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Today's News

  • Moving Day: Owen County Senior Citizens Center relocates to former library building

    On their first day in a newly-renovated facility, attendees of the Owen County Senior Center were already getting down to the business of fun Monday.
    Some congregated in the kitchen area over Halloween crafts, while others played cards or Scrabble, but the seniors all agreed that the spacious new center would provide them with years of enjoyment.
    The center officially moved to 118 N. Main St., the old Owen County Public Library, Monday.

  • New Owen Co. lawmakers to meet public at library

    Kentucky State Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, and State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown,  have recently taken time to get acquainted with Owen County.
    Next month, the entire community will get the opportunity to meet their new legislators.
    A Legislative Meet and Greet will be held at the Owen County Public Library Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
    Carroll and Quarles are expected to attend the event organized by the Friends of Kentucky Libraries each October.

  • Sex offender indicted by Owen County grand jury

    An Owen County man was recently indicted for failure to comply with the sex-offender registry
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Trooper Brad Arterburn said Heith A. Necessary, 31, was registered as living in Owenton during a routine checkup when law enforcement discovered he was no longer at the residence.
    It was Necessary’s second offense.
    Arterburn said the checkups take place every few months and sex offenders have to register their new addresses once they relocate.

  • Owenton man involved in Indiana semi truck crash

    By Brent Brown
    Greensburg Daily News
    A semi carrying coiled steel left I-74 and caught fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, sending the driver to the hospital and shutting down portions of the interstate for a period of time.

  • Letter to the editor: Warriors to help fight addiction with young evangelist

    Calling all prayer warriors to the former Saveway parking lot on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.
    THRIVE is a youth group led by 17-year-old Logan Armstrong from Richmond, who have been called to Owen County to pray for God’s deliverance from the disease of addiction for our community and especially our youth.
     If you are a prayer warrior and believe that God can still work miracles, we invite you to stand with us on the promises of Matthew 7:7; 18:20 and join us on our knees to pray for Owen County.

  • Lessons in leadership: Being a leader is about dedication to a cause

    The Owen County Community Leadership Program organized by the Owen County Extension Council, had its fourth meeting last week.

  • Pair airlifted following crash in Monterey

    A couple traveling by motorcycle on U.S. Hwy. 127 N. toward Frankfort were airlifted out of Monterey after a crash that took place Sunday evening.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the crash took place at approximately 6 p.m. in front of the Monterey Market at 11465 U.S. Hwy. 127.
    Hammond said a vehicle, driven by Jan Willoughby, was turning out of the Monterey Market onto U.S. 127 N. and didn’t see the motorcycle traveling in the southbound lane.

  • Panthers spoil Owen senior night

    For the Owen County High School seniors. it was not the way they wanted to go out.
    The Carroll County High School Panthers came to Owenton Friday night and spoiled Senior Night at Patterson Field.
    Despite two first-quarter turnovers, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated Owen County High School 48-7.
    After going three and out on their opening drive, the Rebels were able to force and recover a Panther fumble on their first possession.

  • Rebel Ramblings: at Gallatin County • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Gallatin County is 6-2 overall for the season. They are 3-0 in the district.
    • Tim Browning is in his eighth season as head coach. He is the only coach the Wildcats have had. During his tenure, the team is 40-43 overall.
    • Owen County won last year’s contest 59-22 in Owenton.
    • The Rebels are 5-2 all-time versus the Wildcats and have won the last four meetings.
    • Three of Gallatin County’s wins this year have been shutouts. They have blanked Ludlow, Atherton and Trimble County high schools.

  • Overtime unkind for Lady Rebels soccer

    Last season, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team won the 31st District title on an overtime goal.
    On Oct. 16,  it was an overtime goal that denied them the opportunity to defend their title.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to New Castle last week for their opening round game of the 31st District Tournament with Gallatin County High School.
    Owen County had already defeated the Lady Wildcats twice during the regular season in a pair of tightly contested games in which the Lady Rebels won 2-1 and 1-0.