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Today's News

  • Chapter ends for pair

    Saturday was a special day for two Owen County young people. It would be a day that marked two endings, one in the morning and the other that night.
    Seniors Katie Haines and Patrick Brumback have been a part of the Owen County Youth Soccer League since they were 4 years old.
    They began as players and on Saturday, they finished as referees.
    Saturday morning marked their final games before hanging up their whistles.
    On Saturday night, they both graduated from Owen County High School.

  • Rebels finish strong

    It is tournament time for the Owen County High School Rebels on the baseball diamond.
    The Rebels finished the season with a flourish last week, winning three of their final four contests.
    The week began May 15 with a trip to play Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Owen County lost the game 8-0.
    They stayed on the road on Thursday with a bus ride to play at Frankfort. The ride home after this game would be more enjoyable as the Rebels won the game 8-6.
    The Rebels would then return home Friday night for a doubleheader against Villa Madonna.

  • Owen track hits the road to state meet

    Members of the Owen County track teams spent the weekend in Louisville. They were there competing in the in the Class A State Track Meet.
    The girls were represented in the 4x800-meter relay team and the high jump.
    Haley DeCandia performed well in the high jump by finishing ninth.
    The relay team of Emily Bibb, Samantha Tamplin, Mikala Byers and Amber Gover placed 21st.
    The boys finished 17th overall as a team and had several outstanding performances.

  • Primary 2012: Owen turnout beat state average

    Owen County voters turned out in slightly higher numbers than across most of the commonwealth for the May 22 primary election.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she had estimated that 20 to 22 percent of the county's registered voters would visit the polls. A total of 1,463 cast their ballots, giving Owen County a voter turnout of 19.92 percent.
    "It was pretty quiet," Kincaid said. "We had a small turnout and there were no problems with our equipment or anything like that."

  • A long journey to find my legacy

    Recently, on a rainy, dismal day during my latest trip to Owen County, I stopped at the badly overgrown and neglected cemetery on route 127 at the Owen/Franklin County line. 

  • KHS to dedicate historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field

    The Kentucky Historical Society (will dedicate a historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 127 and KY 607 near Old Cedar Baptist Church in Monterey.

  • Bittersweet Celebration

    The word “family” was one of the touchstones for this year’s graduation service at Owen County High School
    During their address, Owen County High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian Brittany Sloma and Salutatorian Miranda Owens talked about the tragedies that touched the class, including the deaths of Rebekah Gaines and Miranda Goodhew.
    Sloma and Owens said the terrible events brought the class together like a family and each classmate will have a special bond that will forever connect them.

  • Murder suspects enter not-guilty pleas in Franklin

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County accused of killing a Frankfort man May 5 entered not guilty pleas in Franklin Circuit Court May 17.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are being charged with murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.

  • Murder suspects enter not-guilty pleas in Franklin

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County accused of killing a Frankfort man May 5 entered not guilty pleas in Franklin Circuit Court May 17.
    Joshua Hammond, 31, and David Bruce II, 44, both of Owen County and James Simons, 35, of Grant County, are being charged with murder, assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.

  • Fatal crash leads to charges

    One Owenton man is dead and another has multiple charges pending against him after an alleged DUI-related crash May 16.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Bradley Arterburn said KSP troopers responded to the crash at 6:59 a.m. The incident occurred several
    hours earlier but was not called in until another driver saw the vehicle, police said.
    The driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in a statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.