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Today's News

  • Crash leaves two dead

    A Monday crash has left two Frankfort women dead and one Owenton man with life-threatening injuries.
    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, preliminary investigation shows that a pickup truck, driven by Gary Sigretto, 51, of Owenton, was traveling south on Highway 127 near the intersection of Long Ridge and Sweet Owen Road when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons.

  • Little hearts, Invisible hand

    God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc. held its first congenital heart defect awareness walk eight years ago and chairperson Katie Columbia said the only way to explain the event’s continued success is God himself.
    The event was held Saturday at Owenton First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, with a total of 37 teams participating, nine more than the previous year’s event.

  • Sewing expo to be held in April

    “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton on April 16 and 17.
    The 2013 Sewing Expo schedule includes registration starting at 10 a.m. April 16m followed by make-it and take-it session of a tissue/change purse ending at noon.
    Tuesday afternoon participants take a half-day class offering a variety of options including quick table runner, easy cushion corners, Serger knit T-shirts, Orion’s Start and more.

  • Community events

    Freestore coming Saturday
    First Christian Church has arranged for the Freestore Mobile Food Pantry to be at the church’s parking lot in Owenton Saturday.
    Volunteers will be giving out 10,000 lbs. of food to Owen County residents between 10 a.m. and noon at First Christian Church.
    It is estimated that this will help 200 Owen County families.
    If you have need for the food, call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750 -3342 on Monday or Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve your voucher for the free food.

  • Church news for Feb. 13, 2013

    Cedar Hill Baptist

    Sunday morning, Bro. Bill continued with his message on the Ten Commandments and looked at number five, “Honor your father and your mother.” Part of the focus was on how we as parents can be honorable. We are to walk in newness (Romans 6:4), walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7), walk in the spirit (Galatians 5:16), walk in love (Ephesians 5:2), walk in wisdom (Co. 4:5), walk in truth (3 John 4) and walk after his commandments (2 John 6). What are we planting in the lives of children and grandchildren?

  • Lady Rebels bounce back with win over Trimble County

    With tournament time right around the corner, the Lady Rebels are hoping to finish the regular season strong.
    The Owen County High School girls basketball team had a chance Friday night to pick up some momentum before their final two games. The opponent was Trimble County, a team which defeated the Lady Rebels the last time they met to deny them the right to advance to the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic championship game.

  • Webster honored by dedication to the diamond
  • Rebels hit wrong three of a kind

    Every team is looking for positive momentum heading into the postseason.
    For the Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels, they have one more chance.
    If the Rebels ever had a week they would like to forget, it would be last week.
    Owen County played three Eighth Region teams and came up empty all three times.
    The team lost to North Oldham, Anderson County and South Oldham. It is the first time this season the team has lost three in a row. With the defeats, Owen County falls to 18-8 on the season.

  • First delivery
  • Engagement: Grider-Welsh

    James and PruAndera Grider of Long Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter Gabrielle to Kevin Andrew Welsh, son of David and Darlene Welsh of Sheffield, Penn. The bride-elect graduated from Morehead State University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in business administration. She is currently employed at Owen Electric Cooperative. The groom-elect graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s of science degree in plastics engineering and is employed at Itron. A June 2013 wedding is planned. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.