Today's News

  • Council approves paving proposals

    The Owenton City Council recently decided on a bid of $121,024 for blacktopping of several streets around town.
    The council received three bids, including one from Ohio Valley Asphalt and Len Reigler Blacktop, Inc. The work was awarded to Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc., the lowest of the three bidders.
    The work was estimated at $110,000, but West said after the initial estimate was done, more streets were added to the list of streets to be paved.

  • Driver involved in second wreck

    For the second time in a little over a month, local emergency crews were once again called out after a tractor-trailer overturned, this time on Hwy. 127 South.
    The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old George Whitehead of Crittenden, is the same driver of the tractor-trailer that overturned on South Main Street July 5.
    The incident took place a little before noon Saturday, near the “Welcome to Owenton” sign on Hwy. 127 South.

  • Kentucky River Day Schedule

    Kentucky River Day Saturday, Aug, 17
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    206 N. Main Street in Owenton

    Schedule of Events
    11 a.m: Opening Ceremonies; Prayer – David “Milkweed” Wotier; Welcome  by Owen County Historical Society President, Larry Dale Perry; Opening remarks: Owen County Judge Executive Carolyn Keith; Owenton Mayor Doug West; William Wulfeck – Kentucky American Water

    11:15 a.m.: William Grier – Kentucky River Showboats
    Noon:  William Ellis – Kentucky Humor

  • River revelry: Historical society invites public to celebrate Kentucky River’s contribution to Owen County

    Although it was here long before the cities and towns sprung up, local history enthusiasts say the Kentucky River and its role in creating Owen County, as we know it is often overlooked.
    In hopes of spotlighting the river and its impact, the Owen County Historical Society is sponsoring the second-annual River Day Saturday at the Owen County Historical Society Museum.
    Christina Rice, who is organizing the event for the society, said the importance of the river in the early days of Owen County should be appreciated.

  • Owen Historical Society News: River’s role in history honored

    “The American backwoodsman - clad in his hunting shirt, the product of his domestic industry and fighting for the country he loves, he is more than a match for the vile but splendid mercenary of a European despot.”

    These words of William Henry Harrison reflected his high regard for the Kentucky troops during the War of 1812. Harrison was commander of the Northwest army during this conflict, and Kentuckians led the way in achieving a victory for the young, untested America.

  • The girls who balanced Cleaver and Steinem

     “We’re steel magnolias,” Sondra said.
    That, I thought, pretty well summarized the spirit and character of the women around our table.  
    The girls of summer again, 12 of us met to eat Willy-Whoppers at The Smith House, the same little place where we discovered them when we were teenagers.

  • Property transfers - July 2013

    Tim Hudnall Sr. and Stacy Hudnall to Timmy Wayne Hudnall Jr. and Kim Hudnall, A Hammond Road.
    Donnie Kinder to Robert P. Collins Jr. and Elaine P. Collins, Ky. 355, $84,000.
    Patrick and Kalie Clifton to Robert and Joyce Clifton, O’Banion Lane.
    John Doolin, Pamela Doolin, Bank of America Na., BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Gold Valley Real Estate Investors Inc. and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, tract 14, Rose Farm Division.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Aug. 6, 2013

    Christopher L. Anderson, 1986, status hearing, owes $2,025 in fines, fees and costs, continued from July 23, to pay $50 a month, first payment due in 90 days.
    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, jury trial set for Sept. 12.
    James A. Clark, 1981, six counts of theft by unlawful taking, three counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender.
    Gaylord Gollihue Jr., 1974, shock probation in felony convictions, also owes $2,765 restitution, fees and costs, motion for shock probation, submitted, denied.

  • Owen County District Court: Aug. 9, 2013

    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Sept. 6.
    Caleb B. Shafer, 1993, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third-degree escape, second-degree criminal mischief, pretrial conference set for Aug. 23.
    Gary Smith, 1965, flagrant non-support, four counts of contempt of court, pretrial conference set for Sept. 6.
    Paul Wallick, 1978, to show completion of alcohol assessment and treatment program, pretrial conference set for Aug. 16.

  • Kay's Branch News: Fruit trees having a peach of a season around here

    Another slow start this Monday morning.
    My printer is acting up, so I had to write out Wanda’s news in long hand before starting. By that time, it was too late to call Fay. I did see her a few minutes on Sunday morning. She stopped on her way to church to leave me a large sack of corn. They have been working in their corn this week. She is such a good neighbor. She always remembers me, who no longer attempts to put in a garden and must rely on the kindness of my neighbors.
    Wanda had been busy this week too.