Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tips, investigation leads to drug arrests

    After months of undercover investigation, a recent drug roundup by the Owenton Police Department netted over a half a dozen felony charges and four misdemeanors.
    The roundup took place Jan. 18 and was conducted by the city’s narcotics investigator Steve Miller and officer Rufus Shearer.
    According to a statement from the Owenton Police Department, Michael J. Scott, 45, of Owenton, was charged with the sell or transfer of a simulated controlled substance, simulated marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both charges were misdemeanors.

  • Friend to Owen Co. farmers stepping down

    After serving farmers through numerous changes in agriculture for over three decades Owen County Extension Agent Kim Strohmeier is set to retire Friday.
    Strohmeier was hired on as the county agent for agriculture and natural resources in June of 1979 and has made a career out of helping Owen County’s agriculture blossom.
    As tobacco production in Owen County has slowed, Strohmeier has been with farmers through investigation of different farm enterprises, as well as taking part in community development projects.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 24, 2014

    Eric Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31.
    Matthew A. Childs, 1986, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31.
    Keith Hunt, 1983, second-degree disorderly conduct, continued to Feb. 7, appointed public attorney.
    Janice Lindley, 1955, third-degree narcotics, two counts of second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 31, appointed public attorney.

  • Owen County High School honor roll - Jan. 29, 2014

    12th-grade super honor roll
    Jarrod Ball, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Minch, Morgan Neece, Gabe Osborne, Shelby Power, Hannah Strohmeier and Richard Swigert.

    12th-grade honor roll