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Today's News

  • All I’m saying is ... With wet/dry vote over, community should focus energy on fighting drugs

    Now that the wet/dry issue has been settled in Owenton for the foreseeable future, the public’s focus should be turned toward an epidemic that claims victims on an almost weekly basis in Owen County.
    If you talk to police in Owenton, you’ll find they respond to a potential overdose with shocking regularity. Recently at a meeting of the Owenton City Council, Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said his officers worked three overdoses in a single weekend.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 9, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years old, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sex performance by a minor under 16 years of age, continued to Sept. 23.
    Joyce A. Booth, 1963, third counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, pleaded guilty.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, denied, continued to Sept. 23.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 12, 2014

    Keddie Bevis, 1960, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bonded out.
    Kayla M. Mayer, 1990, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 19.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, dismissed.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cooler weather brings more events and fun

    We have finally gotten the roof on the new shed and started splitting and stacking wood.
    We worked at Ann’s over the weekend. The weather has been great for the job - chilly with sunshine. You can dress in layers and peel as the temperature warms.

  • Losing streak continues: Lloyd High School knocks off Owen County Friday night, 47-14

    The Owen County High School football team remains in search of that elusive first win of the 2014 season.
    On Friday night, the team traveled to Erlanger for a contest with the Lloyd High School Juggernauts.
    It was the second time in three seasons the Rebels and Juggernauts have squared off at Cecil Dees Field. It was also the second time in that same span Lloyd has defeated Owen County at home.
    On Friday night, it was the home team getting the best of the Rebels winning 47-14.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - Friday at Thomas Nelson, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Rebels defeated the Generals 45-0 last year in Owenton.
    • Thomas Nelson picked up the school’s first varsity football victory on August 29, 2014 when they beat Bethlehem 14-13.
    • This will be the second year in a row the Rebels will enter their contest with the Generals on a four-game losing streak.
    • The four-game losing streak is the longest such streak since the team lost seven straight to close out the 2010 season.

  • Volleyball reaches All ‘A’ semis

    The Owen County High School volleyball team began play last week looking to pick up some confidence and a couple of 31st District victories. They accomplished both.
    The week began with a pair of road matches against district rivals Eminence and Carroll County high schools.
    The Lady Rebels were hoping to get back on track after dropping their first two district contests this season.
    Against the Lady Warriors, the match would go the distance with the Lady Rebels coming away with the 3-2 win.

  • Hat trick leads to victory

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels picked up an impressive win on the soccer field last week against a district rival.
    The week began with Owen County suffering a tough 3-2 defeat at home against Henry County High School. It was the Rebels’ third straight loss to the Lady Wildcats after defeating them three times in a row. Despite the loss. Amber Gover had a pair of goals.

  • Tough week for Rebel soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team enters this week hoping for better results than they experienced last week.
    The team opened last week by hosting Henry County High School. The Rebels fell behind 2-0 at the half. The Rebels had some scoring chances in the second half but could not convert while the Wildcats added a goal late in the half. The visitors would head back to New Castle with the 3-0 win.
    On Sept. 11, the team headed to Carrollton for a game with the Panthers. Carroll County High School would win 5-0.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results - Sept. 17

    Sept. 6
    Perry’s Fireballs vs. Team Dempsey
    The first game of the U8 fall season started Saturday.
    The teams have been practicing skills and learning the game of soccer.
    The Fireballs demonstrated passing skills and showed much improvement from the first day of practice.
    The Fireballs players are Shaya Smith, Lena Smith, Athena Smith, Megan Jones, Brody Hearn, Joshua Brooks, Gabrielle Perry and Nathan Kemper.
    The team put forth a great effort and came out playing very hard.