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Today's News

  • Special birthday celebration

    Doris Rose, a resident of Tanbark Manor in Lexington, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Attending the celebration were members of her Owenton Sunday School class. Those who attended include Wilma Perkins, Doris Rose, Sue Sipple, Pauline Shelton, and Phyllis Malcomb.

  • MBMS volleyball teams flying high

    The Maurice Bowling Middles School Lady Rebels Volleyball Team has been holding strong the past two weeks.
    The week of September 8th found the Lady Rebels playing a triple header which started at home against Gallatin County.
    The sixth-grade team picked up a win while the seventh- and eighth-grade squads recorded a loss.
    The evening of Sept. 9 brought big wins for all three teams as they defeated the Lady Panthers of Carroll County.

  • Thomas Nelson Generals outrank Owen Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels made their first trip to Bardstown on Friday night to take on Thomas Nelson High School in football.
    The Generals, who are in their second season of varsity football, entered the game after seeing their first two-game winning streak snapped last week against Christian Academy of Louisville.
    The Rebels entered Friday night’s contest hoping for something positive after having dropped the first four games of the season.

  • Lady Rebels spike two wins

    The Owen County High School volleyball team began last week by stepping outside the district for a pair of matches.
    On Sept. 15, the team hosted Calvary Christian. The Lady Rebels made quick work of the Lady Cougars as they won the match 25-17 and 25-17. It was the second-straight season Owen County has defeated Calvary Christian.

  • Win and a tie for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team enjoyed a solid week.
    The team played three games last week. Despite losing to Western Hills 8-0 on Wednesday the Lady Rebels picked up a win previous to that game and a tie following it.

  • Boys soccer team drop four straight

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team played four games last week and dropped all four. They fell to Covington Latin and Grant County at home while losing to Villa Madonna and Walton-Verona high schools on the road.
    The Rebels failed to score a goal in all four matches.
    They will look to turn things around this week as they take on Gallatin County High School Tuesday and Thursday,
    Owen County’s only victory this year was a 5-1 win over the Wildcats in the All ‘A’ Classic semifinals.
     

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results - Sept. 24

    U8 Perry’s Fireballs vs. Wood’s Wildcats
    Saturday’s schedule started off with the Fireballs versing the Wildcats.  The early morning game started off a little slow but soon heated up.  The Fireballs did many things well.
    Nathan Kemper, Gabrielle Perry and Lena Smith had some picture perfect throw-ins, Brody Hearn and Shaya Smith did an excellent job in the goal. Hearn saved four shots on goal while S. Smith saved two.

  • Aint it The Truth: Handsome man, beautiful woman get ugly baby

    One of the funniest stories I’ve heard in a while is about the especially handsome man who decided it was his God-given responsibility to marry an extraordinarily beautiful woman so they could have the best looking children ever.
    He happened onto a farmer who had three breathtakingly gorgeous daughters. So he explained to the farmer his mission, and asked permission to marry one of his daughters. The farmer agreed, telling him to look them over and take his pick.

  • Voters approve alcohol by the drink in Owenton

    BY Molly Haines and John Whitlock
    N-H Staff
    History was made in the City of Owenton Tuesday after a move to allow the sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton passed by 66 votes in a special election Tuesday.  
    The vote took place in the Owenton Incorporated precinct, where the owners of Casa Mexican Restaurant said the successful election will help their business stay in Owen County.
    Mario Chavez, a part owner of Casa Mexican Restaurant, said he had a good feeling that the measure would pass.

  • Owen Co. sheriff seizes about $800k in marijuana plants

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Department made its second largest marijuana bust in 14 years Monday with help from the Kentucky National Guard.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the bust took place at 610 Roberts Lane, where Lawrence Qubeck allegedly had 407 marijuana plants growing.
    “Several years ago we found (700 plants) at one plot,” Hammond said. “Most of the time it’s just 10 or 15 plants, but there was two different plots on this place with 407 plants total.”