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Today's News

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League

    HotShots - 2 vs Big Monsters - 0
     
    On a bright sunny afternoon, the HotShots held the Big Monsters scoreless after an aggressive match.
    Price Griffin scored early for the HotShots. Gabi Stewart played strong defense and had many great passes forward to the strikers. Landen Perkins was strong in the goal during the first quarter and carried that strength onto the field while playing fullback. Griffin scored again in the third quarter.
    Hayden Wilson played goalie during the fourth quarter and preserved the shutout.

  • Wright joins campbellsville

    On April 16, a long-time childhood dream became reality for Thomas Wright as he signed a letter of intent to play college football with Campbellsville University.  
    Thomas, a senior at Owen County High School, has played football since fourth grade and played offensive lineman and some defensive back for the Rebel football team the last four years.  
    He was named co-captain by his team last season.
    Thomas will be a freshman at Campbellsville this fall.
    He and his family are very excited to begin this new adventure.  

  • The best and brightest

    Recently, several students at Owen County High School were inducted into the Beta Club.  To be a member, a student has to have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher, be in good disciplinary standing and display excellent character.  Students in the photo from left to right include Veronica Chisholm, Suzzana Cooke, Kennedi Dermon, Bernie Engelman, Triston Grisham, Tony Jiles, Ashton Marcum, Miranda Mason, Dalton Mears, Ciara Rogers, Michael Wash and Jessica Wilhoite.  Several other students were inducted but were unable to attend because of athletic events.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Join us for tasty travels across America

    “Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well”—that’s the theme of a national Living Well campaign being promoted by your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agents both at the national level and here in Kentucky. Local FCS Agents work through the University of Kentucky Extension Service to offer all kinds of information and programs that help families and individuals achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle.

  • This calls for a fiesta

    Since the Owenton location of Dairy Queen closed in September 2009, the building has remained empty despite rumors that it would be opening soon under a different name.
    But earlier this month, that long-running chit-chat become true when it was announced that a new version of a Frankfort favorite would be opening in Owenton.

  • Man arrested in connection with alleged barn break-in

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after a witness allegedly caught him stealing metal and other items from a field and barn.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office received the call from O’Banion Lane on March 5.
    Hammond said he and a deputy responded to the call and when they arrived, Steven S. Small, 26, allegedly had metal and different farm objects thrown into the back of a pickup truck.

  • Shelby Co. suspect solves some Owen crimes

    A recent arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department helped solve approximately seven different Owen County thefts.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a string of thefts took place during the last two weeks of February, all of which involved farm equipment.
    Hammond said the thefts took place on 227, next to Beechwood; on Old Beechwood Road; across from Elk Lick on 607 and other places.
    James A. Clark, 32, of Georgetown, allegedly stole racks, feeders, turning plows, gates, tractor weights and other equipment.

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Though block houses are gone, stories remain

    The designs varied but the purpose was uniform – defense of the Kentucky railway system during the Civil War. Block houses which could hold up to 20 men were constructed by the Union along train tacks that traversed the Bluegrass.
    These were manned by federal soldiers whose job it was to thwart Confederate raids designed to interfere with northern supply routes.
    Author and historian Charles Bogart was the guest speaker last week at the historical society meeting, and using Power Point, he illustrated the construction of these fortifications.

  • Owen County District Court - April 12, 2013

    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, continued to May 10.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Jason Moore, 1983, three counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, continued to May 10.
    Jason L. Moore, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Leslie Roden, 1981, contempt of court, bonded out.
    Grant County Deposit Bank vs. Nathan Abrams, deposition, order of discovery.