Today's News

  • Soccer season winding down

    The regular season for the Owen County High School soccer teams is reaching its end.
    The boys will play their final home game Saturday at noon against Carroll County.
    The girls will close out the home portion of their schedule Thursday as they take on Carroll County at 5:30 p.m.
    Both teams will be in action today (Wednesday) as they travel to New Castle to take on Henry County in a doubleheader.

  • Sweet Owen 5K results

    Champion Runners
    (Excluded from age groups)

    FEMALE    Place    Time
    Heather Doolin    1    22:54
    Samantha Tomlin    2    24:55
    Gabrielle Grider    3    25:01

    MALE    Place    Time
    Hunter Trenary    1    15:47
    Cory Hudnall    2    16:53

  • Youth soccer results - Sept. 26, 2012

    Saturday, Sept. 15
    Big Monsters – 5 vs. Team Clemons – 2
    The Big Monsters took command of the game from the opening whistle thanks to the excellent display of defense by Mille Cook. Cook hustled after the ball each time it was in her defensive half and stopped many runs by Team Clemons. Scoring for the Big Monsters were Price Griffin and Layne Baxter, each with 2, and Ellie Anderson with 1.  
    Orange Crush – 6 vs. Team Turtleman – 3

  • School district finds interim leader

    A week after Owen County Superintendent David Raleigh’s resignation, the Owen County Board of Education has chosen an interim superintendent.
    The board met for a special-called meeting Monday and Sonny Fentress, a retired superintendent from Anderson County, was chosen to lead the district until June 30, 2013, unless a permanent superintendent is hired before the June date.
    Fentress told the board during the meeting that he had worked in education for 42 years before retiring in 2005.

  • Raleigh resigns

    Citing a job offer from the Kentucky Department of Education, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh resigned from his post Monday, effective no later than Oct. 12.
    Raleigh said he was not immediately interested in the position with KDE.

  • Suit challenges zoning change for Ford property

    An Indiana woman has filed a lawsuit in Owen Circuit Court in hopes of preventing the zoning change at the Ford House in Owenton.
    Jane R. Ford, who lives in Anderson, Ind., owns the property at 313 South Main Street, adjacent to the Ford House and filed the suit in Owen County Circuit Court.
    The lawsuit stems from a zoning change request that was approved by the local planning and zoning commission and adopted by the Owenton City Council on July 27.

  • County moving ahead with blacktopping plans

    Several county roads will receive blacktopping after the Owen County Fiscal Court approved a bid for asphalt surface at its Sept. 11 meeting.
    The fiscal court received three bids for the surface, one from Rigler for $50.50 per ton; one from Mago for $61.50 per ton, and one from Ohio Valley Ashphalt, LLC. for $62 per ton.
    Although Mago did not have the cheapest price, the court opted to accept their bid for the asphalt.

  • Owen grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury issued the following indictments:
    • James R. Thomas, 52, on the charges of first-degree bail jumping, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Music, food and stories of past highlight picnic

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 14, 2012

    Brandy Wilhoite, 1982, four counts of theft by deception, pleaded guilty, restitution and costs.
    Hank W. House, violation of E.P.O./D.V.O., pleaded guilty, 60 days to serve, credit time served.
    Billie K. Kincaid, 1971, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $350, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, 120 days, to serve seven, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served, operator’s license suspended for 12 months; failure of owner to maintain required insurance.