Today's News

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Walton-Verona • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Walton-Verona is 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the district after posting a 48-21 victory over Carroll County on Friday night.
    • The Bearcats are coached by Jeff Barth, who is in his fifth season at the helm. In those five years, Barth is 33-19 overall.
    • Owen County lost 21-14 to Walton-Verona last season in Owenton.
    • The Bearcats reached the third round of the Class 2A State Playoffs last season before falling 49-14 to Newport Central Catholic.
    • Walton-Verona has won a playoff game in two of the last three seasons.

  • Lady Rebels claim NCKC title

    To say the Lady Rebels have had success in the NCKC Tournament would be an understatement. On Sept. 24 at Fairway Golf Course, the team won its fourth NCKC title in the last five years.
    The win wasn’t easy as the Lady Rebels finished just two shots ahead of Henry County.
    Shelby Power finished second overall by shooting a 74.
    Mackenzi Peyton from Henry County won the individual title by carding a 73.
    Owen County’s Lydia Merrified and Debbie Farrar each shot 97 while Grace Chilton fired a 112. Morgan Woodyard shot 113.

  • OCHS boys come in second at tourney

    The Owen County High School boys golf team hosted the NCKC Tournament last week. The Rebels would fall two shots shy of claiming the title.
    As a team, the Rebels posted a 326 while Walton-Verona was just a little better as they fired a 324 to win.
    Owen County had three golfers finish in the top five. Justin Trusty was second with a 78; Austin Fitzgerald was third with a 79; and Jordan Prather was fifth with an 81. Matt Atkins and Cole Hamilton tied for 15th as they each shot 88.

  • Rebels run well at Trimble

    The Owen County High School cross-country team spent Saturday in Bedford taking part in the Trimble County Invitational. It was a good day.
    Hunter Trenary won the boys varsity race finishing 38-seconds ahead of Christian Apel from Trimble County High School.
    Cory Hudnall was fifth while Keith Stout was eighth. Logan Bitler placed 11th and Kyle Flood was 16th.  
    The team finished second overall.
    In the girls varsity race, it was Autumn Hunter finishing fourth.

  • Couple swims, runs and bikes their way through Georgia

    Kevin and Gabrielle Welsh competed in a half ironman competition in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 29. The competition consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run–a total of 70.3 miles traveled. Kevin finished with a time of 6:29:53. Gabrielle finished with a time of 6:39:12.

  • Senior health to be focus of library event

    There will be senior citizens health fair for senior adults and caregivers Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Owen County Public Library.
    The event will feature flu shots; blood sugar and blood pressure checks; weights; shoulder, neck massages; healthy snacks; and door prizes.
    The Owen County Farmers Market will also be open.
    The event is sponsored by Senior First Care Advisors, LLC and will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.
    For more information, contact Jennifer Chancery at the Owen County Public Library, 502-484-3450.


  • Church news for Oct. 9, 2013

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s word from Ezekiel 22:26-31 titled “Similarities We Must See.”
    We praised God through songs lead by Dave Jones and were blessed with Mary Marlow’s wonderful talent of playing the piano. It is great to be able to join together with brothers and sisters in Christ to praise God in his sanctuary.
    Our quarterly business meeting will be Oct. 13 after the morning worship. WOM will be having its meeting at 4 p.m. at the church. All women are welcome to attend.

  • Cell-phone photos of minors leads to grand-jury indictment

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after photos of minors were found on his cell phone.
    Dakota C. Tinch, 24, of Cull Road, was indicted on the charges of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment he knowingly had in his possession or control matter visually depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor with knowledge of the matter’s content, character and the sexual performance is by a minor.

  • Owen County gets grant to preserve local records

    Staff Report

    Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has received a grant totaling $17,280 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Thirty-four grants have been awarded for a total of $703,206 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • Blaze levels garage on Claxon Ridge Road

    A garage on Claxon Ridge Road was a total loss after a Sept. 18 fire.
    The Monterey Volunteer Fire Department and the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to 3605 Claxon Ridge Road at approximately 11:47 a.m.
    Monterey Fire Department Firefighter and Training Officer Charlie Riddle said a car was being worked on inside the garage and the fire started in that area.
    Riddle said there were no injuries.