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Today's News

  • Attack in Owenton leads to arrest

    An Owenton man is being charged with first-degree assault after allegedly cutting a man with a pocket knife Nov. 6.
    According to a search warrant obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Daryl Andre Thomas, 52, was arrested after dispatch reported that a person had been stabbed and was at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich and Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer responded to the call.

  • Fiscal court toughens drug, alcohol rules for new hires

    A drug and alcohol free workplace policy that had been tabled by the Owen County Fiscal Court was passed at its Nov. 8 meeting with a change that will affect all new hires.
    Under the new policy, anyone who is hired to work for the county must take a drug test during the same business day they are hired.
    The policy originally gave new hires 24 hours to submit to testing, but after magistrate concerns at the Oct. 25 court meeting, the period of time was changed.
    Second District Magistrate Casey Ellis suggested the time be changed to the same business day.

  • KSP uncover pair of meth labs in Owen

    Kentucky State Police troopers discovered two meth labs Nov. 10resulting from investigative efforts conducted in Owen County, one near Gratz and one in New Liberty.
    Justin Rapp, 25, of Owenton, and Amber Rapp, 25, of Owenton, were arrested resulting from a lab discovered outside the home located at 2145 Highway 355 near Gratz. 
    Three children who live in the home were reportedly unharmed and not exposed to the lab.

  • Beshear carries Owen County by wide margin

    On his way to a sweeping victory Tuesday night, incumbent Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear captured victory in Owen County by a margin of 472 over Republican challenger David Williams and 866 votes over independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith.
    Owen County voters followed the statewide results with victories by Democratic candidates in five of the six races.
    In Owen County, the results were:
    Secretary of State
    Bill Johnson (Rep.) - 936
    Allison Lundergan Grimes (Dem) - 1500
    Attorney General

  • Owenton livestock report: Nov. 9, 2011

    Nov. 2 receipts: 853 • Oct. 26: 1,221 • Last year: 849

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls $2 to $3 lower; and feeder steers and heifers $3 to $7 lower.
    Slaughter cows were 12 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 2 percent; replacement cows 1 percent; and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 27-percent steers, 36-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. Twenty-two percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.

  • Under 10 squad brings home silver in tourney

    Under 10
    The Lady Rebels were invited to the Frankfort U10 Girls Tournament Oct. 29. The tournament was a single-elimination tournament and consisted of four U10 teams.
     
    Lady Rebels – 3 vs. Frankfort Strikers – 1

  • Third-place finish for Trenary

    His teammates and coaches knew Hunter Trenary could run. On Saturday in Lexington, the rest of Class A Region 5 also found out.
    Trenary finished third at the regional meet with a time of 16:45.5. He finished 10 seconds out of second place and 27 seconds ahead of fourth place.
    Cory Hudnall also ran well and finished in 16th place. Along with the help of Logan Bitler, Evan Lozier and Alex Dietz, the Rebels finished in sixth places as a team.
    The meet was held at Lexington Christian Academy.

  • Rebel Ramblings Nov. 9, 2011

    Rebel Ramblings
    Playoff Edition
    (Round Two)

    • Covington Holy Cross will come to Owenton with a record of 8-3. The Indians had an easy win over Carroll County last week in the first round, 68-0.
    • The Indians’ three losses this season came against Cooper, Beechwood and Newport Central Catholic.
    • Indians Head Coach Bruce Kozerski spent 12 seasons as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Kozerski was the starting center for the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII in Miami against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Turn it up to 11

    To say it has been a long time would be an understatement. The last time Owen County won a playoff game was during the Carter Administration.
    That changed Friday night at Patterson Field when the Rebels dispatched the Newport Wildcats, 38-13.
    Owen County continued its magical season with another dominating performance over an opponent. The Rebels used a stingy defense and a bruising rushing attack to send Newport into the offseason. The offense rushed for 226 yards, while allowing the Wildcats just 55 yards on the ground.

  • Poe picked to take over Owen Farm Bureau

    Harold Poe, LUTCF, has been appointed the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Owen County Agency.
    Poe’s appointment was announced in Louisville by John Sparrow, vice president of agency support and marketing for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.
     Poe, a Magoffin County native, is a master agent for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and was honored as the 2010 District Five Agent of the Year. He became an agent in January 2001 after graduating from Magoffin County High School and Prestonsburg Community College.