Today's News

  • Showdown in Williamstown

    It was the matchup everyone expected.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels met the Walton-Verona High School Lady Bearcats in the championship game of the eighth-region All ‘A’ Classic Saturday night in Williamstown.
    Neither team had any trouble advancing to the finals. The Lady Bearcats dispatched of Williamstown in the first round and then embarrassed Eminence in the semifinals.

  • Eckhart named to EKU dean’s list

    Savannah Lee Eckart, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety.
    The dean’s list requirements are to attain a 3.5 GPA or higher on specified minimums of academic work. She will graduate with her bachelor’s of science in adult corrections and juvenile justice in May.

  • Owen County’s Wilson to attend Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine

    Shelia Wilson of Glencoe has been admitted to the  professional program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2015.
    Wilson earned a degree in agriculture in 2011 from Murray State University and she is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School in Owenton. As an undergraduate, she was recognized as an outstanding senior in pre-veterinary medicine sports, outstanding senior woman, and she received the agriculture leadership award.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Plenty of fun despite cool weather

    Kitty Sallee called last week to invite me to an unexpected bridge party at the Smith House last week. We had agreed at our Christmas bridge date that we would not play again till March, so this was a real treat.  It was a very cold but sunny Tuesday. We met at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Pat brought Betty Marston to have lunch with us. It was so good to see her out and looking so well. I also saw Lou Ann come in with her grandson Chad to have lunch too.

  • Jim Bush elected to join county committee

    By Claudia Baney - Farm Services News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 10, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Feb. 17.
    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause deferred, owes $1,425 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Elizabeth Brackin, 1966, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 24.
    Jackie R. Broughton, 1971, contempt of court, failure to pay, owes $2.097.72 total,

  • Owen Historical Society News: Grandmas, nanas and mamaws made history

    Mamaw, Granny, Ma, Nana, and Grandma.
    These endearing names have been spoken by Owen countians throughout the years to designate that special grandmother who captured the hearts of families.
    There are many examples in Owen County where mamaws and papaws moved into the home of their children and grandchildren. Other grandparents lived and died in the same house in which they were born. 

  • Sometimes, you can only laugh at a headless bear

    Last week, I tagged along with my youngest daughter, Georgeann, to the Kentucky side of Cincinnati.  Her young children, Annelise and Hudson, made the jaunt from Lexington with us.

  • Faithful called on for ‘spiritual awakening’

    The organizer of a prayer event hopes that by coming together, the faithful of Owen County can help bring change.
    The ‘spiritual awakening’ assembly service will be held at First Baptist Owenton at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
    This will be a concerted time of prayer for spiritual awakening for the sake of families, churches, community and nation, organizers said.
    Brad Banks, pastor of First Baptist Church of Owenton and lead organizer of the event, said the idea for the event grew out of a desire to spark local ministers into action.

  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after a traffic stop in Owenton led officers to find marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
    James K. Elmore, 25, was arrested at 12:13 a.m., Dec. 15, after officers stopped him on West Seminary Street.
    According to a citation, Elmore had constricted pupils and was acting nervous.
    Officers administered a heel-to-toe test, but according to the citation Elmore did not hold position and used his arms for balance.