Today's News

  • Looking for Bleu’s clues

    After weeks of searching a local family recently found their missing Siberian Husky in a plastic garbage bag and is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
    Joy Botkins and her family were originally offering a $500 reward for anyone helping to find the dog, Bleu, who went missing Feb. 22.
    The dog’s carcass was found March 4 in an unoccupied section of Sawdridge Creek Road.

  • Father hopes new business with be legacy for son

    Making money and serving the public wasn’t the only thing on Darren Wolford’s mind when he decided to start up a new lawn care service in Owen County.
    He was looking to the future and hoping to build a legacy for his son.
    Although his son Blake, 16, will soon be off for college, Darren Wolford said he started “Love My Lawn” as a way to help ensure a financial future and bond the pair even further.
    “I wanna teach him everything I know,” Darren Wolford said. “This a venture that we can do together.”

  • New firm to college city garbage

    The City of Owenton has contracted Rumpke exclusively to provide residential trash service. All residents should contact Rumpke at (800) 678-6753 by March 30 to set up service.
    Rumpke will begin weekly trash service April 5.
    Trash will be collected on Thursdays and residents should place trash in bags or cans at the curb the night before.
    A recycling drop-off box will be provided at 310 S. Main Street in Owenton. Residents can use the box to recycle plastic bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, steel cans, paper and cardboard.

  • Suspect in burglaries allegedly left ID at crime scene

    A Franklin County man has been indicted by the Owen County grand jury after allegedly being involved in a string of burglaries on U.S. 127 South.
    Andrew J. Oliver, 28, was indicted on the charges of second-degree  burgalry and theft by unlawful taking.
    According to records from the Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office, victims of a burglary that took place on Jan. 20 reported that two doors of their home on U.S. 127 South had been kicked in and jewelry, guns and medication had been stolen.

  • District needs over $600,000 in cuts or new revenue to make budget

    The Owen County Board of Education has a new chairman following the resignation of Brian Young.
    Young announced his resignation to Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28. His resignation was immediately effective.
    In a meeting held March 12, board member Dr. Larry Johnson nominated Stuart Bowling for the board’s chairperson, citing Bowling’s seniority on the board as one reason for the nomination.
    The nomination was seconded by Terry Patterson and unanimously approved.

  • Lady Rebels fall in semifinals

    A trip to the Eighth Region finals was in their grasp.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels trailed Walton-Verona by 7 points early in the third quarter of Saturday’s eighth region semifinal at Anderson County.
    They would storm back and take a 37-36 lead in the fourth quarter and would extend the lead to 42-39 midway through the final eight minutes.
    Twice, the Lady Rebels had chances to extend the lead. Twice, they came up empty.

  • Rebels miss shot at finals

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter

    They struggled at the free-throw line and at times did not take good care of the basketball. Despite that the Owen County High School Rebels still had a shot to send their eighth region semifinal contest with Oldham County to overtime.
    Making a third semifinal appearance in the last four years, Owen County entered Monday night’s game looking to avenge a 48-36 loss to the Colonels in February.
    The Rebels reached the semifinals with a hard fought 48-40 win over Anderson County Thursday night.

  • Owenton Livestock report - Feb. 29

    Feb. 29 receipts: 641 • Feb. 22: 359
    Compared to the previous week: Feeder steers steady to $1 higher, feeder heifers $1 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows steady and slaughter bulls steady on a light test.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 200-300 lbs.  $219; 300-400 lbs.  $191-196, few $203-205; 400-500 lbs.  $184-198; 500-600 lbs.  $180-190; 600-700 lbs.  $160-170; 700-800 lbs.  $138-152; 800-900 lbs.  $142-144; 900-1,000 lbs.  $125.

  • Academic achievement: Timothy E. Burgener

    Timothy E. Burgener, the husband of Nita Malcomb Burgener, of Worthville, is a full-time student at Gateway Community & Technical College in Florence. He has made a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester 2011 and has a 3.71 GPA overall. This past November he was inducted into the National Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and is also the vice president of scholarship in his local honors chapter. He will be graduating in May with an associate degree in industrial maintenance technology.

  • Birth announcement: Ella Ruth Mills

    Ella Ruth Mills was born Dec. 8, 2011, at 5:27 p.m. in the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Christopher and Rebecca Mills of Owenton. She was welcomed into the world by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Glenda Allnutt of Owenton; her paternal grandparents, Homer Mills Jr. of Inez and Teresa Stapleton of Vinton, Ohio; and her great-grandparents, Nellie Gibson and Jackie Allnutt of Owenton and Dacus Sumpter and Verlie Mills of Inez.