Today's News

  • A lesson in giving

    A lesson better than anything out of a textbook is what one of Owen County’s third-grade teachers has been sharing with her students for over a decade.
    Owen County Elementary School teacher Mary Inman began the “caring project” with her students when she began teaching 12 years ago, a tradition that she has continued each holiday season and one that she says her students are always happy to get behind.

  • Owen grand jury issues indictments

    The Owen County grand jury has handed down the following indictments:
    • Justin W. Widener, 23, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • Council may add roads to city limits

    The City of Owenton could soon be getting bigger a few roads at a time.
    The council held the first readings on five separate ordinances that declare the city’s intent to annex certain territories within Owen County.

  • Sheriff’s daughter enters plea in circuit court

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond recently pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly tried to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was indicted by the Owen County grand jury Dec. 4, following the Oct. 5 incident.
    According to an October press release, preliminary investigation showed Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Farm Bureau receives 2012 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Owen County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.
    The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Parades remain a strong part of Americana

    Though made of iron, the horse’s silhouette seemed to wiggle with delightful anticipation. His movement may have been the result of vibrations from the flatbed trailer upon which he stood, or perhaps it was just a bit of the Christmas magic which filled the air during the Owen County Christmas Parade Dec. 2.

  • Tournament champions

    The Lady Rebels eighth-grade basketball team won the Class A Tournament that was held Saturday at Bowling Middle School. They beat Henry County 32-20 to advance to the final game against Trimble County.  The Lady Rebels knocked off Henry County for the title 33-23.

  • Lady Rebels run away with district opener

    Heading into Friday night’s 31st District opener, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels were looking for something positive.
    The team was coming off its first defeat of the season Dec. 3 to Walton-Verona.
    Owen County was hosting Carroll County, which was looking for its first win of the season.
    They would leave Owenton disappointed as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers 62-20.
    Owen County jumped out to a 32-12 lead at halftime and cruised to its fourth win.

  • Runnin’ Rebels slip in overtime

    The Owen County High School Rebels went in Thursday night’s game with Carroll County riding a four-game winning streak. It was the first time since 2006 the team had begun the season 4-0.
    The streak would come to an end as the Panthers defeated the Rebels 53-51 in overtime in a game that had a definite tournament atmosphere.
    Things began well for the Rebels as they jumped out to an early 8-2 lead.
    The Panthers would eventually get their legs under them and cut the lead to 8-7 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Fire and water working together

    Staff Report
    Kentucky American Water presented four $500 grants to the following Owen County fire departments yesterday at the Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.  In addition to the
    presentations, attendees toured the facility and enjoyed lunch.
    • Monterey Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase portable radios for new members. Radios will be compatible as required by the Federal Communications Commission.