Today's News

  • Owen District Court | January 17, 2018

    Wesley W. Calmes, 1986, probation violation, appointed public defender, hearing set for Jan. 23.
    James Aaron Clark, 1981, three counts of third-degree arson, continued report set for Jan. 23.
    Lawrence Colston, 1988, probation violation, continued to Jan. 23.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, second-degree assault, continued on Jan. 23.
    Miranda Dews, 1972, failure o report change in order to receive benefits, remand, continued on Feb. 6.

  • December Property Transfers

    Sally A. Douglas to Edward A. Heitzman Jr. and Olivia M. Heitzman, two tracts of land in Owen County, $30,000.
    Ronald W. Frederick, Renee P. Frederick, Martha Ann Frederick and Clauid Frederick to Martha Ann. Frederick and Claud Frederick, lots 1 and 3 in block h, Eagle Creek Subdivision.
    James Lester Payne Sr. Estate, James Lester Payne Estate and James L. Payne Estate to Matthew S. Parker and Mandy Carol Parker, two tracts of land in Owen County, $389,418.75.
    Letha Young to William E. Young Jr., land in Owen County.

  • Looking Back | January 17, 2018

    January 16,2013
    5 years ago

    County wants drivers to know the limit

  • History of local churches creates a link to the past

    The spiritual fervor and religious enthusiasm on the early American frontier profoundly influenced our nation. Coming out of the Revolutionary War, the American people also revolted against the traditional Anglican church of England, and Methodist and Baptist itinerant evangelists offered a grass-roots Christianity that appealed to the everyday folks settling in the backwoods of Kentucky.

  • Who is it? | January 17, 2018
  • Library’s Active Play encourages wintertime exercise for kids

    For toddlers and their parents, cold weather does not mean staying bored indoors when at the library.
    From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in January, the Owen County Public Library is hosting Active Play, a toddler focused event where children ages 2-6 can play indoors with their parents. While the winter season forces children to mainly stay indoors, Active Play gives toddlers the opportunity to stretch their legs and have some fun.

  • Fire claims Breck Road residence

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 4030 Breck Road around 3 p.m., Thursday. Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney said while the house is still standing, the interior was destroyed by the blaze. The official cause of the fire has not been determined, but Chaney said it was possibly caused by faulty electric. Owen County EMS, Monterey, Jonesville, New Liberty and Corinth volunteer fire departments also responded, along with the Red Cross, Owen Electric and Kentucky American Water.

  • Itron sells to investment company for $1.35 million

    Thirteen months after Itron announced its decision to cease local operations, a Covington-based investment group has purchased the facility for $1.35 million and is expected to take control of the property March 31.
    While the official owner of the building is listed as Empire Properties, LLC, its sister company, Hosea Project Movers, will oversee the property, according to Empire Properties Manager and Hosea Project Movers President Todd Hosea.

  • Officials warn of potential flu outbreak

    It is influenza (flu) season once again, and health departments across the nation are practicing different ways to help prevent the further spread of the flu.

  • Weekend fires claim 2 homes

    Members of Owen County’s volunteer fire departments stayed busy Friday and Saturday fighting structure fires in the bitter cold temperatures.
    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 1420 Highway 127 South at approximately 7:28 p.m., Friday.
    When firefighters arrived on the scene, Owenton Assistant Fire Chief David Lilly said the fire was contained to one room, which was “completely demolished.”