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Today's News

  • Soccer standouts honored with post-season awards

    The 2013 Owen County High School boys soccer team recently passed out its annual awards.
    The varsity awards include Preston Forsee and Robert Towles being named defensive players of the year while Alex Hernandez was named offensive player of the year.
    Bernie Engleman was named rookie of the year.
    Seth Bush and Tucker Cull received the coaches award while Logan Beckham was given the 110 Percent Award.
    Jace Bruener was recognized for having the most assists and Nash Croley was honored for scoring the most goals.

  • In season: Jullena Wagers

    Jullena Wagers, 15, recently shot her first buck, an eight-pointer, during the youth hunt.

  • In season: Heather Perkins

    Heather Perkins, 13, daughter of Michael Perkins and Stacey Jump, killed her first buck with her daddy this season.

  • In season: Cody King

    Cody King, 9, killed his first buck, a four-pointer, on opening day at his uncle Tommy Webster’s farm.

  • In season: Luke Dunavent

    Luke Dunavent, 13, killed a 10-point buck while recently hunting with his dad in Owen County. He is the son of Brad and Michelle Dunavent.

  • In season: Cameron Burden

    Cameron Burden shot this 8-point buck while hunting with his grandfather Barry McCormick. He harvested this buck Nov. 24.

  • To Russia with love: Owen native to represent USA in Winter Olympics

    When the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team steps up to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, not only will Adam Clark be representing the red, white and blue, he will be representing Owen County.
    Clark, who graduated from Owen County High School in 2003, was recently named to the bobsled team. The Centre College graduate will serve as a “pusher” and helping getting the bobsled off to a fast and accurate start will be one of this jobs.
    The recognition comes after four long years of hard work and dedication.

  • Blaze damages Monterey home

    A fire on Old Monterey Road during the early morning hours Satruday has been ruled an electrical fire.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call was received around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
    “The call came in as a flue fire,” Canchola said. “But once we got there, it was actually a fire that had already gotten to the attic. We made an attack, got it knocked down, but I would say it was about a 75-percent loss.”

  • Tip leads to drug arrests

    Two people were recently arrested after an anonymous tip led state police to find over five pounds of processed marijuana.
    Jamie Conrad, 41, and Shawn Long, 38, both of Owenton, were arrested Nov. 15 on multiple drug charges.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said state police were serving arrest warrants on both Conrad and Long, which led to more charges.

  • Questions on future of former senior citizens building

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has found a distributor for the emergency food assistance program, but a location to distribute the commodities remains up in the air.
    Items for the food assistance program are purchased through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and had formerly been distributed by Northern Kentucky Community Action which had to cease  distribution due to budget cuts.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she was notified that NKCA would no longer be distributing the items in mid-October.