Today's News

  • Crusading for children

    The Owen County High School chapter of the National Honor Society sponsored fund-raising activities to support the WHAS Crusade for Children, which is coordinated by local fire departments. A chili supper was held Feb. 14 that raised $156, and Hometown Pizza contributed a percentage of total sales for March 23 raising $93.42, for a total contribution of $249.42. Officers of NHS presented Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney with a check for the money that was raised.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It's spring and time to dance

    I really enjoyed the warm days last week. I got the mowing finished and finally got to play golf.
    I know a lot of people got some gardening done. Ann and Tutt got their tomatoes planted, and Wanda helped Charlie a little in his garden. She said this was the latest he’d every gotten things in the ground.
    All the corn and tobacco fields that were plowed early will have to be rebroken. All the rain has melted the ground right back into solid earth again.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Ada Hammond Estate, Zemer Hammond, Norma Elaine Hammond, Kay Evans Hammond, Danny Evans, Darlene Vail, Gary Eckert, Donald Steven Dixon and Kandy Dixon to Zemer and Norma Elaine Hammond, $55,000.
    Katrina Hammond Mulberry, Greg Mulberry, Rebecca Hammond, Karen Hammond McConnell, Heather Hammond, Joshua Troy Hammond and Louanna Hammond to Zemer and Norma Elaine Hammond.
    Jerry C. Johnson, Billie Stiles Johnson and Edward M. Bourne, Trustee, to Edward M. Bourne, Trustee, Jerry C. Johnson and Billie Stiles Johnson, U.S. 127.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    May 10, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, installment payment, owes $23,469.94, in contempt, 180 days, then begin paying.
    Ryan Landis Baker, 1992, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property (firearm), second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, continued to May 24.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, granted.

  • Owen County District Court

    Brittany L. Boothe, 1991, speeding 16 mph over the limit, continued to June 27.
    Howard L. Jones, 1973, speeding 15 mph over the limit, Department of Transportation notified.
    Ryan S. McCormick, 1985, speeding 15 mph over the limit, paid in full.
    William B. Mullins, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, waived to Grand Jury, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set.

  • Community Events

    Zumba for the Cure
    During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. Proceeds go to American Cancer Society. For info, call Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

  • Owen County Historical Soceity News: Woman finds her great-great-grandfather in dusty closet

    She discovered the old picture in her mother’s closet, but no one seemed to know the identity of the distinguished looking man. It was surmised that he was an Owen countian and the picture had a date of 1867 penciled on the back. Historical society member Christina Rice hung the picture in her home and every time she passed it she would ask, “Who are you?” Knowing he was related to her, Christina was determined to solve the mystery of his identity.

  • A brief taste of freedom

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after allegedly escaping May 2 from a Carroll County deputy sheriff.
    While in Owen County, Patrick W. McGlennen, 21, was being arrested by officers of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on a felony theft warrant from Carroll County.
    According to a report obtained from the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, when Carroll County Deputy Sheriff James Shaw arrived on the scene on Eagle Creek Road, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman already had McGlennen in the back of his cruiser, but Kinman asked Shaw to put McGlennen in his cruiser.

  • Arts in the Park back again

    From art to demonstrations, from local food vendors to a wide array of musical talent, the Owen County Arts Council is promising an action-packed day for its third annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park festival.
    The event will be held at the Owen County Fairgrounds beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.
    This festival has continued to grow since its beginning in 2009, due in part to advertising on National Public Radio in Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati.
    Owen County Arts Council member Patty Petzinger said at least a third of those who attended the festival last year were from out of town.

  • Police nab suspects in Gratz bank robbery

    Two Owen County men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of First Farmers Bank in Gratz, over a year after the robbery took place.
    Edward Cook and Bryan Kelly, both of Owenton, were arrested at 10:30 a.m. April 29.
    According to a Kentucky State Police press release, investigators determined through investigation that Cook and Kelly were allegedly responsible for the robbery.
    Cook and Kelly were transported to the Lexington/Fayette Detention facility where they are held on federal bank robbery charges.