Today's News

  • Owen girls track team stays busy

    The Owen County High School girls track team spent a busy week running around northern Kentucky and Lexington.
    The team started last week at Walton-Verona in the NCKC Meet.
    Overall, the team would finish fourth behind Walton-Verona, Trimble County and Henry County high schools. Williamstown and Carroll County high schools placed fifth and sixth.
    In the 100-meter dash, it was Andi Burford and Sarah Willhoite placed sixth and 10th.
    Burford finished fifth in the 200-meter dash while Ardri Hager placed seventh.

  • Boys track team gets pair of third-place finishes in a week

    The Owen County High School boy’s track team had a busy week. The team competed in three meets last week and twice finished in third place.
    The week began with a trip to Walton-Verona and the NCKC Meet.
    The Bearcats would easily win the meet while Owen County finished third, just eight points behind Henry County High School.
    The Rebels had some outstanding individual performances.
    Collin Trammel finished first in both the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

  • Lady Rebels split week

    Coming off a dramatic home win last week, the Lady Rebels hit the road this week for a pair of games.
    The girls of Owen County High School traveled to Collins on April 23 where they played both games. The team came home with both a win and a loss.
    The Lady Rebels dropped a 7-4 decision to Collins in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
    Owen County would however get past Shelby County High School, 9-8.

  • Rebels fall in sectional

    The Owen County High School baseball team went into Friday night’s All ‘A’ Sectional contest hoping to earn a trip to Whitaker Bank Park. It was not to be.
    The Rebels managed only two hits and committed a pair of errors in losing to Whitfield Academy 3-0.
    The Wildcats got a run in the fourth and then two more in the fifth to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the All ‘A’ State Tournament against Danville this weekend in Lexington.

  • Williams transitions to Carson Newman

    On April 24, former Owen County HIgh School Runnin’ Rebel and 2012 Eighth Region Player of the Year Sawyer Williams signed a national letter of intent to play NCAA Division 2 basketball on a full athletic scholarship at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn. Williams is transferring from Morehead State University where he was a red shirt freshman this past season.


  • Chappell elected to Council for Burley Tobacco board

    Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected new representatives to the board of directors at the 2013 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting of Membership April 18 in Lexington.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 23, 2013

  • Owen County District Court - April 26, 2013

    Larry Moller, 1982, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 27.
    Danny Oakley, 1954, two counts of second-degree narcotics, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Jessica Ransdell, first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of fourth-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 10.

  • Owen student wins SkillsUSA project grant

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center Skills USA chapter won first place in the leadership event called “Community Service” for their project, “A Place to Sleep,” in the 2013 SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Championship.
    The championship was held April 3 at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The Kentucky National Guard sponsored and judged the event.
    Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Rene Rabago of Carroll County and Nathan Jude of Owen County presented the project.

  • Police round up drug suspects

    The Owenton Police Department recently arrested three people following a three-month investigation into illegal drug dealers.
    The arrests took place April 17, with a total of five felonies and two misdemeanor charges.
    Danny Oakley, 58, of 109 East Perry Street, Owenton, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Hydrocodone; third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.