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Today's News

  • Memory of lost friend will help others live

    Saying goodbye to a friend hasn’t been easy for many Owen County High School students, but they are determined to keep her memory alive in all school activities.
    The Owen County High School National Honor Society, in partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center, will hold its second blood drive of the school year Monday, in memory of senior Rebekah Gaines who died Oct. 16.
    “Rebekah donated blood last year before she got cancer,” Owen County High School senior Rianna Gayheart said. “And she was a recipient of blood during her treatments.”

  • Emergency workers ready to help again

    Across Owen County, volunteer  firefighters are ready to risk their lives to help and protect their communities.
    This sense of duty is a full-time commitment.
    The Christmas season is no different.
    The Owen County volunteer fire departments and the Owen County Search and Rescue are holding their first-annual food and coat drive to give back to the community that is always supportive of its volunteers.
    Owen County Volunteer Firefighters Jeff Wright and Daryl Hearne are spearheading the drive, which continues through Dec. 17.

  • Guilty plea entered in stabbing incident

    An Owenton man has been sentenced to four months behind bars after pleading guilty to cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, pleaded guilty to the charges of fourth-degree assault and second-degree wanton endangerment in Owen District Court Friday.
    Thomas was originally charged with first-degree assault but the charge was amended to fourth-degree Friday.
    He was sentenced to one year for each charge, but could serve only 120 days. He will be conditionally discharged for the balance.

  • Police arrest two in several area burglaries

    Two Owen County men were recently arrested by Owen County sheriff’s deputies following separate alleged burglaries.
    Bradford L. Wilhoite, 30, of Owenton, allegedly broke into the home of Ricky and Judy Williams on Cull Road.
    The alleged incident took place Nov. 21.
    “(Williams) had a bunch of jewelry and a shotgun taken,” Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said. “We were able to recover some of the stuff.”

  • County official charged with DUI, speeding

    An Owen County magistrate was recently arrested on the charges of first-degree driving under the influence and speeding 15 mph over the limit.
    Fourth-District Magistrate Troy Bramblett, 40, was arrested at approximately 11:58 p.m. Nov. 26.
    According to police records, Bramblett was traveling north on U.S. 127 in Franklin County, near Shadrick Ferry Road when a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy allegedly observed him traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • Rebels honored for football success

    The 2011 football season was a historic one for the Owen County High School Rebels. For their efforts, a pair of Rebels has been honored by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler was named Class 2A District 5 coach of the year and Sawyer Williams was named Player of the Year in the District.
    Fowler guided the Rebels to their first ever undefeated regular season and their first district championship since 1981.

  • Owenton Livestock Report - Nov. 23, 2011

    Nov. 23 receipts: 431
    Nov. 16: 419
    Last year: 590

    Slaughter cows steady to $2 higher, slaughter bulls steady on a light supply. Feeder and feeder heifers $2 to $5 higher.
    Slaughter cows 11-percent of the supply, slaughter bulls two percent, replacements cows 35-percent and feeders 48-percent. The feeder supply included 30-percent steers, 18-percent heifers and 15-percent feeder bulls. 42-percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs.
    Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%: 1,190 lbs.  $63; 1,430 lbs.  $60; 1,545 lbs.  $65.

  • Doyle Devers promoted at United Producers

    Doyle Devers was named facility manager of United Producers Inc. in Owenton, effective Nov. 21, 2011.
    As facility manager, Devers will provide leadership and oversight for the UPI-Owenton operation, facility and staff. He will be responsible for development of customer relationships, customer service, business development and bottom line at the market. Also, he will manage the delivery of all UPI services and programs and maintain a competitive market place for the members of the cooperative.

  • Monterey Matters: Tragedies strike our small community once again

    A lot of time has come and gone since I last had an opportunity to submit any news. I’m hoping each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas as well as a happy and safe New Year. I’m hoping, as many of you are, that 2012 has more to offer us and will be a much better year for all of us.  
    As many of you know by now, Monterey has lost a very dear man. Dan and his wife Kim (Fisher) Ballard were recently in a very tragic automobile accident. It was very unfortunate that Dan did not survive.

  • Agricultural News By Kim Strohmeier

    The heavy rains over the last few days, along with the predictions of some colder weather, remind us that it’s probably time to start thinking about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations.