Today's News

  • Athletic hall of fame brings back memories for inductees

    It was a night that honored the past and looked ahead to the future at Floyd E. Gritton Gymnasium.
    The inaugural class of the Owen County Athletics Hall of Fame was inducted on Friday night before the basketball teams took on Henry County.
    Thirteen former athletes and coaches were recognized in a special ceremony.
    Athletic Director, T.J. Wesselman, welcomed everyone to the event and spoke briefly about how he was proud to be a part of “Rebels Nation” on such a special night.

  • New opportunity for Owen farmers on the rise

    For years people have pondered which came first, the chicken or the egg. But for local farmers, thousands of dollars in their pockets could begin with a flock of free-range chickens.
    The Indiana-based Egg Innovations has already begun setting up shop in Owen County and the company’s president, John Brunquell, said he hopes to contract with 10 local farmers by the end of 2015.

  • A hall of fame moment for Owen County

    The Owen County Athletics Department is planning to roll out the maroon carpet on Friday night.
    The inaugural class of the Owen County Athletics Hall of Fame will be enshrined at 6 p.m. Friday before the start of a boy-girl doubleheader against Henry County.
    Owen County High School Athletics Director T.J. Wesselman says having the hall of fame is a dream come true for him and he is excited about what is going to take place on Friday night.

  • Possible electrical fire destroys mobile home

    What is being called a “possible electrical fire” destroyed a mobile home last week.
    The fire took place Dec. 31, at 36 Mason Estates off Fortner Ridge Road.
    Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney said the trailer was a total loss.
    The Red Cross and Owen Electric were called to the scene of the fire.
    The Owenton/Owen County, Monterey, Jonesville and Corinth fire departments responded to the fire, as well as Owen County EMS and the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

  • New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in


  • Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation

    There’s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We’ll start with the bad news.
    Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven’t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn’t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.

  • Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department News


  • Owen District Court: Jan. 16, 2015

    Steven B. Eves, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; giving officer false name or address, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; no operator’s license, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 9, 2015

    Echo Cummins, 1989, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Jan. 23.
    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, theft by unlawful taking or disposition under $500, pleaded guilty, 60 days, court costs, public attorney fee, restitution.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Stephanie Grebe, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.

  • Community news vital to paper

    Publisher and journalist Henry Luce once said, “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”
    I’ve found the same to be true about myself, except my world is contained to a rural county in northern Kentucky with a little over 10,000 residents.
    The past three months have been a learning experience for me. There have been a few tears here and there, but luckily I’ve had our readers by my side to help guide and encourage me.