Today's News

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League elects new officers

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League welcomes new and returning board members.  
    At the annual board meeting held July 25 at the Monterey Soccer Fields, the board of directors elected new officers and directors.  
    The annual meeting was held in conjunction with the final night of the Challenger Sport Soccer Camp.
    The newly-elected officers and directors are Cara Stewart, president; Derrick Clemons, vice-president; Nikki Baumann, secretary; Kathy Stamper, treasurer; Michele Heuser, registrar and Anna Kemper, U6/U8 representative.  

  • Owen County boy to be featured on Kentucky Afield Saturday

    Brax Ward, who will be entering the third grade at Owen County Upper Elementary  this fall, recently filmed a fishing segment for the KET show Kentucky Afield.
    The program with Ward will air at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
    The program was filmed in Owen County and is hosted by Tim Farmer.
    Ward is the son of Brock and Leigh Karil Ward.

  • Brothers honored

    Brax Ward and Broox Ward recently participated in the Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show dairy show. Broox Ward won first place with his junior calf. Brax Ward is pictured with his grand champion jersey. Both were from the open show.

  • Owen County Fair winners

    Judy Hetterman, the Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, recently presented the winners of the Owen County Fair exhibitions their awards.

  • Community events

    El Bethel Christian holding VBS
    The El Bethel Christian Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6:30-8:30 p.m.through Friday for Pre-K through fith grade. Everyone is welcome.

    Circuit clerk to close early Thursday
    The Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office will close at noon Thursday  for implementation of an accounts receivable bookkeeping program.
    The office will reopen on Friday.

  • All I’m saying is ... One moment defines a special, loving bond

    I took a picture Saturday that you will never see.
    It was a great picture, maybe one of the best I’ve taken in a long time.
    It was from the Battle of the Bluegrass softball tournament and featured a young girl and her coach.
    In the middle of an at-bat, the coach wrapped her arms around the girl and helped her with her batting stance. With great patience, she showed the girl how to hold her arms in the correct position and reminded her to keep her shoulders up.

  • Owen County District Court - July 25, 2014

    James A. Clark, 1963, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, tampering with physical evidence.
    Clay Couch, 1961, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Aug. 5.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 8.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 22, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking all others $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, continued to Aug. 5.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, show cause deferred, owes $1,093.13 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 9.
    Jeremy T. Deming, 1986, second-degree burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 5.

  • Birth announcement: Abigail Grace Smoot

    Zachary and Elizabeth Smoot of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Grace Smoot. She was born June 11 at Frankfort Regional Hospital, weighing 5 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long.  Her grandparents are Jesse Smoot of Owenton and Summer Bruce of Owenton and Steven and Lucinda Wright of Frankfort.

  • Minor leaguers finish in third place

    The Owen County Minor League Baseball team captured third place in the Tri-County Invitational Tournament over the weekend.