Today's News

  • Hitting the century mark

    Like many teenagers, 17-year-old Destinee Epperson entered her freshman year of high school with dreams of becoming a star athlete. Her biggest ambition? To score 100 goals on the soccer field by the end of her senior season with the Lady Rebels.
    But when her freshman year concluded, Epperson found herself with a torn ACL — her second in two years — seemingly dashing all hopes of reaching the achievement.

  • Runnin’ Rebels pick up first season win against TFCA

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • Lady Rebels open season with a pair of wins

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Lady Rebels putting team before self ahead of new season

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Team chemistry a strength for this year's Runnin' Rebels

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • After 40-plus years, Kay’s Branch News author bids a fond farewell to readers

    We had an inch of snow on the Branch this past week. It’s been several years since we’ve had that much snow this early.
    I had an appointment with my eye doctor this week. My vision hasn’t changed since the last appointment, and I do not need to have anything changed. That’s very good news because I have glasses in the TV room, kitchen and my purse. It would cost me a fortune to have them all changed.

  • Business promises 150 new jobs

    An industrial hemp processing business promises to bring 150 jobs to Owenton after recently taking possession of the former Itron building.
    Lilu’s Garden, the nation’s largest state-of-the-art hemp processing company specializing in the manufacturing of derivatives from industrial hemp, will be hiring warehouse and maintenance workers, drivers, manufacturing processors and engineers with salaries ranging from minimum wage to more than $100,000 per year, according to a press release.

  • A $4.1 million investment

    Following months of negotiations, Gov. Matt Bevin’s office officially announced Pounds of Plastics, Inc., an international specialty manufacturer, will locate to the former Itron warehouse in the coming months.
    A $4.1 million investment, the company is initially expected to bring a minimum of 54 full-time jobs to Owenton.
    Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Pounds of Plastics specializes in custom polymers and thermoplastics used in automotive and a variety of other industries.

  • Owen countians made headlines across the nation

    Over the years stories featuring Owen countians have been reported in newspaper articles across America. Some are true, others are a stretch of the imagination, and a few are downright unbelievable.
    One rather questionable story was reported in an Oregon newspaper, the Columbian, in 1882. According to the article, Judge Major of Kentucky was told by many older people in Frankfort and Owen counties that the Mexican dictator Santa Anna, who massacred the Texans at the Alamo, was born in this area. Judge Major elaborated:

  • Owen District Court | Oct. 26, 2018

    Oct. 26, 2018
    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 9.
    Tiffany Kelly, 1989, two counts of third-degree assault, contempt of court, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    William Metts, 1983, first-degree criminal trespassing, 12 months, to serve, 20 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, court costs, show cause hearing set for Feb. 15.
    Alisha Meyers, 1986, two counts of contempt of court, bonded out.