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Today's News

  • Claire Alexis Tabor

    Claire Alexis Tabor was born Sept. 2, 2011, at 11:51 a.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. She is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Tabor of Georgetown. She is the granddaughter of Debbie and Frank Smoot Jr. of Owenton  and  Bertha and the late Donald Tabor of Owenton and the great-granddaughter of Naomi Smoot of Owenton and Doris McClure of Dry Ridge.

  • Brianna Ralynn Walters

    Elijah, along with his parents, Josh and Lilly Walters, announce the birth of his baby sister, Brianna Ralynn, born Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital Lexington. Brianna weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.
    Paternal grandparents are Steve and Cindy Walters of Monterey; great-grandmothers are Joyce Walters and Barbara Watson, both of Monterey. She is the niece of Jeremy Robinson of Louisville. Bri is the great-granddaughter of the late Bill Brown, Cleveland Walters and Stuart Watson.

  • John Guill chapter names new DAR regent

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a new regent. Susan Upton Hampton was installed as chapter regent by Betty Goins Whitehead, chapter chaplain during the John Guill chapter’s Sept. 7 meeting.  Hampton, an Owen County librarian, resides in Owenton with her husband, Richard Hampton.  
    She joined DAR in 2006 on her Revolutionary War ancestor, Pvt. Tilman Kemper of Virginia.  

  • John Guill chapter names new DAR regent

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has a new regent. Susan Upton Hampton was installed as chapter regent by Betty Goins Whitehead, chapter chaplain during the John Guill chapter’s Sept. 7 meeting.  Hampton, an Owen County librarian, resides in Owenton with her husband, Richard Hampton.  
    She joined DAR in 2006 on her Revolutionary War ancestor, Pvt. Tilman Kemper of Virginia.  

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sorry guys. I don't speak geek

    After two weeks of dry weather, the rains started a week ago Sunday afternoon and didn’t stop till the following Thursday. It felt more like November than September.

  • Rotary Club continues 50-year tradition of helping local students

    Recently, two Owen County students were presented with checks from Gary Gibson on behalf of the Owenton Rotary Student Loan Fund.
    Clayton Wilson, who plans to major in agriculture business at Morehead State University, and Ashley Parks, a freshman at Lindsey Wilson College, were each given $1,000 checks to help further their education.
    Any Owen County student can apply for the loans and wait to pay them back until one year after they graduate or immediately once they leave school.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 9, 2011

    Clay J. Couch, contempt of court, defendant failed to show proof of anger management and also owes $223 fines and costs, in jail, $715 cash bond set, continued to Nov. 4.
    James Grider, theft by unlawful taking, 45 days, to serve four, conditionally discharged for 41 days, restitution $120 plus court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Dan Sparrow vs. Phillip J. Hacker, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Society members share some of their personal history

    The cool, misty rain enveloped the picnic pavilion at the Owen County Historical Society Museum, and the scheduled September picnic was moved indoors at the I.O.O.F. Hall. However, even the effects of a hurricane could not dampen the festive mood as over 30 people gathered to share a chicken dinner — what’s a picnic without chicken — and trade stories.

  • Family treated ‘the help’ with kindness and respect

    His name popped up in my e-mail with uncanny timing. I was deep into planning the 80th reunion of The Rev. Silas A. Hudson’s descendants, and a few days earlier, I’d been to see “The Help,” a movie about racial prejudice encountered by black domestic workers circa 1963 Mississippi.  You see, Leon R. Harris (1886-1960) was a black writer who spent most of his childhood living in my white great-great-grandfather’s Kentucky home.  

  • Youth soccer league results

    Under 8
    HotShots–8 vs. Wildcats–2