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Today's News

  • Man charged with shooting cats in Owenton

    A 76-year-old Owenton man has been charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief after a criminal complaint was filed in October.

    According to the complaint, Samuel H. Riley, subjected two cats to “injurious mistreatment” by shooting them with a .22 rifle on two separate dates.

    The cats were the property of Diana and Ted Seaman.

    The shooting caused one of the cats to have its leg amputated and the other suffered a shattered jaw.

  • Bad weather in the area? It’s snow problem

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County and temperatures plummeted into the teens.

    Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating, no major problems occurred.

  • Become an angel to others

    Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, two more turkeys have been pardoned by the President, and now we’re on the downhill slope to Christmas.

    The other day I glanced at the clock on the wall and noticed the second hand was moving at a rapid pace. “There must be something wrong with the clock,” I thought. A few minutes went by till I glanced at it again, and it seemed to be moving even faster this time. I mentioned it to our copy editor, Richard. His response was, “It’s because you’re getting older.”

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer

    It’s 11:40 p.m. and I have just remembered it is Sunday and I must write the column. It has seemed like Sunday for the last four days. Specials and football games on TV have completely thrown me off. I’m not always the brightest bulb in the lamp when things go routinely, but throw in a four-day holiday and I am lost. Audrey pointed out to me in church this morning that I had left the “ine” off of Ernestine’s name last week I blamed it on the editor. I said my column was so long he had to cut somewhere. Sorry.

  • Owenton water treatment plant earns national honor

    Kentucky American Water’s water treatment plant in Owenton, which the company purchased in 2005, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area-Wide Optimization Program  award for 2009 from the  Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

  • Lady Rebels shine against Cheetahs in tournament’s consolation game

    The U10 Lady Rebels competed in the Commonwealth Cup in Richmond Nov. 6-7.

    Finishing the weekend with a 2-1-1 record, the Lady Rebels represented the OCYSL well and continue to develop into soccer stars.

     

    Nov. 6

    Nelson County Ladybugs, 3  — Lady Rebels, 1

    The excellent footwork of Maria Bolanos, who scored midway through the first half, coupled with excellent defense by fullback Hailee Gordon and goalie Autumn Bolen gave the Lady Rebels the lead at the half.

  • Start planning the exploitation

    They should start showing up sometime around 4 p.m. July 8.

    They will be coming in trucks, campers, mini-vans and RVs.

    For them, it’s more than a weekend trip. It’s something more akin to a pilgrimage.

    They will roll across the region with a singular site in mind. Two things will be on their minds — having fun and racing.

    After years of wrangling,  the top echelon of professional auto racing will be coming to northern Kentucky.

  • MBMS players and coach join east-west rivalry

    The Kentucky Middle School Football Association recently hosted the second annual East vs. West All Star Classic and Combine.

    During the weekend event in Frankfort, young football talent from across the state was brought together to compete.

    Owen County was well represented with Rebel standouts Dalton Mears, Derek Rudde and Michael Wash asked to take part in the event.

    The trio received a lot of attention and accolades for their efforts this past season.

  • Shooting leaves one dead

    A 71-year-old Corinth man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police say may have been a drug-related meeting.

    Christopher Dennis Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after KSP troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele, of Georgetown, shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane Friday.

    More than five pounds of marijuana were discovered at the home.

    Dennis is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana (over five pounds), charge enhanced by possession of a firearm.

  • Police perform act of kindness

    Doug Schwartzman had put a lot of miles on his old bike.

    He had been living in Florida for several months, making a humble living playing the guitar and hustling pool when he decided to go home to Pontiac, Mich.

    Schwartman, 51, gathered up his few possessions, bought a bus ticket and made plans to head home.

    But his plans suddenly changed.

    He missed his bus.

    Instead of catching the next one, Schwartzman said he decided to hit the highway under his own power. He loaded up his bicycle and headed out.