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Today's News

  • Man armed with shotgun robs local store

    The Owenton Police Department is seeking information from the public after an Owenton business was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening.
    At approximately 8:50 p.m. Sunday, a man wearing a camouflage mask and other camouflage clothing entered the Family Dollar Store at 226 S. Main St., Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said.
    The suspect pulled what appeared to be a shotgun from under a pillowcase. The man demanded that the employees open the store’s safe.
    The subject took more than $500, but less than $1,000, and fled the scene.

  • Honoring those who serve

    Much like Sept. 11, 2001, the sky Sunday was bright and a deep blue.
    But under this sky, dozens of Owen County firefighters, EMTs and police paused for a moment to remember their brothers and sisters who died 10 years ago trying to save lives following the worst attack ever on American soil.
    A special remembrance ceremony was held at the Owen County Fire Station to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who embrace risk every day for the good of their community.

  • Grace Notes by Nancy Kennedy: Uncovering the great cover-up of 2011

    In the continuing saga of my ongoing battle over household décor with my husband, this time it’s the back sliding glass door.
    But before I get to that, let me back up to say that in the first 30 or so years of our marriage my husband rarely expressed an opinion about how to decorate the house except for one hard and fast rule: I could choose any color to paint the walls as long as it was antique or Navaho white.
    Other than that I had free reign — and I love to reign.

  • State’s elk season opens soon

    Elk season in Kentucky will open this year Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits.
    “The early archery season will open during the peak of the rut,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We expect bulls to be bugling and rounding up harems of cows. It will be interesting to see what the success for this hunt will be.”

  • Hunters may now apply online for quota deer, small game and waterfowl hunts on state WMAs

    Hunters may now apply online for quota hunts for deer, small game and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas (WMAs). Those without computer access may still register over the telephone by calling (877) 598-2401. This toll-free number is staffed 24 hours a day.
    The application period for state WMA quota hunts ends Sept. 30. Kentucky state parks are also offering special bow hunting packages that are not quota hunts, but reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Tough time at All A

    Hopes were high as Owen County traveled to Williamstown Saturday for the  Eighth-Region All “A” Classic.
    The Lady Rebels went into the tournament as the defending champs.
    Things got off to a good start as they knocked off Carroll County, 25-20 and 25-19, to advance to the semifinals.
    The win was the second over the Lady Panthers in 10 days. Owen County defeated Carroll County in another close match, 25-22 and 28-26, Aug. 25 in Carrollton.

  • Sports shorts

    Boys soccer
    The boy’s soccer team dropped a pair of contests last week. The Rebels lost to Dixie Heights and Lexington Christian.
    They will host Carroll County Thursday before traveling to Western Hills Saturday afternoon. They will take part in the Frankfort Invitational next week beginning Monday night.

    Girls soccer
    The Lady Rebels soccer team lost two games last week. They were defeated by Woodford County and Western Hills.

  • Rebel ramblings

    • While Owen County was beating Bourbon County Friday night, Western Hills defeated Grant County, 21-6, to improve to 1-2.
    • In going 3-0 to start the season, the Rebels have outscored their first three opponents 69-33.
    • In contrast, the 21 points scored Friday night by the Wolverines were their first points scored in 2011. In their first two games, Western Hills lost 28-0 to Woodford County and 62-0 to Franklin County.

  • Rebels rally to remain perfect

    It seemed like the perfect storm.
    The Rebels traveled to Paris Friday night to take on Bourbon County. They knew before they got there that they would be battling more than just the Colonels.
    First, they would be dealing with temperatures in the 90s.
    Second, they would have to play in front of a crowd that was excited about watching its team play on its new field turf for the first time.
    If that wasn’t enough, Owen County would fall behind 14-0 in the first quarter.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: Aug. 31, 2011

    Aug. 31, 2011
    Aug. 31 receipts: 818 • Aug. 24: 443 •  Last year: 520

    Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $1 to $3 lower; slaughter bulls $2 lower; and feeder steers and feeder heifers $1 to $4 lower. Slaughter cows were 8 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 89 percent. The feeder supply included 38-percent steers, 34-percent heifers, and 15-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.