Today's News

  • Family celebrates service, promotion

    Lt. Colonel James M. “Mike” Yocum was recently promoted to full colonel in the U.S. Army. Yocum was joined at the promotion ceremony by his family and special guests including (from left to right) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Gwendolyn Defillippi; Maria Yocum; Kaylee Yocum; Col. Mike Yocum; Shelby Duvall Yocum; Jim Yocum; Betty Ritter; and Scott Yocum.

  • Rotarians support Owen County Park

    Owenton Rotary President Mike Cobb, right, presents Owen Co. Parks Director Buck Beverly, left,  a check for $2,000.  “We are fortunate to have such a wonderful park available for our community to enjoy,” Cobb said. “The Owenton Rotary club is pleased to support the efforts of the Owen County Park (staff).”

  • Birth announcement: William Paul Elliston

    Jeffrey and Carrie Elliston would like to announce the birth of their son, William Paul Elliston, born Dec. 19, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center at 7:50 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 4.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Paulette Purnell and Randall and Fay Johnson; paternal grandparents,  Jeff and Patricia Elliston;  maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Betty Prather and the late Homer and Betty Johnson; paternal great-grandparents, Evelyn and the late George Cooke and the late William and Anna Mae Brophy.

  • Special birthday: Edith Lewis

    Edith Lewis celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 2013. The occasion was celebrated by an open house with family and friends.

  • Special birthday: Edith Lewis

    Edith Lewis celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 14, 2013. The occasion was celebrated by an open house with family and friends.

  • Kays Branch News: My winter of water continues

    I am not a happy camper this morning.
    The Kentucky Wildcats lost, again. It snowed, again and it hasn’t been a good week for me all around.
    I awoke Tuesday morning with a wet bed. No, it wasn’t Dobbs’ fault, my waterbed had sprung a leak.
    This has been the Winter of Water.

  • Hard-fought victory: Rebels win in Eminence

    The Owen County High School boy’s basketball team should be very familiar with the gym at Eminence High School.
    The Rebels traveled to Eminence for the fourth time in a week Jan. 29.
    They were going to take on the Warriors but also to try and erase the memory of their previous game two nights before.
    It was against Carroll County in Eminence where the Rebels saw their dream of winning three-straight Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic titles end.

  • Lady Rebels foiled in the fourth quarter

    With eight minutes to go. a win was within reach.
    The Owen County Lady Rebels hosted Carroll County High School Friday night. It was the second meeting of the season between the two schools.
    The Lady Panthers got the best of the Lady Rebels in Carrollton on Dec. 13 winning 57-37. It appeared for three quarters on Friday that Owen County might return the favor in Owenton.
    Owen County played hard for the first three quarters but trailed 37-35 as the fourth quarter began.

  • Volunteers fight fire and cold weather

    Volunteer firefighters braved more than just smoke and heat Thursday afternoon as they battled a barn fire in frigid conditions.
    With the temperature hovering around the upper teens with a strong wind blowing across Old Kenny Road, firefighters tried to extinguish a blaze that had engulfed a barn owned by Doug Detheridge.
    “We braved the elements on this one,” Robb Chaney, chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said. “That’s just the way it goes sometime in winter.”

  • Boy who received new heart ready to encourage others at annual walk

    Cassie Landrum didn’t need to ask if her son Luke was feeling better after undergoing a heart transplant.
    She could just see it.
    “We came in and he wasn’t even awake yet but you could tell. His color was great. He was breathing better,” Cassie Landrum said. “It was just a miracle. “We knew right then it was a success.”
    For the Landrum family, the September surgery at a University of Cincinnati hospital was the culmination of years of fears, tears and prayer.