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Today's News

  • Business owner keeps vigil for her missing son

    “Grandma, did you find our dad yet?” These are just a few of the words that keep Owenton business-owner Linda Smith going every day since her son has been missing.
    Kelly P. Herald III, 32, has not been seen by family or friends since around July 1.
    Herald, who has two children, was living and working near LaGrange. Once the job ended, he stayed in Gallatin County with Smith and his father and worked in Carrollton.
    Smith, the owner and operator of YOUniquely-U, said Herald had been arrested before, but was never convicted of a felony.

  • ATM theft suspect could be on house arrest

    By Kayleigh Zyskowski
    Kentucky News Content Service
    An Owenton man charged with the theft of a Kentucky Employees Credit Union ATM will be released on house arrest until his trial if he posts bond.
    Tony Traylor, 37, was charged with the theft of the KECU ATM after the machine was knocked over with a stolen backhoe and taken from a Reilly Road parking lot June 18.
    About $20,000 was reported missing from the ATM after it was recovered in Owen County days later.

  • Group organizing tour of Owen’s agricultural history

    With plans for a new barn mural, a tobacco heritage trail tour and a new booklet featuring Owen County farmers, the Agriculture Heritage Trail committee is looking forward to a busy fall season.
    The AHT committee will host an Owen County Heritage Trail farm tour Oct. 8. The committee is hoping to garner some out-of-town interest with the tour.
    Registration for the tour is $45, which includes transportation, lunch, snacks, information packet and souvenir.

  • New friends afield

    Despite being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in February, 6-year-old Brax Ward doesn’t let his condition stop him — just like his role model, Tim Farmer, who is the host of the television show “Kentucky Afield.”
    An avid fisherman, Brax watches every episode of Kentucky Afield and began telling his parents that he could identify with Farmer because they both have handicaps.

  • Youth soccer league opens fall season

    Under 10
    Lady Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Dragons – 2
    Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Magic – 3
     
    The Owen County U10 Boys hosted the Frankfort Magic for their first game of the fall soccer season.
    The teams proved to be evenly matched. After 50 minutes of play, the game ended in a tie.
    Scoring for the Rebels was evenly distributed with Cody Anderson, Jack Spurgeon and Kaleb Epperson each scoring one goal.

  • Sports notes: Aug. 31, 2011

    Boys soccer
    • The boys’ soccer team hosted the Owen County Invitational last weekend. The team lost games to Covington Latin and Carroll County. Covington Latin beat Paris to win the tournament. The Rebels will be in action this week at the 13th/14th Region All “A” Classic. The Rebels will open the tournament against Lexington Christian at 8 p.m. tonight at Capital View Park. They will host Grant County Tuesday.

  • Three-peat

    Some habits are bad. This one is not.
    The Owen County High School girl’s golf team is making a habit of winning the Eighth Region All “A” Classic.
    On Aug. 23 at Fairway Golf Course, the team did it for the third year in a row.
    As a team, the Lady Rebels shot a combined score of 324 to beat their nearest competitor, Carroll County, which posted a 406.
    According to Owen County High School Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott, it was the lowest round shot by a team he has coached.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Colonels are 1-1 on the season following a 60-21 win over Madison Southern Friday night.
    • Bourbon County finished 2010 with a record of 4-7. They are a 4A school.
    • Johnny Poynter is entering his third season as head coach of the Colonels. Poynter came to Bourbon County after a stint at Trimble County.
    • Rebels head coach Adam Fowler is looking for his first win against Poynter. The Rebels lost to Trimble County in Fowler’s first year before dropping games to the Colonels the last two seasons.

  • Rebels win ‘tie’ game

    He may have lost his tie, but his team won the game.
    On the way to Dry Ridge Saturday night for the Rebels’ game with Grant County, Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler’s tie blew out the bus window.
    If the coach is superstitious, he may leave the window open the rest of the year.
    Owen County defeated Grant County, 20-6, Saturday night in the second game of the Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Bowl.

  • Tough times for a tomato bum

    I have a confession to make.
    My name is John and I am a tomato bum.
    For most of my adult life, I have been able to slip through the summer rarely spending money on the most wonderful of summer fruit — the vine-ripened, but still carrying flecks of dirt, homegrown Kentucky tomato.
    For me, homegrown tomatoes are the crystal meth of agriculture. Usually, the first taste is free but after that, they start charging. And as soon as you’re are done with the first one, you crave more.