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Today's News

  • State All ‘A’ Classic Preview

    • The State All ‘A’ Classic will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    • The Rebels will be making their third appearance in the tournament. The previous two came in 1996 and 2003. Owen County is 2-2 all-time in the event. The Rebels advanced to the semifinals in 1996 before falling to University Heights and were eliminated in the first round in 2003 by Bishop Brossart.

  • Owen County Lady Rebels shoot down Lady Rockets

    The mark of a good team is often seen in how it handles adversity. For the Owen County High School Lady Rebels that test came Thursday night in Owenton.
    After falling in the finals of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic Jan. 14, the team was back on the court the following Monday at Franklin County.
    Things got off to a good start as Owen County raced out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
    The Lady Flyers would eventually score late in the first quarter and once they did they would go on a 17-2 run to take the lead. Owen County would bounce back and cut the deficit to 29-28 at halftime.

  • Farm Services News: Loans available for socially disadvantaged farmers

    By Claudia Baney

  • Free tax service returns to Owen County Public Library

    The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative will operate a free tax preparation site in Owenton again in 2012.
    KASI is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians with financial matters.
    The free service is available to families with a household income less than $50,000.
    Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers will file taxes at the Owen County Public Library.
    Tax preparers will be available Jan. 31 from 3 to 8 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association at 502-209-5382.

  • Local service announces sign-up period for three conservation initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.
    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to the local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The organic initiative will focus on individuals who are currently certified organic or are transitioning to become certified organic.

  • Local service announces sign-up period for three conservation initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.
    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to the local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The organic initiative will focus on individuals who are currently certified organic or are transitioning to become certified organic.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 13 and Jan. 19, 2012

    Owen County District Court

    Jan. 13, 2012

    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, first-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Feb. 7.
    Joshua L. King, 1980, first-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Feb. 7.
    Roy Lane, 1987, fourth-degree assault, continued to Jan. 27.
    Ronald D. Williamson, 1985, non-payment of fines, defendant owes $208, has a $260 cash bond set, apply bond.
    Glen Duke vs. Betty Barry, forcible detainer, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.

  • Thayer was dedicated to Owen County

    It’s time to say goodbye to Damon Thayer.
    But it’s not him who’s moving.
    It’s us.
    Last week, the Kentucky General Assembly passed and Kentucky Gov. Steve Bashear signed into a law a new map of state senate districts. The changes were made necessary by the 2010 U.S. Census that indicated the several state senate districts had either lost or gained population.
    The old Senate District 17, which contained Grant, Owen, Scott and part of Kenton counties, was now about 13,000 residents over the ideal number for a senate district.

  • Paddlefish eggs leads to couple’s guilty plea

    Two Owen countains and their caviar companies pleaded guilty Jan. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to trafficking in and falsely labeling illegally harvested paddlefish.
    According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Steve Kinder, along with his wife, Cornelia Joyce Kinder, owned and operated Kinder Caviar Inc. and Black Star Caviar Company of Owen County. Those companies were in the business of exporting paddlefish eggs as caviar to customers in foreign countries.

  • Defendant in murder case takes plea deal

    The murder trial of a Corinth man came to an abrupt ending Jan. 18 after he pleaded guilty to several charges.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., 72, was being charged with murder, trafficking in marijuana, and convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
    Dennis was arrested Nov. 27, 2010 after Kentucky State Police troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane on Nov. 26, 2010.