Today's News

  • Livestock Market Report | January 31, 2018

    Jan. 24, 2018

    Cattle Receipts: 466
    Last Week: N/A
    Last Year: 717

    Compared to last week: no trends due to last weeks sale not being reported due to inclement weather and therefore low receipts. However, there was a higher undertone noted on feeder cattle and a steady undertone on slaughter cows and bulls today.

    Feeders: 411
    Slaughter: 49
    Replacements: 6

  • Never forget who’s behind the wheel on life’s highway

    By Roger Alford

  • Chippy’s misfortune and other hardships of life

    As the story goes, Chippy the parakeet never saw it coming.
    His owner had decided to use the vacuum cleaner hose to clean out Chippy’s cage — with Chippy still sitting on his perch.
    As Chippy’s owner turned on the vacuum cleaner, the phone rang, and as she reached to answer it, the vacuum cleaner hose moved slightly toward Chippy and — “thwuuupp!”
    Chippy’s owner immediately dropped the phone and tore open the vacuum cleaner bag to rescue a very dusty, very scared bird.

  • Church News | January 31, 2017

    Beech Grove Baptist

    We had another great Sunday this past week at Beech Grove. Bro. Steve Delaney brought us two more excellent sermons this week. In the morning, he taught us “Lessons About Forgiveness” from Matthew 18:21-35. Then, we heard “Lessons About Jesus” from Philippians 2:5-11 for our evening service.
    It would be great to see you here at Beech Grove. Our services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Sundays. We also have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and prairie service at 7 p.m., Wednesday. See you soon.

  • Drug bust nabs 1 for heroin, 3 on warrants

    A woman believed to be one of the most prominent drug dealers in Corinth is behind bars following a joint effort between the Owen and Scott County sheriff’s offices.
    Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess and Deputy Brent Caldwell responded to a drug overdose on Jan. 17. Following an investigation at the scene, Bess and Caldwell were led to a residence just across the Scott County line on Leaning Oak Road.

  • Rescue squad makes quick work of locating missing teen

    Despite bitterly cold temperatures, Owen County Search and Rescue made quick work of locating a missing teenager last week.
    The 13-year-old female left her home at 13495 Georgetown Road at approximately 8 p.m., Jan. 17, to walk to her grandparent’s house about 10 feet away, according to Owen County Search and Rescue Captain Greg Estes.
    “She heard some dogs and started to walk toward them and got off track,” Estes said. “She walked up on a hunting cabin and went inside trying to get out of the cold.”

  • Smith House adds new chapter to decades-long history

    In its 60-plus years of business, the Smith House Restaurant has become a regional staple, serving up legendary homemade pies and mouthwatering fried chicken to local families and businesspeople alike.
    Today, those decades-long traditions are set to remain in place, even with a new face at the helm.
    Dana Colligan, 59, the former manager of the Owenton Marathon station, took over operations at the restaurant Jan. 1.
    A frequent Smith House patron, Colligan said she mentioned the possibility of having a restaurant of her own someday to owner Billie Jo Ashcraft.

  • County park set to receive updated infrastructure

    Infrastructure updates are expected to begin soon at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds thanks to a $1.27 million grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA).
    The grant was initially awarded to the City of Owenton and earmarked for the city’s water intake on Severn Creek. The money was later redesignated to fund extensions of water lines to unserved areas.
    However, the city became ineligible for the grant after selling the water system to Kentucky American Water.

  • Only 21 local candidates as filing deadline nears

    Potential candidates for the May 2018 primary election now have less than a week until the filing deadline at 4 p.m., Tuesday.
    A total of 21 local candidates have filed to run, with only four offices contested as of press time Tuesday.

    County Judge/Executive:
    Casey Ellis, D (incumbent)
    Franky Fitzgerald, D

    County Attorney:
    Josh Smith, D (incumbent)

    Mark Bess, R (incumbent)
    Doug West, D
    Lannis Garnett, D
    Gary Alcorn, D

  • County’s winningest football coach among hall of fame inductees

    By Audrey Lewis
    Special to the News-Herald