Today's News

  • Adams sees backlash over fourth-class designation

    A public hearing will soon be held following backlash from city and county residents on a plan to change the City of Owenton to a fourth-class city.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West and State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, have been receiving negative phone calls from citizens concerned the move could result in a local-option election for alcohol sales or a liquor-by-the-drink ordinance.
    The City of Owenton is currently a fifth-class city.

  • Gamble shines at pageant

    On Jan. 13-14, Madison Gamble, Miss Owen County Fair, travelled to Louisville to represent Owen County in the Miss Kentucky County Fair Pageant. There were 90 girls competing for the title. Gamble placed in the top 15. It has been 19 years since an Owen County girl has placed in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant. There were several Owen County Fair Board members, family and friends in Louisville to cheer Gamble on. Owen County Fair Pageant Director Becky Duvall said supporters hoped Gamble would continue to compete.

  • Family seeking works of Brumback-Twedt

    The children of Pat Brumback-Twedt, noted local author and painter, are trying to collect photos of all the paintings by their mother.
    In the 1980s and 90s, Brumback-Twedt sold paintings, mostly portraits. She was featured at several juried exhibits throughout the state, such as the Capital Expo in Frankfort, where she painted portraits on the spot.

  • Owen County Honor Rolls

    Third grade super honor roll
    Allison Bourne; Daisy Cockerham; Trinity Craig; Haylee Neeley; Maddigan Walker
    Sammy Woodyard; Jorden May; Josh Jones; Jacob Haydon; Elise Guest; Joshua Gay; Mary Gamm; Abigail Colligan
    Destiny Prather; Shelby Sams; Jaylan Tolbert
    Curtis Bates; Ellie Dales; Merideth David; Isabella Herdman; Carsyn Inman; Gregory Webster
    Tori Lykins; Savannah Kinster; Cheyenne Coppola; Madison Brown
    Mercedes Bourne; Josiah Cobb; Madison Duvall; Dylan Gray; Mallory Hardesty; Darren Patrick; Caitlin Sizemore; Abby York

  • ‘A’ great achievement

    The Owen County Rebels will play an unscheduled road game Thursday night. None of them are complaining.
    For the first time since 2003, the Owen County High School Rebels are the Eighth Region All ‘A’ champions.
    Owen County claimed its third title Saturday night at Trimble County High School as they defeated Walton-Verona 65-58. The team also won in 1996.
    The Rebels opened up the tournament Jan. 17 by taking on Gallatin County.
    The Wildcats were responsible for knocking Owen County out of the event the last two years.
    This would be the year the Rebels turn the tables.

  • State All ‘A’ Classic Preview

    • The State All ‘A’ Classic will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    • The Rebels will be making their third appearance in the tournament. The previous two came in 1996 and 2003. Owen County is 2-2 all-time in the event. The Rebels advanced to the semifinals in 1996 before falling to University Heights and were eliminated in the first round in 2003 by Bishop Brossart.

  • Owen County Lady Rebels shoot down Lady Rockets

    The mark of a good team is often seen in how it handles adversity. For the Owen County High School Lady Rebels that test came Thursday night in Owenton.
    After falling in the finals of the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic Jan. 14, the team was back on the court the following Monday at Franklin County.
    Things got off to a good start as Owen County raced out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
    The Lady Flyers would eventually score late in the first quarter and once they did they would go on a 17-2 run to take the lead. Owen County would bounce back and cut the deficit to 29-28 at halftime.

  • Farm Services News: Loans available for socially disadvantaged farmers

    By Claudia Baney

  • Free tax service returns to Owen County Public Library

    The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative will operate a free tax preparation site in Owenton again in 2012.
    KASI is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians with financial matters.
    The free service is available to families with a household income less than $50,000.
    Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers will file taxes at the Owen County Public Library.
    Tax preparers will be available Jan. 31 from 3 to 8 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association at 502-209-5382.

  • Local service announces sign-up period for three conservation initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.
    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to the local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.
    The organic initiative will focus on individuals who are currently certified organic or are transitioning to become certified organic.