Today's News

  • Safe boating weather tips from Owen official

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, asks that you should know the weather which can be both friend and foe.
    Calm winds and water make for enjoyable power boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
    A fresh breeze and a light chop provide an invigorating sailing or wind-surfing experience. But the sudden emergence of dark clouds, shifting and gusty winds, torrential downpours and lightning can turn a day’s pleasure into a nightmare of distress.
    Here are some tips on how to keep your pleasure and safety to a maximum.

  • Owen County District Court - April 19, 2013

    Danny Oakley, 1954, two counts of second-degree narcotics, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia; public attorney appointed; preliminary hearing set for April 26.
    Henry C. Smith, 1959, two counts of second-degree narcotics; preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Linda L. Smith, 1962, second-degree narcotics, preliminary hearing set for May 3.
    Michael E. Vandt, 1974, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; continued to May 3.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It seems spring has arrived along the Branch

    Two weeks ago, as Ann and I were coming home, after the last terrible play at the Brown Theater, the landscape was still bare and very winter like, though the sun was shining.
    Suddenly at midweek, I noticed the forsythia bushes were in full bloom and lovely.
    The peony bushes were pushing through the ground and there were buds on the Bradford pears. The next morning they were in full bloom.
    Spring had come to the Branch.
    The grass turned green and started to grow, the red bud tree at the front of the house is now in full bloom.

  • Birth: Hunter Alexander Beckham

    Ashleigh Briann Moore and Cameron Lee Beckham are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy. Hunter Alexander Beckham was born at Frankfort Regional Medical Center on April 5, 2013, at 9:55 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is the grandson of Angela Ferrel and Jonathan Moore of Owenton and Tammy Jo and Leroy Beckham of Owenton. He is the great-grandson of Elizabeth and Carl Moore of Owenton and Ruby Stephenson, Danny Price and Judy Price of Glencoe.

  • Minge honored

    Robert Lee Mingie (above) of Owenton, received the Champions of Character Award for Men’s Indoor Track at Campbellsville University’s Honors and Awards Day, April 17 in Ransdell Chapel.

  • Rebels stay hot

    The Owen County High School baseball team is on a roll. The kind of roll they have not seen in a while.
    The Rebels won two more games this week to improve their record to 11-5 overall.
    Owen County defeated Eminence 15-1 on Thursday night in Owenton and knocked off Pendleton County 2-1 on Saturday in the Owen County Invitational Tournament.
    The pair of wins extended the team’s winning streak to seven in a row.
    The streak equals that of last year when the team also ran off seven-straight wins.

  • Swigert helps break losing streak

    The Owen County High School softball team needed a win and they got one in exciting fashion.
    The Lady Rebels had not beaten a team from Kentucky since March 28 when they defeated Williamstown 13-3.
    The team’s only other win since came against a team from Hixson, Tenn. in the Play It Again Classic two weeks ago.
    Heading into Thursday night’s game with South Oldham High School, the team needed a mental lift.
    Owen County had lost 9-6 earlier in the week against Henry County High School and were in a tight contest that could go either way.

  • Owen teams dominate home meet

    The Owen County High School track teams hosted a meet last week and both came away victorious.
    The teams hosted Grant County and Carroll County high schools on Thursday in the Owen County All-Comers Meet.
    The girls easily won by totaling 107 points. Grant County finished in second place with 41 points and Carroll County came in third with 40 points.
    For the girls, Amber Gover finished second in the 100-meter dash with Haley DeCandia, third; Andi Burford, fourth; Paula Rivera, fifth; Nicole Jacobs, seventh; Sarah Willhoite, ninth; and Helena Kramer, 12th.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League

    HotShots - 2 vs Big Monsters - 0
    On a bright sunny afternoon, the HotShots held the Big Monsters scoreless after an aggressive match.
    Price Griffin scored early for the HotShots. Gabi Stewart played strong defense and had many great passes forward to the strikers. Landen Perkins was strong in the goal during the first quarter and carried that strength onto the field while playing fullback. Griffin scored again in the third quarter.
    Hayden Wilson played goalie during the fourth quarter and preserved the shutout.

  • Wright joins campbellsville

    On April 16, a long-time childhood dream became reality for Thomas Wright as he signed a letter of intent to play college football with Campbellsville University.  
    Thomas, a senior at Owen County High School, has played football since fourth grade and played offensive lineman and some defensive back for the Rebel football team the last four years.  
    He was named co-captain by his team last season.
    Thomas will be a freshman at Campbellsville this fall.
    He and his family are very excited to begin this new adventure.