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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs - golf, cross-country

    • The Owen County High School boys golf team claimed the Henry County Invitational on Saturday.
    Justin Trusty fired a 76 and Cole Hamilton shot 78. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
    On Sept. 9, the boys defeated Williamstown High School. Seventh-grader Braden Howard led the Rebels by shooting a 48 to earn medalist honors.
    • The Owen County High School girls golf team hosted Ryle High School on Sept. 9 at Fairway Golf Course.

  • Owenton voters to answer wet/dry question

    Voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct will head to the polls Sept. 16 to decide on the possible sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton.
    Only those registered to vote in the Owenton Inc. precinct can vote in the election.
    The polling place will be the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Police seize drugs; make three arrests

    Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after a drug bust that began Friday night.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Shawn Ruff, 29 and Donavan Adams, 25, are each being charged with six counts of trafficking in heroin and 20 counts of possession of heroin.
    Hammond said the drug bust took place near the southeast end of the county at Ruff’s residence.
    Hammond declined to give Ruff’s address, citing an ongoing investigation.

  • Accident claims life of Owen woman

    A 71-year-old Owen County woman passed away Friday after being struck by a vehicle in the Meadow View Shopwise parking lot.
    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said the vehicle was driven by Bud Forsee, the owner of the grocery store located on U.S. 127 North.
    Gentry said Forsee was entering the grocery store’s parking lot at 9:21 a.m. Friday when Jeannie Anderson stepped out in front of the moving vehicle without looking both ways.

  • Tailgating for Troops to host open house

    The community is invited to come and get to know the work of Tailgating for Troops as the national charity opens its doors for an open house Saturday.
    Joe Montgomery, president of Tailgating for Troops, said he is excited to meet more members of the Owen County community.

  • County cooperation on corridor honored by governor

    The work of the partnership between Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble to promote economic develop and education in the region has gained the attention and admiration of state officials.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for August, 2014

    Kenneth Bowen, Nancy Bowen, Kevin D. Webb and Amy D. Webb to Dale and Marianne Turner, tract #3, Kenneth Bowen Agee Road Subdivision #2, $18,017.80.
    Kenneth Bowen, Nancy Bowen, Brenda Whitaker, Joseph Whitaker and Jonathan Conaster to Dale and Marianne Turner, tract #4, Kenneth Bowen Agee Road Subdivision #2, $17,202.
    Guy Patterson Jr. and Sally G. Patterson to Shawn Robert and Mary Helen Smith, US Route #127 & Eagle Hill.
    George F. Kramer to Kent L. and Mary J. Drotts, $132,500.

  • Building a strong foundation

    A group of local community and school members have formed a new foundation to help support Owen County schools. The foundation’s official name is Educational Excellence Foundation of Owen County.  Its purpose will be to solicit/collect donations and grants to help enhance educational programs within Owen County schools. The organization is an IRS approved non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt foundation.

  • The Chrysler Building of sheds almost done

    Good morning from the Branch, and it’s a very chilly morning here.
    I had to roll out of bed early and I was not ready to leave the warmth of my bed. It really feels like fall.
    I am up before the sun because I made the mistake last spring of making an appointment with Dr. Clements to have my yearly check up on Monday.
    Yes, I still have teeth thanks to Freddie.
    I’ve had my coffee and here I am at the computer before the sun is up typing away.

  • Local residents join global effort to send Christmas gifts to 10 million needy kids

    Local civic group, church and business leaders will kick off the upcoming collection season with 42,000 gift-filled shoeboxes expected to be packed by Louisville area residents, including Owen County, for children in need overseas through Operation Christmas Child by attending a workshop for those designated as their church, school or community group’s organizer of shoeboxes.