Today's News

  • Baseball team's golf scramble to be held Sunday

    The 10th Annual Owen County High School Baseball Golf Scramble will be held Sunday at Fairway Golf Course
    Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
    The entry fee is $50 a person; and at least one player on each foursome must be 21 or older.
    The price includes entry fee, green fees, one mulligan per player and food.  
    Bring your own team or organizers will try to match you up if you can’t find a team.
    Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, closest to pins and long drives.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • While Owen County was enjoying a night off, Bellevue was in action against Carroll County. The Bellevue Tigers lost to the Panthers (5-0), 7-2.
    • Bellevue is now 2-1 on the season against teams in Owen County’s district. The Tigers defeated both Walton-Verona and Gallatin County before falling to Carroll County Friday night.
    • Bellevue finished 2010 with a record of 5-7.
    • The Rebels will be looking for their fifth win of the season. Owen County has not won five games in a season since 2002, when they finished 5-5.

  • Rebels enjoying bye week

    Still basking in the glow of a 4-0 start, the Owen County High School Rebels enjoyed a night off Friday.
    The team used the bye week to get healthy and to prepare for Bellevue. The Rebels will travel north to take on the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
    Owen County High School Head  Football Coach Adam Fowler said his team is ready to go.
    “Practice was good. I am proud of our focus,” Folwer said.
    The coach said the team is healthy as they get ready for their final game before district play begins next week.

  • Cummins named Green Scholar

    Taylor Cummins of Owen County High School has been named a State Sen. Jeff Green Scholar. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    Cummins has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. The award may be renewed each year of college if the student continues high scholastic achievement, making the total value of the KEES award worth $10,000.

  • Holbert family reunites

    The Holbert family reunion was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Center. There was a wonderful dinner shared and enjoyed by everyone present. We look forward to being all together again in 2012.
    Those attending from Owenton were Naomi Glore; JoAnn and Lanny Wright; Randell Gaines; Austin Hudnall; Bobby Holbert; Trent, Mandy, Salin and Brayden Holbert; Teresa Sanders; and Lisa Stinson.

  • Engagement: Karsner-Greenlee

    Karen Karsner of Owenton and Tony Karsner of Monterey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Karsner, to Matthew Greenlee. Karen and Tony would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Headgates on Hwy. 368 off of Hwy. 127 S.
    The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at Headgates. Dress is casual.
    The couple will be registering at North Park and Walmart. For more information or directions, please call (502) 750-2774.

  • Engagement: Hon-Herndon

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary McFarland of Latonia wish to announce the marriage of their granddaughter, Stephanie Hon, to Christopher Herndon, son of Jim and Phyllis Herndon of Sparta.
    The invitation-only wedding will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at General Butler State Park.
    A reception will follow at the Gallatin County Extension Office in Warsaw.
    The couple will reside in Sparta after a honeymoon trip to Yellowstone Park.

  • Engagement: McNay-Jacobs

    Haley and Amber Minch, along with Melody Jacobs, would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their parents, Jennifer McNay and Tim Jacobs. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Owen County Extension Building. All friends and family are invited to attend. Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Mr. Binks moves into the basement

    It’s Sunday night again and here I sit trying to think of something to write. It seems the weeks just fly by anymore. I have another cat, just what I need, another animal to feed. When I took the computer to Tutt’s last week to get the programs put into it, Tutt was complaining about the neighbor’s cat scratching on his door and tearing up the screen. He was threatening to do bodily harm to it. I said, don’t do that, I’ll take it to the farm. I got an e-mail from Ann Thursday saying that the lady had advertised online, looking for a home for the offending animal.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 13, 2011

    Kevin A. Clarkson, 1988, diversion completion, dismissed.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Nov. 17.
    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Nov. 22.
    Adam D. Fender, 1986, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.