Local News

  • Running for the roses ... and the bargains

    With over $10,000 in total sales, the driving force behind the Run for the 227 Yard Sale is calling the event “a huge success.”
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis said the success goes beyond how much money her neighbors made during the Derby Day event.
    When the idea for the event began to take shape, Davis said she and her neighbors wanted a way to bring the community together and a massive yard sale seemed to be the ticket.
    “A few weeks ago, a community project began,” Davis said. ‘Everyone got busy. Company was coming.”

  • Two Owen men charged in killing

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County have been charged with the murder of a Frankfort man after a passerby noticed a dead body alongside Interstate 64 in Franklin County.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.
    Melton said the incident was a case of an alleged “drug deal gone bad.”

  • Under the big top

    The National Junior Honor Society and Peer Helpers sponsored the annual spring semi-formal dance “Under the Big Top” at Maurice Bowling Middle School on April 21. The event is the biggest Relay for Life fundraiser that the two clubs will hold and there was a great turnout with over 200 students attending. The 2012 MBMS court is pictured above: eighth graders Clay Dempsey and Kirsten Parker were crown Mr. and Miss MBMS; seventh grade representatives crowned were Alex Gomez (at left) and Ashley Willis; sixth-grade representatives crowned were Wade Cammack and Kaylee Miller.

  • Owen couple invites public to strawberry field demonstration

    Many farmers are continuing to look for ideas that they can use to increase income from their farms. Here’s one possibility.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture Department has put out a demonstration plot of strawberries on the Steve and Patty Petzinger farm on Eden Shale Road.  
    They will be demonstrating what is involved in the production of strawberries in a field demonstration Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m.  

  • Birth announcement - Fynlee Evin Alford

    Jordan and Elisha Alford are proud to announce the birth of their second child, Fynlee Evin Alford. Fynlee was born April 12, 2012 at St. Elizabeth hospital in Edgewood. She weighed 7 lbs. and 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by her big brother Fisher. Maternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Poplar Grove. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Cathy Alford of Sweet Owen.

  • Owen Co. native offers invocation

    On April 19, Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro held its honors and awards convocation.
    Owen County native Michael Kincaid delivered the invocation.
    He was also honored by receiving several achievement awards. He received the Edward L. Beavin Award, the Gilbert P. Robertson Pre-Ministerial Award and Who’s Who among Students In American Colleges And Universities.

  • Letter to the editor: Hammons deserves support

  • Students exercising their green thumbs with project

    Owen County High School sophomore Willie Johnson says the plants grown at the OCHS greenhouse bring happiness to anyone who purchases them, keeping the school’s greenhouse technology students focused on raising quality products.
    Students in the greenhouse technology class begin work in the greenhouse during late fall and by springtime are ready to sell vegetable plants and flowers.

  • Back in business

    By adding an extra sale day to its schedule, the Owen County Farmers’ Market hopes to bring in new customers and continue supporting the local economy.  
    The market will kick off its season at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, with the annual Owen County judge-executive’s office ‘Cookout For A Cure’ with proceeds going toward Relay for Life.
    The Friday market will be held each Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Beginning June 12, the market will open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m.

  • Formal request made to change Ford zoning

    The future of well-known home on Owenton’s East Main Street could be decided in about 30 days.
    At a meeting of the Owenton planning and zoning board Monday, a formal request to change the zoning designation of the Ford house on East Main from R-1 (residential) to C-2 (commercial) was presented by the property owner Peggy Ford.
    The change would allow a commercial business to be opened on the property.
    Peggy Ford, who owns the property, said it would cost $500,000 to repair the house and $10-15,000 a year for upkeep.