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Today's News

  • Owen County Youth League Soccer results 10-15-14

    Sept. 27
    Perry’s Fireballs vs. Team Dempsey
    The U8 soccer teams are looking great as we head toward the middle of the season.
    Both teams showed great improvement since the last matchup.
    Team Dempsey’s team had a great deal of shots taken on goal. The goalies for the game were Brody Hearn, Shaya Smith, Nathan Kemper and Lena Smith, who collectively had 11 saves for the game.  Also while in the keeper position, Kemper had a punt that resulted in a goal for the Fireballs.

  • A Century of Healthy Help: Celebrating home demonstrations

  • 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.

  • 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!)

  • Georgia On My Mind: 'Swag Money' fires incompetent cyber-assistant

    I fired my personal assistant. I got worried she was a spy for the CIA using my ho-hum life as a front. Bumbling around working for me, a Kentucky grandmother on Medicare, she was respectably dull and invisible, ready to take on any ISIS terrorists who may have penetrated the frozen foods section of my local Kroger.
    If not an undercover agent, however, she certainly was the most incompetent assistant in history. Or maybe the most impertinent.

  • Owen County District Court: Oct. 24, 2014

    Kenneth P. Duerring, 1968, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 21.

    Shanna Jent, 1974, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unspecified, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 31.

    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 31, preliminary hearing waived to Oct. 20.

  • Owen Circuit Court: Oct. 21, 2014

    Donovan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Nov. 7.

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, adopted plea agreement.

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree sexual abuse, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Nov. 7.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Oct. 29, 2014

    Morgan’s presence touched the soul of the people.
    He was a folk hero of the South and won the admiration of many as he wrought havoc upon the Union Army. He was a master of guerilla warfare and against overwhelming odds John Hunt Morgan left an indelible mark upon the hearts of a nation.

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took 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.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Sitting up with the dead was a tradition

    She knew her heart was weak, and that if she bore another child the stress of labor might prove fatal.
    In June of 1925, this young Owen County woman’s heart gave out as she attempted  to deliver her fourth child; and Mattie Agnes Smith Karsner and her unborn baby were buried together on the gentle rolling slope of Monterey cemetery.