Today's News

  • Cinderella’s Closet ready to help young princesses

    Feeling like a princess for prom can often become a huge expense, but through donations one organization continues to help junior and senior high school girls have an evening they won’t forget.
    Cinderella’s Closet originated as a ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, but has grown to other churches throughout the country, including locations in northern Kentucky and Frankfort.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 21, 2014

    Mary Smith, 1961, falsely reporting an incident.
    Bruce G. Tackett, 1987, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking under $500, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 28.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, first-degree criminal trespassing, continued to Feb. 28.
    Estate Of Mildred Marguerite Fedrick, continued from Nov. 15, 2013, continued to March 7.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Feb. 18, 2014

    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to April 4.
    Michael Cain, 1983, contempt hearing, bench warrant set for $10,000.
    Jame M. Conrad, 1972, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity cultivate in marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, pleaded guilty, 60 days, five years probation, $1,000 fine.

  • Capital visit

    Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown recently welcomed Grant Cobb and Wade Cammack to the Kentucky House of Representatives as his legislative pages for the Feb. 14 session of the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Grant is an eighth grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, and his parents are Robin and Marie Cobb.  Wade is also an eighth grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, and his parents are Allen and Melissa Cammack.

  • Special anniversary: Wilma and Herschel Honaker

  • Open house • Opening doors

    The staff of the Owen County Adult Learning Center hosted an open house on Feb. 12 to celebrate their new location.
    The learning center is now located at 103 West Perry.  The hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,  1 to 4 p.m. with night classes offered at the library on Tuesday and Thursday night 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
    Director Veronica Gayle said the open house was a great success.

  • Noninsured crop disaster assistance deadline nearing

    The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for March1 deadline are alfalfa, clover, grass, millet, mixing., teff

  • Rebels clinch No. 1 tourney seed

    The week began with a close win and then ended with a close defeat but in between, the Owen County High School boys basketball team was part of a meaningful blowout.
    The Runnin’ Rebels began last week with a pair of home games. The first was an NCKC contest with Williamstown High School on Senior Night.
    The second was a district showdown with the top seed in the upcoming 31st District tournament on the line.
    Before warming up for the Feb. 18 contest with the Demons, Owen County fans had a chance to say thank you to five Rebel seniors.

  • Boys’ 31st District Tournament preview

    • The tournament began Monday night when Carroll County High School took on Eminence in the opening round game. The winner will play Owen County tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Carroll County.
    • The championship game will be on Friday night in Carrollton at 7 p.m.
    • Owen County is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last five titles.
    • Gallatin County is the last team to win three-straight district titles between 2006 and 2008.

  • Girls’ 31st District Tournament preview

    • Owen County opened the tournament Monday night as they took on Eminence. The winner played Gallatin County Tuesday night.
    • The championship game will be played on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
    • Gallatin County is the defending champion. They knocked off Owen County 43-36 in last year’s championship game.
    • Before last year, Owen County had won five-straight district titles.