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Today's News

  • Season celebration

    Recently, Alfred Arrowood, co-owner of Family Billiards, invited the members of the Owen County High School football team for a meal and some fun at his restaurant.  Arrowood pays for the food out of his own pocket as a way to say thanks to the players for their commitment to Owen County High School and its athletics program.

  • Power House Rebels capture Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Power House football team recently completed its season in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League with a 6-0 Super Bowl victory over Walton.  The Rebels are (front row) Chase Petroff, Blake Burke, Logan Meadows, Timmy Morris, Ryan Lawrence, Kirby Young, Blake Duncan, Greg Taylor, and Dalton Miley.  (Back row) Jakob Ramsey, Coach Gus Smith, Trace Ogden, Cameron Perkins, Jason Gray, Randon Hall, Jesse Delucca, Ty Smith, Logan Harrod, Jeff Zapote, Dominick Barnett, and Coach Pat Patterson.
     

  • Extension service helps guests get ready for the holidays

    It’s never too early to begin decking the halls for the holidays.
    The Owen County Extension Service hosted its annual Holiday Trimmings Workshop Nov. 10. The workshop is held the second Thursday of every November and has remained an Owen County holiday tradition since the mid-1980s.
    Over the last 15 years, the workshop has provided those in attendance with recipes for the perfect holiday meal and craft instructions for special gifts and home decorations.

  • Attack in Owenton leads to arrest

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree assault after allegedly cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    According to a search warrant obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, was arrested after dispatch reported that a person had been stabbed and was at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich and Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer responded to the call.

  • Fiscal court toughens drug, alcohol rules for new hires

    A drug and alcohol free workplace policy that had been tabled by the Owen County Fiscal Court was passed at its Nov. 8 meeting with a change that will affect all new hires.
    Under the new policy, anyone who is hired to work for the county must take a drug test during the same business day they are hired.
    The policy originally gave new hires 24 hours to submit to testing, but after magistrate concerns at the Oct. 25 court meeting, the period of time was changed.
    Second District Magistrate Casey Ellis suggested the time be changed to the same business day.

  • KSP uncover pair of meth labs in Owen

    Kentucky State Police troopers discovered two meth labs Nov. 10resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.
    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton, and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton, were arrested resulting from a lab discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. 
    Three children who live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab.

  • Beshear carries Owen County by wide margin

    On his way to a sweeping victory Tuesday night, incumbent Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear captured victory in Owen County by a margin of 472 over Republican challenger David Williams and 866 votes over independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith.
    Owen County voters followed the statewide results with victories by Democratic candidates in five of the six races.
    In Owen County, the results were:
    Secretary of State
    Bill Johnson (Rep.) - 936
    Allison Lundergan Grimes (Dem) - 1500
    Attorney General

  • Owenton livestock report: Nov. 9, 2011

    Nov. 2 receipts: 853 • Oct. 26: 1,221 • Last year: 849

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls $2 to $3 lower; and feeder steers and heifers $3 to $7 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 1 percent; and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 36-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Under 10 squad brings home silver in tourney

    Under 10
    The Lady Rebels were invited to the Frankfort U10 Girls Tournament Oct. 29. The tournament was a single-elimination tournament and consisted of four U10 teams.
     
    Lady Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Strikers – 1

  • Third-place finish for Trenary

    His teammates and coaches knew Hunter Trenary could run. On Saturday in Lexington, the rest of Class A Region 5 also found out.
    Trenary finished third at the regional meet with a time of 16:45.5. He finished 10 seconds out of second place and 27 seconds ahead of fourth place.
    Cory Hudnall also ran well and finished in 16th place. Along with the help of Logan Bitler, Evan Lozier and Alex Dietz, the Rebels finished in sixth places as a team.
    The meet was held at Lexington Christian Academy.