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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels play Lady Raiders to tie

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Cardinal Hill Golf Course last week to take on Trimble County High School. The match could not have been any closer. In fact, it ended in a tie.
    Kennedi Dermon had the best round of the day for both teams as she fired a 40. Lydia Merrifield and Morgan Woodyard each shot 47 and Grace Chilton shot 52 for a team total of 186.
    Trimble County’s top four scores were 45, 46, 47 and 48 also for a total of 186.
    Also on the day, Owen County’s Laura Duke posted a 53 and Debbie Farrar fired a 54.

  • Rebels begin soccer season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team opened its season last week. The team began the 2014 campaign by hosting Simon Kenton High School Aug. 18.
    Simon Kenton kept constant pressure on the Rebels in the first half. The Pioneers finally found the back of the net three times before halftime. The visitors continued the pressure in the second half and the Rebels were not able to find their offense as they lost 8-0.

  • Aint it The Truth: Pigs don’t want you eating out of their bowls

    There’s the story of the preacher who worked up quite the appetite after a long day of knocking on doors, inviting people to church.
    At the last home he was to visit that day, the lady of the house asked him if he’d like something to eat. He eagerly said yes, and she handed him a bowl filled with a strange, smelly mixture. He wasn’t certain what it was, but he was so hungry he began spooning down the contents.
    As the preacher ate, he noticed this little pig running around the kitchen, squealing loudly and giving him lots of attention.

  • Church news for Oct. 15, 2014

    Beech Grove Baptist
    It was a wonderful day to be in the Lord’s House.
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s word from the book of Luke 9:46-48. It was titled Attributes of the Spiritually Great.  Mary Marlow blessed us with her beautiful piano music.
    We are busy here at Beech Grove and would love for you to come join in.
    On Saturday, the children will be going on a trip to Bi-Water Farms for a fall celebration.
    Our WOM will be meeting Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Politics always emotional in Owen Co.

    Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
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    When it comes to politics Kentuckians have always been vocal and involved.
    During the 1900s, political issues dominated much of the talk at Owen County social gatherings and front porches of general stores or wood stumps at community picnics offered convenient stages for politicians to gather the support of voters.

  • Sensabaugh named superintendent for Kentucky American in Owen Co.

    Kentucky American Water has announced that Justin Sensabaugh will be taking a new role as operations superintendent for the utility’s Northern Division. In this role, Sensabaugh will oversee the company’s water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, with his office based in Owenton.

  • Special birthday: Bessie Chowning

    Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville celebrated her 90th birthday. Her picnic was held at her farm in Owen County. Shown here, standing in front of their farm, is Chowning, with her brother Nelson Jones. Family and friends came from three different states. Chowning has three children, Wanda Bailey, Nancy Metts and Mike Chowning and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Lady Rebels win on links

    The Owen County High School girls golf team took to the course on Aug. 12 against Williamstown and Trimble County high schools. The match took place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
    Kennedi Dermon had the lowest score of the day for Owen County. The senior fired a 42 for nine holes. Lydia Merrifield shot a 46; Morgan Woodyard, 51; Debbie Farrar, 52; and Grace Chilton, 55. Laura Duke posted a 47 for the day.
    Williamstown High School’s Hannah Scroggins had the best round of the day with a 40 but it was Owen County that won the match.

  • Golf event will benefit God’s Special Little Hearts charity

    God’s Special Little Hearts is hosting its annual golf scramble Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. 
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun at 8 p.m.
    Lunch will be served approximately at noon.
    If you don’t golf but would like to come by and support the organization by purchasing a lunch, the lunch is $7.
    The winning team will win a gift certificate to the Belterra Golf Course in Indiana.  There will also be door prizes drawn throughout lunch.

  • Owen County players key to Kentucky Panthers victory

    The Kentucky Panthers won the 16U, including 15-2 victory over the West Michigan Black Sox in the championship.  The team includes Coach Mike Dunaway, Coach Jimmy Ray, Austin Dunn (Carroll County), Cameron Mcannally (Owen County), Michael Dunaway (Trimble County), Garret Lehkamp (Walton-Verona), Zach Hicks (Carroll County) and Coach Jeff Lehkamp.  Front row, (from left) Daniel West (Walton-Verona), Justin Reey (Carroll County), Nolan Tackett (Owen County), Michael Stewart (Owen County) and Mason Wilson (Gallatin).