Today's News

  • Memories of family farm will live on

    While reading the Courier-Journal online several weeks ago, I found an interesting article that hit close to home. The headline read “Kentucky’s small tobacco farms are fading away.”

    I read the article over several times and learned that there are only an estimated 6,000 tobacco farms in Kentucky as of 2007. While in 1997, there were 46,850.

  • You can become an angel

    Where do a angels come from?

    I’m not talking about the heavenly host or female detectives from a cheesy ’70s TV show.

    The angels in question are the ones who look out for the less fortunate in our community.

    Angels don’t need the spotlight and don’t seek recognition for their good deeds.

    An angel is content to touch the lives of people in need and ease their pain through simple gestures of caring and concern.

    Are you an angel?

    I, for one, am certainly not but from time to time, I try.

  • Owen falls to Western Hills, but bounces back against Williamstown

    The Owen County Rebels lifted the lid on the 2008-2009 season Dec. 9 in Owenton against Western Hills.

    Given the outcome, they may have wished for a do-over.

    The Wolverines got the best of the Rebels in a 64-56 win.

    Western Hills led 14-12 late in the first quarter before going on an 11-0 run to stretch the lead to 25-12 two minutes into the second quarter.

    The Rebels managed to keep the score close by going on a 7-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 25-19.

    Western Hills righted the ship and maintained the lead at intermission.

  • Alice Lloyd’s Richardson nails nine triples in win

    She is not someone you would want to challenge in a game of horse. Kaylan Richardson can shoot the ball from the outside,  and Nov. 24,  she proved it to the University of Cincinnati-Clermont.

    Richardson, a senior shooting guard for Alice Lloyd College, almost single-handedly beat the Cougars that night by connecting on nine 3-pointers,  scoring a game-high 29 points.

    The Lady Eagles won the game 77-58.

    Trailing 31-29 entering the second half, Richardson proceeded to make seven of her nine 3s, bringing her team back for the win.

  • Christmas comes to downtown

    A swarm of people braved the cold Sunday to watch the Owen County Annual Christmas Parade.

    The parade had 40 groups participate ranging from floats to fire trucks. The floats were decorated in this years theme – There’s No People Like Snow People.

    First Christian Church took the top prize for best church group float, and Hesler Assembly of God Royal Rangers won second place. The Girl Scouts and the Owen County Soccer League won first and second place in the civic youth float contest.

  • Owen’ County Hoop runs in national race

    It was not a typical Saturday after Thanksgiving for Danielle Hoop.

    Instead of staying home and eating leftovers or hitting the mall for all the best deals, the sophomore was in Charlotte, N.C., running.

    Hoop took part in the Foot Locker South Regional at the McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte.

    She was running against some of the best runners throughout the South. Competing against more than 300 runners, Hoop finished in the top 50.

    The race wrapped up another successful season for the sophomore.

  • Gayheart named NCKC Player of the Week

    Owen County Lady Rebel Rianna Gayheart has been named the NCKC Player of the Week. The freshman took home the honor after a week where she averaged 25 points in two games. Gayheart totaled 15  points, and five rebounds against Grant County in the season opener. She then dropped 35 points on Williamstown in leading Owen County to their first win of the season. She connected on five 3-pointers as well as pulling down eight rebounds against the Lady Demons. This is the first time Gayheart has won the award.


  • Plans move ahead for West Perry renovation

    The renovation of West Perry Street was the main topic of discussion at the Owenton City Council meeting Dec. 2.

    Brian Kirby, president of Community and Economic Development Associates, told the council of several new changes in the project guidelines.

    Under the changes, which were adopted by the council, once the city has obtained the West Perry properties in question, the lots will be cleared and made suitable for building. The lots will then be made available for public sale.

  • Lady Rebels go 2-1 in first week

    The roads between Owenton and Dry Ridge were busy last week.

    On Dec. 1, Owen County opened the season with a home game with Grant County.

    Friday night, the Lady Rebels made the trip Williamstown to play the Lady Demons.

    In both cases it would be the team that made the bus ride that would leave the gym satisfied.

    In the home opener, Grant County scored with less than four seconds remaining to pick up the 46-45 win.

    Owen County battled back from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force the Lady Braves into needing last-second heroics.

  • Fire causes minor damage to market

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Saveway Super Market Friday. The fire appeared to be limited to a rest room near the back of the market; although, some other areas of the building received light smoke damage. The market was evacuated for a brief time while firefighters made sure the blaze was extinguished.