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Today's News

  • Playoff bound

    After beginning the season with back-to-back losses, the playoffs may not have been on the minds of the Bowling Middle School Rebels.

    After six-straight wins to finish the season, they can think about them now.

    The Rebels will host Henry County at 5  p.m. Saturday at Patterson Field in the first round of the middle school playoffs.

    The game will be a rematch of the second game of the season when the Wildcats defeated the Rebels 44-8. The boys from Bowling Middle School are looking forward to the rematch.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: At Carroll County

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Carroll County lost its district opener Friday night at Christian Academy-Louisville. The Centurions (4-3) defeated the Panthers (5-2), 69-12.

    A year ago in Owenton, the Rebels defeated the Panthers 27-6. Joey Wood scored twice as Owen County defeated Carroll County for the first time since 2002.

    During the first six games of the season, the Panthers allowed a total of 63 points. On Friday night against CAL, they allowed 69 points.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    At the beginning of time — so the stories went — my people decided to leave the faraway land of Virginia, and made a great pilgrimage across the mountains, and through the gap, seeking our “Promised Land.” It was the singular most extraordinary event in our history. Our people became legends, our stories myths, our places hallowed.

    With these words, columnist and Kentucky author Georgia Green Stamper, who will be the special guest of the historical society Thursday evening, describes her forefathers’ journey from Virginia to Owen County, Kentucky.

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteers made fair memorable

    Once again, the city of Monterey became a small river town brought alive by the past and present people of Owen County for the homecoming fair. The week before the fair, the town was full of volunteers, painting, mowing and trimming weeds. They really cleaned the city up beautifully.

    Amanda Hammonds and Emma Thornton did a great job on the parade this year.

  • Power Plays

    Krista Power recently became only the second Owen County student to bring home top honors at the Sixth Region High School Girls Golf Tournament.

    Power became the first female golfer from Owen County to win a regional golf championship since Ashley Kendall did it in 1998 and 2000.

    Power captured the region championship with a 76 at Eagle Creek Country Club. Power won the title by five strokes over the runner-up, Morgan Larison of Simon Kenton High School.

    “It was my goal when the season started and I accomplished it,” Power said.

  • Farmers to get new marketplace

    The Owen County Farm Bureau recently received a $82,419 grant to construct a permanent facility for the Owen County Farmers’ Market.

    According to a recent press release from the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, the goal of the project is to increase farmers’ participation in the market, as well as provide better access for consumers.

    The farmers’ market, which began in 2003, has been located on the Owen Country Courthouse lawn for six of its seven years.

  • Guest editoral: Who deserves our compassion?

    Recently, we learned that another young person in our nation took his own life after he had been ridiculed, shamed and publicly humiliated because he was gay. He was 18 years old, a college freshman and an accomplished violinist. Within the last three weeks, we learned that at least five young people in our nation, who were either gay or labeled as gay, committed suicide because they were treated so despicably by others. Two of them were 13 years old. Are you as heartsick to hear this as I am?

  • Kays Branch News By Bee Spicer

    John came home from their trip full of enthusiasm for the Panhandle of Florida. They had beautiful weather. They dropped down through Tennessee and Alabama. Just by happenstance he saw an alternate route that said  “to 10 E.” They were in no hurry so he turned on to it. He said the traffic dropped to a trickle. It was a very nice four-lane road  with lovely scenery and a much easier drive. After they had been on this road for a while, suddenly the U.S.S. Alabama appeared on the horizon. He said it was like a huge whale materializing in front of them.

  • Burning ban still in place

    A no-outdoor-burning restriction that took effect Sept. 24 continues to be in place.

    Several grass fires have occurred since the ban went into effect.

    However, Owen County Judge/Executive Carolyn Keith said to her knowledge no one has been cited for illegal burning since the ban was announced. According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the agency responsible for citing violators, anyone caught maintaining an outside fire could  be fined.

  • Rebels fall in district opener

    Owen County knew Friday night’s game with DeSales was not going to be easy.

    The Colts came into Owenton having owned the district over the last three years. In fact, since the districts were realigned in 2007, DeSales has not lost a game against district opposition.