Today's News

  • 2 dead in Gallatin County shooting

    WARSAW, Ky. — An altercation between two men in Warsaw turned deadly during the early morning hours Monday.
    Gallatin County Dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 4:39 a.m., in reference to the altercation on Main Street — about 20 miles north of Owenton — according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Steven Dykes. It was alleged that one of the men was armed with a handgun.

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Owen County Sheriff's Republican primary race

    MARK A. BESS, Incumbent
    Age: 58
    Occupation: Owen County Sheriff
    Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration and a minor in Psychology
    Immediate family: Machele Bess, wife of 35 years; one son, Ben, his wife Mindie and daughter, Kate, and son Elli; one daughter, Rebekah and her husband Trask Murphy and a baby girl due in June
    Previous elected offices held: I was elected Owen County Sheriff Nov. 4, 2014

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Owen County Sheriff's Democratic primary race

    Age: 49
    Occupation: Police officer
    Education: Currently working to complete an associate’s degree in criminal justice; 18-week academy at EKU and 40 hours of additional training each year
    Immediate family: Sebastian Alcorn, son; Taryn Alcorn, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: First-district magistrate's Democratic primary

    TODD M. SPURGEON, Incumbent
    Age: 56
    Occupation: Attorney and owner of Spurgeon Law Firm, PSC, Owenton, since 2003
    Education: Graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., Bachelor of Science, 1983; University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Miss, Juris Doctor, 1993

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Third-district magistrate's Republican primary

    Age: 50
    Occupation: Owen County Public Works and cattle farmer
    Education: High School, GED
    Immediate family: Tammy Harris, spouse; Matthew (Melina), Megan, Jenna and Jacob Harris, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Fourth-district magistrate's Democratic primary

    Age: 40
    Occupation: Manager at the Frankfort Electric Water Plant Board
    Education: 1997 graduate of Owen County High School
    Immediate Family: Sherry Davis Fitzgerald, wife; Blake L. Fitzgerald, son; Callie A. Fitzgerald, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: Current Owen County Fourth-District Magistrate

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: First-district constable's Democratic primary

    Age: Did not respond
    Occupation: EMT/Operations Supervisor for Owen County EMS; Jonesville Fire Chief
    Education: Owen County High School graduate
    Immediate Family: Melissa, wife; Tina, Wade and Emily, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Ky. 62nd District House of Representative's Democratic primary

    Age: 36
    Occupation: I am an adjunct professor of music theory at Eastern Kentucky University and teach music composition at Asbury University. I am also the owner/operator of APS Services, LLC, a renovation and landscaping business. Additionally, I am a set builder for several theatre companies and sing and act professionally.
    Education: I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of Kentucky (2013).

  • A slam-dunk for WKU

    Western Kentucky University will soon become the new home of former Running Rebels standout and 2016 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams.
    The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward will join the Hilltoppers after requesting a transfer from Northern Kentucky University last month, where he started 61 games over the last two seasons, averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2017-18. He shot 60.8 percent from the field.

  • Community rallying around injured trooper

    A group of local “trooper’s wives” are banding together to create a support system for Kentucky State Police Trooper Mickey Gonterman following a tragic accident that killed one and hospitalized Gonterman with serious injuries last week.
    The accident happened in Henry County just before 7:30 a.m., April 25, when Gonterman responded to a call of dogs in the roadway at the 30-mile marker on I-71 South.