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Today's News

  • Police subdue man after confrontation

    An Owenton man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill family members and several law-enforcement officers Dec. 3

    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich confronted Ura W. “Moochie” Wright, 58, about 1:40 p.m. outside a home on Davis Lake Road where Lanny Wright, Moochie Wright’s cousin, lives.

    “He (Moochie) had been making threats against his cousins and the police all day,” Gentry said.

  • Are we at the end already?

    Not to sound too cliched, but it’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of the first decade of the new millennium.

    The changes this community, this nation, and this world have gone through in the past 10 years are way too many to even consider listing.

    But that’s OK.

    Americans and Owen countians need to look forward while remembering the past. We find ourselves at a different place than we did at the beginning of the 2000s.

  • A year ends, change begins for local government

    Owenton Mayor-elect Doug West is expected to take the oath of office Friday at Owenton City Hall.

    The date was announced at Owenton City Council’s regular monthly meeting Dec. 7.

    West will be sworn in at 4 p.m. and a reception will take place afterward.

    West said the entire community is invited to attend.

    One newly elected magistrate was sworn into office Dec. 6 at the Owen County Courthouse.

    Troy Bramblett, who ran against and defeated fourth-district magistrate Ray Smith, was sworn in as well as others in various county positions.

  • Man charged with shooting cats in Owenton

    A 76-year-old Owenton man has been charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief after a criminal complaint was filed in October.

    According to the complaint, Samuel H. Riley, subjected two cats to “injurious mistreatment” by shooting them with a .22 rifle on two separate dates.

    The cats were the property of Diana and Ted Seaman.

    The shooting caused one of the cats to have its leg amputated and the other suffered a shattered jaw.

  • Bad weather in the area? It’s snow problem

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County and temperatures plummeted into the teens.

    Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating, no major problems occurred.

  • Become an angel to others

    Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, two more turkeys have been pardoned by the President, and now we’re on the downhill slope to Christmas.

    The other day I glanced at the clock on the wall and noticed the second hand was moving at a rapid pace. “There must be something wrong with the clock,” I thought. A few minutes went by till I glanced at it again, and it seemed to be moving even faster this time. I mentioned it to our copy editor, Richard. His response was, “It’s because you’re getting older.”

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer

    It’s 11:40 p.m. and I have just remembered it is Sunday and I must write the column. It has seemed like Sunday for the last four days. Specials and football games on TV have completely thrown me off. I’m not always the brightest bulb in the lamp when things go routinely, but throw in a four-day holiday and I am lost. Audrey pointed out to me in church this morning that I had left the “ine” off of Ernestine’s name last week I blamed it on the editor. I said my column was so long he had to cut somewhere. Sorry.

  • Owenton water treatment plant earns national honor

    Kentucky American Water’s water treatment plant in Owenton, which the company purchased in 2005, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Area-Wide Optimization Program  award for 2009 from the  Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

  • Lady Rebels shine against Cheetahs in tournament’s consolation game

    The U10 Lady Rebels competed in the Commonwealth Cup in Richmond Nov. 6-7.

    Finishing the weekend with a 2-1-1 record, the Lady Rebels represented the OCYSL well and continue to develop into soccer stars.

     

    Nov. 6

    Nelson County Ladybugs, 3  — Lady Rebels, 1

    The excellent footwork of Maria Bolanos, who scored midway through the first half, coupled with excellent defense by fullback Hailee Gordon and goalie Autumn Bolen gave the Lady Rebels the lead at the half.

  • Start planning the exploitation

    They should start showing up sometime around 4 p.m. July 8.

    They will be coming in trucks, campers, mini-vans and RVs.

    For them, it’s more than a weekend trip. It’s something more akin to a pilgrimage.

    They will roll across the region with a singular site in mind. Two things will be on their minds — having fun and racing.

    After years of wrangling,  the top echelon of professional auto racing will be coming to northern Kentucky.