Today's News

  • Owen County goes dry

    The water shortage that shut down businesses, schools and industry across Owen County for nearly six days is over.
    The trouble began Jan. 6 when a main waterline along Main Street in Owenton ruptured. With temperatures near zero for nearly 48 hours, frozen water inside the pipes is considered the culprit behind the break.
    As other lines across the county began to freeze and break, water tanks across the county began to drain. Without adequate pressure, customers with Kentucky American saw their faucets run dry.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for portions of Owen County

    UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for portions of Owen County

    The Kentucky Division of Water has lifted a boil water advisory for customers in a large portion of Owen County as of 10:35 a.m.

  • UPDATED: Kentucky American Water working to restore service

    Kentucky American Water crews are working to address the water service outages in Owen County due to a water main break complicated by the extreme cold.
    According to a press release from Kentucky American Water, water tanks and lines are being refilled to restore service as quickly as possible, but the process could take several hours.
    Customers may experience temporary restoration of water service as the service re-pressurizes and stabilizes. This condition may continue intermittently until water service is fully restored.

  • Property transfers for December 2013

    Carol A. Oelker and Chrystal P. Spurgeon Trustee to Chrystal P. Spurgeon Trustee, Carol A. Oelker and Erik Oelker, Dogwalk Road.
    Brenda and Larry Browning to BB Properties Group LLC, Old Scotts Mill Turnpike.
    Cinfed Federal Credit Union and Cinfed Employees Federal Credit Union to Matthew E. Bass and Ruth E. Bass, Ky. No. 330, $70,000.
    Elvis and Deborah Rose to Freddie A. and Darian Sasher, Leaning Oak Road, $45,000.
    Wanda Jean Bergman, Billy Joe Lucas and Tina Lucas to Lonnie Davis, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $4,000.

  • Kays Branch News: It’s a good time to stick close to home

    I’m back into my routine -- rush around and get it done on Monday morning. This means the holidays are finally over and I can get back to normal, whatever that is.
    I went to Frankfort on Saturday and stocked up on books and pet food. I have enough leftovers to last me till February.
    It was 0 degrees on my thermometer when I got up this morning. I got in enough wood last evening to last till Wednesday, so I won’t have to get out of the house. We cancelled bridge this week so I have no reason to, but nothing lasts forever in Kentucky.

  • 4-H News: Owen Co. 4-H helps build character through dairy and livestock programs

    Participating in livestock programs are one of the most recognized aspects of 4-H, but along with learning about animals young people can develop positive character traits to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    There are many ways youths can be involved in livestock programs through 4-H. Programs offered through 4-H include quiz competitions, skillathons, livestock judging, projects and shows. Owning an animal is not a requirement for participation.

  • Loans available for socially disadvantaged Owen farmers

    USDA Farm Service Agency reserves funds each year to make loans to socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms.

  • A heart-warming story

    2013 marked the third year a local 10 year old, Carsyn Inman, has been able to successfully collect blankets, jackets and other miscellaneous items for the homeless people in Jefferson County.
    Inman receives help in her efforts from her sister Claire, her family, friends and the members of her church.
    In 2011, Carsyn Inman told her mother that she wanted to take blankets to homeless people so they wouldn’t be cold during the winter.  

  • Rebels finish fourth in Florida

    The Owen County High School Rebels spent part of their Christmas break in Florida.
    The team traveled to Orlando, Fla. where they took part in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament.
    After winning their first game 69-50 over Griswold High School from Connecticut, the team dropped their next three to finish in fourth place.
     In their second game, Owen County took on Portsmouth, Ohio.
    Tournament most valuable payer Carson Williams finished with 29 points and 20 rebounds and Hunter Trenary added 16 points.
    The Rebels however would fall 61-54.

  • Lady Rebels busy over break

    The Owen County High School girls basketball team had a busy Christmas break. Starting on Dec. 26, 2013, the team played three games in three days.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Raceland to take part in the Ohio River Classic.
    The Owen County team took on three opponents and dropped all three. Owen County lost 54-36 to Lawrence County and 58-36 to Bracken County. The team then lost a 46-37 decision to Villa Madonna.
    The Lady Rebels finished the break by traveling to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County High School.