Today's News

  • Record breaker:Hoop makes history with fourth-best finish ever in Kentucky

    She did everything but win.

    Danielle Hoop ran the fourth-fastest race in state history Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    She finished second.

    Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp won the Class A State Championship because she ran the second-fastest time.

    Snapp finished four seconds better than Hoop to claim her third consecutive state title.

    “I feel so bad for this kid,” Owen County Cross Country Coach Jeff Sutton said.


    Nov. 13 was a day for the history books.

    After months of investigation, 68 arrest warrants were issued against suspected drug traffickers in five counties, including 16 in Owen County.

    Chip Perry, public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police Post Five, said this is the largest drug roundup ever for the post.

    He said there are 112 charges pending and all but four charges are felonies.

    The monumental effort started at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and involved every branch of local law enforcement.

  • Soccer players deserve recognition

    I would like to take a moment and say ‘great job’ to all primary students who played soccer this fall.

    My son played for the first time as a first-grader and loved it. Every time they won a game, he felt so good about himself.

    They won all seven of their games. All of these kids deserve more recognition. There were no tournaments, no articles, no pictures, nothing.

    There is always something about middle school or high school sports.

    My point is even though this is park and rec. sports, these kids don’t try any less.

  • Everyone has a right to speak up and be heard

    I’d like to answer Tracey Westover’s guest editorial “Times are Changing,” dated Nov. 12, 2008.

    It is of utmost importance that all Christian America pray that our elected officials, including the new president, are instruments in bringing God’s will in America for all Americans.

    Ms. Westover stated that at a place of business her son was told “speak up – just because we’re all white doesn’t mean you can’t speak up.”

  • Auditor meets with fiscal court members

    The investigation phase of the 2008 audit for the Owen County Fiscal Court is complete. The results were presented at an exit conference Nov. 11.

    Greg Giesler, the administrative branch manager and open records administrator with the state auditor’s office, said the exit conference was complete, but the final results will not be released for several months.

  • Parents should send proper messages to their kids

    Racism In response to the letter by Tracy Westover, I identify with you completely. My son was faced with racism while in school. By the grace of God and after years of searching and finally being comfortable with who he is, he grew up to be a fine young man. He respects others for who they are, not by the color of their skin. Racism couldn’t take the goodness out of his heart.

  • Nov. 14, 2008

    Bryan A. Ruth, trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Dec. 12.

    Steven S. Small, 1986, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, $5,000 cash bond set.

    Michael J. Walker, 1988, three counts of trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, adopted plea agreement, continued to Dec. 12.

    Matthew Shane Walker, 1986, trafficking in marijuana, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 12.

  • Public urged to support shelter and efforts to help animals

    We would like to invite you to attend the Fido Fiesta from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Elk Creek Winery.

    There will be silent auctions, in house raffles, a private wine tasting tour by reservation only and musical entertainment by Jake Walls throughout the evening. Proceeds will go towards completion and operation of the Owen County dog shelter which will be operated by Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. under a contractual agreement with the county.

  • Brown faces hearing in Scott County

    A former Owen County resident will face a preliminary hearing Thursday after police discovered the remains of his sister in the truck of his car.

    Timothy Brown, 30, was arrested in St. Louis, Mo., after a missing persons report had been filed in regards to his sister, Penny Brown, who suffered from cerebral palsy.

    On Nov. 6, Timothy Brown pleaded not guilty abusing or neglecting an adult in connection with the discovery of his sister’s mummified body in the trunk of his car.

  • Youth football continues to shine

    The Owen County youth football team continues to make history and completed its regular season with a perfect season and a super bowl championship against surrounding teams such as Gallatin, Grant, Walton-Verona and Pendleton County.

    The squad traveled to Jessamine County to play in a 9-and-under tournament. They fought through the tough, cold conditions to continue their winning streak. Their record stands at 19-0.

    Saturday, they won their pool against Larue County (18-0) and a close game in overtime against Jessamine County (12-6) making them the No. 1 seed.