Today's News

  • Three-month investigation nets arrests

    A three-month drug investigation netted three arrests Saturday, with Owenton City Police hopeful there will be more to come.
    Owenton City Police Officers Steve Miller and Gary Alcorn were assisted by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell in the early afternoon roundup of three alleged drug traffickers.
    The arrests resulted in four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges.

  • Dog owner concerned over meatballs

    An Owen County man says someone tried to poison his dogs by slipping rat poison into balls of meat thrown on his property.
    Dick Reeves of 1550 227N. said he happened to be on his front porch in late January when he saw a pick-up pull into a drive adjacent to his property.
    “It was pretty weird,” Reeves said. “This person got out of the truck, started throwing stuff in my yard.”
    After the person crossed the fence over into his property, Reeves left the porch and began to approach the person.

  • Celebrating dads

    On Jan. 30, 2013, The Owen County Youth Services Center sponsored a 45-minute breakfast before school where fathers and their children met with other dads and kids in the MBMS multi-purpose room. During this time, they discussed the power of hard work, spent time together, created memories, and were equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship.
    The organizers would like to thank Kyle Riddle, All Pro Dad team captain and facilitator; Glenna Saylor; the MBMS cafeteria staff; MBMS custodial staff; and all the people who made the event possible.

  • Monday fire destroys Pleasant Grove home

    All Owen County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Monday afternoon.
    Owen County Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said the departments received a call at 12:48 p.m. for a full structure fire with possible entrapment at 1600 Pleasant Grove Road.
    Canchola said once firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to verify that there was no one inside the home.
    The home was a total loss and Canchola said the Red Cross has been called to assist those living in the home.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Songs of war become part of legacy

    “When our boys have crossed the ocean. There to die in No Man’s Land
    Oh, what true and brave devotion. As we see them take their stand.
    We will pray for their returning. And we’ll keep the home fires burning;
    We will one and all be true. While our boys are nobly dying
    For the flag. Red, White and Blue.”

  • County Clerk Corner: I’m losing sleep over districting

    What do you think about when you find yourself unable to sleep and looking up at the ceiling in the middle of the night?
    I sometimes think that during this time, I do my best thinking on issues.
    Since the beginning of the year, I have been thinking about changes that are going to have an impact on the Owen County Clerk’s office in 2013 and 2014.
    Questions such as:
    • Will the redistricting be done in 2013 or 2014?
    • Will we be able to get all the maps and description changes done and approved on time?

  • Guest Columnist Damon Thayer: Pension reform protects present and future

    Tuesday, the Senate went back in to session for the second part of the 2013 General Assembly session.

  • Owen to take part in earthquake drill

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to remind residents that in the month of February, hundreds of communities throughout a nine-state region will participate in a region-wide earthquake drill during the third-annual “Great Central U.S. Shake Out.”
    At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 29, 2013

    Citimortgage Inc. vs. Julia M. Adams, motion to intervene, see order.
    Brandon S. Stephens vs. Encompass Indemnity Company, motion for protective order, submitted.
    Capital Alliance Financial LLC vs. James L. Hale, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Discover Bank vs. Marlene K. Horner, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Warren Curtis vs. Sun Healthcare Group Inc., motion for clarification of the courts, see order.
    Farmers Bank & Capital Trust Co. vs. David G. Cooper, motion for judgment and order of sale, see order.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A new ‘dog house’ opens on the Branch

    The Super Bowl has come and gone for another year. I am not a great fan of football so I opted for “Downton Abby,” but I did catch the tail end of it. I got all the gory details from Fay.
    She and Jennifer taped the commercials so as not to miss Adam’s Coors commercial, but unless it was scheduled during the black out, he didn’t make the cut. Maybe it was meant for just the west coast. I’ll have to get Wanda to call him and clarify.