Today's News

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Though block houses are gone, stories remain

    The designs varied but the purpose was uniform – defense of the Kentucky railway system during the Civil War. Block houses which could hold up to 20 men were constructed by the Union along train tacks that traversed the Bluegrass.
    These were manned by federal soldiers whose job it was to thwart Confederate raids designed to interfere with northern supply routes.
    Author and historian Charles Bogart was the guest speaker last week at the historical society meeting, and using Power Point, he illustrated the construction of these fortifications.

  • Owen County District Court - April 12, 2013

    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, continued to May 10.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Jason Moore, 1983, three counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, continued to May 10.
    Jason L. Moore, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, continued to May 10.
    Leslie Roden, 1981, contempt of court, bonded out.
    Grant County Deposit Bank vs. Nathan Abrams, deposition, order of discovery.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 9, 2013

    Darian T. Carter, 1973, three counts of second-degree narcotics, adopted plea agreement.
    Joseph F. Chandler, 1992, two counts of third-degree complicity burglary, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, continued to April 10.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, revoked.
    Joseph Michael Dorten, 1980, motion for expungement, order to follow.

  • Five generations

    Five generations gathered at Easter. From left to right are Barbara Watson, daughter Jeanette McCormick, great-great grandson Adrian, great-granddaughter Naomi and granddaughter Valerie.

  • Owen Elementary Honor Roll

    Ms. Perkins’ fourth-grade super honor roll: Madison Brown, Trinity Craig, Caitlyn Sizemore and Greg Webster. Honor roll: Corey Cook, Savannah Edington, Mary Gamm, Paige Heuser, David Marcincavage, Jaylan Tolbert and Brayden Woosley.
    Ms. O’Banion’s fourth-grade super honor roll: Merideth David. Honor roll: Madison Duvall, Joshua Gay, Jacob Haydon, Tori Lykins and Destiny Prather.

  • MBMS squad takes second

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School baseball team finished second in the Anderson County Middle School Showcase. The Owen County squad defeated Bondurant Middle School, Anderson County, Danville and East Jessamine to win their pool. They lost to Somerset Meese in the championship game. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Josh Spaulding, David Gray, Grant Cobb, Kirby Young, Jason Gray, and Aaron Bihl, Back row (left to right): Mike Fitzgerald (coach), Austin Fitzgerald, Nolan Tackett, Cameron McAnally, Patrick Osborne, Trace Ogden, Grant McMillen, and Brian Young (coach).

  • ‘A’ championship weekend

    The week for the Owen County High School baseball team got off to a great start.
    It ended even better.
    The Rebels began with wins on April 8 and 9.
    Owen County defeated Western Hills High School 4-1 on April 8 in Owenton. The win was the second of the season over the Wolverines. Owen County came away with a 3-2 win over Western Hills on March 15.
    The Rebels then headed to Shelbyville on April 9 where the Rockets were riding a 13-game winning streak.

  • Lady Rebels drop ‘A’ tournament opener

    The Owen County High School softball team doesn’t want to see Gallatin County High School anytime soon.
    The two teams squared off twice last week and the Lady Wildcats won both times.
    The first meeting came April 9 when the Lady Rebels traveled to Warsaw to take on their district rivals.
    It was the first meeting between the schools since Gallatin County defeated Owen County 3-2 in Warsaw in the championship game of the 31st District Tournament a year ago.

  • Track teams finish second

    The Owen County High School track teams took to the track twice last week and ran away with two-second place finishes.
    The teams were in action April 8 at the third-annual GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Pendleton County.
    The meet included teams from Walton-Verona, Pendleton County and Grant County high schools. Both the boys and the girls finished second behind the Bearcats from Walton-Verona.