Today's News

  • Sheriff settles up with county

    The Owen County Fiscal Court recently approved the 2010 sheriff’s property tax settlement.
    The county collected $728,851.03; the school district collected $3,475,578.89; the library $750,014.55; the health district $338,736.04; extension services $295,050.16; soil conservation $86,838.29; and fire departments $227,122.
    The fiscal court met June 14, when the settlement was approved.

  • Police arrest pair for heroin possession

    A routine traffic stop led a Kentucky State Police trooper to make two drug-related arrests.
    Zachary Cope, 25, of Owenton, and Thomas J. Lucas Jr., 21, of Cincinnati, were arrested June 16 and both charged with first-degree possession of heroin.
    According to state police, Lucas was the driver of the vehicle that was pulled over around 11:36 p.m.
    After stopping the two, police obtained a consent to search, but it was unclear whether the heroin was found on their person or in the vehicle.

  • Owen man found dead in California

    Homicide detectives in San Bernardino, Calif., are investigating the death of an Owenton man after his body was found in the bed of a pickup truck engulfed in flames.
    According to a statement from the San Bernardino County coroner, at 6:52 a.m. Friday, the San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire in an open field. After putting out the fire, firefighters found the body of Lafe Humble, 46, in the bed of the 2001 Dodge truck.

  • Rebels helping Rebels

    The summer started off right for dozens of young basketball hopefuls as Owen County High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall hosted his annual camp with the help of his staff and players from the boys and girls squad. The week-long camp focused on fundamentals and skill enhancement.

  • Grace Notes: Wait, wait, I know the answer

    The answer is: Lamar Lundy.
    He was one of the “Fearsome Foursome,” the starting defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s.
    It’s one of my husband’s favorite sports trivia stumpers.
    He says most sports fans can name Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones, but for some reason Lamar Lundy stumps them, although that’s the one name I always remember.

  • Dads must be careful to control diabetes

    Attention, men
    Have a happy Father’s Day.
    Control your diabetes, for life ... and for your family.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    June 8, 2011
    This week: 384
    Last year: 618

    Compared to the previous sale: No comparison due to holiday. Record temperatures curtailing livestock movement coupled with hay harvesting in full swing.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacement cows 2 percent; and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 35-percent steers, 42-percent heifers and 10-percent feeder bulls. Forty-nine percent of the supply weighed over 600 lb.
    Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80%: 1,000-1,160 lb. $75-77; 1,255-1,505 lb. $72-77; 1,365-1,550 lb. $80-83.

  • Baseball at its finest

    It is one of my favorite scenes from a movie. Terrance Mann played by James Earl Jones is talking to an Iowa farmer who plowed under his corn field to build a baseball field. His words give me goose bumps every time.
    “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.”

  • State champions AGAIN

    The Owen County Judo Team took first place at the O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship May 21 in Berea. This is the third time in the last five years the judo team has won the state championship. 
    Several players competed in more than one division. Their individual awards are as follows:
    OCPS — Merideth David, first and first places; Carsyn Inman, first and second places.
    OCES — Frankie Brown, second and third places; Noah Malcomb, first place.
    MBMS — Madison Lubbe, first and second places; Chelsae Smith, first, first and second places; Jaimie Souders, third place.

  • Academic achievements: Ann Smith Ralson

    Ann C. Smith Ralston graduated May 8, 2011, from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of arts degree in organizational leadership with a 3.5 grade point average. She is currently employed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in Bedford. She is a 1990 graduate of Owen County High School and a 1992 graduate of Midway with an associate’s degree in paralegal studies.