Today's News

  • Wedding announcement: Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot

    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wright are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot, son of Summer Bruce of Owenton and Jesse Smoot of Owenton.

  • Historical society to offer books on holiday

    In conjunction with the celebration of Memorial Day, the Owen County Historical Society will be selling books at the Owenton Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase two collections of Owen County cemetery records. “Gone But Not Forgotten” ($54) contains records of headstone inscriptions from the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton established in the late 19th century.
    “Eternal Rest” ($18) is a compilation of birth and death dates for 240 church and family graveyards in the county.

  • Owen County is home to new state track champion

    Owen County has a new state champion.
    Members of the Owen County track teams headed to Louisville early Saturday morning to take part in the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet.
    For one member of the team, it wasn’t enough to just win a state title. He also set a new state record.
    Owen County High School senior Collin Trammel captured the title in the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.92 seconds.
    He beat the record of 22 seconds set last year by Andre Klaassen from Whitefield Academy.

  • Big year at MBMS

    Mission accomplished.
    The Maurice Bowling Middle School girls soccer team set a goal at the beginning of the season.
    This year marked the first season for the North Central Kentucky Soccer Conference and they wanted to be the first team to claim the title.
    MBMS Girls Soccer Coach Scotty Chappell said he challenged the players to win.
    “I told the girls at the start of the season they could win this conference and hang a conference championship banner in the gym,” Chappell said.

  • Rebels finish regular season

    The Owen County High School baseball season wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The Rebels were hoping to finish the season on a high note heading into the 31st District Tournament this week.
    Instead, the team dropped four of five games.
    The week began with a pair of games May 13 against Gallatin County and Carroll County.
    The Wildcats edged the Rebels 5-4 in the NCKC Tournament before the Panthers shutout Owen County 9-0.

  • Lady Rebels compete in district tourney

    The Owen County High School softball team ended the regular season in style last week.
    After dropping a 9-3 decision to Shelby County to open the week, the team rebounded by defeating Trimble County 2-0 may 15 to close out the regular season.
    The win was the second over the Lady Raiders this year.
    Monday, the team began play in the 31st District Tournament at Henry County.
    The girls took on Eminence in the opening round Monday night.
    The Lady Rebels crushed the Lady Warriors 17-1 in three innings.

  • Neeley takes talent to Transylvania

    Hannah Neeley ended her career at Owen County High School in March. She will begin a new career this fall in Lexington.
    On Thursday, the senior signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Transylvania University.
    Neeley scored 1,347 points in her career and help lead the Lady Rebels to three straight 31st District titles during her four years. She and the team also reached the Eighth Region semifinals twice during her career and had a total of 72 victories.

  • Owen County youth soccer league - May 22, 2013

    Saturday, May 11
    Orange Crush - 2 vs Team Ward - 1
    Ashton Moore scored early in the game to give Orange Crush the lead.

  • Kentucky FSA state executive director urges producers to enroll in DCP/ACRE

    USDA Farm Service Agency Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley encouraged farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program before the deadline.
    Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    May 15, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 461 • May 8: 523 • Last year: 301
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers below 700 lbs., $1 to $3 lower; above 700 lbs., $3 to $5 lower. Heifers $3 to $5 lower. Slaughter cows $1 higher and bulls $2 lower.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 500-600 lbs.  $141-145; 600-700 lbs.  $130-140; 800-900 lbs.  $115; 900-1,000 lbs., 61 head (mixed); 928 lbs.  $115.