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Today's News

  • Owen County grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down two other indictments on Oct. 7:
    • Caleb B. Shafer, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • City expected to set tax rates at meeting

    The Owenton City Council was expect to approve new tax rates at its meeting Tuesday night.
    According the Owenton Mayor Doug West, overall the rates are similar to last year’s rates. The council is expected to take the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    “The real estate rate is down and the property tax is going up just a smudge,” West said. “It’s going up but it’s so little, I doubt anyone will really notice.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 7, 2014

    Donavan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 21.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from Sept. 23.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Oct. 21.

  • Rockets to the rescue

    By Jessi Williams
    Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Recently, Owen County 4-Hers learned how creativity and a strong foundation in math and science can help them help others, when they participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment.
    National Youth Science Day gives 4-H professionals and volunteers across the country an opportunity to get youth excited about science, math, engineering and technology and promote 4-H Science programs. Since 2008, more than 5 million young Americans have participated in National Youth Science Day. 

  • Be ready for earthquake drill Thursday

    Owen County Emergency Management and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
    The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill (www.shakeout.org) is a great opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.
    You cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will stop suddenly or become intense so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately.
    DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)

  • Wedding announcement: Moller-Wolford

    Allison Marie Moller, the daughter of William and Jessica Moller of Glencoe, will be united in marriage with Blake Alexander Wolford, the son of Darren and Chris Wolford of Owenton, on Oct. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Remnant Baptist Church.
    The service will be officiated by Bro. Darren Wolford.
    Allison Marie Moller will be given away by her father.
    The bride is a 2013 graduate of Gallatin County High School and is currently employed by Dollar General.

  • A Century of Healthy Help: Celebrating home demonstrations

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Panthers defeated the Rebels 48-7 last season at Patterson Field.
    • Since 2000, Owen County High School is 5-9 versus Carroll County High School. Three of the wins have come under the direction of current head coach Adam Fowler.
    • The Panthers finished 6-6 last year. It was the fifth-straight season they have finished with a non-losing record.
    • Carroll County defeated Newport Independent in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs last season. It was the first playoff victory since defeating Bethlehem in 2003.

  • Rebels stumble and fall on the road

    It was another disappointing Friday night for the Owen County High School football team.
    The Rebels traveled to Bedford Friday to take on the Trimble County High School.
    Despite the soggy conditions, it was an exciting night for the Raiders who were playing their first home game at their new stadium. They had not played a home game since Sept. 27, 2013, when the hosted Gallatin County High School.

  • Regular season wraps up for girls soccer team

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team have put the wraps on the 2014 regular season.
    Owen County got things started by hosting Calvary Christian on Oct. 8 at Patterson Field.
    McKenzie Edgett and Amber Gover each found the back of the net for the Lady Rebels. Calvary Christian however would win the game 4-2.
    For Gover, it was her 10th goal of the season. The achievement marks the first time since 2012 the Lady Rebels had two players reach double figures in goals.
    On Oct. 9, the team traveled to take on Frankfort Independent High School.