.
    Romney garnered 107 of 203 possible votes in the mock election which was held Oct. 25. President Barack Obama was not far behind with 92 votes. Independent candidate Randall Terry and Libertarian Gary Johnson received two votes each.

  • Capturing the Youth Vote

    President Barack Obama may not know it but he has secured the support of the first graders at Owen County Primary School.
    Thursday, the entire first-grade class cast their vote for president with the help of Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid and her staff.
    Kincaid provided a real voting machine for the kids to use.
    Owen County Primary teacher Brandy Neal said casting a vote for president was the culmination of a unit on government and elections.

  • New library opens doors to the public

    After months of anticipation, local library patrons finally got the chance to step inside the new Owen County Public Library Sunday.
    Although the library didn’t officially open until Monday, many scanned the shelves during the open house to see what their first checkout from the new facility would be.
    Discussions began in 2007 for construction of a new library facility and a groundbreaking ceremony was held just over a year ago at the library’s location on Hwy. 22.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 26, 2012

    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 2.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Oct. 23, 2012

    Jesse M. Brock, 1978, show cause deferred, owes $775 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $800.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, owes fines and costs of $725, continued to Nov. 6.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Dec. 10.
    Zea Demaree, 1988, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity position controlled substance, pleaded guilty, continued to Nov. 20.
    Gregory A. Evans, 1969, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Nov. 20.