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Today's News

  • Owen County High School Boys Baseball schedule

    Rebels’ 2011 Schedule
    Mar 22    Trimble County     away    5 p.m.
    Mar 25    North Oldham    at Woodford Co.     8 p.m.

    Mar 26    Woodford Co.    away    10 a.m.

    Mar 26     Burgin     at Woodford Co.     12 p.m.

  • New coach to lead Lady Rebels

    The Owen County High School softball team has a new coach as they head into the 2011 season.
     Tim Marcum and the Lady Rebels are hoping to build off a strong season in 2010.
    The team is coming off a 19-win season a year ago that saw them defeat two rivals and advance to the Eighth Region Tournament for the sixth year in a row. The two big wins came over Henry County and Walton-Verona.
    Owen County defeated the Lady Wildcats 2-0 in New Castle before knocking off the Lady Bearcats 11-1 in just five innings in Owenton.

  • Lady Rebels’ Softball 2011 Schedule

    Lady Rebels’ 2011 Schedule
    Mar 21    Walton-Verona    away    5:30 p.m.
    Mar 22    Gallatin Co.    home    5:30 p.m.
    Mar 24    Carroll Co.    home    6 p.m.
    Mar 26    North Oldham    home    2 p.m.
    Mar 29    Henry Co.    away    5:30 p.m.

  • New middle school formally opens

    Members of the Owen County Board of Education and members of the Dr. Maurice Bowling family participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at the newly opened Maurice Bowling Middle School. L to R: Owen County School Board Chairman Terry Patterson, Dr. Larry Johnson, Don Bowling, Donna Jean McDonald, Stuart Bowling, Gladys Bowling, Brett McDonald, Brian Young and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

  • MBMS wins District Governor’s Cup title, advances to region and state

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Academic Team competed Jan. 22 in the District Governor’s Cup competition hosted at the new MBMS. At the end of the day, MBMS was awarded the first-place overall district trophy, including first place in quick recall, first place in future problem solving, and several individual awards.

  • Well-timed training

    Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robb Chaney said all six fire departments protecting Owen County were represented during the grass and brush fire practice and training session Wednesday evening.
    Chaney said 52 men and women participated in the exercise.
    “We burned approximately 50 acres in about four hours,” Chaney said. “It was the first time that I know of all six fire departments being on a live training together and I’ve been a firefighter for 26 years.”

  • Feds say there’s something fishy about Owen caviar

    An Owen County couple was recently indicted by a federal jury for trafficking in and falsely labeling illegally harvested paddlefish.
    Steve T. Kinder, 51, and Kinder Caviar Inc. have been charged with illegally harvesting paddlefish from Ohio waters and falsely reporting to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that he caught the fish in Kentucky.

  • A few more neighbors

    While the populations of nearby counties continue to climb, the 2010 U.S. Census results show only a slight population increase for Owen County.
    According to the recently released 2010 census data, Owen County has a total population of 10,841 ­— a 2.79-percent increase — up only 294 from 2000.
    Carroll, Grant, Gallatin, Franklin and Scott counties each had a higher population increase than Owen County.
    Scott County had the highest, with a 42.68-percent population increase.
    Henry County had a 2.36-percent increase.

  • Owen gearing up for race visitors

    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race only months away, local officials are beginning to weigh in on the economic impact the race could have on Owen County.
    The announcement of the Sprint Cup race coming to Kentucky Speedway, located off the Sparta exit on I-71, was made last August.
    Since the announcement of the Sprint Cup, the Kentucky Speedway has increased its stadium seating from 66,000 to 105,000.

  • Son shares father’s legacy

    In 1943, Kelly Morrison was hitchhiking, a common practice in the nation at that time. Kelly was returning home after serving over three years in the Air Force during WWII. He was a side gunner on a B-24, also known as the “Liberator,” and had flown 25 missions, had been seriously wounded, and received three medals, including the Purple Heart.