Local News

  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A routine traffic stop has led to the arrest of a local man on a warrant for possession of heroin.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Spokesperson Brad Arterburn, Brian Smith, 27, of Greenup Road in Owen County, was arrested on U.S. 127 and Greenup Road just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 9.
    KSP Trooper David Staubach pulled Smith over for not having an illuminated license plate, Arterburn said.
    Smith was arrested for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and no illuminated license plate.

  • Chamber, market looking for Owen’s biggest, best pumpkin

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce and the Owen County Farmers Market is calling on all gardeners and farmers to show off their best pumpkin for a new fall contest.
    Under the rules, entries must be grown in Owen County; be a traditional color of orange, red or gray; and have no soft or rotten spots.
    There is a limit of one entry per family in each class.
    The judging will be held Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Owen County Farmers’  Market.
    The class breakdown is:

  • Space still available for small business success program

    Do you want to strengthen your existing business and see it grow?
    Do you have a great idea for a business, but do not know what to do next?
    If so, the Small Business Success training program may be for you. There is still space available for additional participants at the 8-evening business training program organized by the Owen County Extension Office.

  • Raising patriotism: DAR donates flag to library

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 4 at the Owen County Public Library in the activities room.
    Peggy Trinkle, Chapter Regent presented a program on the Great and Binding Law of the  Iroquios Nation and its influence to the writing of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Letter to the editor: Follow the guidelines for better postal service

    As you may be aware, the postal service has automated the process of sorting and preparing mail for delivery. Our sophisticated machinery can now read written and printed words, enabling us to sort mail in the sequence of our post office section.
    Mail that does not contain a post office box number is usually rejected or incorrectly sorted, causing delays.
    In some cases, mail cannot be correctly identified to a particular box because we do not keep listings of customers by street address.

  • Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21

    Volunteers will be out in force this week to “fall sweep” Owen County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week is Sept. 15-21.
    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. For 25 years they have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • I.C.E. “In Case of Emergency”

    ICE or “in case of emergency” is an effort that will save lives and provide prompt necessary medical care to persons in emergency medical circumstances. It can provide emergency personnel that the medical health information about the person, such as blood type and current medications which could be stored under the ICE entry.  An ICE program can be implemented with little or no cost to residents, local governments or businesses.  

  • Farm agency reminds producers of deadlines for DCP program

    Kentucky USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director SED John W. McCauley reminds producers of two important direct and counter-cyclical program deadlines this month.
    Producers who have either not yet enrolled in DCP or have not yet signed their DCP contracts must do so by close of business Sept.16. Contracts filed after this date will be elevated from the county office to the state office and will require State Committee action.

  • Helping hand at 60th reunion

    Shirley Coleman, a resident of Owenton Center, attended her 60th high school reunion from Simon Kenton Sept. 7.  She was escorted by Owenton Center Director of Nursing Carol Seniours and Owenton Center Scheduler Kim King.

  • James family reunites at Gen. Butler State Resort Park

    The James reunion was held Sept. 1 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. Attendance showed a slight decrease from last year.
    Following a wonderful day of fellowship and delicious food, everyone departed looking forward to next year at the same time.