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Today's News

  • Shoes of grace meant to be walked in, given by a father who loves unconditionally

    I wish you could walk in my shoes.

    I’m talking about my Skechers round-toed EZ Flex 2 Sweetpea slip-ons with the softest, most cushiony memory foam footbeds that feel like I’m walking on pillows.

    I have three pairs – black, gray and powder blue. Today I’m wearing the powder blue ones.

    They are the most comfortable shoes I own and quite possibly the most comfortable shoes I may have ever worn before in my entire life.

    I love these shoes.

  • Local Church News | June 1, 2016

    Beech Grove Baptist Church

    Vacation Bible School will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 4. You are invited to attend.

    The church council will meet at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 5.

    Our next business meeting will be after the morning worship service on June 12.

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study and youth Bible study meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The youth group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays.

  • Walk this way for a district championship

    The Owen County baseball team captured the 31st District Championship on Thursday night in the bottom of the ninth inning and they did not have to swing the bat.

    Nolan Tackett worked a two-out, bases loaded walk to score Cameron McAnally from third base to give the Rebels a 2-1 win over Henry County at Dunavent Field late Thursday evening. The win earned Owen County their first 31st District title since 2013.

  • Williams jumps to state championship

    Adding to his list of basketball accolades this season, Carson Williams is a state champion high jumper.

    The senior set a personal best on Saturday at the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet in Lexington. Williams’ mark of 6 feet 2 inches was better than that of Fulton County’s Devonte Harper who was unable to clear the height.

    Head coach Sean Cockrell said he and Williams had worked hard in practice all week leading up to Saturday’s competition.

  • Softball season ends with loss to Carroll Co.

    A season that began with a win at Frankfort in March ended with a loss in Carrollton in May.

    The Lady Rebels saw their 2016 season come to a close last Monday night in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament in Carrollton to the Lady Panthers. Carroll County defeated Owen County 6-1. The loss came exactly a month after the Lady Panthers knocked off the Lady Rebels 10-5 also in Carrollton.

    Henry County would go on to the beat Carroll County 15-2 in the championship game to win their second straight district title.

  • Spaulding earns award at Asbury

    Former Owen County Lady Rebel golfer Julie Spaulding was recently honored for her accomplishments both on and off the golf course at Asbury University.

    The junior finished her season in April with a third-place finish at the KIAC Tournament at Cherry Blossom Golf Club in Georgetown. The finish earned her All-Conference honors for the second straight year.

  • Gambrell earns All-HCAC honors at Transylvania

    LEXINGTON —Shelby Gambrell, a first-year outfielder and graduate of Owen County High School, was named to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Second Team as part of the champion Transylvania University Pioneers.

    The Pioneers (26-13, 14-2 HCAC) defeated Anderson University 9-5 in the final game of the season to wrap up a 14-2 conference slate and earn the regular season title in a year when the team was picked to finish second to last by a preseason coaches poll.

  • Owenton police officer arrested, charged with rape

    An Owenton police officer was arrested earlier today and charged with first-degree rape and incest.
    Rufus Shearer, 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Shearer is a police officer with the City of Owenton.
    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry declined to comment on the charges or the investigation, but said Shearer turned himself in to Owenton police.
    "He came in on his own free will and surrendered his firearm, badge and cruiser," Gentry said.

  • Severn Valley once grounds for ancient burial sites

    Early Owen County settlers called it “locust and pawpaw” land. Its rich loamy soil nourished a great number of locust and pawpaw trees and provided bumper crops of tobacco and produce.

    There was a time when Severn Creek Valley was home to mills, a school, a church and a number of households. By 1958 only a few families lived along the five-mile stretch from the mouth of Severn to where it crossed by Highway 35.

  • Court News | May 25, 2016

    Owen District Court | May 20, 2016

    William Barker, 1987, second-degree burglary, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 27.

    Lonnie Gay Coghill, 1957, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 26, transfer case to Carroll County.