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Today's News

  • Birth: Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina

    Mark and Sheri Rukavina are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Timothy Greene Rukavina.
    Luke was born at 4:01 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Baptist East Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 22 inches long.
    Luke’s maternal grandparents are Richard and Vicki Greene of Owenton. His paternal grandparents are Mark and Linda Rukavina of Lexington.
    His great-grandparents are Martha Rukavina, Ann Greene and Nick and Alene Scallon.

  • Birth: Amryn Rose Cochran

    Amryn Rose Cochran was born Jan. 19, 2015 to Cameron and Charissa Cochran in Missoula, Montana.
    Amryn weighed 6 lbs.,  12 oz. and was 19 inches long.
    Amryn is the great-granddaughter of Lee Cochran and the granddaughter of Mick and Shelly Cochran.

  • At the library: Feb. 4-10

    Quilling Valentine Cards
    From 2-4 p.m. today (Wednesday) come join us for more quilling techniques. Create a beautiful card using this artful papercraft technique.  Please call to reserve a spot.
    Once Upon a Time
    From 3:15-4:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) young participants in grades 5-8 will hear several versions of the same story followed by discussion and hands-on activities.
    Storytime with Miss Susan
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 for stories, crafts and fun.

  • Kay's Branch News, Feb. 4: Black ice a burden on Branch

    It’s snowing lightly and a slight breeze is blowing down the valley this morning. It’s 22-degrees on my thermometer. Fay said it was 26 at her house. It’s always a bit colder in this valley.
    Fay was telling me about more wrecks at the bridge that happened last week. It must have been Thursday because I went to Frankfort on Wednesday morning and there was no signs of them. It seems  a van with a lady driving hit some black ice and slid off the road into the creek at the end of the bridge.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 30, 2015

    Wesley Calmes, 1986, three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $500. pleaded  not guilty, appointed public attorney.
    Eddie Edwards, 1983, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve, seven day, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served,no new offenses, costs.
    Adam Edward Killion, 1982, contempt of court, unsecured bond.
    Katie Sholderbrand, 1995, possession of controlled substance, heroin, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney.

  • Owen County Historical Society, Feb. 4: Community doctors played important role in county

    In the early 1900’s they visited Owen County homes traveling by horseback or horse and buggy over dirt-packed roads that were enveloped in snow during the winter and turned into quagmires during spring.

  • Smith House ground zero for annexation battle

    The legality of five ordinances approved by the Owenton City Council under former Owenton Mayor Doug West remains in question following the Smith House Restaurant’s Nov. 2014 advertisement for intention to apply for a liquor license.
    The ordinances annexed five roads into the city limits. The roads included sections of highway on Highway 22, Highway 127, Ellis Road, Gratz Road and East Adair Street.
    The five ordinances were approved by the Owenton City Council in July 2013, but have recently been publicly called into question.

  • Runnin' Rebels reach All 'A' semifinals

    It was an incredible ride for the Owen County Rebels and their fans.
    ‘Rebels Nation’ was on full display last week at the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ State Basketball Tournament. Owen County spent three nights in Frankfort as they advanced to the semifinals before finally being knocked out on Saturday night.
    The Rebels began the tournament by taking on Augusta on Thursday evening. The Panthers looked to control the tempo of the game and for the first half they were successful. Owen County held a slim 26-24 lead at halftime.

  • Low gas prices could lead to budget woes

    BY CARRIE ASHCRAFT-SUTTON
    N-H News Correspondent

    While Owen countians have enjoyed the recent fall in gas prices, the county’s road department is experiencing uncertainty.
    The vast majority of the Owen County’s road department budget is funded by a wholesale gasoline tax set by the state. A decrease in the wholesale price of gasoline could mean a fiscal year budget shortfall of up to $185,000.

  • Honoring "Sarge"

    BY BRIAN RIDDLE
    N-H News Correspondent

    An Owen County man was laid to rest Jan. 27 with full military honors at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Grant County.
    Harold “Sarge” Eugene Laws, 81, of Wheatley, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Carroll County.
    According to state police, he was taken to the University of Louisville, but died shortly afterward as a result of his injuries.
    The accident happened around Burger King on Kentucky Highway 227 in Carrollton.