Today's News

  • Lucky No. 7

    It seemed like a trap.
    Trimble County High School was coming to Owenton 2-4 on the season.
    Owen County High School was 6-0 and coming off its biggest win of the season.
    Carroll County on homecoming was looming next and then a game at Gallatin County.
    It was also fall break, which meant no school on game day.
    If the Rebels were ever going to look past an opponent, it was Friday night.
    No big deal.

  • Rivals share message of cancer awareness

    So many times in sports people use words like fight and battle to describe a game.
    On Oct. 4, the Owen County volleyball team honored those individuals who either have been or currently are involved in real fights and battles — ones for their very lives.
    The Lady Rebels along with the Lady Panthers from Carroll County played the annual “Volley for the Cure” game at Owen County High School. Both teams wore pink shirts during warm-ups to raise awareness about the ever-present dangers of cancer.

  • OCHS freshmen learns ‘the cowboy way’

    Dalton Mears, a freshman at Owen County High School, was recently selected by his teachers and Owenton Rotarians to represent the Owenton Rotary Club at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program, an international program that was created to encourage strong leadership in youth.
    Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expense-paid four-day camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA aims to teach what it takes to be an effective leader.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hoping for one final round

    Last week’s weather was spectacular. It’s a good thing, I saw tobacco in the field on the way to Owenton last week and there was still a field full of tobacco on the stick in the big field across from the church Sunday morning. This is about as late as I have ever seen tobacco still in the field. Hopefully they got it hung before the rain started.
    I am hoping the rain holds off, too. This is the week our golf club goes to Wheatley for the “Away Play” day. It will be our last outing of this year. My clubs will go to the basement for the winter.

  • Evans stepping down from Farm Bureau post

    After nearly 42 years in the insurance industry, Fred Evans has announced his retirement.
    Evans  spent the first 20 years of his career with Western-Southern Life and went to work with Clark County Farm Bureau in 1990. He accepted the position of agency manager with Owen County Farm Bureau in January of 1996.
    In a letter to members and coworkers,  Evans thanked the people who helped him.

  • Owen County District Court • Oct. 7, 2011

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, four counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 4, $250 cash bond set.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Joann M. Blackmore, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.
    Timothy Foreman, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, $1,000 bond, continued to Nov. 4.

  • Owen Circuit Court • Oct. 4, 2011

    Taylor A. Fox, 1975, motion to revoke probation, continued to Oct. 25.
    Anthony W. French Jr., 1987, show cause deferred, fined $350, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $350.
    Justin B. Rodgers, 1979, motion to withdraw, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Nov. 22.
    Shane C. Schulz, 1992, six counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, motion to void pre-trial diversion, order to follow.
    James A. Snider, 1960, show cause deferred, fined $956, $130 costs, owes $1,086 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,100.

  • Monterey Matters: A new nana’s pride shows at family picnic

    With a little nudge from my friends and family, I finally got around to getting Danielle’s birth announcement in the paper.
    However I am a very proud Nana and am so happy to have her in my life. She is now 5 weeks old and changes every time I see her. She is precious. There is nothing like having a grandchild. My mom always said this after Kirby and Leslie came along, but one just never knows till they experience it for themselves.

  • Letter to the editor: Sisters will share their Shoebox story

    As fall arrives, it is also time to start planning and praying for shoebox collection through Operation Christmas Child. Collection Week this year is Nov. 14-21, and Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church will once again serve as your “relay center” to accept your shoeboxes during that week.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Music and memories preserved at museum and on display

    One could tell that the river is in his blood, and his love of the Kentucky was reflected in the glint of his eyes and the resonance of his voice as he recalled his life near its banks. Along with many Owen countians, some who also made their homes by the Kentucky River, “Boss” Kemper attended the Owen County Historical Society Museum’s dedication of the Kentucky River Room and calliope.