Today's News

  • Georgia: On her mind - Always remember the lasting touch a gift can have

    This is a Christmas story. Sort of. Or maybe it’s about grumpy old men. Maybe it’s about the commercialism that we like to rant against at this time of year. I’m pretty sure, though, that it’s about love.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Students learn a lesson about Christmas past

    Each was unique. Some showed evidence of being painstakingly cut and carefully crafted by small hands. Others bore marks of well thought-out planning. Not all had been signed, but those that were revealed names such as Jasmine, Hailey, Brie, Hannah, and Rachel.
    For this Christmas season, the tree in the parlor at the historical society museum will reflect nostalgic times in Owen County when families constructed their own ornaments, made homemade gifts and despite the lack of material things, celebrated Christmas with great joy.

  • In season: Canaan Eades

    Canaan Eades, the  6-year-old son of Robbie and Tina Eades of Owenton, shot a 5-point buck while hunting in Owenton. This is Canaan’s second deer of the season.

  • In season: Colton Iles

    This 14-point buck was given the name Old Lucky four years ago by Colton Iles when he shot and missed him. On the hunt for him ever since, Colton finally got his chance the afternoon of opening day while hunting with his dad and cousin Derek.


  • In season: Robert Wilhoite

    On the morning of Nov. 17, while hunting with his buddy Colton Iles, and Colton’s dad, Robert Wilhoite, 14, shot his 17 pointer with a .270.

  • 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.