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Today's News

  • Girl with Owen roots carries U.S. flag at event in China, brings home gold

    As the sole American representative of her sport at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, Owen County resident Kendall Yount knew it would be tough to push aside the distractions of a long trip, another language and another country.
    By the end of the games, Yount stood alone again. This time, she stood atop the podium as she was honored for winning four-straight taekwondo matches to take a gold medal.
    But before she competed, Yount had the singular honor of presenting the flag of the United States in the opening ceremonies parade.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday

    The 13th annual Sweet Owen Day will kick off the fall season in Owen County this Saturday with a variety of vendors and entertainment all around the courthouse square.
    The day will begin at 7 a.m. with the Owenton Rotary Club’s pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast will continue through 11 a.m.
    A 5K “fun run/walk” will begin at 8 a.m.
    The run/walk contact is Gabrielle Welsh at 502-750-3532 or email at gabrielle.grider@gmail.com.

  • All I’m saying is ... With wet/dry vote over, community should focus energy on fighting drugs

    Now that the wet/dry issue has been settled in Owenton for the foreseeable future, the public’s focus should be turned toward an epidemic that claims victims on an almost weekly basis in Owen County.
    If you talk to police in Owenton, you’ll find they respond to a potential overdose with shocking regularity. Recently at a meeting of the Owenton City Council, Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said his officers worked three overdoses in a single weekend.

  • Sisters share history with community

    The Owen County Historical Society is so glad that members Jerry and Doris Kistner were at the old courthouse last week when two ladies from Louisville were visiting Owenton.
    These twin sisters - Carolyn Borie Stevens and Louise Borie Ray - had come to Owenton bearing a gift. The gift was an original bound Atlas of Owen County dated 1883.
    Jerry and Doris graciously accepted this gift on behalf of the Owen County Historical Society.
    It now resides in the T. A. Perry Research Room of the Owen County Historical Society Museum, located at 206 N. Main St.

  • Owen County K9 cases - August 2014

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 officer was called in for the following incidents:
     
    • Meth lab located and wanted person found on Hwy. 355, arrest made.
    • Domestic call on subject in violation of EPO, subject located by K-9 unit on Swope Road hiding in a building. Arrest made for violation of EPO and two outstanding bench warrants.
    • Sex offender on the run on Leaning Oak Road, subject located by K-9 unit, arrest made.
    • Assisted on drug trafficking suspect in Carroll County, arrest made.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 9, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years old, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sex performance by a minor under 16 years of age, continued to Sept. 23.
    Joyce A. Booth, 1963, third counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, pleaded guilty.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, denied, continued to Sept. 23.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 12, 2014

    Keddie Bevis, 1960, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bonded out.
    Kayla M. Mayer, 1990, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 19.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, dismissed.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cooler weather brings more events and fun

    We have finally gotten the roof on the new shed and started splitting and stacking wood.
    We worked at Ann’s over the weekend. The weather has been great for the job - chilly with sunshine. You can dress in layers and peel as the temperature warms.

  • Weaving a new skill

    There werer several participants in the recent basket-weaving class held at the Owen County Public Library enjoyed learning a new skill.  Ken Hanson directed the class as they learned how to construct a Cape Cod Blueberry basket.  Hanson has baskets on display in the Kentucky History Room at the library.  The library is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

     

  • Chisholm wins: Owen County student to compete at Disney World

    Veronica Chisholm, 17, daughter of Tim and Rhonda Chisholm of Owenton, has been selected to represent Kentucky at the 2014 Miss American Teen Pageant.
    As the Miss Kentucky Teen, Chisholm will be attending the national pageant for her age group in Florida at Walt Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.