Today's News

  • Fall season to get going

    The fall sports season will be getting under way in earnest over the next two weeks.
    Several teams will get things started later this week.
    The volleyball team will be action Aug. 20 as they begin the season at Trimble County. The Lady Raiders defeated the Lady Rebels both times the two teams met last season.

  • Boys’ golf team finishes second at Beechwood

    The Owen County High School boys’ golf team teed off the 2013 season last week.
    The Rebels traveled to take part in the Beechwood Invitational.
    They would finish second overall with a team score of 330, behind only Newport Central Catholic, which shot 319 as a squad.
    OCHS Sophomore Cole Hamilton had the low round for the Rebels by shooting an 80. Rebel freshman Jordan Prather shot 81; junior Justin Trusty fired 83; senior Matt Atkins shot 86; and freshman Austin Fitzgerald posted an 89.

  • Lady Rebels golf team gets back on course

    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team is off and running on the 2013 season.
    The team has already played in three events away from home and hosted another to begin the year.
    The Lady Rebels, once again under the direction of David Wainscott, are looking to defend the Eighth Region All ‘A’ championship from last year as well as their Sixth Region title.
    They will have to do it at least for a while without the services of  junior Kennedi Dermon, who is unable to play due to an injury at this time.

  • Additional bus routes

    Editor’s note: Due to a clerical error, the last page of Owen County bus routes were not published.

    Bus #34, driver Kristina Estep – Hwy. 355 at Glennwood Hall post office to Hwy. 325 to Hwy. 1669 and Ball Ridge Road, Sharon Glass Road, Hwy. 325 Big Twin to Hwy. 227 Cull Road to Hwy. 22.

    Bus #35, driver Patsy Ball – Hwy. 22 from county line to Eagle View Estates, Hwy. 845 to Keith Road to Pleasant Ridge Church, Agee Road, Vance O’Banion, Lyons Lane, Eden Shale Road and O’Banion Lane.

  • Smooth Sale-ing

    Owen countians welcomed thousands of visitors through the community last week when the annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale took place. The event, dubbed the longest yard sale in the world, stretches nearly 700 miles from Alabama to Michigan.

  • Water tower on the rise

    There has been a very noticeable addition to the sky around Owenton.
    Construction on a new water tower behind the Owen County Public Library on Hwy. 22 is continuing.
    The new tank will store about 600,000 gallons of water for the people of Owen County.
    When the new water tower is operational, the tower located on Perry Street in Owenton will be taken out of service.
    The tank is part of a long-term pipeline project through Kentucky-American Water.

  • Kincaid won’t seek re-election

    After 35 years in county government, Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has announced she will step aside and bid farewell to her “courthouse friends.”
    Kincaid announced she will not seek re-election next year during a recent Owen County Fiscal Court meeting.
    She hopes her early announcement will give any potential successor ample time to throw a hat in the ring.

  • Court declares bridge repair an emergency

    The condition of the bridge on Sawdridge Creek Road has been declared an emergency after a special Owen County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday.
    The court approved a resolution following damages to the bridge from June’s heavy rains.
    According to the resolution, repairs are needed as soon as possible and the court has applied for emergency money for repair work to the bridge.
    “It’s a dead-end road,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “They’re isolated back there.”

  • Back to the books: Teachers getting ready for first day of school Aug. 14

    With summer vacation coming to a close, teachers and principals across the Owen County district are preparing to welcome students back to school.
    The first day for students is Aug. 14, but Owen County School District Director of Instructional Support Services Reggie Taylor said teachers work tirelessly throughout the summer in preparation for the upcoming year.
    Taylor, who was recently hired to oversee curriculum, instruction, federal programs and professional development, said he has been impressed with the dedication of all staff throughout the summer.

  • Owen man charged after allegedly busting out police cruiser window

    An Owenton man was arrested Sunday after attempting to escape Kentucky State Police.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Trooper Brad Arterburn said 20-year-old Caleb Shafer was arrested for public intoxication at a field party Sunday.
    “Someone called in that he was trying to fight people and wouldn’t leave,” Arterburn said. “He was arrested and put in the back of the cruiser and then kicked out one of the windows. He didn’t actually get away, but he attempted it.”