Today's News

  • Plants grow in soil, dirt gets under your nails

    Weekend Gardener

  • Court News | March 23, 2016

    Owen District Court
    March 18, 2016


    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape; not guilty plea, preliminary hearing set to Apr. 1 at 9 a.m.

    Brandi Becknell, 1979, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified; possession of marijuana; drug paraphernalia; probable cause established, transfer to Grand Jury, continue to Apr. 5 at 9 a.m.

  • Looking back | March 23, 2016

    Owen gearing up for race visitors
    March 23, 2011
    5 years ago

    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race only months away, local officials are beginning to weigh in on the economic impact the race could have on Owen County.

    The announcement of the Sprint Cup race coming to Kentucky Speedway, located off the Sparta exit on I-71, was made last August.

    In preparation for the race, the Kentucky Speedway has increased its stadium seating from 66,000 to 105,000.

  • All too often, when you live as you please, you get swallowed by a fish

    I’ve heard it said that a man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he like.

    If I could do whatever I like, I’d eat several massive cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast, spend the day on my couch watching reruns of “Gilmore Girls,” punch a few people I know in the nose, never pay my taxes or dust my house.

    That’s just off the top of my head.

    Most of us think freedom is doing anything we want, making our own rules, not submitting to any type of authority – if it feels good, do it.

  • The dangers of life sometimes require a friend or two

    N-H Columnist

    A travel agent looked up from his desk to see an elderly lady peering through his office window at posters advertising exotic vacation getaways. Behind the lady was an equally elderly gentleman.

    The agent, in a fit of generosity, invited the two inside and announced that he would send them both on a fabulous, all-expenses-paid vacation to Hawaii.

    He told his secretary to get them airline tickets and to book them in a five-star hotel.

  • Local Church News | March 23, 2016

    Lighthouse Church

    We will be having our Easter celebration service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. There will be an Easter egg hunt following the service.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Rock Stars will meet at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday). Bible study will also be at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

    The youth meet at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    We will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., Friday, March 25.

  • Lady Rebels open season with win over Frankfort

    Sometimes life and sports intersect. That was the case last week for the Owen County softball team.

    The Lady Rebels opened their season on Thursday in Frankfort amidst an emotional week for many of the Owen County players.

    Following the death last Monday of classmate Ellie Stout, the team gathered on Wednesday night.

    “It was really good to get most all of us in the dugout and just be together,” said head coach Greg Wilhoite. “It’s a tough time to be a coach and try to find the right words for them.”

  • More than 50 attend search and rescue training

    A total of 56 personnel from four different counties and 14 different agencies attended an extrication training hosted by Owen County Search and Rescue Saturday.

    Search and Rescue Chief Greg Estes would like to thank McDonalds, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Air Methods, Cowboys, Belterra, B&C Towing, the Owen County Fairboard and Meadow-View Shopwise for their support of the event.

  • Home school students visit OCVFD

    Home school children from across Owen County visited the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department March 16. The children were given a tour of the department. Members of Owen County EMS and Owen County Search and Rescue were also on hand to give the children an idea of what they do in the event of an emergency.

  • OCSAR hosts public training

    Owen County Search and Rescue will host what the squad hopes will become an annual extrication training Saturday at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    The public is invited to attend the training. The invitation is the first of its kind in Owen County, according to Captain Greg Estes.

    The event has been in the planning stages for about two months and Estes said he hopes it will open the public’s eye to the professionalism of the squad.