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Today's News

  • Oh Deer: Austin Burton

    Austin Burton harvested this buck during a recent hunting trip.

  • Oh Deer: Bob Coubert

    On Nov. 15, Bob Coubert, the son of Ann Keith, shot an 11-point buck on his grandparents’ farm on Cull Road.

  • Oh Deer: Billy Joe West

    Billy Joe West, 11-year-old grandson of Don and Jackie McDonald, killed a 7-point buck on his uncle’s farm in Owen County.

  • Lady Rebels start new campaign

    Another season of Lady Rebels basketball is under way.
    Owen County tipped things off Tuesday night on the road at Shelby County.
    The results were not available by press time.
    The Lady Rebels are coming off a season where they finished 24-7 and reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament.
    Shelby County finished 16-9 last year and lost in the 30th District Tournament to Collins. Owen County defeated the Lady Rockets 58-28 a season ago.

  • Rebels tip-off new season

    The 2012-2013 basketball season has tipped off.
    The Owen County High School Rebels got things started Tuesday night at home against Western Hills. Results were not available by press time.
    The team was looking for its second-straight win over the Wolverines after a 63-55 victory last year in Frankfort.
    The Rebels finished last year with a 23-11 record.
    Owen County will be back in action Thursday night when they travel to take on Williamstown.  

  • Lessons of sharing

    For 10 years, Owen County Primary School kindergarten teacher Kristal New has given her students a Thanksgiving feast. Parents are invited to join in and each child is given the opportunity to tell what they are thankful for. This year’s feast took place Monday and some students shared what they were most thankful for. Jasmine Vanfosson said she was thankful for her lawn mower.  Audree Young was thankful for her mom, dad and brother. Kyndra Foster said she was thankful for her brother, her bed and all her friends.

  • Gold hunt: Owen County taekwondo standout looking for a place on Olympic team for 2016

    One day, an Olympic gold medal may hang around an Owen County girl’s neck because she hated ballet.
    A decade after trading in pirouettes for the high leg kicks of Taekwondo, 14-year-old Kendall Yount has world championships, countless trophies and awards under her black belt.

  • Adult ed finds new home at courthouse

    Following a meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court and fear that students could lose some funding, the county’s adult education program will soon be located downtown.
    The adult education program was expected to move into the old Owen County Elementary School located at 1945 Hwy. 22 East.
    But on Nov. 13, Veronica Gayle, director of Owen County’s adult education program, approached the Owen County Fiscal Court to ask for a space in the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Search goes on: Owen County School Board weighing options as hunt for superintendent continues

    The Owen County School Board has yet to come to a decision on whether they will enlist the services of the Kentucky School Boards Association’s superintendent search program.
    The board met with Mike Oder, the superintendent search consultant for Kentucky School Boards Association, during its meeting Monday.
    In 2010, the board opted to use the service in order to find a superintendent to fill former superintendent Mark Cleveland’s vacancy.
    Owen County School District Interim Superintendent Sonny Fentress said many districts use the service in their search.

  • Businessman avoids Craigslist check scam

    With continued growth of Internet shopping and buying and selling goods on-line, an Owen County businessman recently avoided falling into a world-wide trap.
    Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications which provides cable television service for Owen County, said he was oddly suspicious after he got a quick response from an ad for tires for sale on Craigslist, an Internet site specializing in person-to-person buying and selling of items.