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Today's News

  • Stafford presents engaging program for historical society

    She’s a home-grown girl and her down-home humor danced about the room like a tonic.
    Owen County Mother of the Year is just one of her titles, but on any given day, whatever hat Melody Stafford wears is sure to be overflowing with love and laughter, at times accompanied by lively antics.

  • Owen County District Court, Aug. 12, 2016

    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, order bond be applied to child support immediately, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 9.
    Dameon C. Denton, 1990, fourth-degree assault, contempt of court, pleaded guilty, 30 days, to run concurrent with circuit time, plus costs.
    Larry D. Hammond, 1966, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Sept. 9.

  • Back to the books for local students

    The 127 Yard Sale is over; the kids are back in school, and high school football will soon begin. The Olympic games have had everyone with a TV glued to their sets this week.

  • Rebels looking to improve on the pitch

    The Owen County Rebels are beginning the 2016 soccer season this week.
    As they enter the new season, the team will be looking to improve upon the 2015 campaign that saw them win just four games. First-year head coach JR Herdman says the process is something that will happen one game at a time.
    “My expectations of this team is to be competitive and improve every time we step on the field,” Herdman said.

  • Expectations high as Lady Rebels begin new season

    Entering the 2016 soccer season, the Owen County Lady Rebels are hoping to achieve something that has not taken place since 2012. That was the last year the team captured the 31st District title and advanced to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Lady Rebels swing back into action on the links

    The Owen County Lady Rebels are continuing to play outstanding golf.
    On Aug. 6, the team traveled to play in the Villa Madonna Tournament in Independence. The team took on 23 other schools and finished fifth overall, tied with Notre Dame.
    “These girls are still amazing me this year,” Head Coach David Wainscott said.
    Debbie Farrar led the team with an 83, while Lydia Merrifield posted an 84. Grace Chilton fired an 86, Morgan Woodyard 92, and Laura Duke 105.

  • Volleyball set for beginning of season

    The Owen County volleyball team got their season started this week.
    The Lady Rebels took on Calvary Christian at home Aug. 8 and traveled to play at Franklin County Aug. 9. They entered both matches hoping to avenge losses a year ago to both squads.

  • Threat lands conservation officer in jail

    A Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer assigned to Owen County was arrested last week after allegedly threatening to cut his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend’s head off.

    The alleged incident began in the City of Owenton Aug. 1, when Jeremiah Denny, 37, of Sparta, forced a vehicle driven by his ex-girlfriend to stop with his own vehicle. Denny then exited his vehicle and threatened to cut the ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend’s head off, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office Aug. 2.

  • Deputies uncover meth operation

    An Owen County couple is behind bars after deputies discovered a large amount of methamphetamine or “ice” in their possession following a Thursday traffic stop.

    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich stopped to serve a warrant at the couple’s Highway 127 South residence for Dameon Denton, 25. While still in the area, Goodrich observed Sonya Lynch, 37, arriving at the residence to pick up another male subject to take him home.

  • Council hires new part-time police officer, approves resolution for police backup

    Following an executive session by the Owenton City Council Aug. 2, Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier swore in Jason Jones, the city’s newest part-time police officer.

    Police Chief Terry Gentry said the department needed another officer after being short-staffed following the suspension of officer Rufus Shearer Jr. Out of all the applications the department had on file, Jones was the only one who currently held the Peace Officer Professional Standards certification and had been to the academy.

    “He was the top candidate,” Gentry said.