Today's News

  • Lady Rebels capture fifth-straight district championship

    Winning never gets old. Just ask the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    Owen County High School captured its fifth-consecutive 31st District Championship on Friday night as they dominated Gallatin County High School from the opening tip in cruising to a 61-38 victory.
    The Lady Rebels were never challenged as they used pressure defense and a well-run offense to jump out to a 36-13 at halftime.

  • Owen County boys celebrate winning the ‘triple crown’

    Defense wins championships and it is nice when those championships come against your rivals.
    Owen County High School’s defensive effort against Gallatin County High School Saturday night in the 31st District championship game allowed the Rebels to raise the trophy and cut down the nets.
    The 67-58 win gave the Rebels their first 31st District title since 2009 and gave them four straight wins over their rivals from Warsaw.
    Owen County Junior Justin Shelton said beating Gallatin County to win the district makes the night even sweeter.

  • Living well with diabetes

    The Owen County Extension Office will host a series of workshops dedicated to improving life for people suffering from diabetes. “Living Well With Diabetes” will be held Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Pictured are Paul Kinman, Ruth Kuingkade- RN CDE, Beulah Cornman and Beverly Miller. For more details on the workshops, call 484-5703.

  • Special birthday: Robert Lee Tipton

    Robert  Lee Tipton was born Feb, 5, 1919 and celebrated his 93rd birthday Feb. 5 at  his home in Waddy. Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family  and friends  were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman, Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Owen County cow receives national honor

    Perkins Farms of Owenton has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having a registered Angus cow included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report.
    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association.

  • Meeting to focus on Internet sales of cattle

    A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
    The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
    The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Checking in on old friends and rooting for Kentucky

    I hadn’t really noticed that this was a leap year till this week. I’m not terribly observant. I’ve missed my chance to propose to someone. Since I had nobody in mind, it’s a moot point.
    Weird weather report: Wanda said she went to Barbara and David’s Friday night for supper. She said the wind got up and torrents of rain began to fall, along with lots of loud thunder.
    When she went home and got out of her car, she found a big pile of ice, or more specifically, balls of hail where it had landed on her metal roof and slid off into piles on her sidewalk.

  • Academic achievement: Powers graduates from UK

    Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Feb. 21, 2012

    E. Thomas and Associates Inc. vs. Elk Creek Vineyards, motion to compel, continued to March 6.
    Robert W. Vonbokern vs. Owen County and Owen County Fiscal Court, status conference.
    Andrew Callen vs. Martha Brown, motion to transfer child support, remand.
    Ashley Young vs. Amanda Young, motion for decree of dissolution of marriage, see order.
    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Bee B. Cammack, motion for judgment and order of sale, see order.
    The Bank of New York Mellon vs. James Hunter, motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed, see order.

  • Owen County District Court - March 9, 2012

    Brian E. Trusty, 1986, theft by unlawful taking, continued to March 23.
    Brian E. Trusty, 1986, possession of marijuana, continued to March 23.
    Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Berry Howard, motion for default judgment, continued to March 23.
    Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Larry D. Ligon, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Eagle Valley Camping Resort vs. Dennis Orme, settled.
    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, theft by unlawful taking under $500, bench warrant set for $500.