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Today's News

  • Faithful called on for ‘spiritual awakening’

    The organizer of a prayer event hopes that by coming together, the faithful of Owen County can help bring change.
    The ‘spiritual awakening’ assembly service will be held at First Baptist Owenton at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
    This will be a concerted time of prayer for spiritual awakening for the sake of families, churches, community and nation, organizers said.
    Brad Banks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Owenton and lead organizer of the event, said the idea for the event grew out of a desire to spark local ministers into action.

  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after a traffic stop in Owenton led officers to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
    James K. Elmore, 25, was arrested at 12:13 a.m., Dec. 15, after officers stopped him on West Seminary Street.
    According to a citation, Elmore had constricted pupils and was acting nervous.
    Officers administered a heel-to-toe test, but according to the citation Elmore did not hold position and used his arms for balance.

  • Court won't change shelter policy

    As long as the Owen County Friends of Animals shelter has room for any dog that may be brought in, no dogs will be euthanized.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Jan. 10 and two constituents addressed the issue which was first brought up in December after members of the court visited the shelter and found it in what some felt was an overcrowded state.
    In December, the shelter had about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but director Hilari Gentry said no dogs were being treated inhumanely.

  • Murder trial begins

    The trial of a Corinth man who allegedly murdered a Scott County man in 2010 got under way Tuesday morning.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, was arrested Nov. 27, 2010 after Kentucky State Police troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Nov. 26, 2010.
    Dennis is charged with murder, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana over five pounds.
    Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford began the opening statements Tuesday.

  • Lady Rebels take care of two more opponents

    So far this season the Owen County Lady Rebels have gotten very little resistance from 31st district opposition. Last week would be no exception although one would make it a little more interesting.
    The girls traveled to take on Gallatin County and Henry County.
    Like the Owen County boys, the Lady Rebels entered the week following a loss and were looking to get back on a roll.
    They would do just that.

  • Playing Perfect

    This year’s 31st district tournament is in Owenton. The Rebels would like nothing more than to be the #1 seed when the tournament begins.
    Owen County moved two steps closer to its goal last week as they took on a pair of 31st district opponents. Both were road games and as it turned out both wins.
    The week began with a trip to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County Jan. 2.

  • Wedding: Baker-Liford

    Darla Baker, postmaster of Owenton, and Roger Liford of London were married on New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  Liford works for Messer Construction in Lexington and is the pastor of Free Spirit Baptist Church in Barbourville.  Their children are Whitney Baker Stratton of Oneida Ky., Bryan Baker, who is currently serving in the Marines in Okinawa Japan, Brandi Liford Crank of Jackson and Jaymee Liford of London.

  • Engagement: Keith-Cook

    Rusty and Christy Keith of Owenton and Jerry and Regina Cook of Wheatley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their eldest children, Amanda Keith and Clayton Cook.
    Amanda is the granddaughter of Alvin and Barbara Keith of Owenton and Janet Bourne and the late John Russell Bourne, formerly of Owenton.
    Clayton is the grandson of Don and Florence Cook of Greenup and Marjorie Duvall and the late W.R. “Dickie” Duvall of Wheatley.

  • Owen County property transfers - Jan. 11, 2012

    Marshall and Trina Lynn Gibson to Lucille Howard, Hensley Road, $2,889.89.
    Janice Marston to Lucile Howard, Hensley Road, $2,888.89.
    James L. Payne to Timothy W. Hitzfield, Ky. Route #3215, $268,537.
    Leon Rigsby Jr., Miriam R. Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, Jennifer L. Slone and Robert Slone to Bradley S. and Erin B. Abbott, 5530 Big Twin Creek Road, $147,121.32.
    H&H Resources LLC to Scott A. Holten, Gayle Holten, Glenn C. Holten and Nancy Holten, Lusbys Mill and Breck Pike.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Speaker will enlighten the Battle of Gettysburg

    “The battle is over, and although we did not succeed in pushing the enemy out of their strong position, I am sure they have not any thing to boast about.”

    With these words, Private Louis Leon, CSA, described the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. 
    Over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Penn., the battle raged between the Union and Confederate Armies.