Today's News

  • Volunteers fight fire and cold weather

    Volunteer firefighters braved more than just smoke and heat Thursday afternoon as they battled a barn fire in frigid conditions.
    With the temperature hovering around the upper teens with a strong wind blowing across Old Kenny Road, firefighters tried to extinguish a blaze that had engulfed a barn owned by Doug Detheridge.
    “We braved the elements on this one,” Robb Chaney, chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said. “That’s just the way it goes sometime in winter.”

  • Boy who received new heart ready to encourage others at annual walk

    Cassie Landrum didn’t need to ask if her son Luke was feeling better after undergoing a heart transplant.
    She could just see it.
    “We came in and he wasn’t even awake yet but you could tell. His color was great. He was breathing better,” Cassie Landrum said. “It was just a miracle. “We knew right then it was a success.”
    For the Landrum family, the September surgery at a University of Cincinnati hospital was the culmination of years of fears, tears and prayer.

  • Tips, investigation leads to drug arrests

    After months of undercover investigation, a recent drug roundup by the Owenton Police Department netted over a half a dozen felony charges and four misdemeanors.
    The roundup took place Jan. 18 and was conducted by the city’s narcotics investigator Steve Miller and officer Rufus Shearer.
    According to a statement from the Owenton Police Department, Michael J. Scott, 45, of Owenton, was charged with the sell or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, simulated marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges were misdemeanors.

  • Friend to Owen Co. farmers stepping down

    After serving farmers through numerous changes in agriculture for over three decades Owen County Extension Agent Kim Strohmeier is set to retire Friday.
    Strohmeier was hired on as the county agent for agriculture and natural resources in June of 1979 and has made a career out of helping Owen County’s agriculture blossom.
    As tobacco production in Owen County has slowed, Strohmeier has been with farmers through investigation of different farm enterprises, as well as taking part in community development projects.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 24, 2014

    Eric Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31.
    Matthew A. Childs, 1986, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31.
    Keith Hunt, 1983, second-degree disorderly conduct, continued to Feb. 7, appointed public attorney.
    Janice Lindley, 1955, third-degree narcotics, two counts of second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31, appointed public attorney.

  • Owen County High School honor roll - Jan. 29, 2014

    12th-grade super honor roll
    Jarrod Ball, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Minch, Morgan Neece, Gabe Osborne, Shelby Power, Hannah Strohmeier and Richard Swigert.

    12th-grade honor roll

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School second nine weeks honor roll - Jan. 29. 2014

    Eighth-grade all A honor roll
    Matthew Brothers, Emily Cammack, Lindsey Gill, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Katie Patterson, Madelin Shelton and Shirley Smith.

    Eighth-grade A/B honor roll

  • Kays Branch News: Weather continues to play games down on Branch

    We decided to cancel church on Saturday.
    The Branch had as much as eight inches of snow on the ground and it was in the low teens. Snow was piled up on each side of the road and there were icy patches all along the middle.
    John took advantage of the 20-degree weather to bring me a load of wood from the wood lot so I would have enough to last this week.
    We were ready for another week in the house. I was content. I had wood, a movie, books, a golf game and the University of Kentucky game on TV.

  • Extension Service News: Be careful of look alikes

  • Senior Citizens News: Club planning Valentine party

    By Marlene Mason
    Owen County Senior Citizens Club

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting for Dec. 18, 2013 was called to order by president Wanda Moreland.
    The meeting opened with the pledge to the flag. There were 12 members present.
    Marlene Mason gave the devotional. God is with us forever.
    The minutes were read and approved. Roll call was given by Ethel Hammond, secretary.
    The treasurer’s report was given and approved.