Today's News

  • Owen District Court | March 3, 2017

    March 3, 2017
    William Hughes, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property under $10,000, speeding 26 mph over the limit, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, continued to March 17.

  • February Property Transfers

    Joseph Bruce Williams Jr., Elizabeth Paige Clifton, Elizabeth Paige Williams to Robert and Joyce Clifton, Land on the East and West.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farms #37 and #38, $159,900.
    Dorothy Ann and Wright Howard Goodrich Jr. to Timothy and Stacy Fain, Wild Deer Lake Lots & Farms, Farm #36.
    Everett and Kay M. Hawkins to Linda Hawkins Twyman, Four tracts of land.
    Linda Hawkins and Miley W. Twyman to Everett and Kay M. Hawkins, 5 tracts of Land in Owen County.

  • OCHS February students of the month
  • UK basketball is life...for now

    First, I wish to apologize for the terrible grammar in one of my sentences last week. The computer has “spell check, ” but it knows nothing about grammar. I have got to start reading what I write before I send it to Molly. Miss Martha Holbrook and Miss Lena Watson are turning in their graves. The few who went to grade school and high school will know what I mean. Anyone who went through grade school and high school and had them for teachers had proper grammar pounded into their souls.

  • Volunteer to share your cooking expertise with others

    by Judy Hetterman

  • Owenton Rotary Club hosts variety of guest speakers

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Each Owenton Rotary Club meeting begins with someone leading the Owenton Rotary Club #3744 in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, reciting the Four Way Test and prayer.
    Our guest speaker for Dec. 5 was Assistant Executive Director of the Commonwealth Policy Center, Brandon Porter. Porter discussed the Kentucky Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • At the Library | March 8, 2017

    The library is sponsoring a photography contest from March 15-May 1. Take your best shot and enter our photo contest! Grab your camera or cell phone, snap your picture and email it to us by May 1. We’ll have prizes for the winner and their photo will be the cover page of our May/June community calendar. All entered photos will be on display for an art reception here on May 4. Hit us with your best shot!

  • A successful season comes to a close for Lady Rebels

    A successful season ended for the Owen County Lady Rebels Friday night.
    The Lady Rebels lost in the 8th Region semifinals to Grant County. It was the second straight year the team had reached the semifinals. Owen County finished the season with a record of 23-8.
    Owen County began the tournament on Tuesday night against Spencer County. After leading by three after the first quarter, the Lady Rebels were able to open up a 35-24 lead at halftime. They continued to play well after intermission and led 43-30 going into the fourth quarter.

  • Livestock Market Report | March 8, 2017

    March 1, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 202
    Last week: 701
    Last year: 788

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady, heifers under 600 lbs. $1-$2 higher, over 600 lbs. steady, slaughter cows steady, bulls $1-$2 higher, all on a light test due to heavy rains and muddy conditions.

    Feeders: 175
    Slaughter: 19
    Replacements: 8

  • Performing garden tilling too early may damage soil

    By Steve Musen