Local News

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Office Call Log, March 11-17

    March 11
    9 a.m., for informational purposes, Highway 127 North
    1:31 p.m., property dispute, Green Acres Road
    4:16 p.m., suspicious person, Hammond School Road
    8:10 p.m., drug information, South Main Street
    10:25 p.m., warrant service, Owenton Road
    11:07 p.m., traffic stop, Highway 330
    11:27 p.m., traffic stop, Tommy Reed Drive
    11:32 p.m., traffic stop, Tommy Reed Drive
    March 12
    10:07 a.m., lockout, Georgetown Road
    2:29 p.m., lockout, River Road

  • Road closure, detour expected to remain in place through Friday

    Signage posted in Franklin County and near the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department led to some confusion last week regarding a small portion of Main Street in Owenton that is now closed for sewer main repair.
    The closure began Monday, March 18, at 317 Main St., the entrance to Hometown Pizza in Owenton and ends at the business complex at 327 Main St.

  • Search warrant nets 3 drug-related arrests

    Three people were arrested on drug-related charges March 13 after a female being served with a civil summons tipped off law enforcement officials.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy was serving the civil summons in Eagle Creek Resort. When the female saw Tracy, he said she took off running into her house and locked the door behind her.
    “I advised her that she needed to come on out,” he said. “I knew she had a warrant. That’s when I went into the home and arrested her.”

  • March 13, 2019 | Community News

    Project graduation to host ‘donkey basketball’
    Owen County Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey basketball game at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Owen County Upper Elementary School. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank (see Tina Woodyard or Kristen Wright). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. A ticket is required for school-aged children and up, or call Gayla Lewis at 502-750-0797. Come out and support the class of 2019 as they take on parents and school faculty/teachers in this fun event.

  • At the Library | March 13, 2019

    March 13
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the “Classical Stretch” DVD. Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    3:15-4:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Bake Irish soda bread, participate in relay races and learn the Irish jig as we celebrate the Irish culture. Food, fun and games at the library.
    March 14


    At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.
    The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.
    But persistent pain and fatigue had begun to slow her down. She believed her condition was a kidney infection and ignored the symptoms as best she could thinking it would go away on its own.

  • City updates ordinances to comply with state law

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

    Associated Press

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Office Call Log, March 4-10

    The following calls were received by the Owen County Sheriff’s Office from Monday, March 4-Sunday, March 10.

  • Senate directs attention to life-changing bills for Kentuckians

    BY JULIAN CARROLL | State Senator