Today's News

  • Local talent on display

    Since moving to Owen County two years ago, Gail Harrington has not only fallen in love with it’s people, but it’s thriving art community as well.
    Herrington and her husband, who moved back to Kentucky from Maryland, wanted to retire to a community near a lake and wound up at Owen County’s well-known Elmer Davis Lake.
    Since moving to Owen County, Herrington has built a pottery studio, joined the Owen County Arts Council and will take part as a vendor at this year’s Arts In the Park.
    The event, which has been held in May for the past two years, will be held once again May 21.

  • Assault suspect turns in family members

    What started off as an alleged domestic dispute in the early hours of the morning Tuesday led to the arrest of three men, two of them convicted felons.
    Owenton Police Officer Tony Stigers said the Owen County Sheriff’s Office was called to 376 Divided Ridge Road at about 1:17 a.m. for a domestic dispute in progress.
    The suspect, Joseph Lamonte Richardson, 25, allegedly had a pistol and knife in his possession.
    “Anytime there’s a situation like that all available units head in that direction for officer safety,” Stigers said.
    Stigers was requested for backup.

  • Shooting stars

  • Foul weather disrupts youth soccer league

    Due to bad weather, most of last week’s Owen Youth Soccer League games were postponed. Only one game was played.
    U-10 Mixed
    Green Machines vs.   Scott County Fire
    Taking the field on a cold, windy and wet Saturday morning, Owen County’s Green Machine, gave an extraordinary effort making great passes and forming a strong defense.  
    An outstanding player of the game was Ben Lilly, who played goalie for the first time.
    Lilly blocked more than five goal-attempts by the Fire.

  • Rebels track teams each grab third place at Carroll Co. meet

    The Owen County track teams headed to Carrollton last week for the Carroll County All-Comers Meet. Both came home with third-place finishes.
    Kaylynn Workman had a big day for the Lady Rebels. She finished third in both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and 10th in the 200-meter dash. Andi Wash also had a good day as she finished third in the 100-meter dash and second in the long jump. Haley Decandia finished second in the high jump.

  • Rebels down Demons

    The Owen County baseball team took the field twice last week. The Rebels lost to Carroll County before bouncing back and knocking off Williamstown.
    The Rebels began the week by taking on Carroll County in the Eighth Region All “A” Classic. The two teams met last year in the tournament with the Panthers winning, 11-7. This season was another slugfest, but the end result was the same as Carroll County won the game, 10-9.

  • Lady Rebels fall in finals

    When the Eighth Region All “A” Classic was held in January, it was assumed that Owen County would meet Walton-Verona in the championship game. A funny thing happened on the way to the finals, however, when the Lady Rebels lost to Williamstown in the semifinals.
    The two schools eventually squared off in the Eighth Region All “A” Classic Sunday at Gallatin County. It was not on the hardwood but on the softball diamond.
    Owen County began the tournament Friday with an easy 7-1 win over Carroll County.

  • Church News for April 20

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We appreciate Bro. Craigmyle leading us in worship Sunday. It was a wonderful day for celebrating Jesus! We had special communion service in evening worship. We had good attendance Sunday. Keep coming. If you are not actively involved in a church, we invite you to worship with us at 9:45 for small groups, and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for worship time each Sunday. Wednesday we have AWANA at 6 and Bible study/prayer meeting at 6:30. If you need transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

  • What to do when your animals are no longer ‘live’ stock

    Dealing with dead animals is a reality for any livestock owner.  There have been laws on the books for years as far as how to dispose of them, but for the most part, they’ve been somewhat impractical and very expensive for the small farmer who had an animal die on their farm.
    Because of this, many farmers have been dragging dead animals to an out-of-the-way place on the farm and letting the buzzards and coyotes dispose of the carcass.

  • 4-H News: 4-H to host growing project and variety show

    4-H Afterschool Flower and Vegetable Project
    On May 5,  Owen County 4-H will be hosting the annual Afterschool Flower and Vegetable Project.
    If you are interested in planting flowers and vegetables, this is the program for you. All youth age 9 – 18 are invited to attend. 
    Please call the Owen County Extension Office at 484-5703 by April 29 to sign up.
    4-H Variety Show