Today's News

  • Special recognition - Clint Hamilton

    Clint Hamilton, right, was one of 50 accounting majors from across the country chosen to participate in Deloitte Touche’s  alternative spring break in Washington, D.C. The college students worked with Deloitte accountants and consultants and United Way professionals on various projects benefitting inner-city D.C. children.
    Deloitte is very involved with the U.S. Olympic team and will be a corporate sponsor of the 2012 Games. Olympic speed skating gold medalist Apolo Ohno, left, spoke to the students about leadership and community involvement.

  • Springtime means events and pests

  • Owen County District Court

    April 8, 2011

    Patrick R. Tippery, 1984, non-payment of fines, in jail, $250 cash bond set, defendant owes $235, contempt 10 days, release if pays.
    Heights Financing Corporation vs. Robert Kelly, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Commonwealth of Kentuck and Owen County vs. William Perkins, settled per county attorney.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Gregory Pickett, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant set for $100.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    April 5, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to make payments on restitution, owes $22,296.01, to pay $100 by May 10.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, three counts of first-degree narcotics, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for May 10.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, two counts of first-degree complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month.

  • Accident leads to 'rockslide'

    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich takes a look at an overturned gravel truck at 2905 Gratz Road. The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The road was expected to be closed for about two hours for cleanup. The driver was not seriously injured.

  • Wild weather whips across county

    Although the county has been pelted with high winds and plenty of rain the past few days, no significant injuries or major property damage has been reported.

  • More Owenton streets to get repairs this year

    The City of Owenton recently entered into a statewide emergency management mutual aid and assistance agreement.
    The council approved the agreement at its April 5 meeting.
    The agreement authorizes Owenton Mayor Doug West and Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan to request, offer or provide aid and assistance on behalf of the City of Owenton.
    The city was also approved to create an account for the state fire aid.
    The money saved will go toward the purchase of a new fire truck for the city.

  • Grand jury indicts three in burglaries

    hree northern Kentucky men were recently indicted following two alleged Owen County burglaries.
    Each of the three men, Ryan Landis Baker, 19, Joshua D. Baker, 24 and Christopher D. Parsons, 24, are charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property,  a firearm, and receiving stolen property under $300.
    Joshua D. Baker and Parsons are also charged with first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • City, county brace for budget battles

    With the 2011-2012 budgets looming over the Owen County Fiscal Court and Owenton City Council, cuts are expected to come from both entities.
    Still in the earliest stages of preparing a budget, the fiscal court held its first budget workshop April 6.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said everything is being looked at when it comes to making cuts.
    Both of the county’s largest sources of revenue — the real-estate tax and insurance-premium tax — are down.

  • Judo team shines at Tennessee Open tourney

    The Owen County Judo Team competed in the 2011 Tennessee Open State Judo Championship March 12 in Columbia, Tenn.
    The team started out the 2011 season strong.  Freshman Josh Ritchie suffered a broken collar bone earlier in the year but came out confidently with good clean throws in both of his matches and brought home first place in his division.