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Today's News

  • August 2018 Property Transfers

    Lonnie Perkins to Susan Perkins, house and lot on North Adams.
    Laurie A. Deters to William M. Deters II, two adjoining lots in Owen.
    Shawn Duvall Grisham, Glenn Grisham, Sharon King, Sharon Duvall, Scott King, Shannon Pierson, Shannon Duvall and Casey Pierson to ABI Leila LLC, land in Owen County, $47,500.
    ASAP Ministries Inc., Adventist Southeast Asia Project Min. and Adventist Southeast Asia Projects In. to Wesley Scott Johnson and Lauren Welch Johnson, lots 14 and 17, Riverlake Subdivision, $8,500.

  • Owen District Court | Sept. 14, 2018

    Sept. 14, 2018

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 2.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1999, probation violation, admitted violation, set for review Nov. 2.
    Ernest Combs, 1987, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Owen County Historical Society | Poke salad nourished a generation during tough times

    In his new book, “The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s Table,” author Rick Bragg wrote: “In a South that no longer seems to remember its heart, our food may be the best part left.”
    This poignant statement was clearly demonstrated at the historical society picnic last week where a variety of Kentucky old-time recipes, along with a pinch of Owen County flavor, came to life.
    There was no denying member Stella Gibson’s pickled beets took the center of attention, along with Peggy Trinkle’s bean salad.

  • AT&T addresses court, expands access to high speed internet locally

    A representative from AT&T addressed the Owen County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Sept. 11 to announce its expanded internet access to rural parts of the community.
    AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet for rural and under-served locations is now available to some residents and small businesses in parts of Owen County, including parts of Owenton.

  • Man steals, wrecks deputy’s cruiser during chase

    A 23-year-old man is behind bars after swiping and wrecking a deputy’s cruiser, leading to an hours-long, multi-agency search for the subject.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell was dispatched to 2680 New Liberty Turnpike around 11:30 p.m., Sept. 8, where Caldwell said Kaleb Willis approached Timmy Howard’s residence and asked for a drink of water. Howard then questioned Willis, who knocked Howard down in the doorway.

  • Officials: Company could bring 70 new jobs to Owen

    Officials announced Sept. 9 they are in active negotiations with a “specialty manufacturer,” which could bring up to 70 new jobs to Owenton within its first two years of operations.
    The international manufacturer cannot yet be named according to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, due to pending approval of tax incentives from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

  • Lady Rebels soccer fall to Bearcats

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Sports Correspondent

  • Lady Rebels perform well in regional tourney

    For the first time since 2010, the Lady Rebels volleyball team advanced to the championship game of the Eighth-Region All “A” Tournament after defeating Caroll County in the first-round and Williamstown in the semifinals.
    The team finished as runner-up in the tournament losing 2-0 to Walton Verona in the championship game. From Owen County, seniors Audrey Lewis and Abby Bitler, and junior Lauren McDonald earned spots on the All-Tournament team.
    “I was confident we would make it to the championship,” Head coach Ann Carter said.

  • Judge signs Constitution Week proclamation

    BY PEGGY TRINKLE | John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  • At the Library | Sept. 12, 2018

    September is Library Card Signup Month. Come see just how incredible your local library is. Get a library card and check out something for you and your kids. Anyone who is incredible enough to signup or renew their library card will be entered in a weekly drawing for incredible prizes. Good times are to be had at the Owen County Public Library.