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Today's News

  • Owenton cops nab suspects in burglary

    Two Owenton men were arrested Thursday after allegedly burglarizing
    Smoker Friendly on North Main Street in Owenton.
    According to a press release from the Owenton Police Department, Brandon S. Zipperle, 19, and Charles Dodson II, 22, were arrested May 19, the same day the incident took place.
    According to records obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Zipperle admitted to breaking into Smoker Friendly with the intent to steal cigarettes.

  • Blooming Cloverbuds

    By Denise Perkins
    4-H Cloverbud Leader

    Friday,  the Owen County 4-H Cloverbud group planted the barrels around  the square as their service project.  I would like to thank Daniel Bustle, Owen County High School Ag.  teacher/ FFA sponsor, for helping me choose and providing the flowers used in the barrels.

  • Owenton man faces charges following fatal Wednesday crash

    One Owenton man is dead and another has been arrested after an alleged DUI-related crash Wednesday.
    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.

  • Owen Co. off-court honors

    During the team banquet, nine members of this year’s varsity basketball team were recognized for their exceptional work off the court. Teammates Jarrod Ball, Hunter Trenary, Zach Ripy, Cooper Taylor, Stone Osborne, and Sawyer Williams were honored for maintaining a cumulative GPA between 3.25-3.74 and were named KHSAA Honorable Mention Academic All-State. Carson Williams, Tucker Trenary and Justin Shelton were named KHSAA First Team Academic All-State for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. The  team GPA this year was 3.5.

  • Two victories for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County softball team picked up a pair of victories last week.
    The first came last Tuesday when the Lady Rebels defeated Eminence 10-1 in Owenton. It was the team’s second win over the Lady Warriors this season. Owen County defeated Eminence 8-6 back on April 18 on the road.
    The team then traveled to Florence on Wednesday for a contest with Boone County. The Lady Rebels of Owen County would prevail over the Lady Rebels from Boone County 5-3. The win would give Owen County 16 for the season, equaling their win total from last season.

  • Rebels on a roll

    It was another week of good baseball for the Owen County High School Rebels. The Rebels won two more games to extend their winning streak to seven before finally losing a game on Saturday in the NCKC Tournament.
    The Rebels began the week May 9 with a trip to Eminence to take on the Warriors.
    Owen County would have little trouble picking up win number 14 as they won 14-3 in six innings. It was the third-straight win where the Rebels were able to close out the game in less than the regulation seven innings.

  • A date in Louisville: Girls relay team and high jumper heading to state

    It was regional Saturday for the Owen County High school girl’s track team.
    The team headed to Danville over the weekend where they competed in the Class A Region 5 Meet at Admiral Stadium.
    As a team, the Lady Rebels placed eighth.

  • A date in Louisville:

    Several members of the Owen County High School boys track team are headed to Louisville.
    The team spent Saturday in Danville competing in the Class A Region 5 Track Meet. It was a successful day for the team as they finished third overall.
    The team will be sending 11 individuals to the state track meet Thursday through Saturday at the University of Louisville.
    Collin Trammel won the 200-meter dash and the long jump and grabbed a place at the state meet in both events.
    Trammel currently has the second fastest 200-meter time among Class A runners.

  • Democratic Party selects local leaders

    The Owen County Democratic Party Executive Committee has elected the following officers and delegates for the state convention: Stuart Bowling, chairman; Chris Spurgeon, vice-chairman; Rob Stafford, secretary; and Frank Downing, treasurer.
    Delegates are Carolyn Keith, Frank Downing and Courtney Bourne.

  • Beverly represents Owen at Rotary Club Speech Contest

    This year’s theme for the 2012 Rotary Speech Contest was “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.”  Contestants learned about Rotary and its mission.  Winners at the local level were OCHS students Robert Beverly (first place with a  $300 prize), Rachel Dauwe (second place with $200 prize) and James Thompson (third prize with $100 prize)