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Today's News

  • Arrests make law enforcement more watchful

    After two people were arrested for possession of heroin in Owen County, Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry is concerned the use of heroin may be on the rise in Owen County.

    The two arrests were made within days of each other.

    Eugene F. Wolpert was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with first-degree possession of heroin.

    The second suspect, whose name is part of an ongoing investigation was arrested on March 2 and charged with first-degree possession of heroin.

    Gentry said two different kinds of heroin were found.

  • Compliments to the kids

    In a society where so much emphasis is being placed on winning, it seems there is not enough being placed on how to act when you do. Not only can you be a poor sport when you lose, it is not uncommon for someone to be a sore winner.

    That is not the case in Owen County.

    The basketball teams made history this season when both the varsity girls and boys won a District Championship. The boys even advanced to the semifinals of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • New Farmhouse Grill opens its doors

    When Trisha and Betty Richardson began their catering business last year, they never dreamed it would lead into opening their own restaurant, the Farmhouse Grill.

    Trisha and Betty Richardson are both natives of Owen County and took their first steps toward opening a restaurant when they began Your Menu Catering in 2008.

    When the location became available on Roland Avenue, the two jumped at the chance to start their own restaurant.

  • Owen County girl to compete in spelling bee

    Brittany Schaub of Owen County will compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee Saturday at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

    Schaub is one of approximately 60 Kentucky and Southern Indiana youngsters who will participate in one of the major events of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

    The state winner will receive a U.S. Savings Bond valued at $10,000 upon maturity, a trophy, the latest edition of the Merriam Webster collegiate dictionary and a $25 amazon.com gift card.

  • Lady Rebels stumble over regional roadblock

    Owen County and Oldham County know how to play close games.

    The previous two contests were decided in the final seconds. The Lady Colonels won in 2008 by two points on the final shot of the game while the Lady Rebels squeaked out a three-point win earlier this year in the closing seconds.

    On March 3 in Crestwood, the two teams again squared off in a close encounter. On this night, both teams were looking to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Thayer urges Republicans to stand up

    State Sen. Damon Thayer gave the Owen County Republican Party an update Thursday of what he has been working on during the 2009 legislative session, including the cigarette and packaged-liquor tax increase.

    Thayer, R-Georgetown, was recently re-elected as senator for the 17th district. He also serves as chairman for the Senate Committee on State and Local Government.

    Thayer thanked the Owen County Republican Party for supporting him during his campaign.

  • Bearcats derail Rebels’ regional tourney run

    Heading into Monday night’s game with Anderson County the Owen County Rebels had already done something no other team since 1996 had done. They had won a first round game in the 8th Region Tournament. If Owen County could beat the region’s top team they would equal the feat of that ’96 team by reaching the 8th Region Finals.

    The Rebels almost did not reach Monday night. They had to overcome themselves and hang on in overtime to beat Grant County last Wednesday night in the first round.

  • Thanks to Katey’s Angels

    As most of you probably know, on the morning of Jan. 22 my daughter was in a horrific car accident. She had left, as she did every morning, wondering if I liked her shirt, if her hair looked OK and could I grab her a snack for breakfast. In less than five minutes after she left, a friend of hers called me and said, “Katey has been in an accident.” It took me seconds to be out the door and to her.

  • Chapman named deputy city clerk

    For Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier, the search has ended for a new deputy city clerk. Veronica Chapman was officially sworn in March 3.

    The deputy city clerk position became open after previous deputy Laura Aldridge was sworn in as city clerk.

    Wotier said there were at least 30 people who called or inquired about the job.

    Chapman, a 33-year-old Owen County native, said she felt like she would be well suited for the job because of her office experience.

  • Rebels win fourth district title

    To win the 31st District title, the Owen County Rebels would have to defeat a pair of rivals that have not been friendly as of late.

    Over the past couple of seasons, Gallatin County has had the upper hand against Owen County.

    Henry County has been tough on Owen County, beating the Rebels twice this year at the buzzer. The second time came back in January when the Wildcats sank a 40-footer at the horn to win the All “A” Classic.

    The Rebels’ climb to the top started Feb. 25 against Gallatin County.