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Today's News

  • Dirty business: Soap is target for thieves

    Owenton Police Narcotics Investigator Steve Miller said a widespread trend could be coming to Owen County after two people recently walked out of a local grocery store with over a dozen bottles of Tide laundry detergent.
    Miller said the incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at Meadowview Shopwise.
    “They bypassed the checkout and pushed the cart right out of the store,” Miller said.
    The two suspects, Christopher Holt of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jenna Smith of Owenton, allegedly stole 18 bottles of Tide.

  • Political season begins: Candidates meet with the public

    Yard signs, tote bags, pens, mouse pads, patriotic cupcakes and even a country ham lined the tables at the Owen County Extension Office Feb. 13.
    Only a few parking spaces could be found outside the office as voters gathered inside to hear what the candidates vying for Owen County elected offices had to say,
    The Meet Your Candidates reception was the Owen County Visioneers’ first event of the political season and Owen County Visioneer Joy Morgan said she couldn’t be happier with the attendance and the exchanges between voters and candidates.

  • Volunteers raise thousands to aid sick children and their families

    About halfway through this year’s Walk For Congenital Heart Defects Awareness, Katie Columbia had a problem.
    The larger-than-expected crowd had drank all the soda pop.
    But, Columbia said, that was a good problem to have.
    “We ordered the same amount of pop as last year but we ran out,” Columbia said.
    Volunteers ran out to get more drinks to make sure no one went thirsty.
    The soda pop situation was one of several bumps Columbia and the volunteers overcame this year to make the event successful.

  • Annual golf event ready to tee off

    The 15th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble is almost ready to tee off to help raise money and awareness for Owen County senior citizens and the Trust for Life Program.
    The namesake of the event, Owen County’s Circuit Court Judge Charles Satterwhite was a victim of cystic fibrosis during his youth, Satterwhite overcame his health problems to go to law school and eventually became Kentucky’s youngest circuit court judge ever.

  • Owen Fiscal Court moves to clear up road confusion

    A name change for two Owen County roads has come after packages belonging to residents of Severn Branch Road were being delivered to the wrong addresses.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court adopted a resolution at its Feb. 11 meeting renaming Severn Branch Road and Hunter Lane.
    According to the resolution, Severn Branch Road has five residents that had their 911 address assigned by former Owen County Judge-executive Doug West as Hunter Lane in the early 1990s.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Armed mob once considered Owen jail break

    “The simplest most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.” 

    Author Bruce Feliler attributes family stories as the secret sauce that holds families together.
    Owen County is replete with family and community narratives that have been shared with others. These stories of home life and community events serve to strengthen our ties both with our immediate family and with those with whom we share those stories.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 14, 2014

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for March 14.
    Bernice B. McDonald, 1973, non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Feb. 28.
    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, arraignment set for March 14.
    Bruce G. Tackett, 1987, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 21.

  • As snow begins to melt, Owen Co. officials urge caution with rising waters

    Owen County Emergency Management reminds residents that Kentucky is in the middle of is Flood Safety Awareness Week.

    Before a flood

  • ‘No burn’ season begins this week

    The Division of Forestry has the authority to impose fines of up to $10,000 and imprisonment of up to five years for any person who violates burning within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land.
    During the fire hazard season, even though the precautions required by KRS shall have been taken, it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Feb. 15 through April 40.

  • Owen countians rally for smoke-free law

    Nearly 300 advocates from across Kentucky gathered in Frankfort on Feb. 12 to show their support for a bill to make indoor workplaces and public places throughout the state smoke-free.
    Ruth Kingkade and Brittany Noe, both from Owenton, visited the Capitol to meet with their legislators. They then took part in a rally in the rotunda.