Local News

  • Owen man avoids murder charge

    Murder charges have been dropped against one of two Owen County men accused of killing and dumping a man’s body on the side of Interstate 64.
    David Bruce II, 44, was facing charges of murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    The charges came after the May 5, 2012 death of Charles Monroe of Franklin County.
    The charges were amended Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to second-degree robbery, second-degree assault and criminal facilitation to murder.

  • Students of the year

    The faculty of Owen County High School recently voted for and selected the students of the year for 2012-13 school term. Pictured are (from right to left) Kirsten Parker, freshman of the year; Aaron Kline, sophomore of the year; Allen Nickell, junior of the year; and Mariah Derringer, senior of the year.

  • Middle school honor rolls

    Fifth Grade Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll: Janelle Aguazul, Liz Ashcraft, Bella Cammack, Mitchell Culbertson, Alli Gill, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Jacob Lilly, Samantha Mason, Addison Montague, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Piper Walker, Shelby York.

  • Flying on history day

    On June, 22 the Owen County Historical Society is inviting the public to take part in the Owen County History Day celebration in the backyard of the museum. One of the featured guests is Michael Harmon, above, a volunteer with the state’s raptor education program at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort. The Shelbyville man holds a state captive wildlife permit, general level falconry license, and a federal special migratory bird permit for educational purposes.

  • Owen countians honored at District 3 4-H Horse Show

    The Owen County 4-H Horse Club had a great weekend at the District 3 4-H Horse Show, May 31 through June 2.
    The club had participants in several categories, including Kara Knochelmann in hunter-under-saddle; Emily Cammack in western pleasure; and Liz Ashcraft in miniatures.
    The show, held at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, was the qualifying show for the upcoming State 4-H Horse Show in Louisville, July 7-13.
    All members of the Owen County club qualified.

  • Planning for the future: Extension service to offer community leadership program

    The Owen County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a new leadership program beginning in late August and running through early December of this year.
    The Owen County Community Leadership Program was created “to increase opportunities for residents of all ages to be involved in planning and working for the future of Owen County and nurture a belief in the possibility of change that is in the best interest of the entire community.”

  • Rotary contest winners

    On March 12, five Owen County High School students participated in the Owenton Rotary Club’s Annual Speech Contest held at the Owen County High School.
    While this was all of these contestants first time public speaking, no one would be able to tell.
    All the contestants demonstrated tremendous speaking skills.
    The contest required each contestant to prepare and memorize a five to 10 minute speech on the topic of ‘Peace Through Service,’ which is also the Rotary Club’s international motto.

  • Two local students graduate from Georgetown

    Two area students have graduated from Georgetown College.
    The May graduates are:
    • Eddie K. Slusher of Corinth, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.
    • Ciara Paige McDaniel of Worthville, who graduated with a bachelor of science degree.

  • Owenton livestock report June 19, 2013

    June 19, 2013
    This week: 403 • June 5: 511 • Last year: 367
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers and bulls $1 to $2 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $1 lower. Slaughter cows $2 to $3 lower and bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $133-142; 500-600 lbs.  $132-138; 600-700 lbs.  $128-138; 700-800 lbs.  $130-135.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #2-#3: 500-600 lbs.  $117-127; 600-700 lbs.  $110-120; 700-800 lbs.  $118-123.

  • Elementary, primary schools merge on paper

    Following an unanimous decision by the Owen County Board of Education, the state will now recognize Owen County Primary and Owen County Elementary Schools as one.
    The two schools will continue to be housed in their respective buildings, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said the schools will be recognized by the state as one school, with one principal and one site-based decision-making council.
    Stafford said consolidating the two schools seemed like the logical thing to do.