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Today's News

  • Owen's new voice in state house speaks

    Growing up on a family farm in rural Scott County, Owen County’s new state representative says he has a personal connection with the people of the community.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, became Owen County’s representative earlier this year following the approval of legislative redistricting.
    Quarles was the guest speaker at Monday’s Owenton Rotary meeting.
    The son of a farmer and school teacher, Quarles’ first job was following a tobacco setter but he also had the opportunity to shovel a lot of manure.

  • Owen County's father of football

    It is always good to remember where you came from.
    On Friday night in Owenton, the Owen County High School football program took a walk down memory lane.
    At halftime on Friday night, fans and the current Rebels team honored those who came before them. Forty-seven football alumni were recognized as well as 10 members from the first football team in 1963.

  • Downtown landmark closes its doors

    Another chapter in Owen County’s history came to a close Oct. 4 when the doors were shut for the final time at Shopko.
    Though the sign above the door of the pharmacy at 119 W. Seminary St. read “Shopko,” many will always remember it as Morgan & Thomas, a trusted family pharmacy and a cool treat at the soda fountain.

  • Owen Co. District Court: Oct. 4, 2013

    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 11.
    Jessica Lankford, 1973, third-degree assault, menacing, resisting arrest, third-degree terroristic threatening, pre-trial hearing set for Oct. 11.
    Jessica Lankford, 1973, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, pre-trial hearing set for Oct. 11.
    Jessica Lankford, 1973, fourth-degree assault, second-degree wanton endangerment, pre-trial hearing set for Oct. 11.

  • Property transfers for September

    Talon Real Estate Inc. to GP Enterprises LLC., Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $22,000.
    JR & LC Mann Family Investments LP to Jerry L. and Paula Ray, Ky. Hwy. 36, $48,000.
    Robert and Donna Delong to Larry and Doris Ann Tackett.
    Dana Marie Rowland Burke and Dana Marie Rowland to Ronald G. and Linda L. Kalinyak, $52,000.
    Bank of America Na. to Rickey Orsburn and Linda Wheeler, Ky. Route No. 35, $40,100.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Company to Jerry E. and Debra S. King, US Route #127, $220,000.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 1, 2013

    Joann (Blackmore) Adams, 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,454.94 in restitution, to pay $100, first payment due in 90 days.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, revoked.
    Jesse F. Brown, 1989, receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 22 or Dec. 6.
    James A. Clark, 1981, six counts of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 15.

  • Wedding announcement: Martin-Riddle

    Niki Martin and Brian Riddle wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding ceremony.
    Martin is a 1995 graduate of Franklin County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s paramedic program. Martin is currently employed by Owen County EMS as a paramedic. She is the daughter of Debra Vaughan of Owenton and Curt Vaughan of Bagdad.

  • Masons honor 50 years of service

    William M. Caldwell of Florence is pictured receiving his 50-year pen of membership as a Mason at Owen Lodge #128 from Jeff Caudill, master of the lodge. Also recognized for their 50-year membership in the lodge were Clayton Compton of Louisville and Gerald Kemper of Owenton. They were unable to attend the meeting.

  • Nationally-known evangelist will bring message to Owen County

    Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer and composer will be in Owen County at 7 p.m., Nov. 3-6 at Owen County High School. He delivers a clear call to commitment through both word and song that has impacted the lives of people of all ages from all weeks of life. His ministry includes preaching, storytelling and music woven together to create a fresh approach to renewal.
    Putnam holds a bachelor of music degree from Northeast Louisiana University and the master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

  • Trenary wins NCKC, sets new record

    It was a repeat performance for Hunter Trenary at the NCKC meet last week at Trimble County.
    Trenary won the meet for the second-straight year. In doing so, the Owen County standout set a new meet record at 16:41.
    In the meet, Keith Stout was 11th; Cory Hudnall was 12th; Logan Bitler finished 16th; Kyle Flood, 26th; Westley Johnson, 33rd; Isaac Beverly, 34th; and Noah Hunter, 38th.
    As a team, the Rebels finished third overall.
    For the girls, it was Autumn Hunter finishing seventh; Audrey Hager, 17th; and Samantha Tamplin, 24th.