Today's News

  • Service will mark 9-11 anniversary with special broadcasts

    Ten years after Sept. 11, 2001, we continue to remember the events that changed our country and that took the lives of so many, including those of our fellow first responders.
    In their memory, Rural/Metro Ambulance, which operates in Owen County, will be reading a special tribute over some of its radio systems across the country on Sept. 11.
    Rural/Metro has also purchased commemorative shirts and is allowing employees to wear them in place of their normal uniforms for the week of Sept. 11.

  • Monterey Matters: A reunion and a goodbye

    I hope everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.
    Not only am I looking forward to the Annual Labor Day Atha Family Reunion, I also will be very happy to welcome Kirby home for the weekend as well.
    As many of you already know, Kirby has been enrolled in Bluegrass Challenge in Fort Knox.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Neighbors help neighbors

    This has been a great week, weather-wise. We had a fine day for golf Wednesday. It would have been good weather to mow, but with the prediction of no rain for at least eight days, I decided to hold off on the mowing. I only did the yard around the old house and that looked like a hay field when I got done.

  • Cattle call

    Kirby Sparrow of Owenton, right, exhibited the Brown Swiss Milk Production Award winner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

  • Owen Electric helping to send vet to see memorial

    They manned anti-aircraft guns at Pearl Harbor, slogged ashore at Normandy and fought their way up Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, then modestly returned home to resume their civilian lives as farmers and teachers.
    Today, veterans who survived World War II’s carnage are in their 80s or 90s. Unfortunately, many will never get a chance to see the memorial their grateful nation erected in 2004 to honor them.

  • Owen Circuit Court - Aug. 23, 2011

    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, two counts of second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property (firearm), complicity receiving stolen property under $500, suspend fines, costs and fees, pay $250 restitution within 90 days after release.
    Ryan Landis Baker, 1992, two counts of second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property (firearm), complicity receiving stolen property under $500, suspend fines, costs and fees, pay $250 restitution within 90 days after release.

  • Boys open season with loss

    The Owen County boys’ soccer team began the 2011 season last week.
    The team opened up with a home game Aug. 15 against Calvary Christian. The two teams played a scoreless first half before the visitors netted a goal in the second half and went on to the 1-0 win.
    The boys then spent the rest of the week travelling back and forth between Owenton and Frankfort where they took part in the Capital City Classic. The Rebels dropped their first game Aug. 16 to Franklin County 0-3. They then fell 0-4 to Frankfort Saturday.

  • Lady Rebels open year with tie game

    Soccer season for the Owen County Lady Rebels got started last week.
    The year began with a home contest Aug. 16 against Pendleton County. Things looked good after the first half. The Lady Rebels took a 1-0 lead in the final minute of the half when Ashley Tyler headed in a corner kick from Katie Haines.
    The lead didn’t hold up, however, as Pendleton County sneaked in a goal in the second half that allowed the game to end in a 1-1 tie.
    Thursday night, the team hosted Lincoln County. Things did not go well and the Lady Rebels lost, 0-5.

  • Volleyball team picks up wins at Glacier

    Saturday was a busy day for the Owen County volleyball team.
    The team traveled to Bracken County to take part in the Glacier Invitational. The Lady Rebels played a total of four matches before returning home. The team split the four matches.
    Owen County picked up a win over Newport, 21-16 and 22-20. They also defeated Silver Grove, 21-17 and 21-14. They dropped a decision to Boone County, 25-17 and 25-18. The Lady Rebels fell to the host, Polar Bears, in a tough, three-game contest. Bracken County won 11-21, 21-16 and 16-14.

  • Golf team in action at Juniper Hills

    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team traveled to Frankfort last week for a match at Juniper Hills Golf Course.
    The competition included Franklin County and Boyle County.  
    Boyle County won the match last Wednesday with Franklin County finishing second.
    Kennedi Dermon paced the Lady Rebels with a nine-hole total of 45. Lynsey Farrar shot 46, Julie Spaulding 48 and Ali Minch 49.  
    The junior varsity team also saw action last week when they hosted Grant County at Fairway Golf Course.