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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Kimberly Smith announces county clerk bid

    I would like to officially ask for your vote and support in the upcoming primary election. I am seeking the office of county clerk. My name is Kimberly “Kim” Smith. I currently work at Commonwealth Credit Union and have been there for over nine years. I deal with auto loans and I am a registered NMLS to assist with mortgage applications. I have worked with many of you over the years and if elected I vow to work hard for you. I have the skills needed to effectively run the clerk’s office and oversee the development the staff.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Small communities had a big impact

    Most Owen countians are familiar with the names of Claxon Ridge, Pink Ridge, Stewart Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Riddle’s Ridge, Divided Ridge, Fortner Ridge, Ball Ridge, Harris Ridge, Bethel Ridge and Long Ridge. Some of these hilltops took on the names of the families who first settled along their crests, while the origin of the names of others may have been lost over the years.

  • Next Owenton mayor may see salary bump

    When the City of Owenton’s next mayor takes office in Jan. 2015, the seat could come with a $6,000 pay increase.
    The Owenton City Council met for its regular meeting April 1, but the issue was discussed in closed session.
    The issue of the mayor’s salary was originally on the council’s agenda to be discussed in open meeting during new business.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council went into executive session to discuss the mayor’s salary because it pertains to personnel.

  • Bill could pave the way for winery Sunday sales

    A measure passed by the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow wineries to potentially sell their products on Sundays awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.
    Shanna Osborne, the general manager of Elk Creek Winery, testified before the State Senate Licensing and Operations Committee in support of Senate Bill 213.

  • Saying farewell: Friends and supporters honor 35 years of public service

    A reception for former Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Service Office. Kincaid served in government for over 35 years before retiring earlier this month.

     

  • Owenton to host Easter egg hunt Saturday

    A day of relaxation and fun is what organizers of the second annual community-wide Easter egg hunt are looking forward to after several months of planning.
    The community-wide Easter egg hunt is slated for 1-4 p.m., Saturday, at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    Owen County Parks and Rec. Director Buck Beverly said the afternoon will be full of events for children and families, including a petting zoo, face painting by Rebecca’s Toppers, photos with the Easter bunny and more.

  • Steepleview announces plans for farmers market, crafts

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    One of the prime locations in Owen County for the annual 127 Yard Sale will soon be ready to became a permanent fixture for top quality produce and local craftsmen.
    Marcus Carey, owner of Steepleview Farm, recently announced plans for a “Saturday Farmers’ Market at Steepleview Farm, a new market that will focus on top quality produce and local crafts will be opened across from Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Novelist to share insights into the past

    From Owen County, Ind. to Owen County, Ky., historical novelist James Alexander Thom is sure to delight history lovers during his appearance at the Owen County Historical Society’s monthly program Thursday.
    Thom, who has written nine historical novels, said many of them have taken place around the Ohio Valley or in Kentucky.
    Thom said his most successful novel, “Follow The River,” includes a critical section that takes place by Big Bone Lick.

  • Winds trigger damage

    A barn around the 3100 block of Hwy. 127 N. received substantial damages Monday evening from what was believed to be 65 mph straight line winds. Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan said the barn belonged to Bill Cammack and estimated the monetary damage to be around $30,000.
    Morgan said on Squiresville Road several barns received damage and some house received little damage to their roofs.
    On Morgan Lane, the electric service was pulled away from one home, but Morgan said Owen Electric repaired the problem Monday evening.

  • Owen County District Court - April 4, 2014

    Thomas Dean, 1973, theft by deception, continued to April 11.
    Thomas Dean, 1973, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to April 11.
    Autovest LLC. vs. Robert Burke, motion for default judgment, granted.
    Darian Carter vs. Joe Jacobs, forcible detainer, dismissed.
    Discover Bank vs. Matt J. Jester, motion for default judgment, granted.
    Discover Bank vs. Fred Manica, motion to transfer, granted.
    Eagle Financial Services Inc. vs. Elizabeth Reynolds, motion to transfer, granted.