Today's News

  • Formal request made to change Ford zoning

    The future of well-known home on Owenton’s East Main Street could be decided in about 30 days.
    At a meeting of the Owenton planning and zoning board Monday, a formal request to change the zoning designation of the Ford house on East Main from R-1 (residential) to C-2 (commercial) was presented by the property owner Peggy Ford.
    The change would allow a commercial business to be opened on the property.
    Peggy Ford, who owns the property, said it would cost $500,000 to repair the house and $10-15,000 a year for upkeep.

  • Domestic case leads to drug indictment

    A convicted felon was recently indicted on methamphetamine charges after Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond was called to his residence over a domestic dispute.
    The incident took place during the afternoon hours April 20 at 1675 Hwy. 35. While at the residence Hammond said Kentucky State Trooper Dave Roberts stopped to see if everything was OK.

  • Judo team takes top honors at home

    On April 14, the Owen County Judo Team hosted the “2012 Rebel Judo Invitational” at Owen County High School. 
    Out of 27 teams in attendance, Owen County took first place, Bowling Green Judo Club took second, and Kettering Recreation Center Judo took third. 
    Owen County players won seven first-place trophies, eight second-places, and five third-place awards.
    Owen County Primary School
    Joe Hamilton, first; Timothy Selvage, third; Sebastian Alcorn, fourth; and Charlie Baumann, fifth

    Owen County Elementary
    Kaylee von Hellens. third; Layla Creech. second; and Meredith David. first

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results

    April 14  - Under 8 
    Wildcats - 2 vs. Fighting Tigers - 1
    On a cold wet morning, the Wildcats were able to secure their third win of the season. The game was called during the third quarter due to lightning. Lilly Chappell was the first to strike for the Wildcats when she connected in the first quarter. Price Griffin added a goal in the second quarter. Lilly Baumann and Avery Miller demonstrated exceptional  defensive skills  and Gabby Stewart and Clayton Stewart added valuable offensive minutes assisting with the goal in the second quarter.

  • Pair of tough losses for Rebels

    The week began well enough.
    The Owen County High School baseball team began last week with a road game in Warsaw. The game was the first meeting of the season between the two district rivals. It would be the Rebels who would get the best of the Wildcats in this match-up as Owen County would come back to Owenton with the 8-3. The win pushed the Rebels over the .500 mark at 8-7.
    Then came Thursday and Friday.
    On Thursday, Owen County hosted Williamstown at Dunavent Field.

  • Lady Rebels on a roll

    The Owen County High School softball team began the season by losing four straight games. To say things have turned around would be an understatement.
    Following a 6-3 loss on March 29 to Carroll County, the Lady Rebels were 0-4 and had been outscored 22-8.
    Five days later, the team welcomed Pendleton County to Owenton.
    On that day, the team would take out some frustration as they whipped the Lady Wildcats 15-0.

  • Boys win Carroll Co. Invitational

    The Owen County High School boys and girls track teams traveled to Carrollton on Friday. The teams took part in the Fourth Annual Carroll County Invitational.
    The boys had several outstanding performances as they won the event as a team.
    Paul Banks won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash.
    Cory Cannon finished fifth in the 100-meter dash while Chris Smith placed fourth in the 200-meter dash.

  • Three Rivers shines at conference

    Three Rivers District Health Department staff attended, participated and was recognized at the Kentucky Public Health Association’s 64th Annual Conference in March.
    The theme of this year’s conference was “ Where we’ve been. Where we are. Where we’re going.”
    Dr. Georgia Heise, public health director of Three Rivers District Health Department led a session titled ‘MAPPing Your Way to Accreditation.’

  • Special anniversary: Barbara and Alvin Keith

    The Keith children would like to congratulate their parents Barbara and Alvin Keith on 38 years of marriage. The couple will celebrate their anniversary on April 29.
    Their children would like to send their love and admiration to their parents for this special achievement.

  • Wedding: Peak-Heath

    Steven and Melissa Peak of Owenton are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Bridget Noel Peak to Ryan Michael Heath, the son of Patti and Johnny Parks of Owenton and the late Ken Heath of Michigan.
    The ceremony will be held June 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Hesler Assembly of God Church. A reception will follow at the Elk Creek Winery.
    Invitations are being sent to out-of-town guests only. Please call Melissa or Bridget to RSVP.