Today's News

  • Special honor: Edward A. Webster

    Edward A. Webster of Owenton has been commissioned at Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steve Beshear on March 5, 2013. It is the highest award given by the commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky colonelships are commissioned for an individual’s contribution to his community, state, or nation and for special achievements. Edward is the son of Roy and Brenda Webster of Owenton; the grandson of Catherine and the late Walter Webster of Owenton and the late Robert and Mildred Furnish of Ghent.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: May 8, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 523
    May 1: 569• Last year: 760
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers and heifers below 700 lbs. steady, above 700 lbs. $2 higher. Cows and bulls $2 to $3 higher.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $172; 400-500 lbs.  $164; 500-600 lbs.  $143-145; 600-700 lbs.  $132-139; 700-800 lbs.  $130; 800-900 lbs.  $122-124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $117; 1,045-1,130 lbs.  $108-109.

  • Track team grabs second finish at region

    It was a good day at the Class A Region 5 Meet for the Owen County High School boys track team.
    After a third-place finish a year ago the team put together a great day and came home with a second-place finish. The only team better was Burgin.
    Several Rebels had outstanding days including Collin Trammel who won his second-straight regional title in the 200-meter dash.
    Trammel, along with Paul Banks, Ian Oaks and Chris Smith, made up the 4x200-meter relay team which finished first.
    The same four also placed second in the 4x100-meter relay.

  • Rebel losing streak is over

    There are some streaks teams want to end - namely losing streaks.
    The Owen County High School baseball team ended such a streak last week when they hosted Walton-Verona at Dunavent Field.
    The Rebels had dropped eight-straight contests while Walton-Verona entered the game having won four in a row. One of the games in the middle of both streaks was a Bearcat 13-7 win over the Rebels on  April 30 in Verona.
    Owen County would get a measure of revenge as they defeated the visitors 5-3 to improve its record to 14-13 on the season.

  • Softball team back on track

    A week that began on a sour note finished strong for the Owen County High School softball team.
    The Lady Rebels lost their first two games of the week before finishing with wins on Thursday and Saturday.
    On May 7, the team traveled to take on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats would score in every inning but the fourth and limit the Lady Rebels to just three hits in the Walton-Verona 7-0 victory. It was the third time this season Owen County has been shutout.

  • OCHS girls track team finishes sixth at region

    The Owen County High School girls track team headed to Danville Saturday for the Class A Region 5 Meet at Admiral Stadium. Thanks to some solid performances, the team was able to finish in a tie for sixth place. The team placed eighth last year.
    Some of the top individual performances included Haley DeCandia, who finished second in the high jump for the second year in a row.
    Paula Rivera placed second in the discus.

  • Stars off the court

    During the team banquet May 8, 12 members of this year’s varsity basketball team were recognized for their work off the court.
    Teammates Nolan Tackett, Vince Toftness, Mason Borchers, Hunter Trenary, and Zach Ripy were honored for maintaining a cumulative GPA between 3.25-3.74 and were named 2012-13 KHSAA Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
    Blaine Forsee, Chad McDonald, Carson Williams, Jarrod Ball, Trevor Lykins, Tucker Trenary, and Justin Shelton were named 2012-13 KHSAA First Team Academic All-State for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.

  • Big Monsters take down Team Ward

    HotShots - 2 vs. Clemons - 2

    Blaine Spencer scored first for the HotShots when he powered the ball to the back of the net in the second quarter.
    Luke Myers played incredible defense for the HotShots stopping many scoring opportunities for Team Clemons. Team Clemons took the lead during the third quarter but the HotShots were determined to score again. Price Griffin shot one through the defense during the fourth quarter to end the game in a tie.
    Big Monsters - 5 vs. Team Ward - 2

  • Owen County celebrates a Kentucky tradition - Derby Day

    Despite the threat of rain Friday and Saturday, the second annual 227 Yard Sale rolled on.
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis, who started the Kentucky Derby themed event in 2012, said there were approximately 14 yard sales along the stretch of highway.
    “The number of yard sales was down some, everybody was afraid it was going to rain,” Davis said. “But it was still a good event.”
    Prizes were given out to those who had the best Derby hat and Davis said Teresa Green was the overall sales winner.

  • City sidewalk projects continue despite wet weather

    Rain may have slowed the city’s sidewalk repairs down, but Owenton Mayor Doug West said the work is expected to be finished this week.
    Approximately 100 yards of repairs to city sidewalks were completed in 2012, including the area around the Owen County Courthouse.
    The Owenton City Council approved for another round of concrete work to be completed this spring.
    West said about 70 yards will be completed, including the sidewalk at the corner of Seminary and Main Street and a crosswalk for pedestrians near Itron.