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Today's News

  • Rebels split with Gallatin, Tates Creek

    The Owen County High School baseball team split a pair of games last week.
    The Rebels shutout the Wildcats from Gallatin County Wednesday.
    The 5-0 win extended the Rebels’ winning streak to four games and gave them two wins in 31st District action.
    The streak, however, ended the next day when Tates Creek slid past Owen County, 4-3.
    Owen County opens play in the NCKC Tournament Wednesday against Trimble County.
    They will then play the first of their final three home games of the season Monday, starting against Frankfort.
     

  • Lady Rebels come up short against Walton

    Last Wednesday was a day of mixed results for the Owen County High School softball team.
    The Lady Rebels began play in the NCKC Tournament at home against Trimble County.
    Owen County won the hard-fought contest, 4-3, to set up a match with Walton-Verona immediately after the first game.
    The game was the third meeting between the two schools this season. Owen County won the first, 10-6, at Walton before the Lady Bearcats returned the favor with an 8-6 win at Gallatin County in the All “A” Classic.

  • Special Recognition: Jeff Peak

    Jeffrey Peak was honored as a new CPA at the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants Spring Awards Banquet April 11. The oath of Kentucky CPA was administered by Cheryl Laloned. Peak is the son of Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; the grandson of Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton; and the grandson of Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.
     

  • Special Recognition: Sarah Peak

    Sarah Peak, center, was recognized at the University Scholars Assembly of Eastern Kentucky University April 8 for the top award in the outstanding graduate thesis category. Also pictured are Dr. Jerry Pogatshnik, left, dean of the graduate school, and Dr. Nathan Tice, right, her thesis adviser. She is the daughter of Gregg and Suzanne Peak of Owenton; the granddaughter of Jesse and Evelyn Bourne of Owenton; and the granddaughter of Hugh and Mable Peak of Shelbyville.

  • Chinese delivery

    Two local residents will soon be going halfway around the world on a mission trip.
    Kasey and John Randall Towles are traveling with Betty Cutts of Morehead to southern China.
    Cutts is the founder of Blessing Hands, a faith-based, non-profit organization that supports humanitarian aid and education for children in Longfu Township, Qinzhou City, Du’an County, and Yangshuo County in Guangxi Province.
    They will be delivering medical supplies for 20 health assistants, who will be attending a 10-day medical workshop taught using the book called “Where There is No Doctor.”

  • Antrobus-Gaines

    Tom and Sonya Antrobus of Falmouth and Bryan and Tammy Woodyard of Astor, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Kay Antrobus, to Adam Tyler Gaines, son of Donette and Charlie Gaines of Owenton.
    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Trinity Southern Baptist. A reception will follow at Stonewood Gardens.
    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School and is presently attending Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Extension service news: Add antioxidant-rich foods to your springtime choices

    Foods containing antioxidants can boost a person’s immunity and go a long way in preventing disease.
    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other compounds in food that protect cells in the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally when the body breaks down food or when it is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

  • Monterey Matters: Catching up with old friends

    Hope all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Evelyn went to church Sunday; however, neither daddy nor I made it this year.
    A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Jan Riddle, a native of Owen County who now makes her home in Frankfort.
    Jan wrote:

  • Kay’s Branch News: Derby gets the blood pumping

    Derby weekend was a whopping success. Oh, it rained on Wednesday and the boat race had to be postponed; or was that Tuesday? It rains so much lately I loose track, but Friday was a beautiful day for the Oaks; and though it was cloudy and cool most of Saturday, the small amount of rain that fell at mid-afternoon didn’t hurt the track or the crowd’s enthusiasm.

  • Owen County District Court

    May 6, 2011

    Earl Carpenter, 1981, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set, continued to May 20.
    William L. Compton, 1978, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for May 13.
    Edward Gravley, 1981, show cause deferred, installment payment, show cause hearing set for May 4.
    William B. Mullins, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, preliminary hearing set for May 13.