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  • City looking to expand its borders with eye to future

    The Owenton City Council recently passed a motion to move forward with annexing three stretches of highway, for what Owenton Mayor Doug West called “future economic development.”
    The plan would annex Hwy. 22 East for 1.9 miles to the new Maurice Bowling Middle School; 127 South to the “Welcome to Owenton” sign; and 127 North to Old New Liberty Road.
    West said nothing but the roads would be annexed — from sidewalk to sidewalk.

  • PERFECTION

    Friday night at Patterson Field was about one word — perfection.
    The fireworks were loaded and the T-shirts had been bought. All that was needed was for the Rebels to hold up their end of the bargain and finish the job they had started back in August.
    They did not disappoint.
    In the final regular season game of 2011, Owen County lit up the scoreboard against Ludlow, sort of. They made history by defeating the Panthers, 44-12.

  • Friends, board honors Evans

    A reception was held Friday at the Owen County Farm Bureau office to honor Fred Evans’ 15 years of service.  Evans, center, is pictured with Owen County Farm Bureau Board members Charles Mason, David Chappell, Sandy Bush, Pam Chappell, Wallace Bush, Ann Bush, and his wife, Lin Evans.

  • Public memorial to be held for Reinke

    Gallatin County resident Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer known for his striking news and sports pictures, died Oct. 18 following a head injury he received as he covered the Kentucky Speedway’s IndyCar race Oct. 2. He was 60 years old.

  • Beshear and Williams develop deeper divisions in final debate as Galbraith plays off their contrasts

    By Al Cross
    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
    In their final encounter before next Tuesday’s election, a debate televised statewide on Halloween, the candidates for governor ramped up their attacks and developed deeper contrasts on a range of issues.

  • Lathrem named finalist in pageant

    Marlee Lathrem competed against 85 girls at the 2011 Kentucky County Fair State Pageant in Louisville Oct. 21-22 and was chosen as a top 15 finalist representing Gallatin County. Marlee represented Gallatin County due to winning its county fair pre-teen pageant in June 2011.  She is the daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem and is in the seventh grade at Maurice Bowling Middle School.
     

  • Kicking off contest

    Owen County Primary School kicked off the Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Soil Conservation Poster Contest with an assembly. Crystal New, a second-grade teacher at OCPS, invited Andrew Whittle and Vanita Bright from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to take part in the event.

  • Senior Salute

    Seniors from the Owen County High School band and cheerleading squad were honored Friday before the Rebels’ football game. First Picture: The senior cheerleaders recognized were (from left to right) Shelby Ogden, Jenna Harris, and Leah Forsee. Second picture: The band seniors include Lee Lancaster and Thein Hoang. Band senior Holly Boillard was unavailable.

  • Showing support

    First Farmers Bank presents a check for $750 to officials from Owen County High School as part of the bank’s annual Touchdown Challenge which gives the school $10 for each first down made during the regular season. Pictured are (from left to right) TJ Wesselman, Owen County High School athletic director, First Farmers Marketing Business Coordinator Glenn Bailey and Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne.

     

  • Halloween Heroes

    The streets of Owenton were filled Monday night with witches, cowboys, aliens and super-heroes as kids of all ages took part in trick-or-treat.