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Today's News

  • Accident leads to 'rockslide'

    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich takes a look at an overturned gravel truck at 2905 Gratz Road. The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. Friday. The road was expected to be closed for about two hours for cleanup. The driver was not seriously injured.

  • Wild weather whips across county

    Although the county has been pelted with high winds and plenty of rain the past few days, no significant injuries or major property damage has been reported.

  • More Owenton streets to get repairs this year

    The City of Owenton recently entered into a statewide emergency management mutual aid and assistance agreement.
    The council approved the agreement at its April 5 meeting.
    The agreement authorizes Owenton Mayor Doug West and Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan to request, offer or provide aid and assistance on behalf of the City of Owenton.
    The city was also approved to create an account for the state fire aid.
    The money saved will go toward the purchase of a new fire truck for the city.

  • Grand jury indicts three in burglaries

    hree northern Kentucky men were recently indicted following two alleged Owen County burglaries.
    Each of the three men, Ryan Landis Baker, 19, Joshua D. Baker, 24 and Christopher D. Parsons, 24, are charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property,  a firearm, and receiving stolen property under $300.
    Joshua D. Baker and Parsons are also charged with first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • City, county brace for budget battles

    With the 2011-2012 budgets looming over the Owen County Fiscal Court and Owenton City Council, cuts are expected to come from both entities.
    Still in the earliest stages of preparing a budget, the fiscal court held its first budget workshop April 6.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said everything is being looked at when it comes to making cuts.
    Both of the county’s largest sources of revenue — the real-estate tax and insurance-premium tax — are down.

  • Judo team shines at Tennessee Open tourney

    The Owen County Judo Team competed in the 2011 Tennessee Open State Judo Championship March 12 in Columbia, Tenn.
    The team started out the 2011 season strong.  Freshman Josh Ritchie suffered a broken collar bone earlier in the year but came out confidently with good clean throws in both of his matches and brought home first place in his division.
     

  • Judo team shines at Tennessee Open tourney

    The Owen County Judo Team competed in the 2011 Tennessee Open State Judo Championship March 12 in Columbia, Tenn.
    The team started out the 2011 season strong.  Freshman Josh Ritchie suffered a broken collar bone earlier in the year but came out confidently with good clean throws in both of his matches and brought home first place in his division.
     

  • Playing for a cause

    Saturday was a great day for golf.
    The 12th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble was held Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    Windy and chilly conditions did not dampen the spirits of those who came to play golf and enjoy a good meal. The tournament raises money for the Satterwhite Fund which supports the Trust for Life Organ Donation Program. Some of the proceeds also go to help the Owen County Senior Citizens Activity Fund.

  • Rebel bats come alive

    The results may not have been what they wanted, but there were positive signs last week for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels played five games last week and won two, but the team scored double-digit runs in three of the contests.
    Owen County began the week with a 19-10 win over Frankfort.
    They then dropped a 5-2 decision to Lloyd. The Rebels then produced another offensive outburst as they defeated Eminence, 13-2.
    The team then closed out the week with a pair of games at Pendleton County. The Rebels dropped the first 12-10 and the second 9-6.

  • Softball team earns some early revenge

     It was a week that offered mixed results for the Owen County softball team. The Lady Rebels played a pair of games against 31st District rivals picking up a win and a loss.
    The week began with a game in New Castle against Henry County. The Lady Wildcats got the best of the Lady Rebels with a 6-1 win.
    Owen County then remained on the road as they travelled to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County. It was the second meeting between the two schools in nine days.