Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Groups join together to share a lasting legacy

    They came from all walks of life — farmers, carpenters, homemakers, teachers, and bankers. What they held in common was their love of history and their dedication to its preservation.
    Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Trimble, Henry, and Switzerland counties’ historical societies gathered at the Owen County Extension Office last week for the annual six-county picnic. Over 70 people attended and the food, fellowship, and entertainment combined to offer an enjoyable evening for all.

  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As Governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.

  • The healing power of sports

    It was a dark day, maybe the darkest.
    Ten years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years have come and gone since planes flew into three buildings and one crashed in an open field. People have lived now for a decade without a loved one who was either on a plane or in a building just minding their own business. They did not choose their fate and neither did the country. It happened anyway.   

  • Business owner keeps vigil for her missing son

    “Grandma, did you find our dad yet?” These are just a few of the words that keep Owenton business-owner Linda Smith going every day since her son has been missing.
    Kelly P. Herald III, 32, has not been seen by family or friends since around July 1.
    Herald, who has two children, was living and working near LaGrange. Once the job ended, he stayed in Gallatin County with Smith and his father and worked in Carrollton.
    Smith, the owner and operator of YOUniquely-U, said Herald had been arrested before, but was never convicted of a felony.

  • ATM theft suspect could be on house arrest

    By Kayleigh Zyskowski
    Kentucky News Content Service
    An Owenton man charged with the theft of a Kentucky Employees Credit Union ATM will be released on house arrest until his trial if he posts bond.
    Tony Traylor, 37, was charged with the theft of the KECU ATM after the machine was knocked over with a stolen backhoe and taken from a Reilly Road parking lot June 18.
    About $20,000 was reported missing from the ATM after it was recovered in Owen County days later.

  • Group organizing tour of Owen’s agricultural history

    With plans for a new barn mural, a tobacco heritage trail tour and a new booklet featuring Owen County farmers, the Agriculture Heritage Trail committee is looking forward to a busy fall season.
    The AHT committee will host an Owen County Heritage Trail farm tour Oct. 8. The committee is hoping to garner some out-of-town interest with the tour.
    Registration for the tour is $45, which includes transportation, lunch, snacks, information packet and souvenir.

  • New friends afield

    Despite being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes in February, 6-year-old Brax Ward doesn’t let his condition stop him — just like his role model, Tim Farmer, who is the host of the television show “Kentucky Afield.”
    An avid fisherman, Brax watches every episode of Kentucky Afield and began telling his parents that he could identify with Farmer because they both have handicaps.

  • Youth soccer league opens fall season

    Under 10
    Lady Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Dragons – 2
    Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Magic – 3
    The Owen County U10 Boys hosted the Frankfort Magic for their first game of the fall soccer season.
    The teams proved to be evenly matched. After 50 minutes of play, the game ended in a tie.
    Scoring for the Rebels was evenly distributed with Cody Anderson, Jack Spurgeon and Kaleb Epperson each scoring one goal.

  • Sports notes: Aug. 31, 2011

    Boys soccer
    • The boys’ soccer team hosted the Owen County Invitational last weekend. The team lost games to Covington Latin and Carroll County. Covington Latin beat Paris to win the tournament. The Rebels will be in action this week at the 13th/14th Region All “A” Classic. The Rebels will open the tournament against Lexington Christian at 8 p.m. tonight at Capital View Park. They will host Grant County Tuesday.

  • Three-peat

    Some habits are bad. This one is not.
    The Owen County High School girl’s golf team is making a habit of winning the Eighth Region All “A” Classic.
    On Aug. 23 at Fairway Golf Course, the team did it for the third year in a row.
    As a team, the Lady Rebels shot a combined score of 324 to beat their nearest competitor, Carroll County, which posted a 406.
    According to Owen County High School Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott, it was the lowest round shot by a team he has coached.