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Today's News

  • Owen County players key to Kentucky Panthers victory

    The Kentucky Panthers won the 16U, including 15-2 victory over the West Michigan Black Sox in the championship.  The team includes Coach Mike Dunaway, Coach Jimmy Ray, Austin Dunn (Carroll County), Cameron Mcannally (Owen County), Michael Dunaway (Trimble County), Garret Lehkamp (Walton-Verona), Zach Hicks (Carroll County) and Coach Jeff Lehkamp.  Front row, (from left) Daniel West (Walton-Verona), Justin Reey (Carroll County), Nolan Tackett (Owen County), Michael Stewart (Owen County) and Mason Wilson (Gallatin).

  • Rebel football returns Friday night

    The 2014 Owen County High School football season is here. The new season gets underway on Friday night as the Rebels welcome Western Hills High School to Patterson Field.
    Owen County is hoping to improve on 2013 when they finished 2-9.
    In order for the team to get back on track, they will need to improve on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Rebels scored just 135 points all season. It was the fewest points scored in a season since 2007 when they scored 74 points all year.

  • Birth announcement: Ashlyn K. Glacken

    Andrew and Renee Glacken of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn K. Glacken.  Ashlyn was born July 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Glencoe. Her maternal grandparents are Stewart and Melissa Osborne of New Liberty.

  • Wedding announcement: Powers and Northern

    Stephanie Nicole Powers, daughter of Dawn and Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles, and Mark Arron Northern, son of Ernie Northern and Kathy and Gary Northern, all of Richmond were united in marriage Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Ashley Inn, Bryantsville, with the Rev. Todd Probus of Versailles officiating the ceremony.  
    The matron of honor was Jean Allen Ellington, aunt of the bride, of Owenton. Bridesmaids were Francis Rice Hall of Lexington, and Amy Kinsler of Crestview Hills, friends of the bride.

  • Kay’s Branch News: After a cool week, summer finally comes to the Branch

    Good morning from the Branch. It’s pleasantly cool at the moment  and the sun is shining. Summer has finally arrived.
    We had a horrendous storm on both Friday and Saturday nights, thunder and lightning like I have never seen before.
    Wanda said  it damaged several things at Pat New’s and “got” Barbara’s TV.
    The storm on Saturday night on the Branch didn’t destroy anything but played havoc with all our “programmed appliances.”

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 15, 2014

    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, paid in full, dismissed.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, first appearance continued to Sept. 12.
    Maximino Perez, 1967, reckless driving, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no operator’s license, continued to Aug. 29; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, four days to serve, operator’s license suspended for 120 days.

  • Done Deals: 127 Yard Sale ends for another year

    The longest yard sale in the world has come to end for another year.
    For some people, the annual 127 Yard sale, which stretches from Alabama to Michigan, is the highlight of the summer. It offers local people the chance to sell items to customers from across the country.
    The event takes more people through Owen County than any other annual event and brings thousands of dollars into the community.
    Despite rainy conditions and lower than normal temperatures, the vendors seemed to be doing well.

  • As deadline nears, general election shapes up

    With only a few hours left before the 4 p.m. filing deadline Tuesday, two candidates had filed for the position of Owenton mayor.
    Current Owenton Mayor Doug West and former mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier will be on the ballot for mayor in the general election on Nov. 4.
    Wotier, who served as mayor from 2000-2011, announced his candidacy for mayor earlier this year before the May primary election.

  • Council rejects mayor’s plan to change policy

    The members of the Owenton City Council have rejected a proposal that would make changes to the way city employees receive merit raises.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West, who offered the proposal, said the change would give the council direct approval over merit raises.
    City Councilman Larry Dale Perry said he was concerned that raises had already been given and the city’s salary structure was unfair.

  • Owen grand jury hands down eight indictments

    The Owen County grand jury recently indicted a 26-year-old man after a pursuit that began in Gallatin County ended in Owen.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office initiated pursuit of Sig Franks, who allegedly had a mobile meth lab in his vehicle.
    Arterburn said KSP Trooper Justin Sams became involved in the pursuit after Franks entered Owen County.