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Today's News

  • Hepatitis A outbreak hits Owen County

    The Owenton McDonald’s was shut down by Three Rivers District Health Department just before 1 p.m., Monday after the department was notified that an employee of the fast-food restaurant has hepatitis A.
    The employee reportedly handled food while he/she was ill or infectious at the 506 S. Main St. location between Aug. 16-27, according to a press release from TRDHD.

  • Historical Society News | Stories from Owen County's numerous communities linger on

    At one time over 60 communities thrived amid the hills of Owen County. Each one was unique and most shared special stories that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
    An 1886 article in the Owenton Democrat described a rather entertaining story that occurred in Gratz at the dedication of the Gratz Baptist Church.

  • Guest Editorial | A free press is not the 'enemy of the people'

    At the national level, name calling and threats against the noble pursuit of journalism have dominated the space for much of this year.
    The threat of tariffs enforced to benefit one lone employer helped throw a newsprint landscape already being decimated through the loss of print advertising into deeper chaos.
    And then there’s the rhetoric coming from the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C. “Enemies of the people,” the president has said repeatedly. The enemies he’s referring to? Media.

  • Owen District Court | Aug. 17, 2018

    Aug. 17, 2018

    Tiffiny R. Bailey, 1987, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, continued to Sept. 14.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1999, probation violation, continued to Aug. 24.
    Ernest Combs, 1987, receiving stolen property under $10,000 or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to produce insurance card, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 24.

  • Kay's Branch News | Farm-to-table dinner a hit for Branch residents

    There is very little news this week from the Branch. Our new neighbors have settled into their house. Wanda bush hogged the area outside of the fenced-in house lot, and she is keeping that area mowed now. It looks very neat. I got all my mowing before the rain started again.
    Wanda said the Kentucky State Fair is taking place through Aug. 26. She said they advertised 26 free concerts with admission tickets, so there will be lots of music for everyone.

  • Eggs no longer just a breakfast food

    Any meal can be built around eggs. They’re not just for breakfast anymore. Eggs are one of the best sources of protein, packed with 6 grams each. They are low in calories and a good source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B12, D and choline.
    This coffee cup scramble is a favorite for any meal. It works as a fun breakfast activity at slumber parties or a quick breakfast at your desk. It also makes a great snack after school or a light dinner before the kid’s game. Add some fruit, low-fat milk and whole grain toast for a balanced meal.

  • Rebels open new season against Grant Co. Braves

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

    The 2018-19 football season kicked off Friday night as the Rebels played Grant County away. After losing starting quarterback Bailey Tompkins to an injury sustained in the preseason scrimmage against Pendleton County, the team knew its first game would be a test to see who would fill Tompkins’ void.
    While the game did not end in the Rebels favor with a finishing score of 48-13, head coach TJ Wesselman said, “I was proud of the upperclassmen and the way they led our younger players.”

  • Lady Rebels bring home hardware from Seeds For Success tournament

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • SPORTS BRIEF | Rebels soccer team accepts tough loss in season opener

    The Rebels soccer team accepted a tough loss to Williamstown in the season opener Aug. 14.
    While no one scored, junior Kameron Wilson made 24 saves in the goal.
    Finishing with a score of 5-0, head coach Grant Miller explained, "We are much improved from our first two scrimmages to now. It's not the results we wanted, but things look promising."
    The team struggled due to Kameron Wilson and Cody Brumley both playing their first game back from ankle injuries.
    The junior varsity team defeated Williamstown 4-2 following the varsity game.

  • Planting By the Signs | Number of August fogs could reflect winter snows to come

    BY PHIL CASE