Today's News

  • Annual Arts in the Park returns to fairgrounds Saturday

    The fourth annual Owen County Arts in the Park opens this weekend featuring plenty of music, food, exhibits and local artists plying their trade.
    The festivities get started at 10 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds and is presented by the Owen County Arts Council.
    Organizer Patty Petzinger said there will be some changes designed to make the experience more enjoyable for the entire community.
    “This year, we will have roving musicians so there will be music everywhere,” Petzinger said.

  • Grand jury indicts driver after injury crash

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after being involved in an alleged DUI-related crash where two people were seriously injured.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Bradley Arterburn, Thomas P. Colligan, 46, was traveling west on Hwy. 36 (Jonesville Road) when he crossed the center line and struck two vehicles.
    The accident took place around 4:38 p.m. April 21.

  • Bond for Owen County men accused in killing set at $500,000

    Two Owen County men were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury May 9 after allegedly strangling a Frankfort man to death and dumping his body on the side of Interstate 64 in Franklin County.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County were indicted in Franklin Circuit Court on the charges of murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    A third man from Grant County, James Simons, 35, was also indicted on the same charges.

  • Students following in strong footsteps

    On April 15, the Owen County Primary Leadership Class held its second-annual luncheon.  
    The seven young leaders greeted guests from all the businesses that they had visited over the year.  
    Peoples Bank, First Farmers Bank, Owen Electric, Owen Dental Center, New Horizons Family Practice, the Owen County Extension Office, and staff members from the Owen County Courthouse participated in the event.  

  • Deadline nears for 2012 corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat base payments

    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program for producers with corn, sorghum, soybean, and wheat bases will continue through June 1.
    Producers are encouraged to visit the farm service center to complete their 2012 DCP contract.  USDA computes DCP Program payments using base acres and payment yields established for each farm.  
    Eligible producers receive direct payments at rates established by statute regardless of market prices.  

  • Ayres Orchard to host statewide field day May 17

    The Monterey apple orchard owned by Larry and Sherry Ayres will be the site for a state-wide Fruit Growers Field Day next week.
    The University of Kentucky Horticulture department is organizing a field day to focus on various aspects of orchard management.  The field day will be held May 17, starting at 10 a.m.
    Topics to be covered include managing insects in an orchard, fruit rot problems, the potentials of growing pears, and, something that is of particular concern in this area, orchard wildlife management.

  • Campbellsville University presents awards

    Campbellsville University’s annual Honors and Awards Day presented students, faculty and staff awards recognizing them for their academics and service to the university and community.
    Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university, called the ceremony a “very special celebration” and said, “We celebrate with those recognized.”
    “This is a high day in the life of a university,” he said.

  • Owen judo takes third at state

    The Owen County Judo Team took third place at the “2012 O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship with 55 points. 
    The tournament was held April 28 at Iroquise High School. 
    Bowling Green Judo took first place with 62 points, and Wakaishu Judo Club of Louisville took second with 57 points.
    The Owen County winners were:
    Owen County Primary
    Charlie Baumann: first
    Joe Hamilton: second
    Sebastian Alcorn: third
     Owen County Elementary
    Layla Creech:  second

  • Boys track team edges out victory at home

    It could not have been any closer.
    The Owen County High School boys track team finished first in six of the twelve events on the track and won two more field events Thursday night in Owaenton in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Meet.
    They would need every point as they edged out Western Hills 162 to 161 for the overall victory.
    Henry County finished a distant third with 104 points.
    Bobby Mingie won the 100-meter dash with Chris Smith coming in ninth place.
    Collin Trammel captured the 200-meter dash while Smith finished seventh.

  • Lady Rebels drop pair to top rivals

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels spent last week facing off against a pair of rivals – one a 31st district foe and the other an eighth-region opponent.
    The team began the week by traveling to New Castle to face off against Henry County. The two teams met April 10 in Owenton with the Lady Wildcats prevailing 15-6.
    This game would also go down as a win for Henry County as they defeated Owen County 7-0.