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Today's News

  • Good day for cross-country in Lexington

    The weather may not have been the best but the Owen County High School cross-country team had one of its best days of the season on Saturday.
    The team traveled to Lexington to take part in the Lexington Catholic Invitational. The course at the Kentucky Horse Park was muddy and slick but that did not stop Hunter Trenary from finishing second with a time of 16:11.
    Trenary finished ahead of the Nick Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington.
    Last year, Trenary finished in second behind Waltman in the Region 5 A meet.

  • Volleyball team ends season on a strong note

    The Owen County High School volleyball team finished the regular season last week with some positive momentum.
    Heading into the 31st District Tournament, the team won two of its final three matches.
    On Oct. 14, the Lady Rebels hosted Heritage Academy. It was the second time in less than a week the two teams had squared off.
    Much like the first meeting, Owen County would get the win as they defeated the Eagles 2-1. Heritage won the opening set 25-21 before the Lady Rebels bounced back and won the next two sets 25-14 and 25-15.

  • Semifinal exit for boys soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team reached the 31st District finals last year where they eventually lost to Carroll County High School.
    A return trip was not in the cards this season.
    The Rebels had the difficult task of playing Henry County High School in the semifinals on Oct. 15 on their home field in New Castle.
    The Wildcats had knocked off the Rebels twice during the regular season both in shutout fashion.

  • Owen County Historical Society to honor veterans with local ties

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • Local livestock exhibitor honored at Kentucky Proud Points luncheon

    Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    In Owen County, Morgan Forsee of Owenton won the top prize for rams in the sheep division.

  • Two local fire departments awarded state grant money

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service
    The Kentucky Division of Forestry has awarded $195,000 in grant funds to 62 rural fire departments across the state through the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program.
    In Owen County, the Jonesville and Owenton volunteer fire departments received grants.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Oct. 18, 2013

    Robert Koenig, 1975, flagrant non-support, continued to Dec. 13, appointed public attorney.
    Axton Candy & Tobacco Co. Inc. vs. Ashcraft Properties LLC., motion for summary judgment, withdrawal motion.
    St. Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Opal Elswick, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Convergence Receivables LC. vs. Linda Harris, motion to transfer, see order.
    Donna Michelle Cammack Kimbrell vs. Richard Jones, forcible detainer, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Owen Co. Circuit Court: Oct. 18, 2013

    Robert Koenig, 1975, flagrant non-support, continued to Dec. 13, appointed public attorney.
    Axton Candy & Tobacco Co. Inc. vs. Ashcraft Properties LLC., motion for summary judgment, withdrawal motion.
    St. Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Opal Elswick, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Convergence Receivables LC. vs. Linda Harris, motion to transfer, see order.
    Donna Michelle Cammack Kimbrell vs. Richard Jones, forcible detainer, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Newly ordained

  • Deer Season: Abilgayle Dempsey

    Abigayle Dempsey harvested her first deer youth weekend, while hunting with her dad. Abigayle is the daughter of Jeremy and Kayla Dempsey of Owenton.