Today's News

  • Beshear carries Owen County by wide margin

    On his way to a sweeping victory Tuesday night, incumbent Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear captured victory in Owen County by a margin of 472 over Republican challenger David Williams and 866 votes over independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith.
    Owen County voters followed the statewide results with victories by Democratic candidates in five of the six races.
    In Owen County, the results were:
    Secretary of State
    Bill Johnson (Rep.) - 936
    Allison Lundergan Grimes (Dem) - 1500
    Attorney General

  • Owenton livestock report: Nov. 9, 2011

    Nov. 2 receipts: 853 • Oct. 26: 1,221 • Last year: 849

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls $2 to $3 lower; and feeder steers and heifers $3 to $7 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 1 percent; and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 36-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Under 10 squad brings home silver in tourney

    Under 10
    The Lady Rebels were invited to the Frankfort U10 Girls Tournament Oct. 29. The tournament was a single-elimination tournament and consisted of four U10 teams.
    Lady Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Strikers – 1

  • Third-place finish for Trenary

    His teammates and coaches knew Hunter Trenary could run. On Saturday in Lexington, the rest of Class A Region 5 also found out.
    Trenary finished third at the regional meet with a time of 16:45.5. He finished 10 seconds out of second place and 27 seconds ahead of fourth place.
    Cory Hudnall also ran well and finished in 16th place. Along with the help of Logan Bitler, Evan Lozier and Alex Dietz, the Rebels finished in sixth places as a team.
    The meet was held at Lexington Christian Academy.

  • Rebel Ramblings Nov. 9, 2011

    Rebel Ramblings
    Playoff Edition
    (Round Two)

    • Covington Holy Cross will come to Owenton with a record of 8-3. The Indians had an easy win over Carroll County last week in the first round, 68-0.
    • The Indians’ three losses this season came against Cooper, Beechwood and Newport Central Catholic.
    • Indians Head Coach Bruce Kozerski spent 12 seasons as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Kozerski was the starting center for the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII in Miami against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Turn it up to 11

    To say it has been a long time would be an understatement. The last time Owen County won a playoff game was during the Carter Administration.
    That changed Friday night at Patterson Field when the Rebels dispatched the Newport Wildcats, 38-13.
    Owen County continued its magical season with another dominating performance over an opponent. The Rebels used a stingy defense and a bruising rushing attack to send Newport into the offseason. The offense rushed for 226 yards, while allowing the Wildcats just 55 yards on the ground.

  • Poe picked to take over Owen Farm Bureau

    Harold Poe, LUTCF, has been appointed the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Owen County Agency.
    Poe’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, vice president of agency support and marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.
     Poe, a Magoffin County native, is a master agent for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and was honored as the 2010 District Five Agent of the Year. He became an agent in January 2001 after graduating from Magoffin County High School and Prestonsburg Community College.

  • Monterey Matters: Start a new American tradition

    I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weather we’ve been having. I wish it could be like this all winter.
     I could really do without the snow. Hopefully, we’ll have a nice calm winter this time around. One can only hope, right?

  • Wedding announcement: Keith-Cook

    Rusty and Christy Keith of Owenton and Jerry and Regina Cook of Wheatley are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their children, Amanda Keith and Clayton Cook. The couple is planning a January wedding.

  • Birth announcement: Aprille Jean Perry

    Leonia Smith and Tracy Perry are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aprille Jean Perry, born Aug. 22, 2011.  She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5-inches long.
    Grandparents are Eartha and Gary Moore and David and Charlotte Smith.