Today's News

  • Jim Bush elected to join county committee

    By Claudia Baney - Farm Services News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 10, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Feb. 17.
    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause deferred, owes $1,425 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Elizabeth Brackin, 1966, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 24.
    Jackie R. Broughton, 1971, contempt of court, failure to pay, owes $2.097.72 total,

  • Owen Historical Society News: Grandmas, nanas and mamaws made history

    Mamaw, Granny, Ma, Nana, and Grandma.
    These endearing names have been spoken by Owen countians throughout the years to designate that special grandmother who captured the hearts of families.
    There are many examples in Owen County where mamaws and papaws moved into the home of their children and grandchildren. Other grandparents lived and died in the same house in which they were born. 

  • Sometimes, you can only laugh at a headless bear

    Last week, I tagged along with my youngest daughter, Georgeann, to the Kentucky side of Cincinnati.  Her young children, Annelise and Hudson, made the jaunt from Lexington with us.

  • 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.