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Today's News

  • Carolyn Keith named Harris Fellow

    Carolyn Keith is the newest Paul Harris Fellow of the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Keith, who is a past president of Rotary and the current Owen County judge executive, was recently honored for her service to the community and to the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Keith is a longtime resident of Owen County and has worked tirelessly for its residents. 
    “I value my membership in the Owenton Rotary and especially value receiving the Paul Harris Award,” Keith, who has been a Rotarian for over 17 years, said.

  • Owen County District Court: April 20, 2012

    Clay J. Couch, 1961, non-payment of fines, contempt of court, owes $223 and failed to show proof of anger management assessment, in jail, $723 cash bond set, fine paid and anger management.
    Kevin D. Hall, 1970, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief, pleaded not guilty, $2,500 bond set, preliminary hearing set for April 27.
    Brad Hearn, 1979, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set, continued to May 4.

  • Zone change sought for Ford House

    A fixture on the eastern entrance to Owenton could change if a proposed zone change is approved by the city.
    The Owenton planning and zoning committee will hold a public hearing Monday at 6 p.m., at Owenton City Hall to hear comments and concerns regarding proposed zone changes at 302 North Main Street and 311 South Main Street, known as the Ford House and the Goforth property.
    The committee is considering a request to change the designation from R1 (residential) to C1 (central business).

  • Primary Preview

    With the May primary looming ahead Owen County voters are sure to see changes in their state and federal government come November.
    Local voters will head to the polls on May 22 to narrow down the presidential, fourth congressional district for the U.S. house, state senator and state representative races.
    Earlier this year, Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, said he would not seek re-election to the 61st district state representative seat that he has held for 20 years.

  • Board agrees to maintain certification supplement

    Eight Owen County teachers will continue to receive a $500 supplement after the Owen County Board of Education voted take to it off the table as a potential cut.
    The eight teachers who receive the supplement are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    Teachers can receive national board certification by passing assessments that are reviewed by specially trained educators outside the district.

  • Eight charged in alleged meth making

    Eight people were arrested and a 2-year-old child was taken to a Grant County hospital after police searched an Owenton apartment and found six grams of finished methamphetamine and ingredients used in production of the drug Monday.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said he received a tip around 11 a.m. Monday about the people living at 14 Gaines Village Drive.

  • Boys track takes second at Henry Co.

    The Owen County High School Rebels continued their stellar spring on the track.
    The team recently traveled to New Castle for the Henry County All-Comers Meet. The team finished second behind Meade County High School.
    Overall, the Rebels claimed first place in six events.
    Paul Banks won the 100-meter dash while Collin Trammel captured the 200-meter dash.
    Hunter Trenary crossed the tape first in the 3200-meter run.
    In the field events, Cooper Taylor finished on top in the high jump with Trammel winning the long jump.

  • Youth soccer league results

    Under 8 - March 31
    Wildcats - 4 vs. Little Rebels - 0
     
    Macie Chappell led the Wildcats with three goals during the match. She scored two during the second quarter and finished with one in the fourth quarter.
    Lilly Chappell also added a goal in the fourth quarter - her first of the spring season.
    The Wildcats did not allow a goal with their strong, consistent defense.

  • Williams, Gayheart receive honors

    Two Owen County High School basketball players were named to the Lexington Herald Leader’s All-State teams on Sunday.
    Sawyer Williams and Rianna Gayheart were each named honorable mention after leading their teams to 31st district titles and appearances in the  eighth region semifinals.
     

  • Lady Rebels enjoy winning week

    The Owen County High School softball team enjoyed a winning week.
    The team won a pair of contests as they defeated Trimble County 13-1 last Monday in five innings and then edged Gallatin County 5-4 on Thursday in Owenton.
    The win over the Lady Wildcats avenged an earlier loss 2-0 loss to Gallatin County in Warsaw.
    In between the two wins, the team dropped a 15-6 decision to Henry County. The Lady Rebels are scheduled to be in action today (Wednesday) as they travel to take on Eminence.
    The team will then travel to Henry County on Tuesday.