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Today's News

  • Update from the Mayor

    The purpose of this monthly article is to better inform the citizens of Owenton and Owen County of all the events, activities and specifically the precedings of our monthly City Council meetings.

  • Boys Golf preparing for NCKC/All “A” Tourney

    They are young, but they continue to improve every time they play. Led by a seventh-grader and an eighth-grader, the Owen County Rebels are off to a good start on the 2008 season. The team played a pair of matches last week, earning a split. The week began with a match against Carroll County. The Rebels proved too much for the Panthers as they won the match. Seventh-grader Jarrod Ball shot a 39 while eighth-grader Zach Ripy posted a 41. Thursday saw Walton-Verona come to Fairway Golf Course for a match.

  • Fowler earns first win for Rebel Football

    So much for the victory celebration Bishop Brossart had planned.

    The Owen County football team ruined any hopes the Mustangs had of getting their first ever varsity win on Friday night. Instead, they gave head coach Adam Fowler his first win as a varsity head coach by beating the second-year program 18-6 at Newport High School.

    When asked if it was nice to get the monkey off his back in week one, Fowler said, “It really is. All the pressure is gone.”

  • Willoughby joins city council

    When city councilman John Stewart’s resignation became effective on Aug. 11, Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier took on the task of finding someone to fill Stewart’s position. The decision became final at this month’s city council meeting.

    Joshua Willoughby, 23, is the newest city councilman. Willoughby works full-time with the Carroll County EMS and part-time with Owen County EMS. He and his wife, Melinda, have been living in Owenton for a little over a year.

  • Market report

    Owenton Livestock Exchange August 20, 2008 Compared to last week: Feeder steers 1.00-2.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter bulls steady, light supply. Slaughter cows: Breaker: 75-80 percent lean, 1,225-1,685, 48.00-54.00; 56.00-57.50, high-dress; 45.50-47.50, low-dress. Boner: 80-85 percent lean, 810-1,370, 47.50-51.50; 54.50, high-dress; 45.00-47.00, low-dress. Lean: 85-90, 820-1,360, 44.50-48.50; 620-760, 39.00. Slaugher Bulls #1: 1,495-1,785, 80-82 carcass boning percent, 74.00-78.50.

  • Starting a land trust

    Many landowners are concerned about the fate of their land beyond their lifetimes. Cherished farms, forests and the family histories they hold are often lost to development when subsequent owners need to settle a divorce, pay bills, or divide up an inheritance. Being able to pass land to the next generation with the knowledge that it will stay intact is a legacy many landowners would welcome.

  • Kickers capture Owen Invitational

    It is said that defense wins championships. For the Owen County boy’s soccer team it was a pair of shutouts that led to winning the Owen County Invitational on Saturday. The Rebels defeated Spencer County and Walton-Verona to claim the title. The week began with a pair of tough defeats to Sayre and Frankfort. Owen County lost in a shootout to Sayre and dropped a 2-0 decision to Frankfort. The Rebels opened up play on Saturday morning against Spencer County; and Billy Patton opened up the scoring early in the first half to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead.

  • Rules of irrigation during drought

    All in all it has been a very forgiving season. Plenty of spring and early summer rain has, however, turned into a dry late summer. We are not in the throes of a severe drought but we are in the midst of some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

  • ‘Servolution’ starts clean-up project

    On Sept. 27, adults and students alike will gather together to clean up Owen County.

    Trent Holbert, pastor of Long Ridge Baptist Church, came up with the idea for a “servolution” that focuses on middle and high school students. The group will start the day off by taking a tour of the community to see which areas need help, and from there doing various community services such as painting curbs and painting over graffiti.

  • Crime Wave

    Sometime Monday morning, the alley between the Owen County County Clerk’s office and The News-Herald office, and the Owen County Post Office were painted with racially-charged graffiti. Police officer Tony Stigers said the paint primer used in the graffiti was stolen from supplies used to repair the courthouse.