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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rebels fall in district opener

    The opening five weeks of the season have not gone exactly how the Owen County High School Rebels had wanted.
    As they headed to Verona Friday night, they were hoping district play would provide them with a fresh start.
    After being held to just three first-quarter points, the Bearcats were able to get things going in the second quarter. The offense was able to extend the lead to 17-0 before William Lattimore picked off a Tanner Smith pass and returned it 21 yards for a Walton-Verona touchdown.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At home • Trimble Co. • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Trimble County High School is 0-6 overall on the season and 0-1 in the district. The Raiders are coming off a 22-12 loss to Eminence on Friday night.
    • Trimble County is coached by Justin Franklin who is in his second season at the helm.
    • The Rebels defeated the Raiders 57-6 last season in Bedford.
    • The Raiders have lost 14-straight games. Their last win came on Aug. 24, 2012 when they beat Clinton County High School 10-8 at home.