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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels winning streak comes to an end after loss to Lady Demons

    The Owen County softball team suffered its first setback of the young season last week.

    The team traveled to Williamstown Tuesday to take on the Lady Demons. Both teams entered the contest having won three games in a row. When the game ended it was Owen County who had seen their streak come to an end falling 6-4. Freshman, Baileigh Young had three hits on the night including two triples.

  • Shelton finishes sophomore season at Erskine College

    Former Rebel Justin Shelton has wrapped up his sophomore season playing college basketball.

    Shelton plays at Erskine College in South Carolina. The Flying Fleet is a member of the Conference Carolinas and a NCAA Division II school.

    Shelton averaged 1.8 points and 4.5 rebounds a contest in his sophomore season. He was also second on the team averaging just under a blocked shot every game. Coach Mark Peeler said Shelton is constantly improving on the defensive end of the floor.

  • Rebels snap losing streak with two district wins

    After a sluggish start to the season, the Owen County offense roared to life last week.

    In their first five games of the season the Rebels managed just 14 runs. Last Tuesday against Gallatin County at Dunavent Field they scored ten in the bottom of the first.

  • Roadwork will cause major traffic woes

    A $1.2 million repaving project set to begin this spring and continue throughout the summer will have major impact on downtown traffic.

    Kevin Rust and Ken McCarty with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 shared details of the project with the Owen County Fiscal Court during its March 22 meeting.

    The project will begin where the turning lane flares out in front of the Owen County Judicial Center and continue to the Owenton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

  • Civil War living history coming to Carrollton

    BY TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service

    Blue versus Gray comes to life April 15-17, at Point Park as Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism sponsors a Civil War Living History.

    Carroll County Schools will visit the living history display Friday, April 15 and Tourism Director Misty Wheeler said that Mary Louden’s Cartmell Elementary history club would camp out with the soldiers on Friday night.

    The event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17.

  • Athletic field lighting on track; road improvements to begin this summer

    The weather may have slowed down completion of the new lights for Dunavent and Patterson fields behind the Owen County Upper Elementary School, but the lights will be ready for use by Rebels athletics in the very near future.

    Roland Mueller, an architect for RossTarrant Architects, informed the school board that the lights were being “energized” last week and crews will be finishing up this week.

    “A lot of times when you start up systems like this, there may be a few hiccups her and there,” Mueller said.

  • Aunt Bessie's spring flowers live on decades later

    I’m pretty sure I gasped. Maybe I only think I did, embellishing the memory, but a sight that unexpected can make you gasp, and I’m pretty sure I did.

    We almost didn’t stop by the farm that afternoon. I was tired. Early that morning, we’d driven to Cincinnati where I’d given a lecture. We needed to get home to Lexington for an evening obligation. But my family’s vacant home-place is halfway between those two cities, and only a few miles off the Interstate. Ernie and I agreed we needed to check on it after a winter of neglect.

  • Medical care began with house calls

    In 1864 a Congressional Act set up the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. Each state contributed two statues of deceased citizens who had performed distinguished services.

    By 1929 all the states had sent statues, and the two from Kentucky included the famous Henry Clay and the little-known Dr. Ephraim McDowell.

    Many had never heard of this amazing doctor, who in the year 1809 performed a rare surgical procedure to remove a 22-pound ovarian tumor from a Green County woman.

  • Looking back | March 30, 2016

    Over a dozen cattle die in truck accident
    March 30, 2011
    5 years ago

    About 15 cattle died and 75 were rescued in a double-decker tractor-trailer accident on U.S. 127 North in Franklin County near the Peaks Mill Road intersection Wednesday night.

    The driver, David Evans, 48, of Burnside, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment, said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton. “He had some minor scrapes and bruises,” Melton said.

  • Owen groups earn recognition in #Push challenge

    Two Owen County groups recently competed in the #Push initiative and completed and placed in the last #Push challenge, which was to create a theme song about the initiative. The mission of #Push is to promote respect, responsibility and tolerance, to raise awareness of substance abuse prevention through creative and compelling contests, and to raise money for organizations with youth-based programs. The Owen County #Push Initiative awarded $500 to HOSA or competing and winning the last two challenges. The Owen County Rebel Readers were also awarded $100 for their participation.