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Today's News

  • Young but experienced Rebels hit the diamond for new season

    It may not feel like it outside but it is baseball season in Owen County.
    The Rebels opened the 2013 campaign last week by playing a pair of road games. Owen County traveled to Collins on Thursday and lost 7-3. They got back on the bus Friday and headed to Western Hills where they defeated the Wolverines 3-2. It is the second year in a row the Rebels have opened the season with a loss before beating Western Hills in their second game.

  • First in history

    At a recent banquet, Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebel Carson Williams was honored as an All Eighth Region selection bya Eighth Region Basketball Coaches Association. Williams, center, is the first freshman to receive this honor in the 24 year history of the organization. Also pictured are Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and OCHS Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman, right.

  • In season: Zach Perkins

    Zach Perkins, the 10-year-old son of Marvin and Teresa Perkins, took this 8-point buck during deer season.

  • Owen grand jury indicts bank-robbery suspects

    The brother and sister suspected of robbing the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust in February pleaded not guilty in a court appearance March 12.
    Aaron L. Jones, 23, of Fort Mitchell and Wilma Renee Jones, 32, of Carrollton, were both appointed public attorneys after being indicted last week.
    A third suspect in the robbery, Todd E. McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, did not appear in court. His arraignment was continued to March 26.
    A $50,000 cash bond has been set for each of the three suspects.

  • Advice from the experts

  • Firm seeking nearly $100,000 from city

    A bill for nearly $100,000 is at the heart of a controversy between the city of Owenton and a central Kentucky architecture firm.
    MSE of Kentucky, which was contracted to construct phases one and two of the Severn Creek water project, is seeking $99,000 from the city of Owenton.
    The firm was contracted for the first phase of the project in 2005, which included upgrades and repairs to lines and other equipment.

  • Spring cleaning

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owenton Mayor Doug West are asking Owen countians to band together in an effort to clean up the area as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The event, held each March, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing.
    Owen County Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said organizations that wish to participate can help with roadside litter pickup.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go

    Earlier this month, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Read across America Day.
    Shona Gullett, guidance counselor, spearheaded a classroom door decorating contest with 100 percent participation.  
    Each room chose a different Dr. Seuss book as its theme. The winning room chose Fox in Socks and will get lunch in the library.  Several other classrooms got first place votes and will receive ice-cream parties in the library.  

  • Owen woman accused of stealing lottery tickets from station

    Two women have been accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station.
    According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Anissa K. Otter, 28, 300 Hwy. 227 in New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, 307 Lewis Street in Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19.
    Police said the pair went into the store to pay for gas.
    Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw said Otter stayed in the store and the cashier went to the bathroom while Otter was in the store.

  • Lathrem named 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States

    After two long days of competing in preliminaries that consisted of private interviews, formal, swimsuit, and on-stage question, a local teenager from Owen County, Marlee Brooke Lathrem was crowned as the 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States.  
    Not only did Lathrem win the title she also  won the “Run Way” award that was given out on the first night of preliminaries.
    The pageant was held the weekend of Feb. 15-17 at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Kentucky.