Today's News

  • NKY needle exchange inching forward

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Needle-exchange programs could be set up in Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties – if city and county officials approve them.
    The Population Health and Clinical Services committees of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health are scheduled to meet Thursday to talk about protocols for syringe-exchange programs at its regional health centers.

  • In brief - Aug. 5, 2015

    Camp MBMS to be held Aug. 6
    All incoming fifth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend Camp MBMS from 5-7 p.m., Aug. 6. Registration forms can be found on the Owen County School website and if you have questions please contact Becky Mefford at (502) 484-4017. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students and there will be activities planned for both students are parents. Refreshments will be served.

    Epoch sponsoring oil change for some mothers 

  • Special birthday: Beulah Cull
  • At the library: Aug. 5-11

    Is it possible that school starts next week? We hope you have all had a fun summer and that we will see lots of you in the library participating in all the fun stuff we have planned for you.  Our food series continues this week so please join us if you can.
    Here is this week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #3 – Browse the travel section, find a place you want to visit, study up as you make some plans. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.
    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • Wedding announcement: Walker-White

    Savannah Lee Walker, daughter of Timothy Lee Walker and Cindy Bruce Walker of Owenton, will be united in marriage to Alec Keith White, the son of Jeff White, of Newburg, Ind. and Tomsie White, of Georgetown, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Carter House in Frankfort.
    The bride is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and a 2010 and 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She is a pretrial officer for the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • 2015 Owen County Schools bus routes

    Bus 1: Driver – Robert Miller – Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus 2: Driver – Lillian Peace – Sparta, end of 2 Mile, Manley, right on Hwy. 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on Hwy. 227 through all of New Liberty to Hwy. 127 South to school.
    Bus 3: Driver – Patsy Fitzgerald – Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to fairgrounds, Green Acres Drive, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, Owen County Judicial Center.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 5, 2015

    The U.S. 127 Yard Sale is this week.
    As I was going to church Sunday, I saw that Billy Ballenger had his flat-bed trailer out and already loaded up with his offerings for this week.
    The signs were out at Joyce’s house advertising space for people to set up. The New-True Clan is organized and ready for the influx of visitors. Charles will be making the burgoo that David always made in years past. Fay said they were undecided on whether they would make the trip down 127 this year.

  • Owen District Court - July 31, 2015

    Owen District Court

    July 31, 2015

    Todd Burke, 1995, receiving stolen property under $500, contempt of court, bonded per judge.

    Alexander Casey Fitzgerald, 1988, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 7.

    Justin Garvey, 1988, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 7.

  • Settlement ends deputies' overtime dispute

    The taxpayers of Owen County will ultimately be responsible for $26,000 in unpaid overtime to two Owen County sheriff’s deputies.
    Under the administration of former Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, sheriff’s deputies were on call for nine hours at a time, but were only paid for eight hours.
    Hammond reportedly gave the deputies one hour for lunch, but under federal law, emergency personnel must be paid for the time they’re on call.

  • Soggy summer could have major impact on local farmers

    The heavy rainfall that slammed much of the state this month could take a toll on Burley tobacco producers locally, according to Owen County Extension Agent For Agriculture and Natural Resources Steve Musen.
    The USDA Census of Agriculture reports nearly 6 million lbs. of tobacco being produced in Owen County on 1,128 acres.
    “We’ve seen fairly significant damage in tobacco from this summer’s weather,” Musen said. “It could potentially impact their future contracts if they’re not able to fulfill their current contracts.”