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Today's News

  • Adams to retire, withdraws from re-election bid

    By Bryan Marshall
    For the News-Herald

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.
    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • Accused radiator rustlers indicted

    Two Owenton men were recently indicted after allegedly being caught with stolen radiators.
    According to criminal complaints, Dustin Reece, 25, is being charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly sold seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling Inc. on Jan. 3, that were identified as having been stolen.
    Edward Gravley, 30, was also charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly unloaded seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling, Inc. on Jan. 3.

  • City council agrees to drop fourth-class bid

    Owenton Mayor Doug West’s decision to trash a bill to make Owenton a fourth-class city was met with applause from approximately 56 people who attended Feb. 7 city council meeting.
    The crowd gathered at city hall, many to voice their opposition to the move that some felt would bring alcohol into the city.
    West said he called State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and told him to trash the bill in the General Assembly.

  • After one close call, Lady Rebels roll past opponents

    On Jan. 30, the Owen County Lady Rebels saw their game with Collins come down to the final possession before they could claim victory. The rest of the week saw much less drama.
    Against Collins, Rianna Gayheart scored 31 points on the night but it was her last two points that propelled the Lady Rebels to a 45-43 win over the Lady Titans.
    The senior scored on lay-up with nine seconds left in the game to give her team the lead.
    After calling timeout, Collins inbounded the ball to halfcourt before calling another timeout to setup the final possession.

  • MBMS’s Young’s star shines bright

    When she is not playing basketball for her team, she can be seen sitting on the end of the Lady Rebels bench.
    Fifth-grader Baileigh Young gets the team water during timeouts but it won’t be long before someone else will be bringing her the water.
    Young spent this season playing for the Shining Stars AAU basketball league.
    Her team played at Midwest Hoops and Sports of All Sorts in Northern Kentucky and included two other girls from Owen County - Madi Yancey and Destinee Epperson.

  • Rebels get back in the groove

    The Owen County High School Rebels took the floor Saturday night hoping to get a bad taste out of their mouths.
    The last time the Rebels walked off the court was following the disappointing loss to Holy Cross in the second round of the All ‘A’ Classic in Frankfort. The team was originally slated to be on the floor last Tuesday against Highlands but scheduling issues resulting from the team’s appearance in the All ‘A’ Classic meant the game had to canceled.  

  • PHI Air Medical launches community education effort

    PHI Air Medical announced a major community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for heart disease, especially as it relates to women’s heart issues.

  • Academic achievements

    Transylvania University
    Owen County High School graduate and Transylvania University first-year student Gray Grisham has been named to the dean’s list for the 2011 fall term.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Grisham is the son of Glenn and Shawn Grisham of Owenton.

    Morehead University

  • Kay’s Branch News: A bit of Mexican therapy pays off for Branch neighbor


    Rosemary was back in church on Sunday. She was invited to by a friend of hers to go to Cancun for a week vacation in her time-share down there.
    Rosemary had knee surgery at the end of the year and her friend kept her walking on the beach every day to exercise her knee.
    Rosemary said she really didn’t appreciate it at the time but by the time she got home, her knee was much stronger and the 85-degree weather didn’t hurt either. I think she had a wonderful time even with the therapy.

  • Owen County Property Transfers - Jan. 2012

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Shawn Meyer, Squiresville Road.
    Jimmy Ray Cornish to Eugene Thomas Harrod, tract two, Ky. Hwy. #368, $8,500.
    Francis Eugene Bishop, Billie Bishop and Charles E. Carter Trustee to Charles E. Carter Trustee, Francis Eugene Bishop and Billie Bishop, Riley Road and Ky. 325.
    Wilburn Roberts, American General Home Equity Inc., Commonwealth of Kentucky, Owen County and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to American General Home Equity Inc., Herman Green Road.