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Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Huckster story harkens back to by-gone day

    In the 1930’s Owen countians recognized the piercing blast of the air-horn as it echoed up and down the hills and hollows of Owen.
    The words “Here Comes Bob” painted on a large, rambling red truck were the only introduction needed to announce the weekly visit of the Bromley huckster Bob Lucas.
    Yolanda Lucas Ellis, Bob’s daughter, was the official horn blower for her father as she accompanied him from community to community; and she will share some of her childhood memories at the historical society meeting Thursday.

  • New Royalty

    The Owen County High School basketball homecoming king and queen were crowned during Friday night’s basketball game. The members of the royal court included Bryson Tirey, Hallie Risch, Cooper Taylor who was named prince, Ashley Smith who was named princess, homecoming queen Jenna Harris, homecoming king Sawyer Williams and Makenzie Risch and Tyler Clifford.

  • Founder shares her family’s story

    When Isaiah Columbia was born in September 2004, his parents, Kathryn and Robbie, already knew they had a long road ahead of them. But little did they know, there would be dozens of other families in the area experiencing the same thing.
    The struggle began when Kathryn was only 20 weeks into the pregnancy. Doctors told her that her unborn child had hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    “Basically, he only has the right side of his heart as the left didn’t develop properly and does not function,” Kathryn said.

  • Suspect in Owen burglaries jumped out window to avoid law enforcement

    Owen County Sheriff’s deputies are hoping to soon track down a suspect after a string of burglaries on U.S. 127 South and one off Davis Lake Road.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich said the burglaries began around Jan. 14 and so far four have taken place.
    According to Goodrich, the alleged burglar is known to take jewelry, firearms, money and in one instance, a Playstation3.

  • Businessman supporting fourth-class city proposal

    One local businssman says if the City of Owenton were to become a fourth-class city, it could mean more jobs, more tourism and more revenue for the entire county.
    Curtis Sigretto, owner to Elk Creek Vineyards, said his winery located on Hwy. 330 is the largest in the state and visitors come from all over Kentucky and surrounding areas to visit  – except on Sunday.

  • Downhill from here

    Most people do what they can to avoid driving in icy conditions. When they are caught on slick roads they typically don’t travel at high speeds in vehicles without brakes.
    For one Owen County resident he has spent the winter doing quite the opposite.
    Adam Clark graduated from Owen County High School in 2003. While in high school, he was an outstanding football player and track star.
    In the summer of 2010, his college roommate encouraged him to send an application to something different than anything he had done before.

  • On the mark

    Dave Kelley’s Elk Creek Hunt Club Manager Shadoe Perry took part in the the National Sporting Clay Tournament at San Antonio, Texas. The event is one of the largest shoots in the world. Perry  finished in second place for the main event (Lady C Class); first place (C Class); all-state/zone team; and was named runner up for first-time attendee in the women’s division.

  • Lady Rebels fall on road to South Oldham

    Owen County and South Oldham went into their Jan. 23  game with the two best records in the eighth region.
    When the game was over,  the Lady Rebels realized they still had some work to do if they wanted to be the best team.
    The Lady Dragons jumped out to a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead over the next three quarters to win 59-36.

  • Owen County’s Devin Duvall notches 100th career victory

    It was a milestone night for Devin Duvall.
    Before heading to Frankfort last week for the All ‘A’ Classic, the Owen County High School Rebels hosted the Eminence Warriors in a 31st district contest. The Rebels barely broke a sweat as they dominated in an 82-36 win. The win was the 100th of Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall’s career.
    His first win came Nov. 30, 2006 when Owen County won 61-48 at Williamstown.
    After the milestone victory, Duvall said he did not realize he had reached 100.

  • Rebels fall in All ‘A’ quarterfinals


    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter

    For the Owen County High School Rebels, the All ‘A’ Classic in Frankfort might be most remembered for what might have been.
    Big crowds followed Owen County to Frankfort on Thursday and Friday. The faithful witnessed the Rebels have little trouble with Buckhorn in the first round as they defeated the Wildcats 55-37.
    They would then fall in the quarterfinals to Holy Cross only to see the Indians defeat Bardstown on Sunday to claim the championship.