Today's News

  • Owen County District Court: Nov. 30, 2012

    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 7.
    William B. Cummins, 1984, speeding 11 mph over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to wear seat belt, drug paraphernalia, continued to Dec. 14.
    Craig Ellis, 1980, non-support, dismissed.

  • Helping Hands

    The Owen County Youth Services Center and Community Education Center recently held a fundraiser for the Power Pack Program and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The staff of the centers would like to thank the community for its support purchasing popcorn from the students of Owen County schools. Approximately $3,200 was raised which will be split between the two programs. The top three sellers received prizes for their hard work. The top sellers were Kendall Whobrey (first place), Destiny Prather (second place), and Malachi Mefford (third place).

  • Birth announcement: Mallorie Rebekah Tate

    Matt and Kathryn Tate of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallorie Rebekah. Mallorie was born on Nov. 7, 2012, at 10:42 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Terry and Melissa Gaines. Paternal grandparents are Harold and Betty Tate, all of Owenton.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    I could get used to this weather. We needed the rain and the temperature is wonderful. I know it can’t last, but it feels good to my old bones.

  • Rebels run record to 3-0

    It is their best start since 2007.
    The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels are off to a 3-0 start thanks to three solid wins last week. It is the first time the team has started 3-0 since head coach Devin Duvall’s first season.
    The Rebels opened up the season at home Nov. 27 as they hosted Western Hills. Things could not have begun better as their first basket of the season came on a dunk from Carson Williams. The dunk came thanks in part to a nice feed from Hunter Trenary, who tossed up to the rim and allowed Williams to do the rest.

  • An historic moment in Highland Heights

    I have a diploma hanging in my office at my full-time job in Erlanger. It is from Northern Kentucky University.
    Despite not walking through graduation ceremonies (sorry Mom), I am very proud of that framed piece of paper. I was made even prouder last week when the school picked up its first-ever basketball victory as a Division I member. The Lady Norse defeated Youngstown State on a last second shot, 66-64.

  • Lady Rebels are perfect at 3-0

    So far, so good for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    The team played three games last week and won all three to get the new season off to a good start.
    The Lady Rebels opened the new season last Tuesday night on the road against Shelby County.
    After the squad struggled from both the field and the free-throw line, Owen County managed to sneak out of Shelbyville with a 45-43 victory. The team shot just under 35 percent from the field and were 8-18 from the free-throw line.

  • Owen County’s Trenary runs in North Carolina

    While many people spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving running through the malls. Hunter Trenary was running around in North Carolina.
    The Owen County High School junior made the trip to take part in the Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C. Trenary competed in the junior boys race where he finished in ninth place.
    The race included 239 runners from eight different states including 19 runners represented Kentucky in the race.

  • Thunder strikes

  • Vandals topple 20 tombstones in Gratz

    Police are investigating the Thanksgiving Day vandalism of a graveyard in Gratz.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, about 20 stones were overturned or damaged in the Mount Minish Cemetery sometime between Wednesday and Friday morning last week.
    “Somebody went in there and either turned them over or pushed them off their bases,” Hammond said. “It was discovered when people went in there Friday morning to decorate their family gravestones for Christmas.”
    Some of the stones were decades old, Hammond said.