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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 26, 2012

    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 2.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Oct. 23, 2012

    Jesse M. Brock, 1978, show cause deferred, owes $775 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $800.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, owes fines and costs of $725, continued to Nov. 6.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Dec. 10.
    Zea Demaree, 1988, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity position controlled substance, pleaded guilty, continued to Nov. 20.
    Gregory A. Evans, 1969, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Nov. 20.

  • Wedding: Young-Sanders

    Jesse and Kimberly Romans of Owen County proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Steven T. Sanders to Nicole Young of Flatrock, Michigan. The couple will be united in marriage Nov. 17, 2012.
    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Owen County High and a 2011 graduate of electrical school. He is currently an electrical supervisor and the bride is currently a real estate agent.
    Both work and will continue to reside in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Ninth grade: Makayla Acrey, Carley Bennett, Emily Bibb, Mason Borchers, Victoria Cammack, Joshua Chancery, Arielle Columbia, Courtney Creech, Clay Dempsey, Dylan Duvall, Blaine Forsee, Courtney Gullion, Katelyn, Herald, Logan Hobbs, Cory Hudnall, Alexia Keeton, Baylee Keeton, Colton Matt, Chad McDonald, Jessica O’Connor, Suzi Richey, Nicole Roberts, Abigail Schadler, Blake Simmons, Mikayla Sipple, Chelsae Smith, Shyan Stivers, Reagan Sutton, Vincent Toftness, Victoria Wheeler, Amber Williamson and Haleigh Woods

  • Getting ready to run

    Although they won’t take to the court for a regular season game until December, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels are hard at work practicing for the upcoming season.

  • Needed or not, proposed amendment protects hunting

    By Scott Wartman
    Kentucky Enquirer

    One statewide issue on November’s ballot in Kentucky will allow voters to decide whether hunting and fishing will become a constitutionally protected right.
    Whether the proposed constitutional amendment will have any impact or is needed depends on who you ask.
    The General Assembly passed in 2011 the legislation filed by State Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville, to put the amendment on the ballot.

  • Rebels run strong at Meet of Champions

    The Owen County High School cross county team spent their Saturday in Lexington. The team was taking part in the KTCCCA Meet of Champions.
    Owen County junior Hunter Trenary entered the race ranked No. 3 in the state. He would finish third on Saturday just 12 seconds behind Brady Baker from Cooper who won the race. Cory Hudnall finished 61st out of over 400 participants.
    Kyle Flood, Logan Bitler, Keith Stout, Mitchell Griffin, Logan Herring and Evan Lozier also ran for the Rebels.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Playoff Edition

    • Holy Cross ended the Rebels’ perfect season a year ago when they defeated Owen County 45-0 in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in Owenton.
    • The Indians finished the season 3-7 after falling 50-0 to Holmes on Friday night. Holy Cross won two of last their four games after beginning the season 1-5.
    • Owen County finished the season by winning their final four games after beginning the season 2-4.

  • Rebels hitting their stride

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    Despite having already clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs, the Owen County High School Rebels still had a lot to play for in their final regular-season game on Friday night.
    The Rebels traveled to Ludlow and looked to finish the regular season with a victory to give them a winning record for the second year in a row.
    They were also looking to gain momentum as they head into the playoffs.
    They did both.

  • Ramping it up

    Approximately 25 people attended a ribbon-cutting/groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the boat ramp at Gratz.
    The boat ramp will be located near the site of the old Gratz bridge. Construction on the ramp is expected to begin this winter.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court will be responsible for keeping the ramp clean once completed, as well as mowing and keeping weeds from accumulating along the sides of the boat ramp, entrance road and parking area.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the ramp on a regular basis.