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Today's News

  • 2013: The finish line in sight

    As 2013 winds down there will be plenty of images to remember from the year in sports.
    The year began with the lights going out at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Baltimore would eventually hold on to knock off San Francisco to win its second title.

  • Big return home for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels finally played two games last week that did not require them to ride a bus.
    After playing their first four games on the road, the team played their first two home games of the season against a pair of 31st District rivals.
    The Rebels began the week by welcoming Gallatin County High School to Owenton. The Wildcats were looking for their first district win after falling to Henry County High School.

  • Historic New Liberty parsonage undergoes renovation

    As one enters the community of New Liberty, the first landmark seen is the Edwardian (post Victorian) house circa 1886.
    Known as the New Liberty Baptist Church parsonage, this beautiful red brick home was built by B.E. Garvey and his wife Eva. This home was donated April 1908 to the New Liberty Baptist Church.
    Established 1801, The New Liberty Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of Kentucky.
    The Garvey’s desired that this landmark be a home for ministers and their families for the duration of the life of the church.

  • Birth announcement: Danni Kate Williams

    Danni Kate Williams was born to Chris and Jessi Williams on Sept. 26, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical. She weighed 7.0 lbs and was 20.25 inches long. Danni is the granddaughter of Bruce and Ruth Kingkade and Ricky and Judy Williams, of Owenton, as well as Nancy and Bob Flickinger, of Florence.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Early peoples, animals left indelible marks

    The Delaware Indians called them the “Allegewa”and there is evidence of their presence in Owen County long ago. The remains of a stone tower, believed to have been built by these people, is perched atop a steep incline along Severn Creek.
    From its lofty height a great stretch of the Kentucky River along with the adjoining bottom lands can be seen.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Owenton

    A precautionary boil water advisory issued at 8:15 a.m. on Dec, 14, 2013 for Kentucky American Water customers in Owenton was lifted at 5:10 a.m. on Dec. 16.
    Water sample testing has confirmed that there is no contamination. The water is safe to drink, and customers no longer need to take the precautionary step of boiling their water prior to consumption, according to a statement from Kentucky American.

  • Owen countian named Kentucky National Guardsmen of the Year

    An Owen County man has been honored as the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Anglin, a resident of Owenton, serves as a multichannel transmission system operator in the guard and was recently recognized at a ceremony in Louisville.
    The award is earned by the person who best portrays the embodiment of what the Kentucky National Guard stands for.
    Anglin has served in the military for nine years, five years in active duty at Fort Campbell and the past four years in the National Guard.

  • Weather wrecks some holiday plans

    Wintry weather forced several cancellations over the weekend, including the annual Owen County Christmas Parade, but officials said few accidents were reported.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a deputy responded to an accident on Calendar Road. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene, but Hammond said there were no injuries.
    Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer Jr. said officers responded to a call Tuesday morning when a car spun in the city limits, but said it was very minor and there were no injuries.

  • Police look for leads in connection with church break-in

    A reward is being offered for to anyone with information on a break-in that recently took place at Elk Lick Baptist Church.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the break-in took place Dec. 2 at the church located at 6095 Claxon Ridge Rd.
    Hammond said a window was broken out of the basement where the suspect or suspects entered.
    “They ransacked through everything in the church,” Hammond said.
    A member of the church who lived nearby noticed motion lights on in the church and went to turn them off.

  • Owen grand jury indicts suspects for alleged drug trafficking

    Three people were recently indicted on drug-trafficking charges after state police received information about a man on parole possibly using heroin.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Rodney W. Rabourn, 28, was on parole when state police went to 57 Wren Lane in Elk Creek Resort Nov. 13.
    When state police arrived, they found Rabourn, along with Crystal Turner, 28, and Anthony Rice, 32, in possession of heroin.
    Arterburn said a child was in the home and was removed and placed with family members.