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Today's News

  • Cross-county team runs in NCKC championships

    The Owen County High School cross county teams took part in the NCKC Championships on Oct. 14 at Walton-Verona High School.
    Autumn Hunter was the top finisher for the Lady Rebels as she came across the finish line in 10th place.
    Lucinda Beach came in 16th place and Samantha Tamplin finished 22nd.
    Piper Walker also claimed a spot in the top 30 as she placed 29th. Not far behind were Kailey Cram and Jessica Hardin, who finished 33rd and 34th.

  • Aint it The Truth: Tenacious little turtle thought he could fly

    Deep within a forest, a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort, he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs, and crashed to the ground.
    After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground.
    The turtle tried time and again while a couple of birds sat on a branch and watched him.
    Finally, the female bird turned to her mate and said: “Dear, don’t you think it’s time we tell him he’s adopted?”

  • Tornado in New Columbus: “I’m safe. My puppy dog is safe. It’s OK.”

    The National Weather Service has announced that a tornado touched down in the New Columbus area about 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7.
    With several damaged homes and trees, the announcement probably didn’t surprise residents who weathered the storm.
    Chris Blevins, of 4180 Georgetown Road, said the winds hit his home around 4:30 p.m.
    “Things just started breaking, Blevins said, “Some of the trees, they were snapping. It’s crazy,”
    Several trees in his yard, one measuring perhaps two feet in diameter, were damaged.

  • Lending a hand: Over 75 student-athletes volunteer to help community with first-ever REBELSoutREACH

    Almost every day, there are fans of the Owen County High School Rebels in the stands for a game.
    But every day in Owen County, there are people in need and things that should get done.
    Earlier this month, the needs of the community and OCHS student-athletes came together for the first-ever REBELSoutREACH, an event that put players out in the public to help neighbors and supporters.

  • Owen County grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down two other indictments on Oct. 7:
    • Caleb B. Shafer, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • City expected to set tax rates at meeting

    The Owenton City Council was expect to approve new tax rates at its meeting Tuesday night.
    According the Owenton Mayor Doug West, overall the rates are similar to last year’s rates. The council is expected to take the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    “The real estate rate is down and the property tax is going up just a smudge,” West said. “It’s going up but it’s so little, I doubt anyone will really notice.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 7, 2014

    Donavan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 21.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from Sept. 23.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Oct. 21.

  • Rockets to the rescue

    By Jessi Williams
    Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Recently, Owen County 4-Hers learned how creativity and a strong foundation in math and science can help them help others, when they participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment.
    National Youth Science Day gives 4-H professionals and volunteers across the country an opportunity to get youth excited about science, math, engineering and technology and promote 4-H Science programs. Since 2008, more than 5 million young Americans have participated in National Youth Science Day. 

  • Be ready for earthquake drill Thursday

    Owen County Emergency Management and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
    The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill (www.shakeout.org) is a great opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.
    You cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will stop suddenly or become intense so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately.
    DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)

  • Wedding announcement: Moller-Wolford

    Allison Marie Moller, the daughter of William and Jessica Moller of Glencoe, will be united in marriage with Blake Alexander Wolford, the son of Darren and Chris Wolford of Owenton, on Oct. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Remnant Baptist Church.
    The service will be officiated by Bro. Darren Wolford.
    Allison Marie Moller will be given away by her father.
    The bride is a 2013 graduate of Gallatin County High School and is currently employed by Dollar General.