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  • Eckhart named to EKU dean’s list

    Savannah Lee Eckart, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety.
    The dean’s list requirements are to attain a 3.5 GPA or higher on specified minimums of academic work. She will graduate with her bachelor’s of science in adult corrections and juvenile justice in May.

  • Owen County’s Wilson to attend Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine

    Shelia Wilson of Glencoe has been admitted to the  professional program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2015.
    Wilson earned a degree in agriculture in 2011 from Murray State University and she is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School in Owenton. As an undergraduate, she was recognized as an outstanding senior in pre-veterinary medicine sports, outstanding senior woman, and she received the agriculture leadership award.

  • Jim Bush elected to join county committee

    By Claudia Baney - Farm Services News

  • Sometimes, you can only laugh at a headless bear

    Last week, I tagged along with my youngest daughter, Georgeann, to the Kentucky side of Cincinnati.  Her young children, Annelise and Hudson, made the jaunt from Lexington with us.

  • Faithful called on for ‘spiritual awakening’

    The organizer of a prayer event hopes that by coming together, the faithful of Owen County can help bring change.
    The ‘spiritual awakening’ assembly service will be held at First Baptist Owenton at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
    This will be a concerted time of prayer for spiritual awakening for the sake of families, churches, community and nation, organizers said.
    Brad Banks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Owenton and lead organizer of the event, said the idea for the event grew out of a desire to spark local ministers into action.

  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after a traffic stop in Owenton led officers to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
    James K. Elmore, 25, was arrested at 12:13 a.m., Dec. 15, after officers stopped him on West Seminary Street.
    According to a citation, Elmore had constricted pupils and was acting nervous.
    Officers administered a heel-to-toe test, but according to the citation Elmore did not hold position and used his arms for balance.

  • Court won't change shelter policy

    As long as the Owen County Friends of Animals shelter has room for any dog that may be brought in, no dogs will be euthanized.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Jan. 10 and two constituents addressed the issue which was first brought up in December after members of the court visited the shelter and found it in what some felt was an overcrowded state.
    In December, the shelter had about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but director Hilari Gentry said no dogs were being treated inhumanely.

  • Murder trial begins

    The trial of a Corinth man who allegedly murdered a Scott County man in 2010 got under way Tuesday morning.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010 after Kentucky State Police troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Nov. 26, 2010.
    Dennis is charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana over five pounds.
    Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford began the opening statements Tuesday.

  • Group steps in to help meet the needs

    The holidays may be over, but members of Monterey Baptist Church hope to keep the season of giving alive throughout the upcoming weeks.
    During a planning meeting this past fall, Marsha Derringer came up with the idea of the 12 weeks of Christmas for Meeting the Needs.
    Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.

  • Pair charged with robbery

    An Owenton man and woman are being charged with first-degree robbery after the woman allegedly stole a firearm from her sister’s Owen County home.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 26, and Joshua L. King, 31, were arrested Jan. 4 after they allegedly broke into the home of Felicia Bramblett’s sister, Mary Bramblett on Dec. 28.
    According to an arrest citation, King admitted to being in the house, but did not know that Felicia Bramblett was taking items.