Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - March 15, 2013

    Penny Velee, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued first appearance set for April 12.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 12, indicted on felonies.
    Holli D. Cook, 1987, theft receipt of stolen credit or debit card, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 12.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - March 12, 2013

    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, show cause hearing, owes $2,147 total, continued to March 26.
    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, also owes $1,788.12 in fines and costs, denied, continued to March 26.
    Darian T. Carter, 1975, three counts of second-degree narcotics, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 9.
    Sara Carter, 1976, second-degree complicity narcotics, pleaded guilty, diversion, appointed public attorney.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time for the March lion to take a hike

    Everyone who lives in Kentucky knows that the weather here can be fickle, but this is ridiculous.
    After a beautiful spring day and 70 degrees on Saturday, Sunday was a real bummer.
    Wanda said Ray had gathered a can of nightcrawlers and was planning to go fishing, but that plan was snowed out. I saw them, dressed in padded coveralls walking up the road Sunday afternoon toward his sister’s house instead.

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the March Students of The Month. Pictured are Aaron Kline (sophomore),  Chris Sutton (junior), Blaine Forsee (freshman) and Devin Ricketts (senior).


  • Wedding announcement: Heins-Peak

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Keeping your skin beautiful and healthy

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin.  Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.
    Both the sun and the tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays.  UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.  UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin.  When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.

  • Brittany Kuhn completes Army basic combat training

    Army National Guard Pfc. Brittany N. Kuhn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Kuhn studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field-training exercises.

  • Softball team looks to get over hump

    The Owen County High School softball team hopes this is the year they can break through.
    Since 2006, the Lady Rebels have reached the 31st District championship game every season but 2011. They have yet to win. They hope to change that this year.
    After losing their first four games a season ago, the team ran off five-straight wins. They would add another six-game winning streak later in the season on their way to an 18-16 record. It was their third-straight winning season and their third-straight year with at least 15 wins.

  • Owen track team hosts meet and runs well

    The Owen County High School track team hosted a meet last week in Owenton.
    The team hosted the Owen County All-Comers and performed well.
    The girls won the team competition over Carroll County, Grant County and Williamstown.
    The boys finished second behind Grant County. Carroll County was third and Williamstown came in fourth.
    For the girls, Sarah Wilhoite finished fifth and Danielle Roetker came in 10th in the 100-meter dash.
    Haley DeCandia won the 200-meter dash with Emily Allen in second place.

  • Get out your dancing shoes ... unless they are blue

    If you want to win your NCAA Tournament pool this year, please do yourself a huge favor. Close the paper, fold it up and put it back on the coffee table. If you want to lose and be embarrassed in the process then by all means continue reading.
    Let me begin by reminding Kentucky fans that yes the tournament will still be played despite the absence of the Wildcats. They did not deserve to be in the field which leads me to my first guarantee of the tournament. There will be a new national champion when the tournament wraps up in Atlanta on April 8.