Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: First version of courthouse had a drive-thru

    It stood in the courthouse yard for many years and as the city of Owenton grew and prospered, the tree spread its branches outward and settled its massive trunk on the grassy lawn. It wasn’t long before its foliage offered relief from baking summer days and in the autumn its display of brilliant colors heralded the approach of winter.
    But over the years time and the elements weakened its roots and a recent storm lifted the stalwart giant, hurling it to the ground and leaving many saddened at its demise.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 5, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, manufacturing methamphetamine, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $427.12 restitution and costs.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $244 restitution and costs, waive fine and court costs.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $396.27 restitution and costs, waive fine and costs.
    William Marme, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    William Newman, 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 19.

  • Owen property transfers – September 2012

    Gregory S. Shaw to Steven R. and Susan T. Carter, lot 5, Riverlake Subdivision, $52,000.
    Charles D. Madden to William B. Scroggins, Kentucky Route #36, $35,000.
    The Estate of Mary Elizabeth Wyatt to Calvin Barnes, Taft Highway, $105,000.
    David A. and Danielle Yungkau to Gordon R. Flood and Tammy K. Bradbury, Ky. 22, $575,000.
    Linda Roberts to Robert L. and Michele E. Lay, lot 57, Riverlake Subdivision, $25,000.
    Patricia Summe and Kathleen D. Summe to Rolling Ridge Mobile Home Park LLC, Beck Street, $30,000.

  • Tipton/Bramblett reunites

    The Tipton/Bramblett reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Bagdad Ruritan Building.

  • Birth announcement: Kaelyn Avery Stewart

    Matthew Stewart and Lakeshia Crabtree would like to announce the birth of their first child Kaelyn Avery Stewart. She was born on Aug. 30, 2012, at 8:19 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 4.2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton and  Clifford and Patricia Crabtree of Dry Ridge. She was welcomed home by many friends and family.

  • Winners of the Monterey Homecoming Fair games

    Sack Race (older): first place -  Michael Thornton; second place -  Carter Martin; third place -  Logan Dunavent
    Sack Race (younger): first place -  Michael Booth; second place -  Alexandria Perry; third place -  Lakin Ellis
    Sack Race (youngest): first place -  Adin Bowling; second place -  Brie Dunavent; third place -  Gabrielle Perry

  • Owen Electric urges Halloween safety

    With Halloween just weeks away, officials at Owen Electric Cooperative are encouraging parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren by taking these steps:
    • Make sure costumes are flame resistant.
    • Instead of buying masks, which can block vision, use makeup.
    • Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags.
    • If you set out pumpkins with candles inside, place them where kids’ costumes can’t accidentally catch on fire.
    • Remove tripping hazards from your sidewalk and porch.

  • Flying high

    The Owen County High School volleyball team began the season with three straight losses. They ended it with three straight wins.
    The Lady Rebels hope the momentum that comes with those wins helps them as they prepare for the 31st District Tournament that gets underway this week at Carroll County.
    Owen County finished out the regular season last week three matches at home.
    On Oct. 1, they hosted  Williamstown.

  • Lady Rebels golf team fall short of cut

    Golf is a game of what ifs. What if I had made that putt? What if I had kept the ball in the fairway?
    For two members of the Owen County High School golf team they may be asking themselves those questions until next season.   
    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team traveled to Bowling Green last week looking to play well enough on Day 1 to have the chance to play on Day 2.
    For Shelby Power and Kennedi Dermon, they came close.
    Power fired an 87 in her opening round and Dermon shot an 88.

  • Rebels wreck Trimble homecoming

    A week after losing on its homecoming night, the Owen County Rebels ruined the evening for Trimble County.
    The Rebels traveled to Bedford Friday night and dismantled Trimble County.
    The 57-6 win may have been just what the team needed as it prepares for the final two district contests.
    “We needed to gain confidence and score some points,” Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said.
    In their previous two games against Bellevue and Walton-Verona, the Owen County offense had scored just 14 points in each.