Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Miyah Grace Case

    Miyah Grace Case was born Jan. 25, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and was 20 inches long.
    She is the daughter of Ricky and Laura Case of Owenton. She was welcomed home by a host of family and friends. Proud grandparents are Curt and Kim Smith and Mike and Paula Creech, all of Owenton.

  • Spruce up Owen County during Clean-up Week

    Adopt-a-Highway groups poised to ‘spring clean’ roadsides, help preserve Kentucky’s scenic beauty
    Spring Clean Week in Owen County is March 18-24
    Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be March 18-24.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: March 6, 2012

    Edward Gravely, 1981, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender, motion to revoke bond, recall bench warrant.
    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for jail time credit, denied.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, continued to March 19.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, continued to April 18.

  • Republican candidates for House share views at Smith House

    Republican U.S. House candidates Gary Moore and Marcus Carey of Owen County addressed the Owen County Republican Party meeting at the Smith House Restaurant March 1.
    Boone County Judge-executive Moore said he expected most people from Owen County would vote for one of their own, Marcus Carey, but he hoped they would vote for him.
    Moore said he is a conservative, and very conservative Boone County has elected him many times, and he’s conservative on both fiscal and social issues.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Musical roots gaining strength once again

    Roots music is being revived, and the young people involved in its comeback are dedicated musicians determined to keep America’s heritage alive.
    With these words fiddler, singer, and traditional music preservationist John Harrod  poignantly connected with the audience at the March 8 meeting of the historical society.

  • Looking for Bleu’s clues

    After weeks of searching a local family recently found their missing Siberian Husky in a plastic garbage bag and is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
    Joy Botkins and her family were originally offering a $500 reward for anyone helping to find the dog, Bleu, who went missing Feb. 22.
    The dog’s carcass was found March 4 in an unoccupied section of Sawdridge Creek Road.

  • Father hopes new business with be legacy for son

    Making money and serving the public wasn’t the only thing on Darren Wolford’s mind when he decided to start up a new lawn care service in Owen County.
    He was looking to the future and hoping to build a legacy for his son.
    Although his son Blake, 16, will soon be off for college, Darren Wolford said he started “Love My Lawn” as a way to help ensure a financial future and bond the pair even further.
    “I wanna teach him everything I know,” Darren Wolford said. “This a venture that we can do together.”

  • New firm to college city garbage

    The City of Owenton has contracted Rumpke exclusively to provide residential trash service. All residents should contact Rumpke at (800) 678-6753 by March 30 to set up service.
    Rumpke will begin weekly trash service April 5.
    Trash will be collected on Thursdays and residents should place trash in bags or cans at the curb the night before.
    A recycling drop-off box will be provided at 310 S. Main Street in Owenton. Residents can use the box to recycle plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, steel cans, paper and cardboard.

  • Suspect in burglaries allegedly left ID at crime scene

    A Franklin County man has been indicted by the Owen County grand jury after allegedly being involved in a string of burglaries on U.S. 127 South.
    Andrew J. Oliver, 28, was indicted on the charges of second-degree  burgalry and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to records from the Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office, victims of a burglary that took place on Jan. 20 reported that two doors of their home on U.S. 127 South had been kicked in and jewelry, guns and medication had been stolen.

  • District needs over $600,000 in cuts or new revenue to make budget

    The Owen County Board of Education has a new chairman following the resignation of Brian Young.
    Young announced his resignation to Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28. His resignation was immediately effective.
    In a meeting held March 12, board member Dr. Larry Johnson nominated Stuart Bowling for the board’s chairperson, citing Bowling’s seniority on the board as one reason for the nomination.
    The nomination was seconded by Terry Patterson and unanimously approved.